How can I set Adobe to automatically ignore errors during OCR

In the documents I OCR, the first couple of pages contain renderable text that isn't recognized. Adobe tell me this and then allows me to check a box instructing it to ignore future errors in this document. How can I make this -- to ignore future errors - a default setting?


Christa McGill


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If you use Adobe Acrobat Professional you can create an Action with Action Wizard to perform the OCR. When you execute this action in the current PDF (or several PDF's) there will be no error messages as the one you mentioned.
It is not possible to create an action in Acrobat Standard.
To create an action in Acrobat XI Professional, see images below:

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By Almir R V Santos   

OK, thank you very much. I have Adobe Professional 9. Is there something comparable to the Action Wizard? Christa


Christa McGill   

Yes, in Acrobat 9 Professional you have this feature named as Batch Processing in the menu Advanced > Document Processing > Batch Processing.

See instructions to create a new one:

Create a new batch sequence
1 Choose Advanced > Document Processing > Batch Processing.
2 Click New Sequence.
3 Type a descriptive name for your sequence in the Name Sequence dialog box and click OK.
4 In the Batch Edit Sequence dialog box, click Select Commands.
5 Select a command on the left side of the Edit Sequence dialog box and click Add.
6 Click Edit to change the settings for the selected command.
7 Repeat steps 5–6 to add and edit additional commands. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to rearrange the commands in the order you want, and then click OK.
8 In the Edit Batch Sequence dialog box, choose the settings you want from the menus.
9 Click Output Options, select the options you want to include, and then click OK.

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Almir R V Santos   


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