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 this new forum for all End User OCR questions so please use it accordingly rather than posting in the Viewer forum
Merry Christmas, & Happy Holidays to all our users - we hope you enjoy the new options and find them useful !
Team Tracker Software !