OCR scanned text to PDF?

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  1. hfw

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    A number of my readings for school are showing up as PDFs of scanned documents. Is there any way to handle these on the iPad so that I can have actual text to markup in the PDF? I've done it many times with a Mac or PC, but I'm hardly using those now and would love to have the option of using the iPad.

    I'm wondering whether it might be via google docs, but haven't a clue how to go about it.

    --Heidi
     
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    does DocAS meet your requirement? it's in the AppStore.
     
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    Thanks, 88raymond. Unfortunately, I can't see anything in the description about OCR.

    --Heidi
     
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    oh... i've been wondering, too, if that was what you meant :D

    i'm also looking for an ipad app for OCR. my niece has an OCR app for images, but it's for the iPhone (with a 5MP cam compared to a lower one for the iPad) and i can't get it (or can i?)

    maybe others can help you...
     
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    I'm not familiar with OCR, but have you guys looked at GoodReader? It can handle a lot of formats.
     
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    quoting tim,

    "'Perfect OCR' was developed for the iPhone but is compatible with the iPad. However, I suspect that the low-resolution camera on the iPad is going to be the major hurdle that you face. The iPhone has a 5 megapixel camera but the iPad2 rear camera is only 1 megapixel. That will mean significantly lower resolution images and that's bound to affect the accuracy of any OCR process.

    So I wouldn't hold any too many hopes for accurage OCR using the iPad2.

    Tim
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    it might be the one you're looking for, though...

    you can also look at other options here... http://www.google.com.ph/search?q=ocr app for ipad&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari
     

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