Download PPT and convert to PDF with the ‘Print to PDF’ function in OS X
OCR the PDF with ABBYY Finereader Express
Organize OCRed PDFs in Dropbox
Update indexed Dropbox folder
Repeat steps 4 and 5 as many times as necessary
The reason I am using ABBYY Finereader Express in the second step instead of the ABBYY OCR built in to DTPro is I have yet to find a way to OCR the actual file in the Dropbox file structure, rather than just the copy that is in my DTPro database. I need to be able to search through these files when I’m away from DTPro.
Ideally, I could organize the PDF files in the Dropbox folder, update the indexed folder in DTPro, OCR the new PDF files, and then have the original PDF as well as the DTPro database copy both be OCRed. Any ideas?
Depending on the original document and the application used to “Print to PDF”, OCR might actually not be necessary. E.g. you could import a printed PDF, convert it to rich text via Data > Convert and check whether all contents are converted as expected.