Scan a paper document to PDF and apply OCR using Acrobat XI

Learn how to scan to PDF and OCR PDF using Acrobat XI.

By Adobe – December 15, 2014

 

In this tutorial, learn how to scan to PDF and OCR PDF. Learn how to scan and convert paper documents and forms to PDF and get a digital file you can edit and search. Make scanned text searchable automatically with optical character recognition (OCR). To make sure all scanned text is recognized correctly, Acrobat checks for any potential errors and gives you an opportunity to fix them.

Scan a paper document to PDF and apply OCR

Scan and convert paper documents and forms to PDF.

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Lori Kassuba

8, 2015-02-20 20, 2015

Hi RICHARD BLAU,

Let us know if the tips in this article help you:
http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/2014/01/how-to-erase-and-clean-up-a-scanned-pdf-in-acrobat-xi/

Thanks,
Lori

RICHARD BLAU

8, 2015-02-19 19, 2015

Documents aren’t always pristine. In addition to occasional written notes, they can contain artifacts which affect the scan. This tutorial would help if you had a pristine typed page to work from, but does not address how to optimize the original document so that OCR doesn’t make errors on every word. Are there settings to minimize artifacts (especially when working with older xerox copies?

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