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Chapter 12. Paper and Web Capture > Capturing and Editing Images and Text

Capturing and Editing Images and Text

The PDF that you just created is simply an image file. Even if it contains text, all you have is a picture of text; the file is not recognized by the computer as text and can't be edited, searched, or indexed. To remedy this situation, you need to capture the document. This process turns scanned text into editable text and images into stand-alone image objects within the document.

Capture looks at any scanned-in artwork and text on a page and converts the text to editable text within Acrobat, preserving the document's layout. The benefit of this conversion is that now the text (as characters) takes up drastically less space than a comparable scan of the same text.


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