In my PDF documents in Google Drive, I used to be able to select text of a scanned document. I've always scanned at 300dpi. Since at least a year I can't select text in scanned documents anymore in Google Drive's PDF viewer. I've tried selecting text in Google Apps Drive and Gmail Drive. In Chrome and in Firefox. In both recently scanned documents as in documents that I scanned in the past where I know I was able to select text in.
I remember back then when selecting text worked, that I would look at a document and could see by the looks of the mouse pointer that Drive (or Google Docs) was busy/done with text recognition because the mouse pointer would change from a hand to a vertical line (text selector). Now, my mouse pointer is always a vertical line but selecting text just doesn't happen.
OCR does seem to happen by Google Drive somehow, because I can search and find scanned documents by the words in it.
- Is anybody else able to select text this way? How?
- What is the workaround with the least mouse clicks per scan to select text from it? I'm open to use third party applications. But selecting text after scanning should really be a breeze, because I do it often.
- Has the text selecting feature been retired from Google Drive? And if so, is there an announcement from Google? Is there an issue that I can star to request the feature again?