I often employ the word 'raster', along with some other foul language, for any PDFs that don't have manipulate-able text.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Keith Jenkins
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I've also heard many people use the term "searchable PDF" for a text-based PDF.
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Peter Murray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> That is the same terminology I use as well -- image-based versus text-based. I find that works most times because people can visually see if something looks like a scanned image.