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frank3333
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How do I select OCR output when scanning using HP Smart?

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Officejet Pro 8600 N911a
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

When I scan a document, save as PDF, and open it (using Nitro Pro 10), Nitro Pro asks if I want to make the text searchable. This tells me that HP Smart did not do so. The results of many internet searches (including https://hp-officejet-pro-8600.printerdoc.net/en/scan/scanning-documents-as-editable-text/to-scan-doc... ) tell me that I should be able to save the file as a searchable PDF, but I haven't found out how to get HP Smart to do so.

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Hi,

OCR is not supported for your printer when using HP Smart, it is supported with the full feature software, however.

 

First, click Start > Settings (gear icon) > Devices > Printers & Scanners, click your pritner name and select Remove Device.

 

Next, download and install the HP Full Feature Software below, among the IRIC OCR option:

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software12/COL40120/bi-108858-4/OJ8600_1316.exe

 

Open the HP Officejet Pro 8600 software and select Scan a document or photo, from there select Save as editable text.

Shlomi



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