Using TIFF files for text
The main situation in which you may find yourself using TIFF files for text content is when you are working with scanned text documents. When you scan any document, the output file is usually a TIFF file. This is not ideal for text documents, because the file size is unnecessarily large, and you find yourself working with an image instead of individual text characters.
Converting TIFF to searchable PDF
As a result, it is necessary to convert scanned text files into a more convenient format, such as text-searchable PDF. This can be done with the help of file conversion and OCR software, which can convert the file and then recognize the text. OCR software is fast and automatic, and can save you a great deal of time that you would spend on trying to work with the text in an image files.
Tools for converting TIFF to searchable PDF
If you are looking for tools to convert TIFF to searchable PDF, it is best to have a program that can perform the file conversion and the text recognition all in one step. This simplifies things for you and speeds of the process. One solution that can do this is PdfCompressor from CVISION. PdfCompressor can convert files to PDF, compress them, and OCR them, all in one step. Download the trial version of PdfCompressor for free.