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Writes text on the PDF.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
OCR 3.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "OCR.WriteToPDF"; PosX; PosY; Width; Height )   More


Parameter Description Example
PosX X-Coordinate of image. $x
PosY Y-Coordinate of image. $y
Width Width of the image. $w
Height Height of the image. $h


Returns OK or error message.


Writes text on the PDF.
This function is good to overlay an OCRed image with text, so you can copy/search the text.
Please set a default font before calling this function.

Be aware that if the font loaded in pdf page is wider than scanned font, the words can overlap.
Plugin version 7.5 or newer will reduce font size if needed to fit word length to fix this.


Insert image and write text over it:

MBS("DynaPDF.InsertImage"; OCR::Image; $x; $y; $w; $h)
MBS( "OCR.WriteToPDF"; $x; $y; $w; $h)

See also

Release notes

  • Version 7.5
    • Improved OCR.WriteToPDF to reduce font size if needed to make sure words are not too wide.

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 29th January 2023

OCR.Version - Overlay.AddWebViewer