If tables and pictures are not detected

If a table is not detected

Table areas contain tables and text that is arranged in a table-like manner. If the program fails to correctly draw a table area around a table, use the Table tool to draw the area manually.

  1. Click on the toolbar at the top of the Image pane and use the mouse pointer to draw a table area around the table.
  2. Right-click the table and click Analyze Table Structure on the shortcut menu, or click on the pop-up toolbar of the table area.
  3. Use the pop-up toolbar, the shortcut menu of the table area, or the commands on the Area menu to edit the results.
  4. Run the OCR process again.

You can also assign the Table type to an area of a different type. To do this, right-click the area and click Change Area Type To > Table on the shortcut menu.

If ABBYY FineReader failed to correctly detect the rows and columns in a table automatically, you can adjust the layout manually and run the OCR process again.

  • You can use commands on the Area menu and the shortcut menu of a table area to:
    • Analyze Table Structure (automatically analyzes the structure of a table and saves you the trouble of drawing vertical and horizontal separators manually).
    • Split Cells, Merge Cells, Merge Rows (allow you to correct any wrongly identified rows or columns).
  • Use the pop-up toolbar of the selected table area to add a horizontal or vertical separator, delete table separators, analyze table structure, split table cells, or merge table cells or rows. To do this, click the table area and then click the appropriate tool on the pop-up toolbar:
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Tip. Click the tool on the pop-up toolbar to select objects.

Note:

  1. The cell splitting command can only be applied to table cells that were previously merged.
  2. To merge or split table cells or rows, select them on the image and then click the appropriate tool or menu command.
  3. If the table contains vertical text cells, you may need to change the text properties first.
  4. If a table cell only contains an image, select the Treat selected cells as picture option on the Area Properties pane (to open this pane, right-click an area and click Properties on the shortcut menu).

If a cell contains a combination of images and text, select the image to turn it into a dedicated area inside the cell.

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If a picture is not detected

Picture areas contain pictures. You can also use picture areas for text fragments that you don't want to be recognized. If the program fails to correctly draw a picture area around a picture, use the Picture tool to draw the area manually.

  1. Select the tool on the toolbar at the top of the Image pane and use the mouse pointer to draw a picture area around the picture.
  2. Run the OCR process again.

If there is text printed over a picture in your document, draw a background picture area around the picture.

  1. Select the tool on the toolbar at the top of the Image pane and use the mouse pointer to draw a background picture area around the background picture.
  2. Run the OCR process again.

You can also assign the Picture or Background Picture type to an area of a different type that was detected automatically. To do this, right-click the area whose type you want to change and click Change Area Type To > Picture (or Background Picture) on the shortcut menu.

For more on areas, area types, and how to edit them, see Editing areas.

02.11.2018 16:19:18


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