Removing renderable text from pdf – posted in Business Applications: Is there a function in Adobe Acrobat (or some other software) that will. For all those people out there – students, academics, archivists, and eBooks readers – who have been stymied by Adobe® Acrobat’s® stubborn. A-PDF OCR is an effective application that works for your convenience. It enables you to get the texts from the scanned paperwork and PDF.

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If you don’t see either of the above options then – from the context menu – choose: Was it a scanned document or “born digital”? PDF file to the. I was able to convert from.

It seems people keep coming up with creative ways to try to prevent people from performing OCR on their documents. It appears that either Acrobat or the XPS driver does a little bit of antialiasing of the jagged edges. Note that the text I placed is directly in the middle of the page see below.

Removing renderable text from pdf

The problem with that trick is that it often forces two complete re-encodings of the image that comprises the page. Renderablf couldn’t find a solution anywhere else, you saved the day!


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Anonymous June 8, at 3: I was able to search a large document after following these steps.

Remove “renderable text” from scanned PDF – Planet PDF

My entire solution is designed to reduce the chance that any software converts the image files. For Mac users, this works: Ideas, thoughts, and various things I would like to share with the world. Create textual content-only or textual content-underneath PDF documents. XPS file then choose it deete this gives you the most control.

Thanks for taking the time to put this up here.

Hello, I have the same problem here. That just seems a little greedy to me.

Anonymous November 21, at 6: Anna Bergevin October 20, at The other options, Searchable Image and Searchable Image Exact will produce an image of the scan and then place an invisible layer of text underneath so that you can still search for words within the file. Robertson August 11, at 1: From time to time, a customer will send me a PDF which generates the error.

It is nice to know that it does work with Acrobat Pro renderbale Mac. If the file was originally from Illustrator, then it is what they call “born digital” and was never scanned.


Renderabl some experimentation and try things out on your own.

Just print the PDF to the Acrobat print driver with settings advanced “as image”. Please remember, this is not a tech support forum.

Thank you Grant, thank you Anonymous, wahoo!!! Anonymous February 20, at 5: The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.

You are the ddelete looking at the file. I had a similar problem while recognizing an page document. It might even work with newer versions of Acrobat Pro for Windows.

That is all the help I can give you. So, yes, a user may want to at least try simply printing to.

I have a cirriculum in pdf that I wanted to create a study guide from, point by point. PDF first, before trying this much more time consuming technique. Anonymous February 1, at 6: Grant Robertson March 12, at Robertson June 22, at Margaret Coleman May 1, at 7: XPS file has a separate vector graphic for each separate character in the file, that is a lot of data.