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Do You Have to Convert a Page?

The answer is: It depends. Why are you scanning the page into Acrobat in the first place? Do you need a visual image of a document to put into storage, or to use as part of your customer service information package? For either of these purposes, you probably don't have to convert the content. Here are some reasons you'd need to convert content from an image PDF to text and images:

  • You need to be able to search the text, as within a document collection.
  • You want to make the content available to people who use a screen reader or other assistive device.
  • You want to repurpose the content for different output, such as a web page or a text document.
  • You want to reuse or change the content by moving paragraphs, making corrections, or extracting tables.

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