[Athen] question about PDF OCR
nettiet at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 12:19:32 PDT 2009
I just did a little exploration and think this might help you in your quest.
I opened TextAloud software
Opened a pdf file from my hard drive use the Open pull-down menu in
The file appeared in the window
Copied text (Ctrl-C)
Opened a word document
Pasted the copied text into the document.
Voila, I had a text file.
On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 8:34 AM, Prof Norm Coombs <norm.coombs at gmail.com>wrote:
> I know there is software that will take a PDF document and give me a
> different file type. My specific question however is this.
> Occasionally I come across a PDF document that is image only. Is there
> simple software without my purchasing Acrobat or such complex applications
> that will take a PDF image file, run OCR on it and extract the text either
> as a txt file or Doc format?
> I don't want to buy or learn some complex application?
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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