Questions tagged [ocr]

Optical character recognition (OCR) is the process of converting images of text to text that can be manipulated by word processors etc.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Add an OCR layer over MS Word images (extracted from PDF)

I'm working on a PDF (that i created with LaTeX) and I need to convert in into a MS Word document, but keeping the *exactly* original typesetting and design. Since all the converters from PDF to Word ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

delete image layer in pdf and work on text layers only

I have a searchable pdf document. I would like to delete the image layer to work on the text layer only. How can I do it? Thanks in advance to those who will help me
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Capture2Text swallowing letters typed

I am have been trying out Capture2Text for it's OCR functionality. I am using Windows 10 1809. OCR works well using Win+Q, however relatively quickly the application starts intercepting keys. It stops ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

How to OCR this subtitle?

Is there any Linux OCR tool that can extract this subtitle without having to train a LSTM? Language is Portuguese. Some image cropping and python coding is acceptable... I could not find a Tesseract ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

How to mark paper documents before scanning to simplify OCR sorting?

My business generates a lot of handwritten notes that get scanned and sorted into clients' files. Each file has a unique 5-digit numeric code, which is handwritten on the page before scanning. Our ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How to pre-process the background of this image in order to OCR the table properly?

I have to OCR the book of tables consisting of 500+ pages but the maker stamped every page. Can anybody help me on how should I process it in order to be able to recognize it let's say in FineReader? ...
22
votes
3answers
6k views

Blurry text in PDF

I have a pdf that has blurry text. The text itself is readable but causes lots of strain. This is an example of the text. Is there a way to clear it up?
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Is it possible to copy/paste image into Google Doc and then make OCR?

I know the method when you upload image and then open it in Docs, but is it possible to paste into Docs from clipboard and then use some menu to OCR?
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Split two-page pages into parts in Abby FineReader?

I took PDF file with multiple 2-page scanned pages and loaded it into ABBY FineReader. It has options to decouple such pages, but it worked not for all pages. How can I split page now, which was not ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

How to OCR the hardcoded Korean subtitles from a movie?

I got a Chinese movie called "Xin li zui (2017)" with Korean subtitles, burned into it. Or, 'hardcoded'. Now, with an French, Spanish or English subbed movie or just any movie which uses the ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

How to manually digitize a PDF document? [closed]

Having a plain PDF scan, I want to freely select text on it. OCR does not give the desired result thereby digitizing it myself is the goal. Is there any open-source tool to recognize rasterized (...
1
vote
0answers
169 views

OCR a table to csv using a GUI for tesseract? [closed]

I want to OCR 20 pages of tables to CSV or similar format, using a GUI. For this purpose I installed tesseract (including tesseract-training and the applicable language package) using MacPorts. I also ...
1
vote
2answers
978 views

Pattern matching in bash to use in case-statements (instead of regex)

I have coded one of my first bash scripts. My goal is to make my office "paper-free". I have a lot of scanned documents, that I want to save with the date (usually found at the top of each document) ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Copy text from scanned pdf

I have some scanned documents, which I want to copy the text from. Adobe Acrobat Pro recognizes the text, however it is placed in a bunch of bounding boxes, making it impossible (?) to just mark all ...
-1
votes
1answer
138 views

How can I OCR the text from specific regions of a screenshot, then output that to a usable format?

I'm trying to automate logging of uh, ranked games in Street Fighter of all things - Yes, nerdy, I know. I have a spreadsheet In that I manually put in the following for each ranked game: The ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

How can I scan and get a PDF file with selectable japanese text?

I have several magazines in japanese. I would like to carry them to read in an airplane but they are too heavy so ideally I am thinking of scanning the pages and carrying them as pdfs. But I like to ...
1
vote
0answers
150 views

Manually adding Searchable Words in PDF

Is there a way to add searchable tags/keywords to a PDF document? I have heard of the OCR option in Adobe Acrobat, but for some reason this program keeps crashing, are there any alternatives? Can ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How do I train Tesseract for a new ttf font?

