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10.4: Use Preview to set keywords in PDFs
Authored by: wangman25 on Jun 06, '05 10:40:03PM

Check out Readiris 9.0, it works well and accepts most file formats.



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Readiris
Authored by: victory on Jun 08, '05 09:07:42AM

Thanks for the suggestion.

By coincidence, I actually do use Readiris Pro 9.0 to OCR documents, but there are a number of gripes I have with the app. In particular, like pre-6.0 versions of Adobe Acrobat, it seems to have a built-in limit of 50 pages per document that it will OCR (Granted, the 'corporate' version of Readiris may not have this limitation). There also seems to be a weird glitch that causes it to only recognize the first few pages of a multi-page PDF at times.

On the other hand, Readiris does OCR documents a lot faster than Acrobat's built-in Paper Capture feature. (And is a lot cheaper)

About the only other major OCR package available for OSX I haven't looked at yet (I've even tried a few open-source offerings without much success) is Omnipage. Google'd reviews of the OSX version aren't encouraging, which is sad since this app was an early pioneer in PC-based OCR.



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