Convert Image PDFS to Image + Text
To use OCR to convert image-only PDFs one at a time to image +
text, use Adobe Acrobat Pro > Tools > Recognize Text > In This File.
To use OCR to convert image-only PDFs in a batch process, use
Adobe Acrobat Pro > Tools > Recognize Text > In Multiple Files > Add
Files > Add Folders then browse to the folder that contains a set of
PDF files to convert. Edit the conversion settings if you need to
convert from a language other than English.
To convert PDFs one at a time and edit for accessibility adding
content such as Tags and/or Alternate Text for images/figures, use
Adobe Acrobat Pro > Tools > Action Wizard > Create Accessible
Some documents cannot be converted if they were poorly scanned or
scanned at low resolution. These documents must be rescanned
using the OCR process.
You may need to use specialty software to produce OCR scans of
documents containing equations or musical notation. Contact the IT
Help Desk if you have problems or questions about scanning material
with equations, musical notations.