Installing and Starting ABBYY FineReader


Installing ABBYY FineReader on a stand-alone computer

  1. Double-click the Setup.exe file on the installation disk or other distribution media.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions in the Activation Wizard.

Deploying ABBYY FineReader 12 in a LAN

ABBYY FineReader 12 can be installed and used on a local area network. The automated installation methods give you speed and flexibility when installing ABBYY FineReader 12 Corporate Edition on a local area network, as you do not have to install the program manually on each individual workstation.

The installation consists of two stages. First, the program is installed on the server. From the server, the program can be installed on workstations using one of the four methods:

  • Active Directory
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • form the command line
  • manually in interactive mode

For more information about installing ABBYY FineReader on workstations, working with the License Manager, and working with the program in a local area network, please refer to the System Administrator's Guide.

Download the System Administrator’s Guide (PDF)

Starting ABBYY FineReader

To start ABBYY FineReader 12:

  • On the taskbar, click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click ABBYY FineReader 12 (ABBYY FineReader 12 Corporate).

Tip: In Microsoft Windows 8, press WIN + Q and type "ABBYY FineReader" in the search box.

  • In Microsoft Office applications, click the ABBYY FineReader button on the FineReader 12 tab on the ribbon.
  • Right-click an image file in Windows Explorer and then click ABBYY FineReader 12 > Open in ABBYY FineReader 12 on the shortcut menu.

Using settings from older versions of ABBYY FineReader

ABBYY FineReader 12 lets you import user dictionaries and program settings from files created by earlier versions of the program.

To import user dictionaries created in ABBYY FineReader 9.0, 10 or 11:

  1. Start ABBYY FineReader 12.
  2. On the Tools menu, click View Dictionaries….
  3. In the User Dictionaries dialog box, select the dictionary to which you want to add words from an older dictionary and click the View… button.
  4. In the dialog box that appears, click the Import… button and specify the path to the old user dictionary.
  5. Select the desired dictionary and click Open.

To find out how to import files with FineReader document settings, see "What Is a FineReader Document?"

System Requirements

  1. 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  2. Microsoft® Windows® 8, Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows XP

The operating system must support the language you select for the user interface.

  1. 1024 MB RAM

An additional 512 MB of RAM is required for each additional processor in a multi-processor system.

  1. 850 MB of free disk space for installation and an additional 700 MB for program operation
  2. Video card and monitor supporting a resolution of at least 1024×768
  3. Keyboard and mouse or other pointing device

Note: To be able to open PDF files or images from Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook, you need to have the corresponding Microsoft Office application installed on your system.

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