Counting words in scanned pdf files
Thread poster: Mihailolja

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Oct 13, 2004


I know the topic of counting words in a pdf file has been discussed extensively but my problem is slightly different in that many pdf files I deal with are scanned documents and all word count software that I have tried fails to see ANY words whatsoever.

Any cure?




Rahi Moosavi  Identity Verified
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Paper Capture Feature Oct 14, 2004


Have you tried the Paper Capture Feature in Adobe Acrobat? It's an OCR in a sense and works good only if your documents are scanned from properly printed material and not handwriting. Using Paper Touch Up, you could have a rtf file which could be counted easily.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,



United Kingdom
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Thanks to both of you Oct 25, 2004

Hi there

I managed to download a trial version of the abbyy software and it is excellent , I tried a few others and it seems to be the only one that can actually convert a SCANNED pdf. The others all report "notext"

Best Wishes



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