I have imported some PDF files with existing OCR (generated in Acrobat) into an Indesign layout. Is there any way to export the combined layout as a PDF while retaining the original OCR encoding. (CS5.5)
(I could redo the OCR on the resulting PDF, but then I run into the classic "contains renderable text" problem in Acrobat X, as there are other vector objects in the layout).
Many thanks, MT
Make sure you don't do any kind "hidden text" OCR that keeps the original image. The text really is invisible in this case, so of no interest to a layout app.
Many thanks for the rapid response.
Following your advice I tried using ClearScan for the OCR in the original PDF's, and this works
(whereas Searchable Image OCR fails, as you implied).