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Generate a searchable PDF or PDF/A from a scanned PDF or an image of text. More information:

  • Create a new searchable PDF/A file from a scanned PDF or image file:

ocrmypdf {{path/to/input_file}} {{path/to/output.pdf}}

  • Replace a scanned PDF file with a searchable PDF file:

ocrmypdf {{path/to/file.pdf}} {{path/to/file.pdf}}

  • Skip pages of a mixed-format input PDF file that already contain text:

ocrmypdf --skip-text {{path/to/input.pdf}} {{path/to/output.pdf}}

  • Clean, de-skew, and rotate pages of a poor scan:

ocrmypdf --clean --deskew --rotate-pages {{path/to/input_file}} {{path/to/output.pdf}}

  • Set the metadata of the searchable PDF file:

ocrmypdf --title "{{title}}" --author "{{author}}" --subject "{{subject}}" --keywords "{{keyword; key phrase; ...}}" {{path/to/input_file}} {{path/to/output.pdf}}

  • Display help:

ocrmypdf --help