How to make a PDF searchable?
FineReader enhances business intelligence by streamlining the processes of converting papers and PDFs into searchable, useable text. This enables you to retrieve customer, industry and internal company information more efficiently while ensuring that you never miss an opportunity to gain value from your data- thus being able to work from anywhere, anytime. 1.
Choosing a PDF tool, Part 5: How to make a PDF searchable
Paper has to be searched manually, but digital documents are instantly searchable, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Between 25 and 33 percent of the PDF documents out there contain no searchable information at all. For instance, when a scan is wrapped into a PDF document, you have an image, which is not accessible to text tools.
Choosing a PDF tool – Part 4: How to edit a PDF like a pro
PDF was created as “digital paper,” with the idea of making a digital document format that looks the same across different computers and systems. Usually, when we print out a document, we don’t want it to change anymore — and accordingly, PDF wasn’t created as an editable format. However, life requires the opposite.
Choosing a PDF tool – Part 3: What you should know about its document comparison capabilities
One of the most common challenges in our daily work with content is that it usually involves working with documents of various formats. Let’s say you are trying to compare a legal agreement in Word document with a scanned copy which has been signed and sent back to you per email. What do you do?
Choosing a PDF tool – Part 2: How to convert files from PDF to Word and vice versa and other formats
PDF and Microsoft® Word are probably the most common file formats in the office environment. Many common tasks require users to convert from one format to the other —reusing content for other purposes, editing the text with changes tracked, or sharing a final document with revised layout and formatting, for example.
How to do long-term digital document preservation correctly?
Digital Archiving enables e-discovery, litigation support and regulatory compliance and facilitates data analytics. Read more about how to preserve documents from paper and digital input channels as accessible and searchable PDF/A assets with FineReader Server.
Are you still comparing documents manually?
Do you also spend hours manually checking changes in updated document versions line by line, word by word? Have you encountered a situation when your teammate forgot to turn on the “track changes” mode in Microsoft® Word and you had to painfully look for those edits or use compare documents function in Word itself? Just think of all the time and resources wasted on printing, proofreading and re-checking your own and other people’s edits.
Choosing a PDF tool - Part 1: should you care about its OCR capabilities?
Yes, you should! “What is OCR?” you may ask, “I do not need OCR, I just want to open my PDFs” According to statistics presented at the PDF Days 2018 conference, organized by the PDF association, one quarter of PDF documents are “image-only” (non-searchable) PDF documents.
What do PDFs have to do with the GDPR?
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being applicable in all member states of the European Union as of 25th May 2018, companies of all sizes and industries are bound to define processes and systems to manage personal data in a more structured and reliable way than ever before. Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind are customer databases, CRM systems, marketing automation tools. But what about documents?
Redacting a PDF document is not rocket science
Time and time again information is being disclosed in high-profile legal cases because of epic redaction fails. It is true, that the PDF format has its specifics, that make redaction somewhat tricky, but understanding the basics and using the right tools makes it simple and efficient. Why do redaction “accidents” happen? For sure placing black bars over the text lines will not do the job.