Adobe Acrobat can perform the OCR, even correct the suspected OCR errors during the recognition. In Acrobat X Pro or Acorbat XI Standard: 1. Open PDF in. Sometimes when I try to run OCR on my documents, I get a message that says, cannot run OCR as this page contains renderable text. What is that and how. This is the process for running OCR on a PDF so that it is searchable, using point to “OCR Text Recognition,” and then point to “Recognize Text Using OCR.

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To test this, I created a text comment on top of a scanned PDF, then flattened the file. Now go to your original document. Jason February 20, at 9: This solution makes smaller images but, if you use OCR “Searchable Image exact ” it will retain existing image size. XPS file back into a.

Removing renderable text from pdf

Can’t tell you how much I appreciate this I followed Kevin’s above post 6. But I was able to copy and paste the. Just thought I’d give the Automator shout-out for Mac users who may have stumbled rendefable via Google looking for a solution like me! If so, perhaps you could redo the whole thing and double-check that there is nothing set in either your Adobe Acrobat settings or in the.


The documents I deal with have already been composed as PDFs by someone else. I have a cirriculum jn pdf that I wanted to create a study guide from, point by point.

Acrobat DC ends the dreaded “Renderable Text” Error for Scanned Docs

To print as an image option is available under ‘Advanced’, in the print dialogue box. Jackson, you are expecting too much from Acrobat and OCR in general. The only thing that comes to mind is that it might be occr MS Windows or network issue if saving on network driveand you could try rebooting Windows and try again.

I just figured out a cheap and relatively easy – if time consuming – technique for stripping out the poorly recognized or intentionally garbled text.

Adobe Acrobat: “Renderable Text”

Waiting to hear from client if the new. Robertson August 11, at 1: I’m not sure why there is a difference, but probably best not to question when it comes to Adobe. I would expect a very time consuming expensive process because of the need to carefully check every word.

Keep in mind that the formatting will not be identical to the original. Thanks Grant for taking the time to documenting the process in such detail.

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This allows to save the new pdf file in a different directory.

Some of these suggestions should work, but The problem is that the pages that contain renderable text actually have the time stamps of when I downloaded the PDF. Use the Print function and select pdf as the printer.

PDF first, before trying this much more time consuming technique. Which you choose depends on the original document and the intended use for cor final document.

Ideationizing: How to remove Renderable Text from .PDF files to allow OCR

Andrew Brown A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Haven’t looked into it yet. Cipher October 11, at 7: Try running the OCR using a different program.

To all those who have been posting here asking for help: I haven’t had time to try it yet, but you might try the following. My document was pages long. Text that is actually only an image should convert rather quickly because this process seems to simply move the image portions of the documents straight over without any conversion or alteration whatsoever.