I want to digitize my papers into searchable PDF with HP Flatbed scanner and Expert PDF 6 or PDF OCR v4.0. I have licensed copies.
1.Turn on your scanner.
2.Open up your soft and go to File > Create PDF > From Scanner…
3.In the scan window, adjust the settings to your liking.
4.Be sure to check off “Make Searchable” and “Make Accessible”.
5.If you want, click on the “Options” button under Text Recognition and Metadata to edit the OCR settings.
6.Now click on the “Scan” button to scan the document into Acrobat.
7.When the scan is done, wait for your soft to finalize the document so it’s searchable.
8.Now when you open up the PDF with Acrobat or Preview, it is now searchable (text) and when you search with Spotlight it will go through those PDF’s as well.
It should work perfectly with all Twain compliant scanners and most WIA scanners (which is about 95% of all available scanners) I would suggest that you download the free trial & check everything works to your expectation.