Google’s search results now include a feature that allows web surfers to more easily view formatted PDFs from within their browser. Previously, Google’s search engine included a "View as HTML" feature for documents created in the Portable Document Format standard. Mountain View said it had added a "Quick View" option to some …
It OCR's them too
Do the search
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All of those documents are *scans* inside PDFs *not* text inside PDFs. Note that the names are often badly OCR'd but the regular text is very close to perfect, typical of OCR.
I bet they OCR all images
I bet that also means they OCR image files too... can't find a search to prove it, but I bet they do.
But still no PDF features!
Even though it is a good improvement, Google still doesn't support any of the PDF features like form fields or annotations or links.
I've been using http://www.pdfescape.com for a while now and will continue to do so (along with the Firefox plug-in). Free and better than Google.
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