Monday, May 2, 2011

Pdf-to-Speech 5.0

We added OCR to Pdf-to-Speech. The app can now be used to read text in pictures that are embedded in a PDF document.

To use the feature. go to Settings and select Google Docs as the text extraction engine. A few things to note:
  • Google OCR is in beta and a quota is in effect, so the service may stop as the quota is reached.
  • Pdfbox, the default text extractor is better at reading Pdf's with columns than Google OCR.

Upcoming updates will allow the app to read jpegs and pngs.