Tag: scanning

This week in PDF: Enterprise PDF security solution announced

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This week in PDF has seen the announcement of an enterprise PDF security solution, the launch of a server-based redaction product, a major update to a PDF developer component, and support for searchable PDFs added to a popular scanning product.

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This week in PDF: iPhone app adds PDF scanning and copying

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This week in PDF has seen an update to an established suite of PDF tools and the addition of scan-to-PDF functionality to an iPhone app.

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Converting paper documents to PDF using Acrobat

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Looking for a quick and easy way to convert your paper documents into PDFs? Look no further! Paper documents can quickly and easily be converted to PDF using Acrobat’s ‘Create PDF from scanner’ feature.

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This week in PDF: callas supports PDF/A test suite

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This week in PDF has seen an update to a major prepress solution, a vendor announce compatibility with the PDF/A test suite, and a new release of a PDF-based scanning product.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Cellphones as scanners

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Ever wished you could simply scan and send whiteboard notes without having to worry about re-typing them? Courtesy of an online service from scanR, it seems that is now possible to do just that using nothing but a camera phone. Images sent to the service are then forwarded as PDF files via email or fax, fixing alignment issues and cleaning up background noise en route.

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OCR: Yuor Sarech Enigne Cna’t Raed Tihs

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a godsend to anyone looking to create an electronic archive from large paper records, but just how accurate is it? How can responsible record-keepers compensate for the occasional errors? PDFforLawyers.com’s Dave Fishel explains in this piece on the perils of relying too heavily on OCR.

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ScanSoft adds documents indexing to Google Desktop Search

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ScanSoft recently announced the OmniPage Search Indexer for Google Desktop Search, and is offering a free beta download of the English-language plug-in that automatically creates text-index information from PDFs, faxes, scanned books and documents.

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Kofax to integrate Adobe LiveCycle Barcoded Forms

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Kofax has announced an agreement to integrate Adobe
Systems’ LiveCycle Barcoded Forms into its Ascent Capture
platform, enabling companies, government agencies, and large
organizations which process large volumes of paper forms to
automate the collection of form data for use in business
applications and databases.

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OCR Tutorial for Acrobat

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A step-by-step guide to making image-only PDF documents searchable using Acrobat — a must-read for lawyers or other professionals looking to convert large volumes of scanned files. This tutorial from PDFforLawyers.com’s David Fishel covers versions 4, 5 and 6 of Acrobat and explains their relative strengths with respect to Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

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Adobe introduces PDF Forms with 2-D barcodes solution

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At AIIM 2004, Adobe Systems is introducing new forms processing technology that utilizes PDF, the free Adobe Reader and 2-D barcode technology.

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