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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Introduction to OCR and Searchable PDFs

Learn OCR best practices and how to begin an OCR project using ABBYY FineReader, Adobe Acrobat Pro, or Tesseract with this guide.

Workshop Information

This portion of the LibGuide corresponds to a Savvy Researcher workshop. It includes documents relating to the overall content of the workshop, as well as tutorial activities for ABBYY FineReader and Adobe Acrobat Pro. These documents and activities are accessible to everyone, not just those who will attend the workshop. If you have questions about the information on this page, or would like to inquire about future Savvy Researcher workshops, please reach out to the Scholarly Commons (