Scanned Text in JPEG to PDF

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BCD11
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Postby BCD11 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:17 pm

Just downloaded doPDF and read instructions for converting JPEG to PDF BUT, I must have missed something.


I'm trying to take a scanned JPEG of a magazine Table of Contents and convert it to a searchable PDF so I can do a search for a particular word. When I open the converted file and search, I get the message nothing was found. What I'm trying is similar to an OCR task.


Any suggestions would be appreciated...even "No dummy, you can't do that!"


Thanks,

Bart



Claudiu (Softland)
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Postby Claudiu (Softland) » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:36 am

Hi Bart,

I'm sorry but that can't be done with doPDF. What you'd need in this case would be a program that does OCR, which would basically get the scanned JPEG and extract the text out of it. You can read more about such programs here wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_optical_character_recognition_software and if you have Microsoft Office, then you already have a program to do that recognition.


doPDF creates searchable PDFs only if the original document it converts from is searchable.




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