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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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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?

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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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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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?

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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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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So how do I run it manually?

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

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Then this is super misleading...Export_PDF_to_Word_or_Excel_online___Adobe_Export_PDF.png

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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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Do you have Acrobat or just Cloud PDF Services

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

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