Automatically Rotate PDF App based off text direction?

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  1. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    I scanned a couple hundred pages of my notes and some of them are in landscape.

    All the pages in the PDF is currently in portrait. Is there any program that can find and rotate certain pages into landscape based off text direction?

    I tried using the Adobe Acrobat Pro Deskew function, but that didn't seem to work. I could do it manually, but over 400 pages is a PITA.
     
  2. The Mercurian, May 10, 2014
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    The Mercurian macrumors 65816

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    Try running the OCR Text Recognition function in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Its under the document menu.

    Not only will it deskew the text, it will recognise the characters making your scanned document fully searchable with Find functions. Save after to save the changes!

    Might take 5 - 10 mins to run 400 pages. Have tea :)

    Edit: Assuming the notes are not in handwriting that is!
     
  3. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Optimize scanned document is a better choice in Acrobat pro for this.
     
  4. The Mercurian macrumors 65816

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    Cool. Never tried that. Surely the OCR just calls this as a subroutine however ?
     
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Could be… not sure. The plus is that this option allows you to change the title and other meta data and do a batch process. OCR can do batch too but doesn't allow name/meta data changes. Plus, I didn't know that OCR did automatic rotation (which you mentioned in your post). This does that.
     

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