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 AdobeĀ® Acrobat’sĀ® 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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Dleete Robertson March 12, at I have had similar txt with other software “back in the day” but not recently. Be sure that print settings will use the existing page size or else larger pages will be cropped. The XPS printer will ask you to save the file. I think the most likely culprit is your print settings. I just figured out a cheap and relatively easy – if time consuming – technique for stripping out the poorly recognized or intentionally garbled text.

May 21, at 9: I set the dpi to Now, said academic may want to protect the authentic image of the document for feasible scrutinizing or grabbing snapshots from in the long term. I suspect this is because there is no conversion of image txet formats. Anonymous June 16, at 3: Posted 12 January – Also when I added my Exhibit Label and printed to pdf, all looked fine rendedable screen. I did the recommended steps already, exactly as it is said, with the result of the new PDF file unable to perform and the same line again “Pages contains renderable text”: Thanks for the useless reply.


In which case, the fact that it was originally created in Illustrator is absolutely moot.

Ideationizing: How to remove Renderable Text from .PDF files to allow OCR

Can’t tell you how much I appreciate this Just thought I’d give the Automator shout-out for Mac users who may have stumbled here via Google looking for a solution like me! Your final files are likely to be somewhat larger than the original file, depending on the original document and which OCR output style renderabe choose.

I chose my particular method because I suspect that the “print to XPS” driver just uses the image format that is already in the original. Robertson Delefe 20, at This will create a new printer in your “Printers and Faxes” folder.

Removing renderable text from pdf

That depends rendefable what you mean by “edit. Davo, I tried that method with my version of Acrobat Pro for Windows and, for most of the documents where I had this problem, it would not let me use that workaround. Is it necessary to eliminate the two error messages, “This page contains renderable text” and “Unable to proecss the page because the Paper Capture recognition service experienced an error.

This content has been marked as final. It is merely used as a transitional format, the conversion to which, strips out the bothersome “renderable text.

Anonymous February 1, at 6: You are the one looking at the file. You need to tell me more about your document and what you did. Anonymous March 3, at 9: TIFF forces one re-encoding and then reading the file back into Acrobat forces the images to be re-encoded back into. However, the images within the document may not look as good as the originals.


Fortunately we don’t have to leave our files in this format. XPS did you make sure that all of the settings were exactly as described above?

Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Some of the documents that cause the “renderable text” error look as if they were generated by a computer “born digital,” as some are saying these days but either some of the text is not selectable or it is selectable but the copied text is gibberish.

Hopefully, this article will be a big help for: I do not actually know what to do now.

Fix the OCR error Could Not Perform Recognition in Acrobat

On the other hand, our imaginary academic may want to produce the smallest possible file size, or may have hopes of producing a file that is relete to read than the scanned original.

You should be able to answer that question yourself. It is acceptably readable but it looks weird and those words or letters aren’t selectable. As you can see, the results vary dramatically.

You must save the file to disk yourself.

I just did a test xelete and it worked, so exciting. So, for every new bill, coming from the exact same seller from now on, the software extracts the data automatically.