I need to ocr a batch of pdfs and rename the file according to keyword

Here is the scenario:
I have a batch of PDF files that need to be scanned and saved to folder. They also need to be OCR'd and then renamed to particular number that is found in the file itself so that our internal software can access these scanned files by that number.

Is there an all in one software for this job?
vvajjhalaAsked:
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
I have a batch of PDF files that need to be scanned and saved to folder.
Either you have PAPER documents that you want to scan (digitalize) as pdf files OR you have PDF files (already scanned) that you want to sort and rename! Why would you want to "scan" a pdf document?
They also need to be OCR'd
Perhaps the documents have been scanned as "images" of text and you to transform then to text pdf's?
then renamed to particular number that is found in the file itself
Is the "particular number" in the same place in each file?
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gimosubyCommented:
I know Kofax has the software that will be able to do that, we use that here at work. It's called Kofax Capture. However you have to be willing to spend the money and time to set it up.

Alternatively, if you know some programming, you could use Tesseract (http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/) as OCR engine and Pdftk (http://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/) to split up the PDF's at the right pages. This solution won't cost you a penny, but it'll definitely cost you time.

If you want a free GUI for OCR, there is FreeOCR (http://www.freeocr.net/). This uses Tesseract as OCR engine.

Hope this helps.
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Bryan ButlerCommented:
If you need to convert to text to grab the number for the name, this post talks about converting pdf to text:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/Perl/Q_24972181.html

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