Pro Office, OCR, and PDFs already in computer


I have a lot of PDFs already stored on my computer–some are converted JPEGs, some are articles, etc. Will Devonthink Pro Office be able to convert these to OCR or does one have to make them OCR upon first scanning them?

If the former then that’d be great


Its the former. :slight_smile:

Select an image-only PDF in your database. In the menu bar, choose Data > Convert > to searchable PDF. OCR will be performed and, depending on your settings in Preferences > OCR, the image-only PDF will be sent to the Trash and replaced by the searchable PDF.

Wow! I have more than 10,000 pages of text as PDFs already stored. Making them searchable would be great. Off to upgrade!

Thanks a lot