The need to convert paper documents to searchable PDF
In an office where everything is electronic and automated, relying on a few paper documents can really hold things up. This is especially true for businesses and organizations that rely on long distance communications, where working with paper copies is nearly impossible. As a result, scanning becomes an important solution. However, scanning is not enough, since the computer is unable to search through scanned text. For this reason, it is necessary to make PDF files searchable.
How to convert paper documents to searchable PDF
There are several steps involved in converting paper documents to searchable PDF. The first step is to scan the paper documents so that they are in the computer. Next, since they are not yet in PDF format, you need to convert them to PDF from TIFF or whatever other format they were in. Finally, you can use an OCR program to recognize text within the document, making it text-searchable and convenient to use.
Tools for converting paper documents to searchable PDF
Since there are multiple steps involved in the process, it is helpful to have a program that can do the job for you. One program that is tailored to this exact need is PdfCompressor from CVISION. PdfCompressor allows you to convert scanned documents to PDF, reduce the size of the file, and OCR the file to make it text-searchable. You are left with a high-quality, searchable PDF. Download the free trial version of PdfCompressor to experience it for yourself.