Adobe Acrobat is an optical character recognition (OCR) system. It is used to convert scanned documents, PDF documents, and image documents into editable/searchable documents.
Though it has fewer language options than ABBYY FineReader, Adobe Acrobat Pro is a more pervasive software, partially because it is less academic and more business-oriented. It is available for both Mac and Windows machines, and includes apps for iOS, Android, and Windows.
Adobe Acrobat can analyze documents in a couple of ways:
Basic OCR Operations in Adobe Acrobat:
With the resulting files being editable and searchable, researchers will be able to:
Adobe Acrobat is available to Springfield College students, faculty, and staff through the Office of Information and Technology Services. If you do not have it installed on your device, contact the Technology Service Center at (413) 217-1075 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get Adobe Creative Cloud installed.