OCR functionality - How does it work?

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OCR functionality - How does it work?

Post by Mr. Nice Guy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:28 pm

Hi,

would it be possible to make a Video or a step by step tutorial how this feature works?

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Re: OCR functionality - How does it work?

Post by John - Tracker Supp » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:33 pm

Hi,

we already offer a step by step KB article here - :

http://www.tracker-software.com/knowled ... a-document

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Re: OCR functionality - How does it work?

Post by Mr. Nice Guy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:31 pm

Hi John,

yes, I was looking for something like that. Thanks.

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Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:18 pm

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Re: OCR functionality - How does it work?

Post by na » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:04 pm

I have followed the proper proceedure for the OCR, but I'm not able to search text when it is complete. Could someone please outline the proper proceedure. Or... is it not possible?

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Re: OCR functionality - How does it work?

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:26 pm

Hi Stephen,

there really isn't much more to tell you that isn't already in that KB article. If you are not able to select or search text in the resultant PDF please zip it up and attach it to this forum and we'll take a look for you.

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Re: OCR functionality - How does it work?

Post by na » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:45 pm

Is there anything specific I should or should not do after I run the OCR? I can't even get a text cursor to appear after the process?

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Re: OCR functionality - How does it work?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:09 am

Hello Stephen,

After the OCR process completes - make sure to switch to the "Select Text" tool - and you will be able to select, copy, highlight and underline the new invisible layer of text that was added to your document.

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Re: OCR functionality - How does it work?

Post by na » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:22 pm

Hi Stefan,

Maybe I'm thinking I can do a function that is not possible. Should I be able to search for text/words using the search function after the OCR process completed?

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Re: OCR functionality - How does it work?

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:07 pm

Hi Stephen,

thanks for sending those samples by email. I sent a reply. Did you get it? I managed to OCR the large file you sent using the option to "Convert Page Content to Image Only - Add text as a layer" and can search this document.

I'm not sure what is happening at your end. We may need to think about a remote session so we can see first hand.
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