The program hocr2any converts HOCR files (which represent the output of a character reckognition engine) to text, to PDF, or to a variety of raster graphic formats.

Frequently asked questions

Aren’t there similar programs, including those contained in the hocrtools and exactImage packages?

There are. As far as I can see, hocr2any produces output that is better than that of many of the competing programs. But judge for yourself!

Can this program be used to make PDF files that I have generated from scans searchable?

Yes. Note, however, that the program image2pdf is able to include OCR data natively.