How to remove OCR text layer(s)?

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How to remove OCR text layer(s)?

Post by xchangeit » Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:27 pm


after doing OCR two times on the same document (I tested some settings), there seem to be two text layers of recognized text! When I search for a word, I get two search entries per word.

How could I remove one or all text layers?

Or is there a setting to delete "old" recognized text when doing OCR again?



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Re: How to remove OCR text layer(s)?

Post by Willy Van Nuffel » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:31 pm

For as far as I know, there is no "specific" function to remove OCR text, but you can easily do this in the following way:
- show the Content pane (View > (Other) Panes > Content)
- click the "Options..." button in the toolbar of the Content pane
- in the menu that shows up, click Select > Text
- you will see that all the text in the Content pane will be selected
- press the Delete key on your keyboard

After this, re-run OCR page(s) if you like.

NOTE: Always make sure to keep a copy of the original file for in case something should go wrong OR save the new version with a new name.

Kind regards.

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Re: How to remove OCR text layer(s)?

Post by Dimitar - Tracker Supp » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:45 pm


Yes, it should look something like this:



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