Merge and OCR at same time?

I often have a lot of files to Merge into one .pdf. After they’re merged, I have to then use the “Data/OCR/To Searchable PDF” command to make them searchable.

Is there some way for “Tools/Merge” to automatically create a searchable .pdf, thus saving me the extra step?

This isn’t possible at this time.

The merge process doesn’t trigger an On Creation event in a smart rule, but @cgrunenberg would have to assess if it should.

You could set a hotkey for this in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts

Thanks. I would definitely make this a feature request.