I am in the process of evaluating a number of tools that perform OCR and allow extraction of data to Excel. PDFElement 6 Pro is one of the tools I am evaluating.
I have installed the trial version of PDFElement 6.3 Pro on Windows Server 2012R2. I opened a sample PDF document and PDFElement detected it was an image-based PDF and suggested to use OCR. This then caused the automatic download and install of the OCR plugin which all seemed to go well.
Once the OCR plugin was installed and I again chose to run the OCR process, the dialog popped up asking me to choose between Searchable Text Image and Editable Text. I have tried both options (although Searchable Text Image is preferred for my case) and the OCR process starts, showing the progress bar. However after a few seconds the process fails and displays the following error dialog;
The OCR process has to be cancelled because of unexpected error
How can I tell what the error is? Please note I do have several trial software packages installed that I have been evaluating for OCR and data extraction, but none of them are running besides PDFElement 6.