Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use OCR at D. H. Hill Library?

The Macs in the Digital Media Lab are capable of OCR (optical character recognition) by using Adobe Acrobat.

You can scan a document as OCR directly into Acrobat by checking the "Make text searchable (run OCR)" option on the Acrobat Scan menu.

If you already have a scanned PDF, and you want to make it searchable, you can do so by going to Document >> OCR Text Recognition >> Recognize Text using OCR.

Choose the pages that you want to OCR, click on edit to choose Primary OCR Language, and PDF Output Style, and then click OK and OK again to initiate the OCR process for currently open Scanned PDF.

For further assistance please visit this page or ask at the Ask Us center in the first floor lobby.

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