I am trying to train Tesseract for some funny looking fonts, like Palace for example. I have tried a simple way - produced traindata with http://trainyourtesseract.com/ and then have made a call ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

Is it possible to OCR (frame-by-frame) digital time and multimeter reading values from a video? [closed]

I have a time-lapse video that I need to collect data from (digital time and multimeter reading). Is anyone aware of any apps that can perform this kind of OCR? The clock and multimeter screens are ...
3
votes
0answers
199 views

Can I tinker with the encoding when using pdftotext to convert PDF to text?

Sometimes when I do pdftotext it results in perfect text. I assume this is because the actual unicode text data is embedded directly in the PDF itself, and simply read out. But other times (around ...
2
votes
0answers
283 views

Tesseract: OCR hex and binary strings from old documents

I have some questions about Tesseract Context I am currently working on an old cryptographic algorithm from East Germany (GDR) which was developed in the 80s. I implemented the algorithm in C#. Now ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Specify font when performing OCR

I have a folder full of images that I need to convert to text. Each one contains a string of numbers and spaces on a single line. The images are computer-generated (i.e. not scans with extra ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

UltraVNC fails with OCR, RDC succeeds

I am trying to use OCR on a remote machine, which can be connected to via either RDC or VNC. There is one script that is supposed to run there, that is using tesseract OCR package. For some reason ...
1
vote
1answer
356 views

What computer specs/ hardware will speed up my Adobe Acrobat OCR speed? [closed]

So, I have a work task where I am Sanitizing the PDF, then watermarking it, OCR-ing it, and password protecting it. Especially the OCR seems to just take forever, and I'm doing this task on ...
4
votes
2answers
588 views

How to leave pdf image unchanged while adding OCR to a pdf with pdfsandwich?

I am trying to add OCR to PDFs and am using pdfsandwich to do so. The problem is that pdfsandwich processes the image when doing OCR which changes what the document looks like. Is there any way to ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

Google OCR - just in Lens, or can I find it elsewhere? [closed]

I need to convert some screenshots of spreadsheets to actual data. Google Lens seems pretty good at this - I save the image on my phone, then open it up with the Google Lens app, let it do it's thing,...
0
votes
1answer
577 views

How to compare multiple PDF files?

My professor just uploaded an updated set of all the slides of the whole semester (17 PDFs), referring to them as the now definite examination material. Problem is, I have made lots of notes on the ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Autohotkey to search images

I'm learning how to use autohotkey and I wanted to create a script which open a game from steam and joins automatically to a specific server. My code so far is: F1:: Run, steam://rungameid/346110 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Would extracting hard-coded subtitles like this work?

I have an mp4 with hardcoded subtitles and I want to make an SRT file. I tried using the video OCR software AviSub. It got the timings right but the words itself were very innacurate, so I got an SRT ...
33
votes
4answers
9k views

How to create PDF with scanned pages but selectable text?

Today I recieved a PDF from our supplier and it contained several printed and scanned pages with signatures etc. I opened it in Acrobat Reader DC. But to my surprise the text from the evidently ...
2
votes
1answer
72 views

What's the best method for JPEG text manipulation?

I have a relatively simple graphic; a technical diagram with various bits of text throughout. The text is in another language (Czech/Slovak). It's printed clearly enough to be accurately ...
5
votes
2answers
13k views

Understanding OCR options in Adobe Acrobat: “Searchable Image”, “Searchable Image (Exact)”, and “Editable Text and Images”

In Adobe Acrobat (I'm using Pro DC if that matters), there are three options for OCR: "Searchable Image". "Searchable Image (Exact)". "Editable Text and Images". What are the differences between ...
0
votes
0answers
853 views

How to use Onenote 2016 as an OCR on a PC

*Note I'm using a PC for all this. I am trying to take text out of a screen shot made on my computer and when I've tried the methods suggested by the video and the article listed; I don't get the ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Extract Text From Images,ocr

Extract Text From Images?i have many images,i searched and found some online convertors but doesn't work becouse i have 10.000 image,so i need a mass tool,can someone help me with this,thank you
1
vote
0answers
287 views

How to OCR document with table and export to text (with proper left/right/top/down text)?

