4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2017 6:57 AM by Tagetarzan

    Acrobat Pro DC doesn't recognize text

    Tagetarzan Level 1

      No matter what I do I can not make DC to recognize text. I have tried several adjustments and every time it looks like DC is working with the file and recognizing the text but when it is done there is no text to snap. This is driving me crazy. Help anyone? This has never been a problem in earlier versions. And thanks Adobe for not letting me chat to you about this

        • 1. Re: Acrobat Pro DC doesn't recognize text
          Karl Heinz Kremer Adobe Community Professional

          We need a bit more information. What exactly are you trying to do? Is this related to OCR? If so, OCR only works on images, so if you have text that is composed of vector graphic, OCR will not be able to recognize this text (this can happen when somebody converted the real text in the file to outlines). In this case, your best bet is to export your PDF file as e.g. a 600dpi TIFF image (or images), and then import these images into Acrobat to create a new PDF, and then OCR it. If this is not what you are having problems with, please be as specific as possible in your explanation of what you are trying to do.

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          • 2. Re: Acrobat Pro DC doesn't recognize text
            Tagetarzan Level 1

            You have to excuse a dumb question but is it possible to import files into Acrobat? However, I tried to export a file to tiff and then reopen it in Acrobat. It asked me if it was a scanned picture right. Tried to recognize the text and same thing happened again. No text to snap??!!!

            • 3. Re: Acrobat Pro DC doesn't recognize text
              Karl Heinz Kremer Adobe Community Professional

              Yes, it is possible to create a PDF file from image files - I do this all the time. Depending on how you set up Acrobat, it will either run OCR right away, or you can run it manually once the document is imported. You change the import settings by going to Acrobat's Preferences, then select the "Convert to PDF" category and select TIFF as the format.

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              • 4. Re: Acrobat Pro DC doesn't recognize text
                Tagetarzan Level 1

                However, this will not solve my problem? I run OCR but there is no text to be found regardless to the preferences you are referring to right?