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Scanning PDFs

As of right now, there are hundreds of scanned documents in D2L that are scanned but not OCRed. This can be easily fixed by following a few steps in Adobe Acrobat DC.

If you open the document in Adobe, go to the toolbar on the right side. Looks like below:

Adobe Acrobat scanning documents toolbar

The green highlighted scanner is what you are looking for. Click on it and a new toolbar will pop up at the top of the document.

Adobe Acrobat scanning top toolbar

Click on Enhance. A new toolbox will appear. Make sure Recognize Text is checked and click on Enhance. Once this is complete, click on the Accessibility Icon and click on Autotag Document. This is a great step to ensuring the document is accessible.

Adobe Acrobat enhance toolbox

If you need any help with this or run into other issues, please email Amie Nephew at for assistance.

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