I have a document with many pages that have columnar tables like the following. #1 2.1 This is some text. It can go onto the next line like this. #2 1.3 More text. #3 3.2 And some more ...
-1
votes
1answer
550 views

How can I convert a .png image to .pdf with OCR text? [closed]

I have a .png file that is a screenshot of an article I found online. I would like a PDF version of it, with all the text selectable. Are there any apps or tools that do that?
1
vote
0answers
92 views

Extract PDF Data using categorized annotations

Are there any existing tools to extract data from PDF files using this method. Lets say I have 3 categories Image - this will be a rectangle annotation which will crop that specific area where the ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to extract text from an image-based pdf using Cuneiform in terminal

cuneiform -l eng -f text -o outocr.txt input.pdf The above command, when run in terminal, outputs only the text of my PDF title page to the outocr.txt file. What should I do to make it recognize ...
1
vote
3answers
6k views

How can I convert PDF bank statements to a Excel or CSV file?

I am just doing my UK tax return (Yes I have left it until the last minute). My bank (Nationwide) will only let me download the last 15 months of transactions as a CSV file, but will let me download ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

How to effectively scan 130,000 paper pages in 10 days

I have a rather large project which will ultimately benefit society, and I'm looking for all the help I can muster.   I have about 130,000 pages that need to be digitized. Many of them are in packages ...
0
votes
3answers
47 views

Capture text on page with background white from photography

I intend convert a photography, with txt on page with background white, to txt file. The purpose is capture all text on this images. I google and I founded the imagemagick and this tools: SCAN Image ...
0
votes
1answer
759 views

Can I “roll back” to the PDF without OCR?

I'm using Automator in combination with Abbys Finereader to watch a Folder for new scanned PDF documents. The Finereader OCRs the Document and exports it to a new PDF in the same Folder. For a month ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Adobe could not perform recognition: This page is larger than the maximum page size of 45 inches by 45 inches

I tried to run the text recognition tool in a PDF, and obtain the following error message: Adobe could not perform recognition (OCR) on this page because: This page is larger than the maximum page ...
1
vote
1answer
191 views

OCR on pages containing both text and images in Acrobat XI Pro

Why does Acrobat XI Pro not allow an OCR scan on pages containing both images and renderable text? The sample PDF in the screenshot was created from an MS Word doc. The first line was typed out; the ...
-1
votes
1answer
481 views

OCR messed up by Ghostscript

Last year there was a bug found in Ghostscript. It is documented here: http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=696116 It is marked Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX In the end the assignee, Ken Sharp,...
2
votes
0answers
206 views

Funny OCR-situation

I have a multipage scanned 300 dpi PDF-file on an Ubuntu 16.04 system. When I run the following command: pdfocr -t -l swe -i *.pdf -o newfile.pdf It results in a perfectly OCR-read file. Every ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

How can I get an image of text transcribed where I can specify the font (TFF file)?

Is there possibly some way to quickly transcribe a large amount of text in a weird font (i.e. something like BulletMix: https://www.fontstock.net/4041/bulletmix.html)? I have access to photoshop, but ...
10
votes
7answers
11k views

Enable OCR in Greenshot

I run Windows 10 with Microsoft Office professional Plus 2016 on my computer. Looks like MS OCR functionality is enabled in my system since OneNote is able to copy text from image. But how to enable ...
4
votes
0answers
2k views

How to compress Tesseract-encoded PDFs while maintaining embedded text from OCR?

I've been experimenting with using Tesseract to OCR my PDFs, and it has been mostly successful, particularly with German Fraktur texts (the old style gothic print), which tools like Adobe Acrobat can'...
2
votes
2answers
20k views

MODI in MS Office 2016

I have heard about scanned document OCR feature in MS Office. I was trying to copy scanned document image to clipboard and paste it as text in notepad as text, but this doesn't work. I have Office ...