How to use OCR in Casedo

Casedo V.1.1.0 comes with a variety of new features, and OCR functions is one of them. The latest version allows you to make unreadable pdfs readable and to do this simply:


1. Right-click on the unreadable pdf document, not the bookmark tab.


2. Select ‘Recognise text’


This will immediately prompt Casedo to start reading the document and recognising the text within it. This feature currently works best with letters and other short documents to a maximum of 60 pages in length and should take an average of 30 Seconds to recognise the text in each page of the document. If you want to stop Casedo from searching the unreadable text mid-operation, simply press the ESC key on your keyboard. Casedo will start cancelling the operation and display a message asking you to wait a few seconds.



Remember there is currently a 60 page limit for scanning documents. However, if you want to scan a longer document within Casedo, you can always use the Split feature to split the document up into lengths that can be OCR’d and then use the Merge feature to put them back together again.
N.B. Is it important to note that you without OCRing the PDF you won’t be able to use the Text markup tools such as highlighting, or even search through your documents for that matter. This is because before your computer recognises a text as an ‘actual text’, meaning OCR’d, the software simply detects it as an image or vector objects. If you want to be able to highlight your text, then simply follow the steps above to use the OCR feature.

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