What is OCR, and what happens to a document post-OCR?

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is the process of converting a bitmap image of text (like a scanned document) into text that can be selected, copied and searched by PDFpen and other text editing software. When you OCR your document, the transformation occurs directly on the page as a text layer image-- it would not create another document. There is no extra output file. After the OCR progress bar finishes, you can edit the content of your document on the page in front of you.

 Note: OCR will not produce an exact rendering of the text. You will need to proofread and edit the results. Some scanned documents perform better than others. 

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