Checking Texts in the Text Window


You can edit recognized texts either directly in the Text window or in the Verification dialog box (click Tools > Verification… to open the dialog box). In the Verification dialog box, you can review low-confidence words, correct spelling errors, and add new words to the user dictionary.

Checking Texts in the Text Window

You can check, edit, and format recognition results in the Text window.

The toolbar of the Text window in the left-hand section of the window contains buttons that let you check spelling. Use the / buttons to go to the next/previous low-confidence word or character. If the low-confidence characters are not highlighted, click the button on the toolbar of the Text window.

To check a low-confidence word in the Text window:

  1. Click the word in the Text window. The word will be highlighted in the Image window. At the same time, the Zoom window will display its magnified image.
  2. Correct the word in the Text window, if necessary.

Tip: You can insert symbols that are not on the keyboard by clicking the button. You can also use the Verification dialog box.

This method is convenient when you need to compare the source and output documents.

The text formatting tools can be found on

  • the toolbar in the Text window

  • the Text Properties pane (right-click anywhere in the Text window and then click Properties on the shortcut menu to display the pane)

Note: Use the and buttons to move around the Properties pane if the Text window is too narrow and you cannot see the entire pane.

To learn how you can change the appearance of the main window and the tools available on the toolbars, please see the "Main Window" and "Toolbars" sections.

Checking the recognized text in the Verification dialog box

ABBYY FineReader offers a Verification dialog box where you can check and correct words that contain low-confidence characters. To open the Verification dialog box, click on the main toolbar or click Tools > Verification…

In the Verification dialog box, you can:

  • Skip the highlighted word without making any changes. When you click Skip, the highlighting will be removed.
  • Replace the highlighted word with one of the suggested variants. Simply select the correct suggestion in the box to the right and click Replace.
  • Add the highlighted word to the dictionary by clicking the Add to Dictionary button.

Next time the program encounters this word, it will no longer treat it as an error.

For details, see "Working with User Dictionaries" below.

  • Change the font and apply font effects.
  • Insert non-keyboard characters into the text. To select a character which is not available on your keyboard, click the button and then click More Symbols… In the Symbol dialog box, select a desired subset from the Subset drop-down list (e.g. Basic Greek or Currency Symbols). Next, double-click the character that you wish to insert. Alternatively, you can specify the Unicode code point of the character in the Character code box.

Tip: To change the checking options, click Options….

When checking texts written in Chinese, Japanese or Korean, the program will suggest similar-looking characters for characters recognized with low confidence.

Working with user dictionaries

When reading a text, ABBYY FineReader checks recognized words against its dictionaries. If your text contains too many specialized terms, abbreviations or proper names, you can improve OCR quality by adding them to a user dictionary.

Note: User dictionaries may not be available for some of the supported languages.

To add a word to the user dictionary, do one of the following:

  • On the Tools menu, click Verification… and then click Add to Dictionary in the Verification dialog box.
  • In the Text window, right-click the word you wish to add and then click Add to Dictionary on the shortcut menu.

Note: When adding a word to the dictionary, make sure that the right language is selected.

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