3.4. Search

To make it easy to search through the contents of scans, Scanner Pro applies Text Recognition. The app automatically detects Latin-based languages and adds a text layer upon your scans to make them searchable. If the text of your scans is not a Latin-based one, please choose the needed language in the app Settings first.

  • Prerequisites
  • Search through texts in Latin-based languages
  • Search through texts in other languages
  • Troubleshooting

Prerequisites

It’s possible to search through text in Scanner Pro 8.0 or later. For those who previously bought Scanner Pro, this functionality is free. New customers can find the billing & subscription info here.

Search through texts in Latin-based languages

  1. Open Scanner Pro and tap the search icon to search through the contents of all your scans, or open a scan and tap Search at the bottom toolbar to search through the opened document. 
  2. Type your query and tap the needed page in the search results.
  3. To quickly navigate through matches, use the navigation buttons.
  4. When finished working with search, tap Done at the bottom right corner.

Note: If you have previously switched from Latin-based languages to another language in the Text recognition section of Scanner Pro Settings, please enable the Latin-Based languages toggle again to search through the newly added scans.

Search through texts in other languages

If the language used in the text of your scans is not a Latin-based one, you should manually choose the needed language first. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Scanner Pro Settings and tap Text Recognition (OCR).
  2. Make sure the Automatic Text Recognition (OCR) toggle is enabled. 
  3. Disable the Latin based-languages toggle and choose one language from the list.
  4. Tap Save

Once done, all scans which are already added in this language become searchable. You can also search through the newly added files in the language chosen until you change it in Settings again.

Then, do the following:

  1. Open Scanner Pro and tap the search icon to search through the contents of all your scans, or open a scan and tap Search at the bottom toolbar to search through the opened document. 
  2. Type your query and tap the needed page in the search results.
  3. To quickly navigate through matches, use the navigation buttons.
  4. When finished working with search, tap Done at the bottom right corner.

Troubleshooting

If you’re experiencing any issues with searching through the contents of your scans in Scanner Pro, please make sure you have the app version 8.0 or later installed. Next, make sure that language in the app settings corresponds to the language used in the scan. Then, try to quit the app and launch it again. If the situation hasn’t been resolved at this point, please contact our support team by following these steps:

  1. Launch Scanner Pro and tap the Settings icon at the top left.
  2. Scroll down and tap Support > Send Feedback.
  3. A new email window will appear. In your message, please describe the issue.
  4. Tap Send and our support team will get in touch to resolve the issue.





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