Text PDF (Recommended)

We highly recommend using text PDFs to reduce data reading mistakes to the minimum.

Example:

  • Documents you received in your email directly from your business partners

Considerations:

  • Make sure the file is not encrypted
  • Do not use converter apps on the file, since they break PDF structure

Scanner

If you can not get your hands on text PDF, scanning is the next best option. Typless API’s ability to accurately analyze your document is dependent on the condition of the original and quality of the scan.

Example:

  • Documents you received in your mail on paper

Consideration:

  • The recommended resolution for best OCR accuracy is 300 dots per inch (dpi).
  • A brightness of 50% is recommended.
  • Skewed pages can lead to inaccurate recognition.
  • Do not use quality improvement settings on your scanner
  • Documents should be scanned in color mode to capture all of the image data.
  • Make sure text is not covered with handwritten notes, lines, stamps, etc.
  • You should be aware that if your goal is 100% accuracy, you will need to use text PDF.

Phone Camera

Most of the phone scanning apps will do an excellent job, so we recommend using one in color mode. But if you want to take a standard picture with your phone, here are the tips.

Example:

  • Documents you received while on the go

Considerations.

  • Documents must be scanned in color mode to capture all of the image data.
  • Turn off flash
  • Make sure page fits the frame
  • Skewed pages can lead to inaccurate recognition
  • You should be aware that if your goal is 100% accuracy, you will need to use text PDF.