PDF Searchable and Normal
PDF Normal is as also known as Formatted Text & Graphics and is the common output produced from a text processing, for instance MS Word, FrameMaker and Quark. It comprises full text of the page that has apt coding in order to define fonts, sizes and much more. Talking about the Searchable one, it is generally produced from scanned documents. It comprises an image of page that has text portions of the image that has been converted into text only for the purpose of carrying out searches and stored in ‘text layer’. The layer with the help of Optical Character Recognition process is generated. Although the image layer would be apt or accurate but the accuracy of text in the respective layer would differ as it would depend upon OCR and the cleanup procedure that had been used. The search process is done by looking for a text layer that matches the text patterns. Given the text is found, the image that corresponds to the found text gets displayed and then the materials could be read. The creation could be done in two possible ways with pdf to word. One method is where page could be obtained by scanning it and the other is by creating the text layer through OCR process. Why the format is better than Searchable? There are many reasons for that and are mentioned below: o
The size of the file is small
Text is legible in a lot of ways on screen and even on print outs particularly true if it needs to be zoomed.
Accuracy of the text is of a marvelous level.
Normal type is the right one to opt however when initiating with images, Searchable tends to be more pocket friendly as a procedure. So Normal is an apt print that is ready for representation of the source format irrespective of it being electronic or paper... Searchable Image inexpensively preserves the look of the original page when enabling search of text. Many corporate houses and other educational agencies could be the ones which could benefit from it. Portable Document Format is one into which documents could be converted from word to pdf.