changing background in scanned document

Hello.
I have a scanned document and I need to change the background to specific color as if it were printed on a paper of that color. I tried adding background but the document stays white because the white background is part of the picture and my colorful background is under it. I tried OCR and copy&paste the boxes but it didn't work out. When I try to delete, the whole text dissapears and I can't paste the copied text back. The pdf is not protected.
Thank you for any advice.


Jana Preslickova


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There is one more thing you will have to do:

Have you seen the "Content" pane on the left side? Most users will never open this, but here is your chance to dig a little deeper into your PDF file :) Here is what the Contents pane will look like for a document that you just scanned, without doing any optimizations:

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When you run the optimize scanned document function, select the ClearScan output format:

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Once you've done, return to the Contents pane and expand the tree until you see the actual content, including the background image:

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Highlight the first image and hit the delete key. This should get rid of the background. Now you an add your own background color. However, keep in mind that this will only work for text: Anything that is an image will retain it's white background color.

Karl Heinz Kremer
PDF Acrobatics Without a Net
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By Karl Heinz Kremer   

When you OCR the document, select ClearScan as the output format. Then you should be able to add a background to the document.

Karl Heinz Kremer
PDF Acrobatics Without a Net
PDF Software Development, Training and More...
http://www.khkonsulting.com


Karl Heinz Kremer   


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