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Acrobat X: Improved OCR accuracy / capabilities?

Oct 26, 2010 3:15 AM

Anyone know if there is improved OCR accuracy / capabilities in Acrobat X?

 
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    Oct 26, 2010 6:03 AM   in reply to ghost zero

    Until Acrobat X is released we will have no information except the generalities given in the press release.

     
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    Oct 26, 2010 6:35 AM   in reply to MichaelKazlow

    Yes, there are improvements in the area of OCR - especially those related to exporting scanned images to other file formats such as (Word or Excel). Here are some related tutorials:

     

    http://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/recognizing-text-scanned-pdf-documen ts

    http://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/converting-scanned-pdf-files-other-f ile-formats

     
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    Nov 15, 2010 7:57 AM   in reply to ghost zero

    It is NOT improved. the ocr is integrated in "Optimized scanned pdf" window, but it does a very bad job. I tested 3 different docs. Non of the outputs is better than acrobot 9. In one case it applies OCR only in 2 first pages. It is not an upgrade but a downgrade. really disappointed.

     
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    Nov 15, 2010 8:57 AM   in reply to Alborz7000

    Can you share an example of a file in which OCR in Acrobat X has not worked properly, and OCR in Acrobat 9 has? The algorithms are certainly improved in Acrobat X, and so is the optimization of content compression - it is now adaptive to the color space of the objects on a page - however no OCR system can ever be 100% correct all the time, given the variation in typefaces and quality of scans. It's why we have an OCR Suspects process.

     

     

    You can choose to OCR a file automatically at the point of conversion to PDF, at capture from a scanner or at the point it's exported to other formats such as Word - or you can use the Recognize Text buttons on the Tools Pane to apply OCR to an existing image-based PDF file (or several at once).

     
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    Jan 6, 2011 7:39 AM   in reply to ghost zero

    Great. Another reason not to upgrade.

     
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