NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FREE !!!
In build 2.5.200 a new feature was added that we hope all our users will find useful - here are some notes to save you asking what we expect will be some of the more common questions ...
1: Yes its FREE - available in both the FREE and licensed versions without restrictions
2: The initial functionality is intentionally limited - this release is designed to convert PDF's with image based content (wholly or partially) into fully text searchable PDF files where possible
3: We did not include a single step function to Scan and OCR for the simple reason we ran out of time to include this before Christmas and have 2 key staff relocating from our European offices to our Head office here in Canada - we may look at adding this in a future V2.x release - or simply wait for Version 3 to be released where a more comprehensive OCR set of functions will be available.
4: You can copy/paste the text layer into other applications such as Notepad, Word etc - but complex formatting and fonts/styles will NOT be preserved - the functionality is intended to create text searchable PDF's - not a complex OCR/Edit solution - that will be provided in Version 3.
5: In the default installation 4 languages are included, English, German, French and Spanish - to have included all available Languages would have increased the download size dramatically - over the coming 7-10 days options to download and install a variety of Languages will be made available.
6. This will remain a free set of functions in all coming builds (and will be improved as time goes on) - including Version 3 - more complex OCR functionality will be provided in future as a chargeable, optional plug-in.
7. We will be adding KB articles and extending the help file to include OCR in the next 30 days.
We have created a new forum for all end user OCR questions OCR- For the PDF-XChange Viewer
so please use it accordingly rather than posting in the Viewer (this) forum.
Merry Christmas, & Happy Holidays to all our users - we hope you enjoy the new options and find them useful !
Team Tracker Software !