How to convert scanned documents to PDF
The standard format for scanned documents is TIFF, which is often inconvenient due to its large file size. Because PDF is a widely used document format, many people need tools to allow them to convert scanned documents to PDF. The conversion process is very simple with the help of the right software. In addition, in order to make the PDF files easier to upload and transfer, compression software can be used to reduce the file size of the scanned PDF document.
How to make scanned documents text-searchable
Scanned documents are not very useful when the computer is only able to see them as image files. If the document consists of text, it should be possible to make the file text-searchable, so that you can find relevant information using key words, and take advantage of PDF editing tools. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software makes this possible by identifying and extracting text characters from image files.
Tools for working with scanned documents
One excellent tool for processing scanned documents is CVISION's PdfCompressor, which takes care of all the necessary steps as soon as the document hits the scanner. PdfCompressor can convert to PDF from many other file formats, and, true to its name, can compress the PDF file. In addition, this tool has OCR capabilities, allowing you to make the most of your text documents. With these and many advanced features, PdfCompressor is an ideal tool for working with scanned documents. Download the free trial version to see for yourself.