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  1. 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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  2. Allow text recognition to be used in an online environ.

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

    1 vote

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  3. 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!

    1 vote

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  4. Searching PDFs makes pages turn the wrong way

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

    1 vote

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  5. 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.

    2 votes

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  6. 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.

    1 vote

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  7. Bug Report: Adobe Bug when creating pdf from scanner in latest Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

    This is not an idea. It is a report of a serious, newly introduced bug in your expensive software.

    File -> Create -> PDF from Scanner worked fine for me for several years with my Epson WF-3540 printer/scanner, several levels and versions of Adobe Acrobat products - up to Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - and my old Win7 laptop.

    Last week I finally got around to deploying my new Win10 laptop and installing Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Today I needed to scan some letters to PDF and was surprised and disappointed.

    My usual "File -> Create -> PDF from Scanner"…

    1 vote

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  8. The Selected Color Format is not supported

    Allways get this error when scanning "The Selected Color Format is not supported".
    Scanner works fine with other software.
    iMacPro with Canon TS8120.
    Thanks

    3 votes

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  9. Support of AV1 Image File Format avif for smaller and better quality pictures

    To minimize size and keep a good quality the support of AVIF pictures should be considered. In most cases it gives you just what you want, small sizes and great quality. Especially for archiving scans in color it's really nice, even for a mix of pictures, text and grained colors.

    2 votes

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  10. Adobe Scan failure with Mac

    ADOBE says they have an issue with latest Mac update. can not find scanner.
    HELP!!

    2 votes

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  11. Why don't you have the recognize text as a tool on the right hand side of the page? It's a pill to have to hit "Find Tools" every time.

    Why don't you have the recognize text as a tool on the right hand side of the page? It's a pill to have to hit "Find Tools" every time.

    1 vote

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  12. OCR is not working on Adobe Acrobat. I've spent 3 hours with tech support on my computer. They don't seem to understand what OCR is suppos

    Adobe Acrobat won't work. I've spent 3 hours with two different tech support people, with them coming into my system. They don't seem to understand how OCR is supposed to work. They tell me that adobe thinks my handwriting is an image. Too bad. It's my fault. That is ludicrous. I thought I just didn't know how to do the final steps of a conversation to text. I know that OCR works. I just can't get it to work on my laptop with Adobe Acrobat DC that I pay for monthly.

    Can anyone help, who understand how it is supposed…

    1 vote

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  13. OCR for Tibetan and Devanagari

    Please develope OCR for Tibetan and Devanagari (More then 120 languages use it such as Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Maithili, Awadhi, Newari and Bhojpuri and Classical Sanskrit). This would benefit millions of people and would be a huge contribution to humanitarian sciences, which deal with manuscripts in these languages, trying to retrieve ancient wisdome that is in much need in these modern times.

    3 votes

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  14. Inclusion of Indian classic ODIA language in the OCR tool in Acrobat Pro DC.

    The mother-tongue of the people living in the state of Odisha is Odia language. Around 45 million (http://www.dataforall.org/dashboard/censusinfoindia_pca/) of people in India and abroad speak Odia language. Odia is a primarily spoken language in the Indian states of Odisha, parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Odia is the official language of Odisha and the second official language of Jharkhand.

    The Union Cabinet of India classified Odia as classical language on 20-February-2014. (https://pib.gov.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=103967). So far Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Odia have been declared as classical languages in Indian subcontinent.

    Therefore Adobe is…

    105 votes

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  15. double sided scanning

    It would be great if there was a way to create a .pdf from doublesided documents without doing each page manually or having a scanner that does it automatically. Ideally, I would scan the odd pages. Then turn the stack of documents over and scan the even pages. Then reverse the even pages (to go from low page number to high). Then combine the odd and even pages in a way that it will be: 1,2,3,4,5,6, etc

    2 votes

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  16. Selecting Greek text and pasting in Word should be automatic and work just with Ctrl+C.

    Greek OCR should be fixed as it seems broken in the newer versions.
    Below you will find two paragraphs. 1st is from PDFXEdit (free tool) and second is from Adobe Acrobat 2019.021.20056 (costs two virgins and a first born child). It is expected for such an expensive software to make this process straight forward.

    PDFXEdit:
    Τα ίδια κεφάλαια, και τα κέρδη προ φόρων της εταιρείας Α για τη χρήση 2018 είναι €150.000 και
    €5Ο.ΟΟΟ αντίστοιχα. Πώς θα διαµορφωθούν αυτά τα δύο μεγέθη (απαντήστε με τη χρήση πίνακα) αν
    υπάρχουν οι εξής παρατηρήσεις του ορκωτού ελεγκτή:
    1. Η εταιρεία είχε δημιουργήσει…

    1 vote

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  17. Highlighter orients itself improperly after a scan

    [BUG]
    Description: After initially correcting the orientation of the PDF and then highlighting where needed, I then decided to use the find tool to find a word in my PDF. Unfortunately, the PDF was an image and so Acrobat had to enhance the scan to try and search for the word. After enhancing, the page orientation stayed the same but the highlight seemed to rotate itself in the orientation of the original document and not the corrected orientation as shown below.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1) Have a file with text that is scanned in vertically and is viewed as an…

    1 vote

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  18. Need internet to scan from HP printer

    Maybe i am paranoid but I have a case against the Norwegian government. I would like to use my HP printer color laserjet MFP M477fdw against Acrobat that i am renting. That is not working thru an usb-cable.. Probably other instances too that usb is better.... When I try I get you have not internwt. It is files I do not want out on the internet but at the same time it would be better for med to make it digital than having the case on paper.

    1 vote

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  20. Straighten

    A button to straighten a scanned document would be so useful, particularly for anyone using a document feeder to scan. Currently, if you go to edit the document, it will straighten the pages for you, but it will sometimes convert handwritten notes into a font and change their appearance, which isn't ideal for signatures, for example. So, a separate option to straighten the document would be life changing for me at work.

    4 votes

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