First off a happy Thanksgiving to all - or at least those in the US.
I’ve been using DevonThink Pro Office for some time now but I’ve run into an issue with the OCR functionality. I have a number of PDFs that I got off the web (scans of old manuals and the like) that are already in DevonThink and I recently tried to convert them to searchable PDFs. Using the “Data --> Convert --> to Searchable PDF” menu option works - but the resulting files are more than 30 times the size of the original.
One example: I have a 1.7MB, 14 page PDF that when converted ends up being 55MB! Converting back from searchable PDF to plain text I can see that the text is just a few KB, as expected.
In my OCR preferences I have Resolution set to Same as Scan, Quality is 100%, and Recognition is set to Automatic.
Is there anything I can do that will maintain the quality of the original PDF but not result in gigantic file sizes?
I’m also interested in getting a ScanSnap for document scanning. Is this expected behavior when using that for scanning as well?