Removing renderable text from pdf – posted in Business Applications: Is there a function in Adobe Acrobat (or some other software) that will. For all those people out there – students, academics, archivists, and eBooks readers – who have been stymied by AdobeĀ® Acrobat’sĀ® stubborn. A-PDF OCR is an effective application that works for your convenience. It enables you to get the texts from the scanned paperwork and PDF.

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Grant Robertson November 21, at 8: It will look as if your computer is either not doing anything or is locked up. Nityananda Chandra Granger February 19, at It seems people keep coming up with creative ways to try to prevent people from performing OCR on their documents. I couldn’t find a solution anywhere else, you saved the day!

Ideationizing: How to remove Renderable Text from .PDF files to allow OCR

How to remove Renderable Text from. It inspired me to use Automator on my Mac to basically create the workflow you described. It is acceptably readable but it looks weird and those rext or letters rsnderable selectable.

The other options, Searchable Image and Searchable Image Exact will produce an image of the scan and then place an invisible layer of text underneath so that you can still search for words within the file.


Although this trick does not require a lot of tedious manual labor, it does take up a lot of computer time and processing power. Just save to TIFF and then re-import that.

I did the recommended steps already, exactly as it is said, with the result of the new PDF file unable to perform and the same line again “Pages contains renderable text”: I hope this helps. Would you like to carry deelete optical character recognition OCR on it? JPG also allows resizing the individual pages before recombining, which is handy. When I rendetable a page, mostly-text, 10MB document: It enables you to get the texts from the scanned paperwork and PDF files without any problem.

By printing the document to this virtual printer, the new PDF that is created will often avoid having the renderable text issue. Just after posting my earlier comment I found a solution in my Nitro Professional free trial: Either way, it involves a long process of dumping the document to an image and then recomposing to PDF.

Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available here. JonnyPhenomenon August 9, at By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Rather than pop up a dialog and ask what you want to do, the software just chokes.


Several functions may not work. Thank you for the article. Now this step is really going to take a long time, perhaps hours. It is a program for generating documents that can be viewed on most any ernderable.

Grant Sheridan Robertson’s personal blog. I set the dpi to Specify a location, and then click Save. Note that the text I placed is directly in the middle of the page see below. This process generates some really large transitional files.

Removing renderable text from pdf

You are the one looking at the file. Many people suspect this is meant to prevent people from copying any of the document for use elsewhere.

Research shows this is very important to your overall productivity and health. After OCR using this method, I am seeing few wording are not selecting perfectly.

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