PDFimport results are illegible

Asked by craig fletcher

I have scanned a document which is in a .pdf format. I would like to open this and edit it in Officelibre. However when I open it the results are garbage. When importing I am given the option to select a filter, unicode or a multitude of others. I have tried a few different filters and get different results but all are gobbledigook. If anyone could explain whatI am doing wrong that would be greatly appreciated.

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Best Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said :

Hi Craig

I have found an application called OCRFeeder (it is in the Ubuntu Software Centre). It will read PDF files and output them to ODT files using OCR techniques. You can tidy up the text before the output.

I suggest you give it a try.


PS If this answers your question, please mark it as Solved.

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craig fletcher (mrcafletcher) said :

Hi Tony,
Thats great, works fine, thanks a lot