firstname.lastname@example.org (Gururajan Ramachandran) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> Is there any way to convert an image only PDF to a searchable PDF
> without going through a scanner? In other words, are there software that
> can do this task directly on the computer?
> Or, does using OCR software merely mean running the image PDF file through
> the software and produce a searchable PDF?
> What reliable softwares are available?
> Are there programs that run independently? That is, without needing full
> Acrobat or aome other adjunct software?
Abbyy Finereader. It is an OCR software. Takes image only pdf and
turns out image+text or pdf normal page. You have to review and
correct individual recognition errors though.