This is an OCR engine that can read PCX formatted document and recognize characters and transform the document into editable RTF document.
VeryPDF PCX to RTF OCR Converter is a Command Line application. This can be used to recognize images of computer characters. The application generates the output in RTF formats one of the major formats editable in not only MS Word but also all such word editors. The images need to be PCX formats, one of the oldest image formats in use. Besides it is able to work with TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG, PCX, TGA, etc. formats. Any PDF file created from such scans are handled. You can command the tool to convert a single page, the whole document, a range of pages or selected pages to be converted. It is able to recognize the variations in characters in 100 languages The. default configuration is English, but you can download suitable language packs as needed.
It does not need the Adobe Acrobat or MS Word to be around to complete the conversion. Since it does the conversion from images, copy protected documents are also open to recognition and conversion. Whether you use it to actually subvert copyright protection is really up to you. On the positive side, you can recover documents whose passwords may have been forgotten, misplaced or left with an employee who left your organization. The tool maintains the layout of the original documents so that the converted document is no jumble. Usually this kind of conversion will need some amount of finishing up. No OCR is 100% accurate, thus, there will be some characters that will be junk and need manual correction. For a large document with 90% accuracy (nearer real life situation), this could be quite a burden.