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Adobe® Acrobat® 8 PDF Bible by Ted Padova

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Chapter 17. Scanning and OCR Conversion

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Setting up a scanner

  • Scanning documents

  • Working with scanning settings

  • Scanning workflows

  • Correcting OCR errors

  • Copying and pasting OCR text

  • Scanning forms

Welcome to the world of one-stop scanning and text recognition. Anyone who scanned documents in earlier versions of Acrobat will appreciate the new one-step operation for scanning a text document and performing text recognition via Acrobat's Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine. Now in Acrobat 8, you click a button to perform a scan and your document is converted to PDF with recognizable text automatically.

When performing a scan in either Acrobat Standard or Acrobat Professional, you are not limited to scanning documents for text conversions. Acrobat enables you to scan photos and images that might have some other uses. Therefore, this chapter covers all the aspects of scanning from within Acrobat using the Scan to PDF command and the Text Recognition commands.

Setting Up the Scanning Work Environment

For scanning and text recognition tasks, you need access to the TouchUp Text tool. First, reset the tools from a context menu opened from the Toolbar Well and choose Tools

Setting Up the Scanning Work Environment

During text recognition, you may want to create several views that enable you to zoom in to see words requiring edits. Tools handy for displaying different views are found in the Page Display toolbar. Open the ...

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