Paper Capture (OCR) "renderable text" error - PDF not searchable
Posted on 2004-09-24
Using Adobe Acrobat Pro 6, I am simply trying to produce a searchable pdf file.
The file is 70 pages - mostly text with some graphics (it's a directory with a few advertisements).
"Document Properties" show 31 fonts (all but 3 say (embedded subset) next to them)
The PDF file was given to me, so I don't have any "originals".
I can use the "touch up text tool" to select text and change it (although when I "copy" selected text and then try to "paste", I get large blank space pasted)
When I try to use "Paper Capture", I get the following error on each page:
Acrobat could not run Paper Capture on this page because of the following error:
This page contains renderable text.
It would seem that the renderable text should be searchable. However, the document appears to be unsearchable, because when I pick out a word from the text and perform a search, it reports back with 0 found.
I read somewhere that if you scan in text (which would be non-searchable) and then add text to it (that would be renderable and searchable), the added text will produce the above error. The suggestion was to "Paper Capture" the imaged text before adding any text, but since I don't have the original text, I can't do that (if that is even the problem - I don't know). Is there a way to identify which text is an image and which text is renderable?
I also saw something that said to convert the entire document to an image and then run Paper Capture again, but I am unsure how to do that or if that will introduce extra OCR mistakes or if I will lose all my links, bookmarks, etc. in my document.
I just want to make the text searchable from Adobe Reader...
Any help would be appreciated.