4.03.2008

Anyone know anything about OCR (and how to make it not suck)

Ok, so my printer sent me the PDF of the image file from which they print my book. Great.

What's not so great is that the entire thing is just a huge gigantic image. And that sucks, because what I really need is the actual text (so i can avoid having to literally redo from scratch the entire layout process including edits and whatnot). So, I tried doing OCR with Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.1, and... Well.. It sucks.

It recognizes like every 7th word, which is pretty damn useless. So, I'm wondering if anyone out there knows anything about how to make this not suck, and if so, what they recommend.

Anyone? Anyone? Beuler?


***UPDATE 4.15.08***

They sent me the version I sent them. They rule, I drool. Things is fixed now. Thanks everyone who emailed and IM'ed about this.