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Adobe OCR Automation

I have Installed the SDK for "Acrobat Capture for Windows" (file 'sdk91_v2_win' ) which was mentioned in one of your solutions of the same matter.
I had downloaded it from the following link... http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=3&platform=Windows 
But i am unable to find anything related to OCR automation in this SDK....
Please let me know if this is the correct SDK and if Yes then how do i start with the OCR Automation.
I want to be able to Programmatically Convert TIFF/PDF to Searchable PDF.
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Bryan ButlerCommented:
I believe the OCR is part is part of the "plugin", but not the API or the SDK.  So you would not be able to automate with this plugin as it just adds some menu/functions to acrobat.  There is also an SDK link on that page, but it doesn't seem to have any OCR part to it.  The only way I know to automate this would be using record/playback/keystroke type tools through the gui.  There are some on here that know much more than me, and might be able to figure something else out.  I have been converting PDF to text for years and there are tons of tools out there for this.  Could that be used instead?
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
The "Acrobat Capture for Windows" is an old plug-in (if you check the date, you'll find out that it's from 2003). There was a brief period in which the "Paper Capture" plug-in was not part of the regular Acrobat installation, and Adobe had to deliver the plug-in in a separate download. Since then, that has been changed and every version of Acrobat since then had OCR as part of the core application. Also, OCR has become better over the years. However, there is no method to automate the OCR process.
I would recommend a 3rd party solution. My favorite OCR package is Abbyy's FineReader (http://finereader.abbyy.com/). Abbyy has a SDK for it's OCR engine (http://www.abbyy.com/ocr_sdk/).
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Bryan ButlerCommented:
Have either of us hit the nail on the head?  Or just our thumbs?
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
The question was answered. developedtester provided a partial answer (cannot be done), and I elaborated on that and even suggested a different solution that would allow OCR automation.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
My recommendation is #3: Split between http:#26212733 and http:#26274107
The question was answered. developedtester provided a partial answer (cannot be done), and I elaborated on that and even suggested a different solution that would allow OCR automation.
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