PDF, as such, does not have a “built in” OCR. The ability to OCR will be found in other software - such as Abbyy Fine Reader, which we use, daily. PDF is just a document format to hold the finished document in a way which will be read in the same way that it was saved. It used to be just for work going to the printers - so you knew that the final print would be the same as the proof. These days it has taken over from fax as probably being THE way to transmit printed and signed documents. See also Pdf To Excel Conversion (and others) of course However, it is now easy enough to find a programme which will allow you to edit a PDF so care must be taken to “lock” the file.
You can also embed the files in your blog, newsletter, etc. OpenOffice.org — Top most popular open source OCR tool This free and open source OCR service was created to let you annotate documents based on the text in them. It works by analyzing the document structure and extracting information from it using algorithms. The service is very effective and will help you in understanding the text structure of a document. Microsoft Office OCR — Supports 40 languages It is one of the most widely used document recognition programs. Its goal is to provide the most comprehensive OCR solution that contains the basic elements needed to annotate documents. You can search a document using keywords to generate a searchable document for later inspection. Microsoft Office OCR — Supports 35 languages It is one of the most widely used online document recognition tool. It comes with a number of options that.