How can I get a scanned pdf converted to an OCR pdf? Obviously, I am working from home and use my own computers. I searched online for free OCR software, well that was almost laughable as there were absolutely none.
Yesterday, a colleague mentioned faculty can get Adobe Pro or Adobe Cloud free or cheaper.
Converting a scanned PDF to OCR pdf
September 11, 2020 11:31 am
September 11, 2020 11:46 am
Yeah, the free OCR apps are not that good or accurate. We do get the Adobe Cloud for free. I think IT should be able to help you.
September 11, 2020 12:24 pm
I was able to open scanned Word doc in Acrobat and then save it as a PDF. Then I opened it in Word and bingo!! I had the text perfectly in Word.
I will say my image was a super clean screenshot on my iMac so your mileage may vary, but it's possible using what we have. I'm off for a bit, but I need to play around a bit more. Looks promising - maybe!!
September 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Try this site out - Online2PDF
September 11, 2020 7:21 pm
One more way as mentioned in my previous post. I'm assuming this is possible on a Windows machine. This turns out to be pretty easy and there are a couple of ways to do it. It's not perfect, but my experience was positive.