OCR – PDF Text Recognition

Retyping belongs to the past, thanks to the brilliant invention of Text Recognition – also known as Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

You may know the problem of not being able to find a document that you once saved on your computer, or was it on a memory stick? External hard drive? Cloud? You simply can't remember and all you're left with is a paper version of the text and a long retyping process. Luckily this is where OCR can step in for you.

An OCR module like the one from PDF Architect can regain text from a scan, which then allows you to modify the document. All you have to do is scan or upload the document, which then will be converted to an editable format. This is also very helpful when you have a document that contains images with text. OCR recognizes it and lets you copy and edit it.

 

The process of recognising and converting the text is really quick. So next time you're facing an hour or more of retyping, we recommend to get a little help from OCR.