Bulk scanned PDF Files to searchable PDF Files, Batch Converter?

Question: I have thousands of PDF files with scanned documents. When I open a PDF file I cannot search a keyword and I cannot mark nor copy text, because the PC does not recognize the PDF file as text. I need to convert all PDF files to searchable PDF format. I have problems finding a software for a reasonable price. There was software for a few hundred dollars and even a few thousands dollars. How can I convert my scanned PDF files to searchable PDF files? Due to bulk documents it is necessary to get a batch, bulk converter. Is there a solution a on VeryPDF?

Answer: When you need to use bath converter for converting bulk scanned PDF to searchable PDF, maybe you can have a free trial of this software: VeryPDF OCR to Any Converter Command Line, by which you can change bulk scanned PDF to searchable PDF. This software sells per server, under the whole server you can offers service to clients no matter how many clients you have. And even if the server version, it sells $395.00, so you can rest assured to buy one. If you buy the single user version, it only charges a few dollars. This software also can help you convert files together with applications like C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, VB, VC, Delphi, ASP, PHP, JavaScript, VB Script, etc.  Please check more information of this software on homepage, in the following part, I will show you how to make it.

Step 1. Download OCR to Any Converter Command Line v2.0.

  • Different with other software, all VeryPDF software allows you to test it fully and then pay for it. If feel the conversion effect is not good, simply uninstall it.
  • When downloading finishes, you will get an zip file. Please extract it to some folder then you can call it from MS Dos Windows.

Step 2. Convert bulk scanned PDF to searchable PDF.

  • As command line version software, conversion speed is much faster than normal GUI version software. And you can make the conversion totally automatic by writing little program or bat file. Even if you do not know how to make it, simply by wild character, you can do the batch conversion easily.
  • When you use this software, please refer to the usage and examples in readme.txt which is included in extracted folder.
  • Here is the usage: ocr2any.exe [options] <PDF-file> <Text-file>
  • When converting bulk scanned PDF to searchable PDF, please refer to the following command line templates:
  • ocr2any.exe -ocr -lang fra -ocrmode 1 C:\*.pdf C:\out.pdf
    ocr2any.exe -ocr -lang ita -ocrmode 1 C:\*.pdf C:\out.pdf
    ocr2any.exe -ocr -lang nld -ocrmode 1 C:\*.pdf C:\out.pdf
    ocr2any.exe -ocr -lang spa -ocrmode 1 C:\*.pdf C:\out.pdf
    This software convert scanned PDF to searchable PDF according its containing languages by different conversion OCR modes. By this method, the conversion result will be more accurate. Wild character * can help you convert whole directory scanned PDF to searchable PDF file. Here are parameters please have a check.
    -lang <string>          : choose the language for OCR engine
    -ocrmode <int>          : set OCR mode
       -ocrmode 0: output to text file
       -ocrmode 1: OCR PDF pages and insert new text layer under original PDF pages
       -ocrmode 2: output to plain text based PDF file
       -ocrmode 3: output to OCRed PDF file (BW) with hidden text layer
       -ocrmode 4: output to OCRed PDF file (Color) with hidden text layer

  • Now let us check one the searchable PDF converted by scanned PDF from the following snapshots. In the searchable PDF file, you can mark nor copy text, search a keyword.

original scanned PDF file
                        original scanned PDF file

output searchable PDF file
            output searchable PDF file

By this software, you can convert bulk scanned PDF to searchable PDF easily. In the output searchable PDF, you can do copy and paste, searching easily. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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2 Responses to Bulk scanned PDF Files to searchable PDF Files, Batch Converter?

  1. VeryPDF says:

    >>What products can be used to convert scanned PDF to searchable PDF file?

    Thanks for your message, the following products are all can convert scanned PDF files to searchable PDF files, the output PDF files will contain a hidden text layer, you can open OCRed PDF files in Adobe Reader and search text contents properly,

    Image to PDF OCR Converter Command Line,
    http://www.verypdf.com/app/image-to-pdf-ocr-converter/try-and-buy.html#buy-ocr-cmd

    PDF to Text OCR Converter Command Line,
    http://www.verypdf.com/app/pdf-to-text-ocr-converter/try-and-buy.html#buy

    VeryPDF OCR to Any Converter Command Line,
    http://www.verypdf.com/app/ocr-to-any-converter-cmd/try-and-buy.html

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  2. VeryPDF says:

    Thanks for your message, the following products are all can convert scanned PDF files to searchable PDF files, the output PDF files will contain a hidden text layer, you can open OCRed PDF files in Adobe Reader and search text contents properly,

    Image to PDF OCR Converter Command Line,
    http://www.verypdf.com/app/image-to-pdf-ocr-converter/try-and-buy.html#buy-ocr-cmd

    PDF to Text OCR Converter Command Line,
    http://www.verypdf.com/app/pdf-to-text-ocr-converter/try-and-buy.html#buy

    VeryPDF OCR to Any Converter Command Line,
    http://www.verypdf.com/app/ocr-to-any-converter-cmd/try-and-buy.html

    Please look at following web pages for more information,

    http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201211/convert-scanned-pdf-to-searchable-pdf-without-losing-color-32937.html

    http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201312/bulk-scanned-pdf-files-to-searchable-pdf-files-batch-converter-40025.html

    http://www.verypdf.com/wordpress/201211/convert-image-and-scanned-pdf-to-searchable-pdf-32896.html

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