Recognizing Documents

ABBYY FineReader uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technologies to convert document images into editable text. Prior to OCR, the program analyzes the structure of the entire document and detects the areas that contain text, barcodes, images, and tables. OCR quality can be improved by selecting the correct document language, reading mode and print type prior to recognition.

By default, FineReader documents are recognized automatically. The current program settings are used for automatic recognition.

Tip: You can disable automatic analysis and OCR for newly added images on the Scan/Open tab of the Options dialog box (Tools > Options…).

In some cases, the OCR process can be started manually. For example, if you disabled automatic recognition, selected areas on an image manually, or changed the following settings in the Options dialog box (Tools > Options…):

  • the recognition language on the Document tab
  • the document type on the Document tab
  • the color mode on the Document tab
  • the recognition options on the Read tab
  • the fonts to use on the Read tab

To launch the OCR process manually:

  • Click the Read button on the main toolbar, or
  • Click Read Document on the Document menu

Tip: To recognize the selected area or page, use the appropriate options on the Page and Area menus, or use the shortcut menu.

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11/2/2018 5:31:18 PM


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