I have a number of pdfs without text (i.e. without OCR) in my database. I’d like to OCR these in the most convenient and safe way with another application (because I don’t have DTP Office).
If I find the file in DTP, and choose to Open With another application (Acrobat), do OCR there, save the file, the OCR’d file replaces the un-OCR’d file in my DTP database. And now the pdf is searchable. I’ve done this, and it worked.
The question is whether this practice is safe. I believe that in some cases tampering with the database using other applications can be bad news. In the scenario I have outlined are there any obvious risks?