Testing the text layer availability

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Testing the text layer availability

Post by sashu » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:43 am


I wonder if it is possible to check the text layer availability in the PDF-Editor. For example, if I have many scanned PDFs that represent a textual content, I have initially only images in these PDFs. Then I run OCR on every single of the PDFs and get a text layer representing a particular text content after the recognition. If I forget to do it, the PDF wouldn't get the text layer. Is it possible to test if all of the PDFs have the text layer?

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Re: Testing the text layer availability

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:54 am

Hello Sashu,

Are you using our stand alone Editor or the Editor SDK?

I am afraid that in the stand alone end user version of the Editor there's no such automated tool, but there are options when you are runnign OCR to skip pages that already contain text - so if you have a folder with some files that have text in them already and some that are still image only - you can run the OCR and know that you won't need to process a second time those already OCRed.


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