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  1. Arabic OCR

    Need to recognize Arabic text from scanned images.

    224 votes
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      85 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Planned  ·  gudisa responded

      We already considered this request. We will update you once the team prioritise it and implement it.

      Thanks.

    • Adobe Acrobat Pro XI vs. Adobe Acrobat DC

      Can we get the Acrobat XI version of the Scanning stuff back? This multiple page setup in order to get to scanning a document is horrendous. When you update things, try to avoid bloating them into more steps, more bells and whistles that are just eye candy and do little to enhance anything....I like when we go update and find out that the newer version has less garbage on it, less junk added to it for overall performance gain instead of the industry standard of new versions = more bloated programming = less productivity and horrible GUI - Why does…

      47 votes
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        Under review  ·  19 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • It would be great if Acrobat was multi=threaded. I routinely have to OCR 4000 page documents which almost always fail and take hours

        Acrobat needs to be multithreaded. I have a top of the line machine with 32g of ram and an I7-6700k processor an m2 SSD, yet am unable to successfully run OCR on a 4000 page document without splitting it up into 250-500page chunks, which is cumbersome. Even then, acrobat will only use 12% of my resources.

        34 votes
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          Under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Shortcut for Create PDF from Scan

          Create shortcut on Home page to "Create PDF from Scan". A lot of users primarily use Acrobat to create pdfs from paper. It shouldn't take 4 mouse clicks to get this done. Also, there is now no way to use keyboard shortcuts to effect a scan. Alt-F-R-S is as far as one can go because the new blue Scan button does not have a keyboard shortcut.

          17 votes
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            Under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please add Bengali language support for OCR

            With over 250 million speakers, Bengali is the seventh most spoken native language in the world. Unfortunately there is no Bengali language support for OCR in Adobe Acrobat Pro. It would be extremely helpful for Bengali language community if Bengali is added in OCR. Thank you.

            9 votes
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              Under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • crashes when scaning multiple pages

              crashes when scaning multiple pages

              7 votes
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                Under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Better deskew object tool

                Have a single deskew tool using handle to rotate or enter degrees to get the best results

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for reporting your concern. As of now there is no such option. I will share this idea with the team.
                  We will get back to you if there is any update.

                  Thanks.

                • use multithreading for OCR

                  Use multithreading for OCR

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for reporting your concern.
                    We already have a feature request for this. The engineering team will work on this issue once prioritized.
                    We will inform you once it is implemented.

                    Thanks.

                  • Option to eliminate words with mixed number and letters in OCR

                    Provide a check off that functions to prevent the OCR from mixing numbers and symbols in words.
                    For example: Custodian should not be read Cu&t0d1an - only letters should be recognized in words.

                    5 votes
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                      Under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • After OCR, would like spell check feature to review OCR errors beyond correct recognized text feature

                      After OCR, would like spell check feature to review OCR errors beyond correct recognized text feature. OCR has errors. Also, would like to have the option to tell OCR to search but selectively remove symbols from OCR responses. many documents have no "~" or "|" (shift backslash) also would like to eliminate the search for British pound symbol. The user would then selectively help the OCR to eliminate some responses.

                      5 votes
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                        Merged  ·  0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Icelandic OCR

                        In fact, all languages supported by the open source tesseract project should be available to Adobe customers. Better yet, Adobe licenses OCR from I.R.I.S. S.A. and meanwhile Readiris 17 has support for 130 languages, including Icelandic. Time to update or lose some license restrictions and move open source. What are you paying for, other than sub-par technology? Tesseract is a project supported by Google with an Apache 2.0 license.

                        Foxit and ABBYY Finereader also have support. Adobe is severely lagging behind here. The tesseract engine is particularly good at character recognition but does not have a very nice interface. There…

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                          0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Unable to change Acrobat DC default settings

                          Acrobat DC doesn't remember settings of action "Create PDF file from scanner", in Output: i have to manually select "Multiple files" instead of the default "One File",
                          and when saving files at the end of the scan, i have each time to change the default acrobat directory.

