There are two questions that I get asked quite a bit:
- How can I tell if a PDF has been OCRed and made searchable?
- How can I extract text from a PDF?
There are lots of software products that can do this sort of thing, but the way that I usually do both of these things is pretty low-tech. Watch the video to see how our forefathers did it.
This video on extracting text from a PDF is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.
(Photo by orangeacid)