You can do that in Acrobat but not in the free Reader product.
I've got Adobe Acrobat 9 pro.
Can you tell me how I can do this.
I already tried that. This morning again.
Acrobat deletes the "hidden" text, but not the recognition.
Can I post one of my PDF's (122Kb) somewhere?
Maybe I am not correctly understanding what you mean by "deletes the hidden text but not the recognition". What exactly are you trying to accomplish?
You can post the file at www.acrobat.com. You can use the same login/password that you use for this forum. Once you upload the file, publish it and post the link in the forum.
I have a PDF with text recognition. Now I want a pdf where you can't search for text.
Save it as a .jpg then use File>Create>PDF from file
People can easily run OCR on it though and create a PDF with text. Nothing you can do about that.
It works, but then the quality is very poor.
Try saving out as TIFF. When you see the save-as Dialog, click on the settings button and select a lossless compression format such as LZW for each of the the file types (Monochrome, Grayscale, and Color). This will create somewhat large intermediate files.
AbhigyanModi, I'm stil trying to search for an answer.
I've uploaded a file whit text.
I want a PDF file with a good quality, but where you can't search for the text.
Hope you understand my question.
Do you have Acrobat professional, if so, there is a trick that you can use. Let me know if you do and also mention the verison number.
I've got acrobat 9 pro
great, so try this:
- First, add a watermark to the document. This seems unncessary but is needed for the next step. Document>Watermark>Add. Add any text of your choice. If you don't want to retain the watermark set the opacity slider to 0 or 1% and select a small font size.
- Open Advanced>Print Production>Flattener Preview. Select the options:
convert all text to outlines
convert all strokes to outline
this would convert the text in the document to vectors (lines/curves) which will not be searchable.