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                            0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I used to be able to clean up my scanned documents by clicking the "spots" and deleting. Now I am unable to do this.

                            I was able to do this in the past. The most recent update must have removed the ability. I would select the "spot" or the edge of the page where the document feeder skewed the page in the scanner, then hit delete. Now I am unable to do this. I want to be able to present clean documents.

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              If I am not wrong you are using edit functionality of Acrobat. There you can select the edge or small bounding ox and delete it if it is not required.
                              If not please use Edit tool.

                              If you are facing any issue on any file please share the files.

                              Thanks.

                            • Machine Learning Form Analysis

                              After OCR recognition provide a facility not just for correcting the text, but for meta-data labeling of fields and regions. This data would make machine-learned document management much more effective.
                              For example, the automated extraction of data from Insurance company EOBs. You might argue, of course, that this is not in Adobe's balliwick, but I'd argue that this is a natural addition to your commenting tools.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for reporting your concern.
                                For the first question, ability to correct OCRed text. This functionality is already there. Go to Tools> Enhance scan> Recognize text> Correct Recognize text

                                For the 2nd query I will raise a feature request for you. We will look into this and inform you if there is nay update.

                                Thanks.

                              • Please add tamil language in OCR

                                Kindly add tamil language support in ocr and other tools

                                4 votes
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                                  Under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I need to darken the text for a light object, but that is apparently impossible.

                                  Adobe Acrobat used to have a feature to darken text. What happened?

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    You can change color of text using Edit PDF tool.
                                    If this is something different, can you please elaborate the issue and how you used to do it earlier.

                                    Thanks.

                                  • Allow One Button Scanning

                                    Please create a shortcut that would allow the creation of a scanned document. Too many clicks to create pdf from scan. Your attitude seems to be the more clicks the better.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi Robert,
                                      Thanks for reporting your concern. We will forward this request to the engineering team.
                                      We would keep track of this request and keep you updated with the status of the request.

                                      Regards,
                                      Mohit Kumar

                                    • Post Scan review and correction

                                      During the correction process utilize a dictionary to look up words which contain most characters as determined by scan and in the same left to right order. Present these as choices to be picked rather than only allowing change via direct editing. Permit editing after a choice is made however because the choice might only be close.

                                      So often I have seen "print" scanned as "primt" for instance. Since most text is words in a dictionary the correction process can offer alternative spellings with some high degree of probability that one of them is correct. This could also be used…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • OCR automation (cloud API or SDK)

                                        As a preprocessing step for our document analysis technology, we need to OCR hundreds of document scans. Since we need not only the recognized text, but also font information and text position, your OCR technology as integrated into the Acrobat DC provides the best quality for our needs, but unfortunately, there seems to be absolutely no possibility to automate the OCR process? Your mobile app seems to access some cloud api, since there you can make a picture with your phone and get the OCRed PDF within seconds from the Adobe servers, but the API is not public (at least…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          You can do this by creating an action in Acrobat(if you are using Desktop).
                                          Go to Actions Wizard → New Action → Recognize Text → Recognize Text using OCR → Click “→” arrow →
                                          Specify OCR settings and Save.

                                          Now whenever you have to run OCR on any number of files/folders, just run this action.
                                          Hope it will help you.

                                          Thanks.

                                        • Combine Odd Page File with Even Page File

                                          Many scanners are not duplex. Thus, users scan odd pages (1, 3, 5, etc.) first then save the file. Next, users turn the stack over to scan even pages (n, n-2, n-4, etc.) then save the file. The problem comes when trying to combine in sequential order. Please create a tool that simply selects odd page file, then reverse even page file, then combines in proper order.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Scanning and OCR  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We already have an option to do this.
                                            While scanning go to scan settings page and select “Both sides” option.
                                            If your scanned is not duplex, it will scan front sides of all pages and ask you to scan reverse sides.
                                            Now reverse the pages and click ‘Ok’. It will automatically arrange your documents.
                                            Hope it will resolve your query. Please try and confirm.

                                            Thanks.

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