many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

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michael steinel
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many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by michael steinel » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:17 pm

I have a folder with many PDF files without OCR.
Can I choose with all PDF-Files with PDF-Tools and convert in PDF with OCR?

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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:48 pm

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the post - there isn't currently any way to OCR multiple PDF files at once, using our software. We are looking at adding this option, but for now I don't have any information available as to when this could/will be implemented.

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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by MikaBalou » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:22 am

Hi,
I see that the last post of this topic is at March 10.
I also have a lot of PDF files (>100) that have to be convert in PDF with OCR.

Is there any update on this one?

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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:56 pm

Hello MikaBalou,

Welcome to our forums.
It's still not possible to OCR batches of PDF files with our end user products, but the OCR is here and can be used.

The quickest I can think of is for you to merge all those files into a single PDF, then run OCR on it, and then split them back to separate files.
If they are all e.g. 1 page documents you can easily split them back via the "Document -> Extract pages" feature in the Editor, and selecting "each page to a separate file" in the options.

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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by landkreis lichtenfels » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:00 am

Hello:

i also hope, that a batch OCR feature is included in the future. It would be very helpful for us, too.

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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:08 pm

Hello Thomas,

Thanks for adding your voice to this!

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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by MadsSiggaard » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:14 am

Hi

Please add one more vore for this. I have just scanned >3000 documents, and skipped the OCR for reasons of efficiency in the process. Now I would like to make a batch conversion of these documents. To make the function really useful, you might consider implementing traversal of a folder structure to update all pdf's with a text layer.

Regards, & thanks for a well thought and well functioning product,
Mads

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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:01 pm

Hello Mads,

Thanks for the kind words and for adding your voice here. We do have this feature in mind now, and will see what can be done for it.

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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by MymsMan » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:03 pm

Has there been any progress with providing a batch processing option?

I have around 600 pdfs that I need to make searchable

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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by Patrick-Tracker Supp » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:33 pm

Hello MymsMan,

Thank you for the post. This was added in PDF-Tools 6. Please look in the 'Pages' category. If you have not installed PDF Tools you can do so here: http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFTools6.zip

I hope this helps!
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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by MymsMan » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:56 pm

Patrick-Tracker Supp wrote:Hello MymsMan,

Thank you for the post. This was added in PDF-Tools 6. Please look in the 'Pages' category. If you have not installed PDF Tools you can do so here: http://www.tracker-software.com/PDFTools6.zip

I hope this helps!
Thanks for the info, giving it a try

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Re: many PDF-Files convert with OCR with little click

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:21 am

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