To convert an image to editable text, you need to complete the following four steps:
- Start ABBYY FineReader 12 Sprint.
- On the start screen, click one of the two buttons depending on how you
plan to get your images:
- click Scan Document if you want to scan a paper document
- click Open Image or PDF if you want to open an image or PDF file
- On the EXPORT SETTINGS pane, select the language of your document from the DOCUMENT LANGUAGES drop-down list
- On the EXPORT SETTINGS pane select an output format
If required, rotate the image, crop it, correct perspective distortion, and split facing pages. To apply these changes, convert the modified image anew. For more information about image correction, see Improving Conversion Results.
Converting images directly from Windows Explorer
When ABBYY FineReader 12 Sprint is installed on your computer, it is integrated with Windows Explorer so that you can convert images and PDF files by simply right-clicking them.
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Select PDF files or files in any of the supported image formats that you wish to convert.
- Right-click the selection and on the shortcut menu click Convert to Microsoft Word Document or Convert to Searchable PDF.
- In the Save As dialog box, specify a location on your hard drive where you want to save the resulting files.
When you convert images directly from Windows Explorer, the currently selected program settings are tacitly used. If you are not satisfied with the quality of the conversion, open the files in ABBYY FineReader 12 Sprint, make sure that the right document languages are selected, and correct any images defects (you can rotate images to restore the normal text orientation, crop images to remove excess margins, correct perspective distortions, or split facing pages if an image contains two opposite pages from a book).