I have document library with more 20K PDF. which actually are scanned copies. Now I need to OCR these pdf as well as make provision to run any new upload through OCR. So that these pdfs can be come under the content search results.

Also, while searching I find one Azure solution name Azure Form Reader. Anybody has tried it for OCR the SharePoint Document?


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I would consider looking at Microsoft Syntex which is part of SharePoint. It provides unstructured document processing which can read text or scanned PDFs.

  • Microsoft Syntax doesn't not do the OCR for scanned content.
    – cjs
    Jun 24, 2023 at 3:57
  • Yes, it does. From the second documentation link in my answer, there is a condition: "If scanned from paper documents, scans should be high-quality images." Jun 25, 2023 at 6:31

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