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answered How can I make a PDF document smaller?
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comment How can I make Siri's geo-fenced reminders wait until I actually arrive?
same problem here.
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revised Rip audio file from video file in OSX
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answered Rip audio file from video file in OSX
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comment Make existing PDF searchable ( OCR ) via command line / script
@ndf, is that pdfscannerapp.com ?
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comment Are DropBox files viewed on iOS devices taking up space on them?
Note however that in order to view a file, it must reside on your iPad, albeit temporarily. We can assume that such files are stored by Dropbox.app in a temporary/Caches folder, but they still take up space, until they're deleted. When are they deleted? Perhaps when the app quits, but we're not sure. An inconvenient but safer way would be uninstalling/reinstalling Dropbox.app before traveling.
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revised Make existing PDF searchable ( OCR ) via command line / script
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accepted Make existing PDF searchable ( OCR ) via command line / script
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comment Make existing PDF searchable ( OCR ) via command line / script
good answer TJ. Hazel is amazing, I own it and I enjoy using it immensely. I don't currently own abbyy/keyboard maestro, but Hazel + PDFPen is an amazing combo. Overall, while all answers here are generally very good, and serve slightly different audiences, I think that Hazel+PDFPen is a good fit for the original problem. Accepted.
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comment Make existing PDF searchable ( OCR ) via command line / script
as stated in my question, yes.
Mar
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comment Make existing PDF searchable ( OCR ) via command line / script
@hhh, one thing is extracting text from a binary file (such as a PDF) so that it is usable and readable, by parsing the binary format. there is nothing optical about it. the text is already there, these utilities just extract it so that it's easy on your eyes, so to speak. optical character recognition is different in that it tries to recognize patterns of pixels in a bitmap and make enough sense of them that it can produce a corresponding text fragment.
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comment Make existing PDF searchable ( OCR ) via command line / script
@patrix I have clarified the requirements. The question you've linked contains a reference to a Marco Arment's blog post with interesting information. I am currently experimenting with PDFPen; still a bit overkill, but closer.