Full text from image PDFs

New feature for those who use PDF automation in Next®.

The optional feature Next® PDF Archive option allow you to generate PDF and PDF/A version of your Microsoft Office documents and documents in HTML. This feature now also allows you to automatically generate a full text index from plain image PDFs using OCR technology.   

You should always whenever possible get and archive text based PDFs.
But if what you can get is a plain image PDF, Next® can now help you by extracting textual information using advanced OCR technology. 

In Next® you setup what document types you want to be processed. 

Future enhancements

In a future release, the Next® PDF Archive option not only create a full text index, but also allow you to archive a copy of the PDF with text. 

For the techies

OCR is not simple technology. Processing huge volumes of documents with OCR will take time and system resources.
Whenever you archive a document to be OCR processed, Next® will in the background perform OCR and create the full text index. 

Also OCR is a qualified attempt to recreate the original textual information. No OCR process - ours included - are 100% correct.

Additional information

Please refer to the product documentation once this feature is available. 

Commercial terms and conditions

This new feature is available at no additional cost, to users with the optional Next® PDF Automation and an active service plan.
Any consultancy assistance will be invoiced.


Despite our best efforts, we may be forced to change both content and expected delivery of future product updates without notice.



Full text from image PDFs


New feature



Release time:

June 2020 

Affected products:

Next® Approve
Next® Bank Statements
Next® Contracts
Next® Emails
Next® Enterprise Archive
Next® ExCustody
Next® Invoices
Next® Mailroom
Next® Processes


Business users
Next® Admins
Next® Specialists



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum