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Troy D

Text behind image

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Hello,

 

I'm using the trial of PDFelement and the OCR module, and while the OCR does seem to perform quite well and I like the other features (combining PDFs, rearranging pages, etc.), what I'm trying to do is perform OCR on my scanned PDF and have that recognized text as a layer behind the image.  This way I can search the PDF and select text for copying while still looking at the actual scanned image, not the OCR replaced text.

 

Is this possible with PDFelement and its OCR module?

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Hi Troy,

 

I am sorry that our OCR does not support to recognize text as a layer behind the image currently.  But I have forwarded your need to our product manager for further consideration.

 

Thanks.

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Hi Daphne,

 

Thank you very much for your prompt and honest reply!

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Hi Troy,

 

I am always glad to help, thanks for your interest and continuous support.

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Hi Daphne,

 

Like Troy, I'd be really interested in retaining the original look of the PDF document and have the text layered underneath, for copying, pasting, and searching.

 

Do you know if there are any plans to add this to PDFelement?

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Hi Cisglee,

 

I am sorry that our program still does not support this mode currently, we do will consider this seriously.

 

Thanks for your feedback.

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Hi Lukas,

 

Thanks for your feedback too, we will consider it seriously.

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Any news on this one? We need the text in a layer option..

 

As a law agency I'm scanning and ocr-ing all the documents. I need the originality of the documents and the convenience to search through my pdf files. With your "ocr"-option everything changes and I cannot use the documents as they've been changed (cannot print them out and use them in court proceedings)...

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Hi Lukas,

 

Our OCR supports "searchable mode" currently, and it will not change your text, but it will make your PDF file searchable. So please install the latest version 6.3.5 from the link below.

Download URL: http://download.wondershare.com/cbs_down/pdfelement6-pro_full2990.exe

 

After opening your PDF file in the program, please click the Edit>OCR button to choose "Searchable Text" mode to perform OCR for your PDF file. Here are more instructions:

https://pdf.wondershare.com/pdfelement/user-guide.html#perform_ocr

 

Thanks

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