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  1. scan "add to existing" OR NEW file

    If add to existing file is checked, make it possible to create a new filename in the file dialog (not only existing files)

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  2. the software wont pick up my document scanner - I dont want to use my phone

    the software wont pick up my document scanner - I dont want to use my phone so dont keep asking me for my mobile phone no. - just find the HP 2630 scanner i have attached

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  3. Adobe Acrobat PRO 2017 cannot use Epson DS-520 Scanner

    OSX Catalina with Acrobat PRO 2017, and networked scanner Epson
    DS-520. I have installed the latest drivers and software for both
    the Adobe software and the Scanner. When I start Acrobat and select
    "Create PDF from Scanner", I get a pop up window with a choice of
    scanners. I then select the EPSON DS-520 from the list and click
    on SCAN. The SCAN button is then grey'ed out for a moment and
    then its back to its original (blue) color.

    Acrobat Pro just sits there doing nothing, no Epson Software appears
    and Acrobat Pro shows no progress indicator. If I…

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  4. Bahasa Indonesia

    Add Bahasa Indonesia language. It is the 10th most spoken language in the world!

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  5. Provide a way to give hints to OCR

    I'm trying to OCR photos of text on a PC screen. I'd think OCR would do a much better job if I could give it hints, such as:

    • the text to recognize is in a monospaced font (now, it tries to use a font with variable character widths, frequently leading to words with spaces in the middle of them)

    • the text to recognize has regular line spacing

    Also, it would do much better if I could tell it:

    • proceed line by line; don't jump all over the place. OCR sometime reorders the content of tables in strange ways.

    Attached is…

    2 votes

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  6. Get the free Adobe Scan app no Ukraine in the list of countries for telephone numbers

    Get the free Adobe Scan app no Ukraine in the list of countries for telephone numbers
    Adobe Acrobat PRO DC -> Left bar "Scans" -> "Get the free Adobe Scan app -> choose country for phone number that link by SMS can be revived

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  7. Multi page scanning

    When scanning multiple pages, the scanner scans all the pages but the adobe program just reads the 1st page and freezes up. you can not close. operation not allowed still in scanning process.

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  8. Multi page scanning

    When scanning multiple pages, the scanner scans all the pages but the adobe program just reads the 1st page and freezes up. you can not close. operation not allowed still in scanning process.

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  9. Stuck Optimizing Page 1

    Scanning multiple pages with a Canon MX922 all-in-1, Windows 10 on a Dell Inspiron laptop. First page scans, additional pages feed through the ADF but only page one appears on screen frozen showing "Optimizing..." Acrobat DC automatically updated on 5/15/2020, as did Windows 10. Now can only scan one page at a time. Appears to be an issue with multiple users.

    2 votes

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  10. Printing/scanning issues after update 2020.009.20063

    I am working at an MSP currently. Two separate customers are experiencing issues with printing/scanning after update 2020.009.20063 on Reader and Acrobat DC.

    If you try to scan a document that is multiple pages it will freeze after the first page.

    We attempted repairs and reinstalls but were unsuccessful with both.

    Workstations are running W10.

    Thank you.

    3 votes

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  11. Ability to select how many pages OCR in Action Wizard

    Users should be able to select how many pages are scanned for recognizable text in Action Wizard or when OCRing multiple documents.

    Performing OCR and recognizing text on a single document gives the user the option to select how many pages they want to OCR. Action Wizard and performing OCR on multiple documents removes the ability to select how many pages are scanned. I have several thousand documents that I'm only interested in performing OCR on the first page.

    How is this not a thing?

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  12. Adobe Scan files are not shown in the "Adobe Scan" category in Acrobat Pro 2017 classic track

    Hi,

    I am using the Adobe scan app and the scans are uploaded to document cloud. I can see and open the files from within Acrobat Pro 2017 in the Document Cloud section. However, when I click on the "Adobe Scan" category under file lists, it tells me that this folder is empty. But shouldn't the Adobe Scan files be shown here? This seems like a bug to me.

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  13. OCR on/off default setting in Preferences - NOT the current "sticky check box" solution

    I work in prepress and have repeated problems with OCR trying to render scanned images as text when it is not desired. Obviously, there is a checkbox under Edit PDF to disable it for each document, which appears to be "sticky," i.e. Adobe remembers the last setting used, however it would be better able to turn the default behavior on or off in Preferences so OCR can be employed only when it is desired. Using Adobe Pro DC for Windows 2020. Many thanks in advance.

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  14. Move scanned document to top of documents

    When adding a document to a multi-page document via scan, give me a right-click option to move the new document to the top of pages. Thanks.

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  15. OCR API

    As per information from the technical team currently there is no API available for converting the contents of a scanned PDF file to text format.
    OCR is available from Acrobat Pro, but it would be more convenient for the user to select the file name and leave the whole process of reading the file, converting to text and processing the data to one program which would utilize this API.

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  16. Allow text recognition to be used in an online environ.

    We'd like to use our Adobe subscription to scan docs we store online.

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  17. Bug in helpsite Fix the OCR error Could Not Perform Recognition in Acrobat

    The german version of the helpsite is contradictory to the english one:
    In "Additional Information" it reads:
    Acrobat kann OCR in einem Dokument durchführen, das bearbeitbaren Text enthält.
    In the english version it reads:
    Acrobat cannot perform OCR on a document that contains renderable text.
    The german version should be corrected because it is misleading!

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  18. Searching PDFs makes pages turn the wrong way

    When making PDF searchable, it rotates a number of random pages the wrong way around.

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  19. Make Auto OCR a switchable preference, not default!

    Auto OCR cannot be switched off, but is not always welcome nor even meaningful. Moreover, it takes a lot of time and/or many its to the 'cancel' button.
    Please, make it selectable preference - as it was before.

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  20. export bounding box coordinates

    The export of an OCR'ed document contains not just the values for each bounding box, but also the bounding box's x,y, coordinates, width, and height. This can be an extremely useful feature when dealing with structured forms / documents where the location of text contains valuable information.

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