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Searchable PDFs

Post by @username@ » Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:32 pm

Here's a quick method for converting some scanned PDF files to searchable PDF files - and save some space too.

The example here is the Funvision BASIC Reference, 91-0129-02.pdf.

Searching for JOY gives the standard "No matches were found error"

A quick fix is to run the PDF through ocrmypdf with the --redo-ocr switch.

This gives a new PDF 100k smaller with search!

Only takes a minute or two and it's free :D
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Re: Searchable PDFs

Post by Mobsie » Sun Feb 05, 2023 5:51 pm


Thank you
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