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How to OCR PDF with Adobe Acrobat Alternative

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2022-09-06 10:19:44 • Filed to: PDF Software Comparisons • Proven solutions

Do you have scanned PDF files that need editing? Oh yes, that might not just be possible if you do not have the right application on your computer. To modify texts and images on imaged based PDF files, you need to use software that is built with OCR functionality. This OCR feature will digitize your document and make it editable and searchable. In this article we will look at how to use Adobe Acrobat OCR feature. But if you are looking for a cheaper solution with the same Adobe Acrobat OCR feature, try Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor.

How to Perform OCR with Adobe Acrobat Alternative

Step 1. Open PDF File in the Program

When you have opened the program on your computer, move the cursor to the left side and click on "Open File". It will prompt you to search and upload the scanned file. After that, click on the "Open" button.

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Step 2. Perform OCR on PDF

When the program opens the scanned PDF file it will detect it as scanned file and it will notify you to perform OCR. On the notification click on the "Perform OCR" option. Alternatively you can move to the "Edit" tab menu and click on the "OCR" button.

Next you will have to select a recognized language. Then click on "OK" button. The program will begin to perform OCR immediately indicating where it has saved.

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Tips: Steps to Perform OCR with Adobe Acrobat

Step 1. Open Your PDF Open and install Adobe Acrobat Pro on your computer. Go to your documents and open your scanned PDF file with Adobe Acrobat.

Step 2. OCR PDF with Adobe Acrobat Navigate the cursor to "Document" tab and click on it. Click on "OCR Text Recognition" and choose "Recognize Text Using OCR". Next select the pages you want to OCR. Here you will be required to choose an OCR recognized language. Click on "OK" icon and the program will begin to OCR the PDF file. Lastly save your work.

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