If a barcode is not detected

Barcode areas contain barcodes. If your document contains a barcode that you would like to render as a sequence of letters and digits rather than as an image, select the barcode and change the area type to Barcode.

Barcode recognition is disabled by default. To enable it, click Tools > Options... to open the Options dialog box, click the OCR tab, and select the Convert barcodes into strings option.

To draw a barcode area and recognize it:

  1. Draw an area around a barcode in the Image or Zoom pane.
  2. Right-click the area and click Change Area Type To > Barcode on the shortcut menu.
  3. Run the OCR process.

ABBYY FineReader PDF 15 can read the following types of barcode:

  • Code 3 of 9
  • Check Code 3 of 9
  • Code 3 of 9 without asterisk
  • Codabar
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • EAN 8
  • EAN 13
  • IATA 2 of 5
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Check Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Matrix 2 of 5
  • Postnet
  • Industrial 2 of 5
  • UCC-128
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • PDF417
  • Aztec Code
  • Data Matrix
  • QR code
  • Patch code

The default barcode type is Autodetect, which means that barcode types are to be detected automatically. However, not all barcode types can be detected automatically, and sometimes you may need to select the appropriate type manually on the Area Properties pane.

ABBYY FineReader can automatically detect the following types of barcode: Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Code 128, EAN 8, EAN 13, Postnet, UCC-128, UPC-E, PDF417, UPC-A, QR code.

12/17/2020 1:21:38 AM

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