Update on 4.6.20: Due to shifting priorities in this unprecedented time, this feature will be delayed. We are updating the status to “not planned” until we are confident we can deliver the feature. At that time, we will provide an update on this site.
We will soon be releasing the ability to search for text inside of scanned PDFs. Box will use machine learning-based technologies to extract text from PDFs and make it searchable. Previously, users were able to search the contents of PDFs that contained OCR data such as documents that originated from Microsoft Word, but not those that are image-based, such scanned documents or Box Capture PDFs. This feature will be enabled by default for all customers.
What does this mean? Finding PDFs with Box search will be easier!