Integration with Other Applications

ABBYY FineReader 12 supports integration with Microsoft Office applications and Windows Explorer. This enables you to recognize documents when using Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Windows Explorer.

Follow the instructions below to recognize a document when using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel.

  1. Click the button on the ABBYY FineReader 12 tab.
  2. In the dialog box that opens, specify the following:
    • The source of the image (a scanner or a file)
    • Document languages
    • Saving options
  3. Click the Start button.

ABBYY FineReader 12 will open and the recognized text will be sent to the Microsoft Office application.

Follow the instructions below to recognize a document when using Microsoft Outlook:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Select a message with one or more documents attached.

Tip: You can select specific documents if you do not want to recognize all of the documents in the e-mail attachment.

  1. On the ABBYY FineReader 12 tab, click the Convert Image or PDF Attachment button.
  2. In the dialog box that opens, specify the following:
    • The document's languages
    • Saving options
  3. Click the Start button.

Tip: If the recognized document's appearance is significantly different from that of the source document, try using different recognition settings or specifying text areas manually. You can find more information about recognition settings in the "Tips for Improving OCR Quality" section.

To open an image or PDF file from Windows Explorer:

  1. Select the file in Windows Explorer.
  2. Left-click the file and then click ABBYY FineReader 12 >Open in ABBYY FineReader 12 on the shortcut menu.

Note: If the format of the file you selected is not supported by ABBYY FineReader 12, its shortcut menu will not contain these items.

ABBYY FineReader 12 will start and the image from the selected file will be added to a new FineReader document. If ABBYY FineReader is already running and a FineReader document is open, the image will be added to the FineReader document.

If the ABBYY FineReader button doesn't appear on the Microsoft Office application toolbar or ribbon...

If the ABBYY FineReader 12 tab doesn't appear on the Microsoft Office application ribbon/toolbar:

  • Click ABBYY FineReader 12 on the shortcut menu of the Microsoft Office application toolbar.

If the ribbon or toolbar of the Microsoft Office application does not contain the ABBYY FineReader 12 button, FineReader 12 was not integrated with this application during installation. Integration with Microsoft office applications can be disabled when FineReader 12 is installed manually.

To enable integration:

  1. On the taskbar, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel > Programs and Features.

Note:

  • In Microsoft Windows XP this item is called Add and remove programs.
  • In Microsoft Windows 8, press WIN + X and then click Programs and Features in the menu that opens.
  1. Select ABBYY FineReader 12 from the list of installed programs and click the Change button.
  2. Select the desired components in the Custom Installation dialog box.
  3. Follow the instruction in the installation wizard.

11/2/2018 5:31:18 PM


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