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No matter what word or name I want to search for in a PDF document, Adobe Reader can never find it. It cannot even find "the." What gives?
Karen A Hill 901 days ago
Is the PDF a scanned image of page of text?If so, it is an imsge or picture and has no text chacters.
It is a 800-page book with text and almost no images. It does not even have an index, so you can see why I am desperate to be able to find the names I am looking for.
Karen A Hill Commented 900 days ago | Report
I found the answer down below. What a bummer! Looks like I will have to upgrade to Adobe Reader Standard? But I was not the one who scanned the book. Since I was not the one wh scanned the book (it was a book publishing company I think), can I still run OCR over it?
Adobe Reader XI should be able to search for text in a PDF if the PDF has text.
How have you verified that the text is real text and not an image of text?
Acrobat Standard can OCR images of text if there is no other text in the PDF and the PDF has not been secured.
George Kaiser Commented 900 days ago | Report
Per your suggesion I made some selecions, and no luck there either. I called Adbode. Ouch it would cost $499. So I am looking at other OCR software as I am interested in the searchability feature only and no other features.
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