Adobe Acrobat 5.0

Posted on 2006-04-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
I have a copy of Adobe Acrobat 5.

I also Have 9 PDF documents.

I have download the plugin Paper Capture so I can Perform OCR on the document, but it tells me that the resolution is not enough to read.  Could someone give me a way round this As i need to read the PDF whilst keeping its structure.

Thanks in advance

Question by:REA_ANDREW
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    There is not much you can do about this: OCR needs at least a certain resolution to work. The results will just not be good enough if you try anyways.

    That being said, you can - with some effort - replace the existing images with ones that have been "enhanced" in e.g. Photoshop to bump up their resolution. this will not add any more details, but the OCR engine will be happy and will at least try to do it's job. Do you have access to Photoshop or any other paint program that can use Photoshop plug-ins?
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    Idea.. how about printing out the PDF documents... then RESCAN them in at 300dpi  Run the OCR at that point
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    by:Karl Heinz Kremer
    That will further degrade the image data. It's easier to save the pages as TIFF (Save As) and then select a target resolution. As a second step, import the TIFF images into Acrobat again and run OCR on this new document.
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    by:irwinpks're right, I was thinking of something else. but then you and I have now created a complete option. :-)

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