Answered By: Rebecca Hyde
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2018     Views: 208

Option 1:  You can create a text searchable PDF from a document you have created in Word. Use the "Save As" menu option, select "PDF" from the "Save as Type" drop down box, and then continue as usual.

Option 2: You can create a text searchable PDF from a scanned document using the OCR function in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Step-by-step instructions can be found here, but may vary depending on the version of Acrobat Pro you are using.  Adobe Acrobat Pro is available on two computers in the Academic Tech Commons.

Option 3: If you have a document you would like to scan and make into a text searchable PDF, you can use one of the two scanners on level one of Pius Library in the Academic Tech Commons. Both have an option for creating a searchable PDF from your scan. PDF scans can be sent via email or saved to a USB drive. Assistance is available at the AskSLU desk right next to the scanners. 


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