Yes, you should!
“What is OCR?” you may ask, “I do not need OCR, I just want to open my PDFs”
According to statistics presented at the PDF Days 2018 conference, organized by the PDF association, one quarter of PDF documents are “image-only” (non-searchable) PDF documents. Image-only PDF documents are simply photographs of documents; do not contain any machine-readable text, which would allow a variety of actions, the key for working with digital documents or maintaining a paperless workplace environment.
This is exactly where OCR, or Optical Character Recognition, is of crucial importance – it makes documents truly digital and the text in them accessible for a number of actions. OCR is ultimately the key to making a difference in an employee’s productivity and efficiency between working with paper and working with digital documents.
Time and time again information is being disclosed in high-profile legal cases because of epic redaction fails.
It is true, that the PDF format has its specifics, that make redaction somewhat tricky, but understanding the basics and using the right tools makes it simple and efficient.
FineReader lets you work with any PDF as you would work with any editable document such as Microsoft® Word. With FineReader, scanned PDFs are as editable as digitally-created PDFs. Just open a PDF file and start editing: correct typos and change data or pictures directly within in a PDF, also… Read more
At least once in a lifetime, every professional has been faced with a situation when he/she urgently needs to correct a mistake or a typo in a PDF file, be it an advertising brochure, an invitation to a conference, a saved presentation in PDF format or any printed material. You had tons of issues to contend with… Read more
Have you ever encountered PDFs which simply did not want to do what you wanted? For example, not letting you select the text to copy it out? Or when searching the PDF for a word you know exists in the document, did not get any results?
The reason for this is very simple, and with the right tools the problem is easy to solve. Read more
Work with PDF documents is one of the major parts of a lawyer’s work, and effective tools are needed for that. Imagine you’ve got an agreement in PDF format and only need to make some minor, local edits to finalize it, such as to change the parties’ details in the beginning and the end of the agreement… Read more