Creates searchable PDF. It performs text recognition on the image contents of the PDF and makes them searchable. This is one of our premium features. A point to be noted is that the call cost for this action is twice the number of pages in the document. i.e. if OCR is performed on a 5-page document, the call cost would be 10.


NameString, Required

Filename including extension.

DocumentBuffer, Required

PDF File on which OCR needs to be performed. The file should always be PDF. The file should be passed as a binary file.

Quality TypeOption, Required
Default: Expert

Standard (draft)- Suitable for normal PDFs, consumes 1 API call per file
Expert (high) - Suitable for PDFs generated from Images and scanned documents. Consumes 2 API calls per page

OCR Only When NeededBoolean
Default: No

Set ‘Yes’ to skip doing recognition if the text is already searchable


Specify the language of the text in the source file. Only use if the output is not recognizable



The name of the output file.

Doc DataBuffer

The output document in Base64 format.

PDF OCR module in Make