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Old 01-21-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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The way to create searchable PDF


How does everybody make searchable PDF?

I have several image PDF files. I am trying to make them searchable.

Debian wheezy. amd64

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I tried ocrfeeder with several engines, cuneiform, gocr and ocrad. It works, but quality is not great. I can only find instruction in German...
Also, found here is tried, but not satisfactory yet. So, I am asking here

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I tried for a few days and gave up. Never did get much success.

I use our network business class scanner/fax/copier. Dunno how Xerox does it, scan it and about 3 minutes it sends a completed pdf that is perfect so far. You'd think we could do that in linux.


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