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Searchable PDFs

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

Re: Searchable PDFs

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2023 5:51 pm
by Mobsie

Thank you