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Paperless-ng Troubleshooting

Top tip: put any custom config variables (such as custom file naming) in the docker-compose file under “environment”.

PDF cleaning

But, I've since found out that my existing OCR'd PDFs have a janked-up OCR layer that Paperless-ng does NOT like - the text content is saved in a single column of characters. Not Paperless-ng's fault, just something to do with the way SwiftScan has saved the files.

So, after a LOT of hunting, I've eventually settled on PDF Shaper Free for Windows. The free version still allows exporting all images from a PDF. Then I convert all those images back into a fresh, clean PDF (no dirty OCR). This gets dumped in Paperless-ng and job's a good'un.

Top tip: experiment with the DPI setting for image exports to get the size/quality you want, as the DPI can be ignored in the import process.



Scanservjs is a web UI frontend for your scanner. It allows you to share one or more scanners (using SANE) on a network without the need for drivers or complicated installation.

paperlessng.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/01 12:26 by alexk7110