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How to read PDF with scanned image and hindi text in VB.NET using ByteScout Robotic Process Automation

What is ByteScout Robotic Process Automation? It is tools and API for rapid manual data entry automation using Robotic Process Automation based on ByteScout data extraction tools.

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Program.vb
      
Imports System.Drawing.Imaging Imports System.IO Imports Bytescout.PDF Imports Bytescout.PDFExtractor Module Program Sub Main() Try ' Files Dim fileName As String = "hindi_text_with_image.pdf" Dim destFileName As String = "output_hindi_text_with_image.pdf" Dim destFileName_serachable As String = "output_hindi_text_with_image_searchable.pdf" ' Read all text from pdf file Dim allTextExtracted As String = "" Using extractor As New TextExtractor ' Load PDF document extractor.LoadDocumentFromFile(fileName) ' Read all text to a variable allTextExtracted = extractor.GetText End Using ' Get image from pdf file Dim memoryStream As MemoryStream = New MemoryStream Using extractor As New ImageExtractor ' Load PDF document extractor.LoadDocumentFromFile(fileName) If extractor.GetFirstImage Then extractor.SaveCurrentImageToStream(memoryStream, ImageFormat.Png) End If End Using ' Load image from file to System.Drawing.Image object (we need it to get the image resolution) Using sysImage As System.Drawing.Image = System.Drawing.Image.FromStream(memoryStream) ' Compute image size in PDF units (Points) Dim widthInPoints As Single = (sysImage.Width / sysImage.HorizontalResolution * 72.0F) Dim heightInPoints As Single = (sysImage.Height / sysImage.VerticalResolution * 72.0F) ' Create new PDF document Dim outPdfDocument As Document = New Document outPdfDocument.RegistrationName = "demo" outPdfDocument.RegistrationKey = "demo" ' Create page of computed size Dim page As Page = New Page(widthInPoints, heightInPoints) ' Add page to the document outPdfDocument.Pages.Add(page) Dim canvas As Canvas = page.Canvas ' Create Bytescout.PDF.Image object from loaded image Dim pdfImage As Image = New Image(sysImage) ' Draw the image canvas.DrawImage(pdfImage, 0, 0, widthInPoints, heightInPoints) ' Dispose the System.Drawing.Image object to free resources sysImage.Dispose() ' Create brush Dim transparentBrush As SolidBrush = New SolidBrush(New ColorGray(0)) ' ... and make it transparent transparentBrush.Opacity = 0 ' Draw text with transparent brush ' Need to set Font which supports hindi characters. Dim font16 As Font = New Font("Arial Unicode MS", 16) canvas.DrawString(allTextExtracted, font16, transparentBrush, 40, 40) ' Save document to file outPdfDocument.Save(destFileName) End Using 'Make PDF file with hindi text searchable to OCR. Using searchablePDFMaker As New SearchablePDFMaker 'Load PDF document searchablePDFMaker.LoadDocumentFromFile(destFileName) ' Set the location of "tessdata" folder containing language data files ' It used following files for hindi language support. Need to put these files into "testdata" folder. Below location contains these files. ' https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tessdata/tree/3.04.00 ' hin.traineddata ' hin.cube.bigrams ' hin.cube.lm ' hin.cube.nn ' hin.cube.params ' hin.cube.word-freq ' hin.tesseract_cube.nn ' Set the location of "tessdata" folder containing language data files searchablePDFMaker.OCRLanguageDataFolder = "c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\net2.00\tessdata" ' Set OCR language searchablePDFMaker.OCRLanguage = "hin" ' Need to set Font which supports hindi characters searchablePDFMaker.LabelingFont = "Arial Unicode MS" ' Set PDF document rendering resolution searchablePDFMaker.OCRResolution = 300 ' Make PDF document searchable searchablePDFMaker.MakePDFSearchable(destFileName_serachable) End Using ' Open document in default PDF viewer app Process.Start(destFileName_serachable) Catch ex As Exception Console.WriteLine("ERROR:" + ex.Message) End Try Console.WriteLine() Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit...") Console.ReadLine() End Sub End Module

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ReadPDFWithImageHindiText.sln
      
Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 12.00 # Visual Studio 15 VisualStudioVersion = 15.0.27703.2026 MinimumVisualStudioVersion = 10.0.40219.1 Project("{F184B08F-C81C-45F6-A57F-5ABD9991F28F}") = "ReadPDFWithImageHindiText", "ReadPDFWithImageHindiText.vbproj", "{846F275E-BE99-4254-85ED-B8CBBB4546A9}" EndProject Global GlobalSection(SolutionConfigurationPlatforms) = preSolution Debug|Any CPU = Debug|Any CPU Release|Any CPU = Release|Any CPU EndGlobalSection GlobalSection(ProjectConfigurationPlatforms) = postSolution {846F275E-BE99-4254-85ED-B8CBBB4546A9}.Debug|Any CPU.ActiveCfg = Debug|Any CPU {846F275E-BE99-4254-85ED-B8CBBB4546A9}.Debug|Any CPU.Build.0 = Debug|Any CPU {846F275E-BE99-4254-85ED-B8CBBB4546A9}.Release|Any CPU.ActiveCfg = Release|Any CPU {846F275E-BE99-4254-85ED-B8CBBB4546A9}.Release|Any CPU.Build.0 = Release|Any CPU EndGlobalSection GlobalSection(SolutionProperties) = preSolution HideSolutionNode = FALSE EndGlobalSection GlobalSection(ExtensibilityGlobals) = postSolution SolutionGuid = {1F0B11D3-6F1D-4CCE-91F9-5566ABC60672} EndGlobalSection EndGlobal

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ReadPDFWithImageHindiText.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project ToolsVersion="15.0" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <Import Project="$(MSBuildExtensionsPath)\$(MSBuildToolsVersion)\Microsoft.Common.props" Condition="Exists('$(MSBuildExtensionsPath)\$(MSBuildToolsVersion)\Microsoft.Common.props')" /> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProjectGuid>{846F275E-BE99-4254-85ED-B8CBBB4546A9}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>ReadPDFWithImageHindiText.Program</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>ReadPDFWithImageHindiText</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ReadPDFWithImageHindiText</AssemblyName> <FileAlignment>512</FileAlignment> <MyType>Console</MyType> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v2.0</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <PlatformTarget>AnyCPU</PlatformTarget> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>ReadPDFWithImageHindiText.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <PlatformTarget>AnyCPU</PlatformTarget> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>ReadPDFWithImageHindiText.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup> <OptionExplicit>On</OptionExplicit> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup> <OptionCompare>Binary</OptionCompare> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup> <OptionStrict>Off</OptionStrict> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup> <OptionInfer>On</OptionInfer> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDF, Version=1.8.2.254, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF SDK\net2.0\Bytescout.PDF.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="Bytescout.PDFExtractor, Version=9.1.0.3170, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>c:\Program Files\Bytescout PDF Extractor SDK\net2.00\Bytescout.PDFExtractor.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Import Include="System.Collections" /> <Import Include="System.Collections.Generic" /> <Import Include="System.Data" /> <Import Include="System.Diagnostics" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Program.vb" /> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.targets" /> </Project>

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