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Searching PDFs Using OCR
The Search PDFs Using: setting specifies how PDF files should be searched.
- Text Only: This option will cause Identity Finder to only attempt to extract readable text from PDF files. If there are images in the file, no OCR will be performed on those images.
- OCR When No Text (this is the default option): This option will cause Identity Finder to perform OCR on the images and text in the file only when there are less than 15 characters of readable text present. If there are more than 15 characters of readable text, that text will be extracted and no OCR will be performed on any images.
- OCR Always: This option will cause Identity Finder to perform OCR on the images and text in the PDF file.
Note: This setting will only be displayed when the OCR Image search module has been installed.
To view or modify this setting, click the Configuration ribbon, then the Settings button. For additional settings please refer to View and Manage File Types and Options or Settings to Customize Your Experience.