What Is Preview (and Why You Should Use It)
Subject:   Preview Search | OCR
Date:   2005-07-22 06:28:50
From:   Neil_McG
I don't know if anyone else has noticed this (I have searched on google, but not seeing references) - that OS X.3 & X.4 - seems to have OCR built into it.

I'm using a Canon LiDe 20 and an N670 (same thing). When I scan as pdf, it creates a searchable file when viewed in Preview or AR.

Some of the recognition is questionable, but it is recognition.

I'm not sure if this a feature of the Canon driver or built into OS X - anyone else had similar experiences?