Video: How OCR And Searchable PDFs Work

Video: How OCR And Searchable PDFs Work

This video on OCR and Searchable PDFs is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.

If you’ve been reading DocumentSnap for a while, you know that I am always going on about OCR, or Optical Character Recognition. I’m a big believer in creating searchable PDFs.

That’s all great, but what on earth does it mean? I made this video to give a quick 2 minute overview of how it all works.

View the video below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. If you are able to, I recommend that you watch it with HD turned on.

Do you OCR your PDFs? Or do you just rely on filename search?

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.