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I have a large amount of PDFs and I need to be able to search them in MOSS 2007. I am aware of the iFilter which is required, but it will not index scanned PDFs. What is the fastest way to handle this problem?

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Image PDFs do behave differently than those created from word docs. You can probably get some OCR tools to help. Its been awhile, but I think KnowledgeLake had the ability to OCR and auto-index some of the scanned documents.

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I use KnowledgeLake and I can vouch for this. – Mike Feb 2 '12 at 22:23

Well, I heard that ABBYY FineReader 10 is a very good software to do this (I never tried it). It will probably include some DEV work on your side to automate this.

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You can use Acrobat Pro. It contains an OCR Text Recognition batch command that will convert entire folders.

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IS there a way to automate this to do so in batches? or they need to be done manually one by one? – Emad Jan 27 '10 at 11:47

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