Paragraphs Object (IParagraphs Interface)

This object provides access to the collection of recognized text paragraphs.

Besides standard collection methods and properties, it contains the IndexOf method that allows you to find paragraph index in the collection given a pointer to Paragraph object. The collection is accessible via the Text object.


  • The indexing of ABBYY FineReader Engine collections starts with 0.
  • The foreach statement in C# (for each in Visual Basic .NET) can be used to manipulate the collection.


Name Type Description
Application Engine, read-only Returns the Engine object.
Count int, read-only Stores the number of elements in the collection.
Element Paragraph, read-only Provides access to a single element of the collection.


Name Description
IndexOf Returns the index of a paragraph in the collection.
Item Provides access to a single element of the collection.

Related objects

Object Diagram


The object is used in the following code samples: CustomLanguage, RecognizedTextProcessing; and demo tools: Camera OCR, Engine Predefined Processing Profiles, Image Preprocessing.

See also



Working with Text

Working with Collections

Working with Properties

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