The following knowledge base article suggests that there used to be an "Use OCR" parameter in the"File Type Settings" of LiveCycle PDF Generator:
Where is this feature now located?
I want to do OCR on full page sized TIFF images or PDFs with page filling TIFF images embedded.
The output format should be PDF.
I am running a TRIAL of "LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 2" Service Pack 2 Version 184.108.40.206.20100902.2.246889 including
ADOBE® LIVECYCLE® PDF Generator ES2
ADOBE® LIVECYCLE® Barcoded Forms ES2
ADOBE® LIVECYCLE® Reader Extensions ES2
ADOBE® LIVECYCLE® Rights Management ES2
ADOBE® LIVECYCLE® Process Management ES2
Just to make sure: These are the bread crumps to the config page you meant:
Home > Services >LiveCycle PDF Generator ES2 > File Type Settings > New File Type Setting
Please have a look to the screenshots of "File Type Settings" dialog at
I can't find anything like OCR.
many thanks in advance
Even I am not able to see the options where I can specify if I want to use OCR. I have Adobe Livecycle ES2 SP2 installed on RHEL 5 (64 bit).
We also tried to export the configuration file and edit it manually to set useOCR from "false" to "true" and upload it back. But still it did not work.
I could not search any text in the PDF.
Can you please help.
You are running Adobe LiveCycle on RedHat Linux, that's the reason!
It took me about three weeks to accept that there is a mayor limit in
features if you install a LiveCycle Server on Linux. And as far as I
know OCR is one of the things missing under Linux.
I guess most Adobe supporters have never seen any LiveCycle installation
on Linux. Non of about 10 of them I have had contact with believed me or
understood, why there are less options on my server than on theirs.
The LiveCycle server trial ESX-image promises to be very handy, but it
is not written on the adobe site that it is of limited use.
Install on Windows and you will succeed with OCR...
hope this helps
Hello Axel Bangert
You replied to a response of mine :
>this forum is censored. I already informed the CEO. Drop me a line by email.
>Axel Arnold Bangert - Herzogenrath 2011
Besten Dank für den Hinweis.
Das ist genau die Lösung, die wir infolge dessen auch gewählt haben.
Markus 9, 23: Nichts ist unmöglich, dem der da glaubt
Am 07.08.2011 20:15, schrieb Axel Bangert:
take ABBYY OCR SDK in combination with iText pdf SDK. The Abbyy OCR delivers by dfar better quality - especially dewarping-
and it is fully automatable.