OCR: PDF text recognition


Retyping belongs to the past, thanks to the brilliant invention of text recognition, also known as optical character recognition (OCR).

You may be familiar with the struggle of not being able to find a document that you once saved on your computer, or was it on a memory stick? External hard drive? Cloud? You simply can't remember and all you're left with is a paper version of the text and a long retyping process to look forward to. Luckily, this is where OCR comes in.

An OCR module, like the one from PDF Architect, can recognize text from a scan, which then allows you to modify the document. All you have to do is scan or upload the document, which will then be converted into an editable format. This function is also very helpful when you have a document that contains images with text. OCR recognizes these elements and lets you copy and edit them.

The process of recognizing and converting the text is fast. So, the next time you're facing an hour or more of retyping, we recommend getting a little help from OCR.