See Also: OCR settings
Whilst classically OCR recognition is normally performed on raster images, Scan2CADv8.3a and later has introduced a new ‘exploded vector text’ to OCR ‘ASCII text ‘option.
What is exploded text.
Exploded text is text made up from a connected combination of either line/bezier/polygon vectors and typically for large/emboldened text a series of connected solid polygon vectors.
Examples of exploded text:-
The above types of text representation are typically found in PDF documents and DXF files that have been produced from CAD packages.
Where a user wishes to change the contents of this type of exploded text they would need to delete all vectors used to represent the text and completely retype the new contents.
Exploded vector text to OCR text.
This feature is provided via 3 Scan2CAD OCR Menu options used in the following way.
You will now be prompted to draw a rectangle closely around a group of vectors representing a single character as illustrated below with the dotted line surrounding the G character. Where the choice allows, select an upper-case character, preferably one of the larger characters such as W or M.
The exploded text will now be converted to editable text as displayed below in the Scan2CAD default mauve text color. The original exploded text will have been removed.
Exploded vector text to OCR text
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