Most, if not all, PDF documents that come across your computer probably contain only machine-printed text, such as invoices, contracts, etc. And nowadays you can easily read, and even edit, the contents with any standard OCR (optical character recognition) software. But what if you have a PDF with handwriting in it? Can you still capture the information automatically?
The answer is yes.
When it comes to recognition, document capture and recognition software actually converts the PDF document to an image first, and then applies recognition. Therefore, the original format of the document doesn’t matter. It could be a GIF, JPG, TIFF, or PDF. They are all the same.
Additionally, the software can convert scanned images into searchable PDFs, and locate and convert handwritten information that can be used for document metadata. This functionality makes documents come to life allowing complete access to all the information.
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