What's New in ABBYY FineReader 12


Below follows a brief overview of the major new features and improvements that have been introduced in ABBYY FineReader 12.

Improved recognition accuracy

The new version of ABBYY FineReader delivers more accurate OCR and better recreates the original formatting of your documents thanks to improvements in ABBYY's proprietary Adaptive Document Recognition Technology (ADRT). The program now better detects document styles, headings, and tables, so that you don't have to fix the formatting of your documents once they are recognized.

Recognition languages

ABBYY FineReader 12 can now recognize Russian texts with stress marks. OCR quality has been improved for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and Hebrew.

Faster and friendlier user interface

  • Background processing

It may take quite some time to recognize very large documents. In the new version, time-consuming processes run in the background, allowing you to continue working on those parts of the document which have already been recognized. Now you don't have to wait for the OCR process to complete before you can adjust image areas, view non-recognized pages, force-start the OCR of a particular page or image area, add pages from other sources, or change the order of pages in the document.

  • Faster image loading

Page images will appear in the program as soon as you scan the paper originals, so that you can immediately see the scanning results and select pages and image areas to recognize.

  • Easier quoting

Any image area containing text, pictures or tables can be easily recognized and copied to the Clipboard with a click of the mouse.

  • All the basic operations, including scrolling and zooming, are now also supported on touchscreens.

Image preprocessing and camera OCR

The improved image preprocessing algorithms ensure better recognition of photographed texts and produce text photos that look as good as scans. The new photo correction capabilities include automatic cropping, correction of geometrical distortions, and evening out of brightness and background colors.

ABBYY FineReader 12 allows you to select the preprocessing options you wish to apply to any newly added image, so that you won't need to correct each image separately.

Better visual quality for archived documents

ABBYY FineReader 12 includes new PreciseScan technology, which smoothes characters to improve the visual quality of scanned documents. As a result, characters do not look pixelated even when you zoom in on the page.

New tools for manual editing of recognition output

Verification and correction capabilities have been expanded in the new version. In ABBYY FineReader 12, you can format recognized texts in the verification window, which now also includes a tool for inserting special symbols not available on standard keyboards. You can also use keyboard shortcuts for the most frequent verification and correction commands.

In ABBYY FineReader 12, you can disable recreation of such structural elements as headers, footers, footnotes, tables of contents, and numbered lists. This may be necessary if you want these elements to appear as normal text for better compatibility with other products, e.g. translation software and e-book authoring software.

New saving options

  • When saving OCR results to XLSX, you can now save pictures, remove text formatting, and save each page on a separate Excel worksheet.
  • ABBYY FineReader 12 can create ePub files compliant with the EPUB 2.0.1 and EPUB 3.0 standards.

Improved integration with third-party services and applications

Now you can export your recognized documents directly to SharePoint Online and Microsoft Office 365, and the new opening and saving dialog boxes provide easy access to cloud storage services, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and SkyDrive.

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