Hi Kim --
I think this should be doable -- there may be more elegant ways, but I have
had success using the PDFTK with the "multibackground" operator; a bit more
info in these links:
My use case was using existing hocr files to serve as the searchable layer
of a PDF of existing page images.
I'd also be happy to share with you some of the scripts I've used to
accomplish what you're suggesting, if that's helpful.
Let me know --
On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 2:42 PM Kimberly Kennedy <[log in to unmask]>
> I have an unusual situation. I've created a PDF that I want to be text
> searchable. However, I would like to use OCR data from a different source
> than that document. Is it possible to add a text file as the OCR layer to
> an existing PDF?
> Any ideas would be appreciated!
> Kimberly Kennedy
> Digital Production Coordinator
> Northeastern University Library
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