I have been using DEVONthink 3 Pro for years and I’ve been relying upon the OCR function heavily, with no real errors or issues - everything just works.
I recently updated to version 3.8.6 and I now appear to be experiencing a bug using the OCR to searchable PDF function for certain pdfs. In short, it appears to start OCRing the pdfs, but then it seems to stop after a certain number of pages, with no error message or notification (or at least none that I can find). For example, I have one pdf (57 pages) that I tried to OCR to searchable PDF this morning. I can see using the Activity window that it begins to OCR the document. But when it gets to page 20, it simply disappears from the Activity window and I am pretty sure that the OCR function failed completely. A similar thing happens on a much longer pdf when it gets to around page 27.
I should note that I have occasionally had difficulties highlighting text in certain pdfs where the text appears to be selectable but before running the document through the OCR feature – the highlight menu is greyed out for some reason. I recall looking into this on the forum and learned that a solution was to OCR these documents to searchable PDF. This always worked in the past – after I’d OCRd to searchable pdf I was able to highlight the text. The 57 page pdf I’ve mentioned above is one of these. So the reason I am fairly sure the OCR function hasn’t worked is because I still cant highlight anything.
I’d be very grateful if anyone could help - it appears to be a bug in the new version and I have no idea what the solution is.