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NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FREE !

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:58 pm
by Paul - Tracker Supp
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 !

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:31 pm
by PdfSnooper
This is quite brilliant :)

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:12 pm
by John - Tracker Supp
Appreciated :)

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:32 pm
by vcandido
Fantastic

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:39 pm
by Paul - Tracker Supp
Glad you like it.

:-)

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:25 pm
by ABD
Can OCR operate in batch mode on PDF document image files ?
ABD

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:54 pm
by Paul - Tracker Supp
Hi ABD,

currently the free OCR is only intended for use through the GUI so no batch processing at this time.

We are continuing developemt of the OCR and it is possible that such a thing may be available at a later date. Right now there are no promises however.

regards

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:17 pm
by carolyn roberts
Hello,
I am confused so please forgive my lack of knowledge. I am trying to use the OCR but it does not appear in the drop down list under Documents. I have PDF X-Change Pro, and checked my account. Under upgrades it says that I have the latest version. So, I'm confused. Am I supposed to download something?
Thanks very much!

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:05 pm
by Tracker Supp-Stefan
Hello carolyn,

Your account on our website checks whether you have the current Major version - so yes - you do have a license for the PDF XChange Viewer v2.
But the actual build of the Viewer you have on your machine is most probably an older one.
Please download and install the latest build from here:
www.tracker-software.com/PDFXVwer.zip
And use your existing license key when installing it - and the OCR feature will appear in the menu.

Best,
Stefan

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:13 am
by carolyn roberts
Thank you! I will try that tonight!!

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:22 am
by John - Tracker Supp
Good luck :)

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:04 pm
by bdorchain
I cannot have it to work with the portable version (last one).
Works OK for the full install.

Here is my folder:
14-08-2012 17:50 13 004 928 PDFXCview.exe
11-01-2008 03:37 0 Portable.dat
15-06-2012 23:14 1 192 237 resource.dat
09-10-2012 15:30 17 388 Settings.dat

Directory of ...\ocrdats
27-06-2012 13:43 3 112 137 eng_pxvocr.dat
27-06-2012 13:43 2 292 872 fra_pxvocr.dat
27-06-2012 13:43 10 562 727 osd_pxvocr.dat

Any idea?

Re: NEW OCR OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER - FR

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:50 pm
by Paul - Tracker Supp
Hi bdorchain,

perhaps you need to download the Portable Lang files downloaded again. You can get this zip file here: http://www.tracker-software.com/product ... nge-viewer. Click the radio button to download Portable Version (OCR Lang Files) | 8 MB .

The name of the file delivered is PDFX_Vwr_Port_OCR.zip and there is a folder called ocrdats inside. In ocrdats is a .lng file and a .dat file for each supported language.

I just tested this and it works as long as you have extracted the ocrdats folder into your portable version base directory.

hth