OCR – Optical character recognition with webPDF

The webPDF portal and its related OCR web service let you use optical character recognition to convert graphics into editable formats.

Optical character recognition (OCR)

OCR is used whenever you need to apply an optical character recognition process to graphics formats in order to save them as PDF, text, or XML files. In other words: OCR lets you convert images of text into searchable PDF documents. This is a particularly valuable approach when image files (e.g. scanned incoming mail) need to be made searchable for specific words and then automatically integrated and properly categorized within the work process.

OCR, Optical Character Recognition, or text recognition, is a technology that enables the conversion of various documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files or digital images, into editable and searchable files.

How does optical character recognition work on the webPDF portal?

Select the output format (PDF, text or XML) and language of the document being converted. Then run the text recognition feature.


Always make sure you select the language of the document to be converted, otherwise special characters may not be correctly recognized.

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