I'm trying to set up an improved, digitized and low-cost Accounts Payable solution, and want to know if I can do the following steps with Adobe Pro. I've taken a look at Nuance products and so far, they've fallen slightly short of the mark.
- First step - batch OCR: take a folder of pdf files (origin:print-to-pdf and paper scans) and turn them into searchable pdfs.
- Second step - add form: add a pdf form page as the first new page of each of the files. This form would contain text box, drop box with database feed and a signature box. I want people with Adobe Reader to be able to fill the form, sign the form and save the form.
- Third step - data retrieve: take of folder of filled and signed forms and extract the form data (not the whole pdf text, just the form data) into some sort of workable format (database, csv, excel)
These steps can be achieved through GUI or scripting, as long as they can be mostly automated.
Can this be done? Can this be done without Livecycle? Can it be done by myself, with vb / vba and googling experience?
Thanks for your input,