Integration with Windows Explorer

ABBYY FineReader integrates with Windows Explorer. As a result, ABBYY FineReader commands will appear when you right-click a file in any of the supported formats, enabling you to open and edit PDF documents, perform OCR on image files, convert files, combine multiple files into one PDF, and compare files.

To open and process a PDF directly from Windows Explorer:

  1. In Windows Explorer, select one or more PDF files.
  2. Right-click the files(s) and select one of the following commands:
    • Edit with ABBYY FineReader 14 opens PDF files in the PDF Editor
      For more information on working with PDF documents in the PDF Editor, see Working with PDF documents.
    • Convert with ABBYY FineReader 14 - converts PDF files into various formats:
      • Convert to searchable PDF document
      • Convert to image-only PDF document
      • Convert to Microsoft Word document
      • Convert to Microsoft Excel document
      • Convert to another format
    • Open in OCR Editor opens PDF files in the OCR Editor.
      For more information on working with the OCR Editor, see Working with the OCR Editor.
      If you select multiple files in Windows Explorer, clicking Convert with ABBYY FineReader 14 on the shortcut menu will open the New Task window. For more information on the available conversion settings, see Creating PDF documents, Creating Microsoft Word documents, Creating Microsoft Excel documents, and Other formats.
    • Compare with... opens PDF files in the ABBYY Compare Documents application.
      For more information about comparing documents, see ABBYY Compare Documents.
    • Combine into one PDF... combines multiple files into one PDF.
    • Compare documents... compares two versions of the same document.

To process files in editable formats directly from Windows Explorer:

  1. In Windows Explorer, select one or more files in editable formats.
  2. Right-click the files(s) and select one of the following commands:
    • Convert to PDF... converts files to PDF.
      When creating PDF documents from Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint files, ABBYY FineReader will preserve the structure of the original document, and any bookmarks and hyperlinks.
    • Convert to PDF and send... converts files to PDF and attaches them to an e-mail message.
    • Compare with... opens files in the ABBYY Compare Documents application.
    • Combine into one PDF... combines multiple files into one PDF.
    • Compare documents... compares two versions of the same document.

To process image files directly from Windows Explorer:

  1. In Windows Explorer, select one or more image files.
  2. Right-click the files(s) and select one of the following commands:
    • Convert with ABBYY FineReader 14 converts image files into various formats
      • Convert to searchable PDF document
      • Convert to image-only PDF document
      • Convert to Microsoft Word document
      • Convert to Microsoft Excel document
      • Convert to another format
    • Open in OCR Editor opens image files in the OCR Editor.
    • Combine into one PDF... combines multiple files into one PDF.
    • Compare with... opens image files in the ABBYY Compare Documents application.

The commands actually available to you on the Windows Explorer shortcut menu depend on the number and format of the selected files.

If you don't see the ABBYY FineReader commands on the Windows Explorer shortcut menu...

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