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I need to edit some text in a PDF. I tried to OCR the PDF and convert it to word but that just makes the text in the Word file a complete mess. I even have tried using Pitstop by Enfocus but I still could not edit the text. I also tried to open the PDF in Illustrator but I still could not edit the text. Is there any easy way to edit text in a PDF? Or should I just recreate the PDF?
Chris Newman 856 days ago
After you run the OCR with the clear scan selected in the PDF output style, if you are using Acrobat 10 Pro : go to tools>Content>Edit document text. and then You can edit the text in a pdf.If your are using Acrobat 9 Pro: go to tools>advanced editing> touchup text tool and then you can edit the PDF file.Thanks
I try to do clearscan but I get the message (Acrobat could not perform (OCR) on this page because: This page contains renderable text) I even tried to OCR the PDF with Abbyy Finereader.
Keep in mind that the PDF format (ISO 32000) *is not* a word processing / page layout format. That means the editing we are familiar with in word processing / page layout applications is not supported.You can perform minor edits. With Acrobat X the tool to use is the "Edit text" tool.Using the word "edit" can lead to a false perception that word processor like editing is possible. Prior to Acrobat X the tool was (more appropriately so) named "TouchUp text" tool.Regarding renderable text. If the PDF is created from some word processor or layout (or other application(s)) the PDF's textual content will be "renderable". If a scanned image of textual content is brought into PDF there is no text present. There is just an image. OCR via Searchable Image or Searchable Image (Exact) will provide a 'layer' of hidden/invisible text (fonts are in rendering mode 3 - no fill, no stroke). Trying to "edit" this is really a waste of time (yeap, I've spent way too much time 'trying').If ClearScan OCR is used the resultant output supports minor touchups.You can even use the Touchup Text / Edit Text tool to select text and, via the Properties dialog, change to an installed font family).With either ClearScan output or content that is rendeable text the save as / export to MS Word or RTF is support. Content can be edited in MS Word. A fresh, cleaned up PDF can be created. This approach is 'best practice'. Why? Well, much more than minor touchup will typically gobber the PDF (been there, got the t-shirt don't ya know). Be well...
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