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OCR software........ recommendation wanted

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OCR software........ recommendation wanted

Anyone have any experience with OCR software:-
Specifically to convert existing PDF files into 'word searchable PDFs'. Need deskewing and page orientation detection minimum.
I'm using Readiris pro at present but with restriction of 50 pages on software and each document needs to be 'started'.
Considering ABBYY  Finereader or Omnipage 18, would like to point the software at both input and output directory and let it run with 95% recognition.
Any ideas/comments appreciated
Customer is paying so price is a consideration but not important.
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Re: OCR software........ recommendation wanted

Have you looked at Smart PDF Converter?
There are two versions, Standard & Pro, along with a free trial.

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Re: OCR software........ recommendation wanted

@Mav, thanks
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Re: OCR software........ recommendation wanted

If the original PDF contained the text as images I suspect that will convert them to embedded images in the Word document.
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Re: OCR software........ recommendation wanted

Another option is PDF-Xchange Viewer
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Re: OCR software........ recommendation wanted

Thank replies:-
The original files are PDF's as images, I'd like to convert them to searchable PDF's en masse  95% character recognisition would be OK, so an automatic process could work.
Still like the look of ABBYY.