[Athen] question about PDF OCR

Travis Roth travis at travisroth.com
Mon Jun 22 08:41:22 PDT 2009

If you have an OCR package such as OmniPage or FineReader these can already
read the PDF as an image source and run OCR on them.
This has been my experience of being the best/most accurate way.

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From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Prof Norm Coombs
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 10:35 AM
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Subject: [Athen] question about PDF OCR

I know there is software that will take a PDF document and give me a
different file type. My specific question however is this.
Occasionally I come across a PDF document that is image only. Is there
simple software without my purchasing Acrobat or such complex applications
that will take a PDF image file, run OCR on it and extract the text either
as a txt file or Doc format?

I don't want to buy or learn some complex application?


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Norman Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
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