When trying to OCR from Livecycle PDFS, I understand they are part of the designer suite for Adobe products and that they contain “interactive” forms and business information that usually contain sensitive information such as PII / PCA data. I’m told that no OCR product works against these types of PDFS while in the interactive mode. And, that in order to make these type of documents searchable they must be TIFF’d and then OCR’d. However, I’m also told that there are only a few products that can TIFF these documents. At this time, I’m told that only LAW can TIFF successfully, but it’s a manual process. If you have any thoughts on this, please share.
I think you were told incorrectly. You can take an interactive form and generate a fully rendered PDF that would be indexed by whatever indexing system you're using. There is no need to go to TIFF and then ocr.