Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SharePoint, OCR and PDF

So, when you have a SharePoint Scanning application, why would you want to OCR PDF files?

I am seeing Microsoft SharePoint utilized more and more as a true document management / document imaging solution.  There are many document capture applications that provide the ability to scan, capture, index and OCR to PDF .  The advantage of the image with hidden text PDF, is that if you enable the PDF iFilter (how to enable PDF search in SharePoint ), you have a fully text searchable body of documentation.  SharePoint OCR is becoming a requirement.

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