Is There Any Service Which Converts PDF To Look Like A Scanned PDF?

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Is there any service which converts PDF to look like a scanned PDF? I find it insane to print a PDF then sign and scan it. All of this should be possible online.

Yes. But only if the scanning software also does OCR at the same time. There are such software. Scanning in itself is just a way of making a photo of the material. People nowadays use their phones and not a “real scanner” to make a photo of the paper page. That can also be called scanning. You need the OCR step. Then the pdf can be smart to contain the “photo” and also the recognized searchable text version. In summary, most of scanned PDFs contain only the photo and not the text.

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If the PDF is smart, the “photos” will be merged with the text after it is scanned. The text can also simply contain the title and the number of the pages, then it can be stored locally or sent to a printer so that it is available on any device. What about Google Doc and other apps? They still have the problem that the text is not scanned. You can not search by searching the text of a document, just the title. They also often contain the OCR step between the paper and the scanning which is required. They are also difficult to use because you have to set up the scanning software with the photo and then set up the document with the name or any other name of the document, and then they will show a list of all the documents that contain the same name. There are still some PDF-scanning apps that.

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