If a Barcode Is Not Detected

Barcode areas mark the barcodes contained in a document. If your document contains a barcode that you would like to render as a sequence of letters and digits rather than as an image, select the barcode and change the area type to Barcode.

Note: Barcode recognition is disabled by default. To enable barcode recognition, click Tools > Options…, click the Read tab, and select the Look for barcodes option.

To draw a barcode area and recognize it:

  1. Hold Ctrl+Shift+Alt and use the mouse to select a barcode in the Image window or in the Zoom window.
  2. Run the OCR process.

Supported barcode types:

  • Code 3 of 9
  • Check Code 3 of 9
  • Code 3 of 9 without asterisk
  • Codabar
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • EAN 8
  • EAN 13
  • IATA 2 of 5
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Check Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Matrix 2 of 5
  • Postnet
  • Industrial 2 of 5
  • UCC-128
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • PDF417
  • Aztec Code
  • Data Matrix
  • QR code
  • Patch code

Note: The default barcode type is Autodetect, which means that barcode types are to be detected automatically. However, not all barcode types can be detected automatically, and sometimes you may need to select the appropriate type manually on the Area Properties pane.

ABBYY FineReader can automatically detect the following types of barcode: Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Code 128, EAN 8, EAN 13, Postnet, UCC-128, UPC-E, PDF417, UPC-A and QR code.

11/2/2018 5:31:18 PM


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