How to get 'searchable-PDF' from HPLIP 3.20.3 UBUNTU 18.04 LTS

Asked by Edward J. Evans II on 2020-03-11

I have an HP LaserJet Pro MFP M477fnw printer and HPLIP 3.20.3

The printer prints and scans , but I really need "searchable PDF" from it, due to the quantity I need to do.

The HP Scanner software on my previous Windows 8.1 system was wonderful and easy to use. While, I have figured out how to use the scanner on my UBUNTU system, I can not figure out how to get 'searchable PDF'. The documentation I found at HP indicates that the HPLIP 3.20.3 should provide for 'searchable PDF' but no info on how to make it happen.

Ned Evans

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shivani mandora (shivani1708) said : #1


we support searchable pdf feature only for scanjets.

Edward J. Evans II (eje141) said : #2

Shivani -

Is it that this feature will never be available for Laserjets? — or is it intended for some future release ?

I ask because my windows HP program is really great at it and does it all.

This Answer will effect how my small business operations are set up. It will require a multi-step process for the operators.

Thank you
Ned Evans

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