DEVONthink Pro Offoce no longer able to convert PDF to searchable?

I suspect that the issue is 32-bot vs 64-bit, but I have DTPO 2.11 installed. I just tried to convert a PDF to searchable, only to get an error “Bad CPU type in executable”

Is this just telling me that I need to break down and upgrade?

We have posted notifications about macOS Catalina breaking the OCR of DEVONthink Pro Office 2 in time and all over the place, from our website to the blog to our newsletter. And macOS itself warned about it for roughly a year, too, like for all other 32-bit software you might have had installed.

Yes, the OCR in DEVONthink Pro Office 2 is not 64-bit and there is no update from ABBYY here for their version 8 engine. DEVONthink 3 comes with the version 11 engine which is, of course fully compatible to also macOS Catalina.

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Can DEVONthink Pro Office 2 use the ABBYY Ocr engine of version 11 when both DEVONthink v2 AND v3 are installed on the same machine?

Thanks for helping out!

No, each version can only use its own engine.