pdf files convert

Posted on 2014-08-20
Last Modified: 2014-08-21
I have scanned about 100 pages of several different documents.  I need this document now to be searchable.  I own Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.0  Is there a way to make this document searchable?
Question by:mkramer777
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    by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
    I have Acrobat X (10) Std and Acrobat XI (11) Pro, and they both have a tool that does this. X Std calls it Recognize Text and XI Pro calls it Text Recognition. Most software calls it OCR (Optical Character Recognition). It's extremely likely that your 8.0 Pro has it, so take a look for it in your tools menu or toolbar. Here's what it looks like in XI Pro:

    Acrobat XI Pro OCR
    It will look different in your 8.0 Pro, but it will almost surely be there. Just run it on your document and that will make it searchable. Regards, Joe
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    Update for you: I found this link confirming that your Acrobat Pro 8 has OCR, and it explains how to do it:
    Regards, Joe

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