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When I export my PDF with images of text... the doc file just has images of text... isnt Optical Character Recognition supposed to convert this?

New Here ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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When I export my PDF with images of text... the doc file just has images of text... isnt Optical Character Recognition supposed to convert this?

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LEGEND , Jul 06, 2018 Jul 06, 2018

OCR is not part of the Document Cloud PDF services. Even in Acrobat you just explicitly run OCR it does not happen automatically when exporting an image. I believe a recent version of Acrobat did do automatic OCR on opening image files but I turned off that feature as it can ruin as many PDFs as it works successfully on. I only use OCR when I need it.

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Jul 06, 2018 Jul 06, 2018

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OCR is not part of the Document Cloud PDF services. Even in Acrobat you just explicitly run OCR it does not happen automatically when exporting an image. I believe a recent version of Acrobat did do automatic OCR on opening image files but I turned off that feature as it can ruin as many PDFs as it works successfully on. I only use OCR when I need it.

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Jul 08, 2018 Jul 08, 2018

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So how do I run it manually?

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Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018

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You're wrong. ExportPDF does offer OCR: Using OCR in Adobe Export PDF, Document Cloud, Reader

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Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018

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Then this is super misleading...Export_PDF_to_Word_or_Excel_online___Adobe_Export_PDF.png

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Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018

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I agree it's not very clear (what does "edits" mean, exactly?), but how is it misleading? As I wrote, it should be possible to perform OCR.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 08, 2018 Jul 08, 2018

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Do you have Acrobat or just Cloud PDF Services

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Jul 08, 2018 Jul 08, 2018

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Cloud PDF which advertises this feature... that is why I bought it.

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