How can I fix a PDF document that was scanned backwards?

Question:I received an email containing a PDF document which was scanned backwards. I tried rotating it with PDF Complete version but it didn't correct the problem. The user who emailed it doesn't have the original document to re-scan it correctly. How can I fix it? Is there any solution on VeryPDF?

Answer: According to your needs, maybe you can have a free trial of this software:VeryPDF PDF to Text OCR Converter, by which you can deskew PDF no matter scanned PDF or text based PDF file. And if deskew PDF is not enough, by this software you can also rotate PDF in some degree to make it correct. Even if we name this software as PDF to Text Converter, but it also can help you deskew PDF and then output PDF file. Please check more information of this software on homepage, in the following part, let us check how to use this software.

Step 1. Free download PDF to Text OCR Converter Command Line

  • This is command line version software, so we have compressed it to zip file. When downloading finishes, please extract it to some folder then you can check help document, executable file and others.
  • There are two versions for you to choose: server version and developer version. If you just use it for deskew PDF, please choose the server version as it also can be used as single command line version software.

Step 2. Fix PDF document that was scanned backwards.

  • When you use this software, please refer to the usage and examples. Here is the usage for your reference:
    pdf2txtocr.exe [options] <PDF-file> <Text-file>
  • When fix PDF that was scanned backwards, maybe you can deskew PDF first by the following command line templates:
    pdf2txtocr.exe -imageopt  skew.pdf  _deskew_out.pdf
    This software also can be used to deskew scanned image files directly, please refer to the following command line template:
    pdf2txtocr.exe -imageopt -ocr -ocrmode 3 skew.tif _deskew_out.pdf
    Related parameter:
    -imageopt               : deskew and despeckle images automatically
    Meanwhile by this command line, you can also convert tiff file to searchable PDF file. 
  • If the scanned PDF backwards greatly, you have to rotate PDF by some degree to fix it.
  • -rotate <int>       : rotate pages before OCR
    pdf2txtocr.exe -rotate 90 -ocr C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf
    By this method, you can also fix scanned PDF backwards problem.

For deskew PDF file automatically, VeryPDF has many software available like Image to PDF OCR Converter, OCR to Any Converter. You can choose the proper version according to your general needs. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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