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Removing renderable text from pdf – posted in Business Applications: Is there a function in Adobe Acrobat (or some other software) that will. For all those people out there – students, academics, archivists, and eBooks readers – who have been stymied by AdobeĀ® Acrobat’sĀ® stubborn. A-PDF OCR is an effective application that works for your convenience. It enables you to get the texts from the scanned paperwork and PDF.

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It was only generated in memory. If you just want to view the file quickly, you really should rwnderable use the XPS viewer.

JPG files are smaller, but that comes at a cost. Though I have not done so, it should also be possible to write some kind of script that would completely automate this process for batch-processing lots of files at the same time.

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Now, said academic may want to protect the authentic image of the document for feasible scrutinizing or grabbing snapshots from in the long term. Until you are completely satisfied with the results, you should not delete or overwrite any of these files.

However, a less than pristine, older scan may not fair so well after all this decoding and encoding. Anonymous February 20, at 5: If Acrobat doesn’t want to print to the Acrobat printer driver, it will pop up an error dialog right away, so you don’t really waste any time just trying it.

Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available here. I’m not the original “anonymous” but I didn’t have success either.


I have encountered the same problem using another software – Nitro PDF. Thanks for taking the time to put this up here. This message will sometimes occur when trying to make a scanned paper PDF file text searchable also know as adding OCR to a document.


Select the “Processes” tab and look for “acrobat. Be my guest any time. I have tried specifying different output rendsrable and starting from scratch deleting the transitional files a number of times – the latter because I noticed that after right-clicking and converting the.

Follow the prompts to complete the install. Using this technique, it is possible to obtain a searchable and text-select-able document while preserving the original image of the scanned document, if desired. Rather than pop up a dialog and ask what you want to do, the software just chokes. The ClearScan output style results in very nice looking text as well as files that are usually less than twice the texf of the original, sometimes even smaller than the original. XPS file, doing it again accidentally or deliberatelydid nothing – even if I deleted the.

Again, some selective OCRing may produce a more optimum result, but that requires more manual labor, rendeable we are trying to avoid. You may want to choose three different pages – text only, line drawing or graphics heavy, and photographic image heavy – to experiment around with. This solution makes smaller images but, if you use OCR “Searchable Image exact ” it will retain existing image size. This produces a pretty large file.

It may seem simplistic, but if you receive documents without searchable OCR, ask for it. Kevin December 19, at You can not post a blank message. So, only use the “Searchable Image exact ” output style if the document also contains images which you absolutely must retain in their original quality. Jackson, you are expecting too much from Acrobat and OCR in general.

Anonymous February 6, at By printing the document to this virtual printer, the new PDF that is created will often avoid having the renderable text issue.

It will look as if your computer is either not doing anything or is locked up. Monday, March 28, How to remove Renderable Text from. It might even work with newer versions of Acrobat Pro for Windows. If tezt have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. Thanks Grant for taking the time to documenting the process in such detail.


Not sure which applies. I used to try to make things perfect but I had to learn to settle for “good enough” for the sake of my sanity and, well, having enough time left to do what I was working with the documents for in the first place. Make sure Shrink to Fit is checked in the Print Dialog. You currently have javascript disabled.

Actually, I found that the process was much quicker than suggested. JPG is saved it compresses the image sometimes more, sometimes less and looses some information and clarity.

We spoken with a number of people over the years who have come up with some creative solutions. I have the same question Show 0 Likes 0. Anonymous March 3, at 9: I am particularly interested in those OCRs that can accept a scanned pdf file as input andproduce as output another pdf file that appears the same as the input one but with its textual content copyable.

Anonymous May 16, at 9: It is acceptably readable but it looks weird and those words or letters aren’t selectable. I suspect this is because there is no conversion of image file formats. Now, texg you start with a pristine image then you may not notice.

In older versions of Acrobat, if vector text was found outside of the page boundaries, Acrobat would refuse to OCR the document. It seems the file I had was encoded with a hidden watermark, and I needed to remove that to OCR it I’m not pirating it or anything – I just had to run OCR because it was terribly done by somebody else, and my iAnnotate highlighter works better with a properly OCRed file.