Converting a PDF to OCRed text
PDF files are an excellent format for OCR. Their high quality makes it possible to achieve extremely accurate OCR results. In order to convert a PDF file to OCRed text, you need to have OCR software installed on your computer. Then, select the files that you want, and the process is automating and quite fast. The output is the same scanned PDF file, but the text is fully accessible for searching and editing.
Features of OCR software
OCR software is fairly straightforward, and for most purposes, there are not that many details to think about. As long as the software meets a reasonable accuracy threshold, it should be usable. There are some exceptions, in which more precise details are important. For example, users that need to OCR foreign language text should consider the language capabilities of the software, and users who work with files in bulk should be careful about processing speed.
Best OCR for PDF files
If you want to save yourself the headache of comparing various tools that may be lacking in some capabilities, start with an enterprise-level, powerful OCR program like Maestro Recognition Server from CVISION. Maestro supports over sixty languages, and has batch processing capabilities to perform tasks in bulk. To Try Maestro Recognition for free, download the trial version.