OCR does not really give an OCRred file

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Gregor_Isar
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OCR does not really give an OCRred file

Post by Gregor_Isar » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:56 am

If I OCR a scanned document, the new document has an OCRred layer with the original image as an overlay.

So if I export this file for example to word, I cannot work with this document, because also in word I have the scanned text (unvisible in the background) wth the original document as an overlay.

Is there the possibility, to really ocr a document to work / correct / change things?

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Re: OCR does not really give an OCRred file

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:01 am

Hi Gregor,

Thanks for the post - Please see this KB article:
https://www.tracker-software.com/knowle ... -performed

This will remove the underlying image layer entirely. As always, I would recommend that you don't do this on the original but instead use a copy.

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Re: OCR does not really give an OCRred file

Post by Gregor_Isar » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:38 am

Thank you, that makes everything clear.
But it was not obvious for me, that the purpose of OCRring in pdf xchange was only searching and highlightind and so on.
I assumed, it was completeyly editing after performing ocr.
Perhaps it could be something to be made more clearly on the web page....

Thanks for your help!

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Re: OCR does not really give an OCRred file

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:50 pm

Hello Gregor,

We are actually working on some new functions at this exact moment that will allow our OCR to work in the way you desire. We do not have a set timeline for it, but it is coming!

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Daniel McIntyre
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