What’s New? Searchable PDF Function

Searchable PDF Function

Searchable PDF refers to a function that creates a text searchable PDF file by pasting transparent text data on the area of a document in which characters are recognized through an OCR process.

You can create a searchable PDF file when saving or sending an original in the PDF or compact PDF format using the scan or User Box function. The searchable PDF function supports multiple languages. When creating a searchable PDF file, select an appropriate language according to the original for correct OCR processing. If you want to manage paper-based documents in electronic format, it will be convenient to use the searchable PDF function to convert documents into a text-searchable PDF file.

This function is available when I-Option LK-105 is registered with the MFP.

When creating searchable PDF files, depending on the original condition, there may be some problems recognizing the text, the text may become garbled, or other problems may arise.

Examples:

  • * The characters that the MFP does not support will not be correctly recognized.
  • * If any language different from that used in the original is selected when creating a searchable PDF file, text will not be correctly recognized.
  • * If the page direction is not set to be corrected automatically, and the direction of the specified original does not match the direction of the text, text will not be correctly recognized.

Also, you can improve the accuracy of OCR processing by automatically correcting the page direction, set Original Type to “Text” and keep the default “PDF” selection.

When creating a searchable PDF file, a resolution over 300 dpi cannot be specified for scanning.