Saving E-books

ABBYY FineReader lets you scan paper books and convert them into the EPUB, FB2, and DjVu formats. You will be able to read the resulting e-books on tablets, including the iPad, and on other mobile devices and upload them to your Kindle.com account.

Note: You can also save an e-book in the HTML format. For details, see "Saving in HTML."

Saving in FB2 or EPUB

To save your text in FB2 or EPUB:

  • Click the arrow next to the Save button on the main toolbar and then click Save as FB2... or Save as Electronic Publication (EPUB)…. If the format that you need is not displayed in the list, click Save in Other Formats… and then select the desired format from the Save as type drop-down list. Alternatively, on the File menu, click Save Document As, and then click FictionBook (FB2) or Electronic Publication (EPUB).

You can select additional saving options on the Save > FB2/EPUB tab of the Options dialog box (Tools > Options… > Save > FB2/EPUB).

This tab offers the following options:

Picture Settings

If your text contains many pictures, the resulting file may be fairly large. The quality of the pictures and the size of the resulting file can be tweaked using the options in the Picture settings drop-down list.

Tip:

  • To specify your own picture settings, select Custom…. In the Custom Settings dialog box, configure the necessary settings and click OK.
  • If you do not want to keep the pictures in the recognized text, make sure that the Keep pictures option is not selected.

Document layout

Depending on how you are planning to use your electronic document, select one of the following options:

  • Formatted text

Preserves paragraphs, but does not preserve exact positions of objects and line spacing. You will get continuous left-aligned text (texts printed in right-to left scripts will be right-aligned).

Note: Any vertical text will be displayed horizontally if this option is selected.

  • Plain text

Does not preserve text formatting.

Use first page as cover

Selecting this option will place the first page of the document on the cover of the e-book.

EPUB Settings

You can choose which version of the EPUB format you want to use.

When saving to EPUB, you can additionally save fonts and font sizes by selecting Save fonts and font sizes. Select the Embed fonts option to embed the document's fonts in the resulting e-book.

Saving in DjVu

To save your text in DjVu:

  • On the File menu, click Save Document As, and then click DjVu Document. Alternatively, click the arrow next to the Save button on the main toolbar and then click Save as DjVu. If the format that you need is not displayed in the list, click Save in Other Formats… and then select the desired format from the Save as type drop-down list.

Tip: You can select additional saving options on the DjVu tab of the Options dialog box (Tools > Options… > Save > DjVu).

This tab offers the following options:

Save mode

Depending on how you are planning to use your electronic document, select one of the following options:

  • Text under the page image

Saves the image of the page and places the recognized text in a separate invisible layer underneath the image. Thus, you get a searchable DjVu document that looks almost exactly like the original.

  • Page image only

Saves the image of the page. The output document will look almost exactly like the original, but the text in the document will not be searchable.

Multiple layers

The DjVu format uses a special compression technique which separates a page image into layers and applies different compression methods to each of them. By default, ABBYY FineReader will automatically determine whether multi-layer compression must be used on a page. To enable or disable multi-layer compression for a document, select or clear the Automatic option in the Multiple layers drop-down list.

Image settings

If your text contains many pictures, the resulting file may be fairly large. The quality of the pictures and the size of the resulting file can be tweaked using the options in the Image settings drop-down list.

Tip: To specify your own picture settings, select Custom…. In the Custom Settings dialog box, make the necessary settings and click OK.

11/2/2018 5:31:18 PM


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