How to Configure Document Separation

ABBYY FineReader Server 14 allows you to split batches of images scanned by a high-speed scanner into documents. Each document will be saved to a separate output file. You can set the separation options on the 3. Document Separation tab of Workflow Properties dialog box. Document processing and separation is done within a job.

By default, one document is created for each job. To split image batches into documents, do the following:

  1. Create a new workflow or modify an existing one (see Creating a New Workflow). Open the 3. Document Separation tab of the Workflow Properties dialog box.
  2. On this tab, select one of the following document separation methods:
    • Create one document for each job
      All files of the job will be merged into one document.
    • Create one document for each file in job
      Each image file is converted into a separate output file.
    • Start a new document after every N page(s)
      Use this option if all the documents in the batch have the same number of pages.
    • Start a new document from blank page
      A new file will be created at each blank page found in the document flow. To delete blank pages after separation, select Delete blank pages.
    • Start a new document from page with barcode
      A new file will be created at each page with a barcode of the specified type. Select a barcode type and specify whether barcode pages are to be deleted after separation. See hints on working with barcodes below.
      Note. Code 32 barcodes are a subtype of Code 39 barcodes, and are also less common, hence they will be recognized as Code 39 barcodes during document separation. For a Code 32 barcode to be recognized correctly, it needs to be explicitly selected it in the drop-down list.
      Note. There is a sample of a separation sheet with a barcode in the file SeparatorSheet-Code39.pdf of the Samples folder (Start > Programs > ABBYY FineReader Server 14 > Samples), which contains barcode of Code 39 type with barcode value 012345.
  3. In addition to built-in document separation methods, you can implement your own, more flexible, separation scenario with the help of a script. To do this, click Script... and, in the Script Editor dialog box, enter the script text.

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