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Old 04-27-2008, 08:53 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by RJ Emery View Post
Once installed, how do I tell Acrobat to use the new OCR software as opposed to its built-in OCR capability?
Just don't use Acrobat. Your new OCR software will do all the work, and should give you the option of producing PDF output. If need be, you can use Acrobat to insert the ReadIRIS-produced PDF file into your compiled PDF document.

You'd better test the trial version of any OCR software you're thinking of buying, to make sure it'll do what you want. I can't give any specific recommendations; the only stand-alone OCR software I've used is an ancient version of ABBYY's FineReader Pro (Mac). FWIW, I was very impressed with the accuracy of their OCR engine, though in those days it didn't produce the layered PDFs (bitmap on top, editable text below) that you're looking for.



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