6 Process Book Scan Using Adobe Acrobat Pro complete walk through. Processing a large PDF of a book scan using Adobed Acrobat Pro DC (2017). Bookmarks, table of contents, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Searchable Text, Editable Text and Images, Embeded Index. PDF file contains 249 pages
Note for clarity: both "Searchable" and "Editable" versions are searchable; you can CTRL-F and find text in either document, and select+copy text from either document. The "Editable" version also let's you edit text, which I don't talk about in this video.
1:05 Make electronic table of contents
1:27 CTRL-B shortcut to create bookmark
1:40 F2 shortcut to edit bookmark label
2:30 Make a bookmark *BOLD*
2:50 Screenshot the book's ToC using the Windows 10 Snipping tool
3:05 Place ToC screenshot on the side to speed up subsequent steps
3:16 Make PDF page labels match the paper book page labels
4:05 Organize Pages function to change page labels; use prefix where needed (Cover-1, Cover-2, etc.)
5:30 Refer to screenshot to jump from chapter to chapter, and CTRL-B to create a bookmark at each chapter
6:25 Example of using nested hierachy in Bookmarks
7:12 Fast-forward creating all chapter bookmarks
8:00 Double-check your work, look for typos and errors
9:30 OCR description and overview
11:00 Beging OCR using Searchable Text output
12:35 Document properties: Initial Page View == Bookmarks Panel and page
13:05 Document properties: Metadata Description
14:12 OCR using Editable Text and Images ouput
14:48 Add Embedded Index to speed up future document searches
15:30 OCR Editable (continued)
17:00 Explanaition of why I prepare two different versions, using both "Searchable" and "Editable" OCR
17:27 Compare file sizes:
Original file size: 111 MB
OCR 'Searchable' file size: 85 MB (76.5% of original file size)
OCR 'Editable' file size: 15.7 MB (14.1% of original file size)
17:47 Compare text quality of the OCR output. Editable is actually better quality (sharper, with no artifacts), even though the file size is much smaller, because it is using an scalable vector font.
19:45 File cleanup: delete the original "fat" file, rename the small 15MB file and add it to the Calibre watch folder, so it gets added automatically to Calibre Library.
Music @ 7:12: Everything Nice by Jingle Punks, available from the YouTube Audio Library and "free to use" in monetised YouTube videos.
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