Acrobat could not perform Text Recognition on this page

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Why am I getting this annoying error whenever I tried to open a document saying “Acrobat could not perform Text Recognition on this page because:

The page contains Renderable Text”.  I could not understand this problem so expected your kind help. Please provide me with a valuable solution. Thank you.

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Acrobat could not perform Text Recognition on this page because:

The page contains Renderable Text.

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Acrobat could not perform Text Recognition on this page

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The reason why this error appears is due to the nature of the file where you are running Adobe Acrobat to perform an OCR. OCR or Optical Character Recognition is the process where Adobe Acrobat examines or scans a pixel-based picture of text. The program identifies every character and converts it into editable text.

Adobe Acrobat matches up the line thickness and image shape to the fonts installed on the system throughout the OCR process. When you say Renderable text, it means editable text. When Adobe Acrobat throws an error saying the page contains Renderable Text, it means the page already contains editable text. Adobe Acrobat can not perform OCR on the page because it already contains editable text.

In a document image that contains non-editable text, the text printed on the image can’t be highlighted. But when a document image contains editable text, the text printed on the image can be highlighted. You perform an OCR on an image to be able to identify and convert the non-editable text into editable text. So, how can you perform an OCR if the image already contains editable text.

To be able to perform an OCR on an image with editable text, you need to convert it first into TIFF format. To do this, in Adobe Acrobat, open the PDF document or image file then go to File and select Save As. In the Save As dialog box, from the Save As Type pop-up menu, select TIFF (*.tif, *.tiff).

Specify the location where you want to save it then click Save. After that, open the TIFF file in Adobe Acrobat and run the Recognize Text Using OCR command.

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