With OCR, you can extract text content from scanned documents without re-creating and re-formatting them. You can scan printed or paper documents, such as magazines, journals, posters, and more, and convert them into editable PDFs or text files for further editing in essays, reports, or homework assignments. Learn how PDF Reader uses OCR technology to convert your scanned files into editable PDF files.
The OCR functionality in PDF Reader makes text recognition as simple as possible. Choose the file you want to apply OCR for, and PDF Reader will handle the rest.
OCR is typically used to create selectable and editable text files from printed documents. Once scanned paper documents are converted to digits with OCR, the text can then be edited with word-processing software like Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
No matter how well-trained you are, manual data entry is always prone to errors. When you make only one mistake, it will not cause a big problem. However, if you make several mistakes, you will be frustrated and, worse yet: you will lose money. Using OCR technology, you can create searchable and editable text files that eliminate human error when composing documents from scratch.
Printed documents and textual electronic images contain information that cannot be searched or edited. This means they contain a lot of frozen information. The problem is that it's difficult for you to find a specific phrase, word, or piece of vital information efficietly. By using OCR technology, you can convert that frozen text into machine-readable data that can be searched. You can then find and capture the essential information in the documents, which can be copied and pasted for other purposes.
Despite the fact that many places have digitized the receipt process, you may still receive a printed receipt in a sales transaction. It's a good idea to digitize these receipts, so they can be preserved. Some employers even ask for receipts when they process expense reports. The OCR tool will help you quickly view old receipts to carry out your taxes or claim warranty claims.