If the complex structure of a paper document is not reproduced

Before running the OCR process, ABBYY FineReader PDF 15 analyzes of the logical structure of the document and detects areas containing text, pictures, tables, and barcodes. The program then relies on this analysis to identify which parts of the image need to be recognized and the order in which they should be recognized. This information helps recreate the formatting of the original document.

By default, ABBYY FineReader PDF 15 will analyze documents automatically. In the case of very complex layouts, the program may occasionally make mistakes when determining the type of an area type or locating it's borders. It is often easier to correct faulty areas manually rather than drawing all areas anew.

Use the following tools and commands to correct areas:

  • The manual area adjustment tools on the toolbar at the top of the Image pane.
  • The shortcut menu commands available by right-clicking the selected area in the Image pane or the Zoom pane.
  • Commands on the Area menu.

Make sure you recognize the document again after making the desired adjustments, so that the changes you have made to the areas are reflected in the recognized text.

For more information about areas, see Editing areas.

OCR settings, area properties, and selected saving options also have an effect on how well the layout of the original document is retrained. See also: OCR options, Editing area properties, Saving OCR results.

12/17/2020 1:21:38 AM

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