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Batch OCR on Mac

This program supports batch OCR for multiple scanned PDFs, allowing you to edit texts and images in a scanned PDF. (The trial version can OCR the scanned PDF to an editable PDF, but you cannot save the file.)

  • Select the "Batch PDF" tool on the Homepage, or click the "Batch" button after opening a scanned PDF in the program, and then select "OCR Text Recognition".
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batch ocr 1
  • Add multiple scanned PDF files or image-based PDF files into the pop-up window.
  • Choose "Document Language" and modify other properties in the "OCR SETTING" panel.
  • Select the "Editable Text" or "Searchable Text Image" option for your PDF files. "Searchable Text Image" will enable the PDF file to be searchable so that you can search/copy/paste the text to other documents. "Editable Text" will enable the PDF file to be editable.
  • Click the "Apply" button, then select the destination folder where you want to save the output PDF files.
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batch ocr 2