Saving in HTML


To save your text in HTML:

  • Click the arrow next to the Save button on the main toolbar and then click Save as HTML... 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 HTML Document.

Tip: Additional saving options are available in the Options dialog box: select Tools > Options…, click the Save tab, and then click the HTML tab.

The saving options on this tab are grouped into the following categories:

Document layout

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

  • Flexible layout

Produces a document that maintains the formatting of the original. The output document can be easily edited.

  • Formatted text

Retains fonts, font sizes, and paragraphs, but does not retain the exact locations of the objects on the page or the spacing. The resulting text will be left-aligned. (Right-to-left texts will be right-aligned).

Note: Vertical texts will be changed to horizontal in this mode.

  • Plain text

This mode does not retain formatting.


Select this option to save the file in HTML 4 format, which allows maintaining the document layout by using a style table incorporated in the HTML-file.

Text settings

  • Keep line breaks

Retains the original arrangement of lines. If this option is not enabled, recognized text will be saved as a single line in the HTML document.

  • Keep text and background colors

Retains the original color of the letters.

  • Keep headers and footers

Preserves headers and footers in the output document.

Picture settings

Documents containing a large number of pictures are very large. To reduce the size of the file, select the desired option from the drop-down list.


  • To change the picture saving parameters, click Custom…. In the Custom Settings dialog box, select the desired parameters 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.


ABBYY FineReader detects the code page automatically. To change the code page or its type, select the desired code page or code page type from the drop-down lists under Encoding.

Book settings

Select the Generate a table of contents and use it to divide the book into files option if you are converting a printed book into electronic form. ABBYY FineReader can automatically save book chapters into separate HTML files and recreate links to them in the table of contents. You can also split the document into separate HTML files based on level 1 or level 2 headings.

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