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ABBYY FineReader 12

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A Powerful Software That Is Designed For Editing Physical Documents

By Isay Almenanza

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ABBYY FineReader Professional is an excellent product and I have been using this since I purchased the previous versions of it. In my opinion this program is a very refined, efficient and reliable product that produces the needs of users like me.

For about 5 years or so, I have been stuck using OmniPage. I bought 18 after it came out on the market to substitute the 16 I was using. As time passed by, OmniPage became increasingly hard to use for speedy OCR jobs. And because of that, I purchased the latest version of Abby. I am glad I bought it. It is more advanced and accurate compared to OmniPage, and it is simpler to use for basic tasks. Also, the opening screen provides a selection of tasks. After you choose a task, the program will walk you through a given process. Overall, this program is worth its value. Not perfect, but it is better than the other programs out there.


  • Saves time and effort when it comes to translating data
  • Can convert PDF to text searchable PDF


  • This program has no spell correction
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Convert any scanned PDF files to editable documents the fast and easy way

By Christine Diaz

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Isn’t it great when you find a software that can make your job easier? This is what happened to me when I learned about ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional. I can still recall when my boss asked me to convert pdf file to a word document because he needs to edit some information on it immediately. And by that he means it is urgent. With so many pages to work on, I had to find a solution as soon as possible. ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional’s OCR recognition technology made it possible to convert the file into an editable format. Aside from pdf documents, you can also use it for image files. Since this version is faster, it significantly made things easier without compromising the accuracy of the information. This productivity-boosting software eliminates the hassle of retyping documents. At the same time, it enabled the content to be searchable. One key feature of this program is that it supports around 190 languages because of its text recognition capability. I only had to choose an image or information I needed and with one click, I was able to copy the data I wanted. ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional is available for both MAC and PC which makes it accessible to all.


  • Fast document process conversion with higher accuracy
  • Improved accuracy recognition for 190 languages


  • Supporting tools needed for faded documents
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A Very Straightforward and Easy To Use Software That’s Working Very Well

By Ivy Paloma

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ABBYY FineReader can convert accurately some image and paper documents into one format that is editable for all its users. Some of the formats that are included in this software are the searchable PDF and the Microsoft Office. FineReader can also eliminate the documents that need to be retyped and to make sure that this valuable information is ready and available. It directly provides access to the whole document with any size and it supports almost 200 languages, all in all, in any combinations.

This Finereader is an incredible product developed by ABBYY and I’ve been using this software for almost a year now. This software is an excellent choice for all of those fresh users in using optical character recognition (OCR) software. It is very sophisticated, well-organized and the output meets the needs of all its users that will go to try this software. Using this product makes your life simpler especially when you are dealing with so much paper works.


  • Saves time in translating data
  • You can easily convert PDF into text searchable PDF


  • The tables has some minor problems
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • converting scanned files or images into word so that i coulde earn times because i am tired tio rewrite texts or later when having no time

  • personnal usage inside family and if possible and if this version gives more oppotunities to use it in professionnal domain. hoping that will be usefull

  • convert pdf files of important policy content into other formats for use in communications aimed at civic education and policy advocacy

  • For creating pdf's of typed documents containing, figures, and hand-written pages to use in the university courses that I teach and for technical papers I write.

  • want to use it for office conversion especially jpg, pdf, excel and any other document to word format. other uses might come as i familiarize with the app

What similar programs have you used?
  • usually goes online to convert my file but to doc format whcih doesnt even complete at all. but i did used pdf to word translator some time ago


  • I have not used any similar programs and I would not use this one provided all files are friendly to the user which is not a reality, unfortunately

  • I have been using Abby Fine Reader 6.0 Sprint but the stamps that are copied so not appear clear or formatted thats why i wanted to try another version

  • I have used UniPDF software for changeing PDF files to the word and make it editibe. As a result softwares like this can make life eaily an

What do you like most about this program?
  • recognision of caracters and image, user friendly, easy to operate as far as concern with me, many other tools useful for me to use the application in my work.

  • it helps me in my computer science lab at school, with my six classes at various levels of difficulty. Sometimes I need to utilize materials that are not easy to get into ms word format.

  • What i like about this programe is that the programe make it very easy for one to have an already type work through scanning in other word it helps us by saving time also

  • Ease of use, an office essential, Comapatible with other production programs and reliability of software Always Number One for Scanning and OCR

  • or my scanned documents. because they are i paper form, editing them very difficult that is why i Have to get this software which has an optical character recognition ability

ABBYY FineReader is an Optical Character Recognition utility available to download in order to convert his scanned files into different digital formats.

This free trial version will help users to work better with physical documents as a reader. With ABBYY FineReader you can modify scanned documents, since it acts as a reader, and turn them into DOC or XLS files, depending on your needs.

The OCR feature allows the software to digitalize your physical papers with great fidelity to create editable files. You will be able to save time and work even faster with this software.

OCR technology

The ORC is an important part of the program. Thanks to this technology, ABBYY FineReader is able to interpret physical characters as well as different kinds of fonts and convert them into digital characters.

This application's powerful format-transformation features have awarded it with several honorable mentions such as The Editor’s Choice 2011, ensuring it's popularity in the media and communications field.

Alternative software

There are some alternatives, though they are not as well-equipped as this software. PDF Creator turns the documents into portable files, the opposite function of ABBYY FineReader.

On the other hand, Okdo Pdf to Doc Docx Converter turns your PDF files into Word compatible documents with a very easy process.

ABBYY FineReader 12 Features

These are the main features of this OCR utility:

  • Document conversion at high speed (Black and White mode has converts faster)
  • PDF conversion to editable documents
  • More language support (Integration with Microsoft Word Custom Dictionary)
  • EPUB and FB2 format conversion for e-books
  • Adaptive Document Recognition Technology (ADRT) to reformat documents and maintaining the same appearance
  • Attractive UI with automated tasks
  • Variety of compatibility formats (Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat, Corel, etc.)
  • Fast Processing Mode
  • Screenshot Reader included
  • Text Editor Tool which allows users to edit documents before saving them
  • Digital photo recognition (Rotate, Crop, Eraser, 3D blur correction, Contrast, Brightness, etc.)

If you want to know more information about this tool, check the author’s site .


ABBYY FineReader is the recommended application for editing physical documents. With this application you won’t have any problems to modifying old textbooks or magazines and storing all on your computer.

You will be able to use it only for 15 days

Some functions are restricted

  • Good conversion
  • Diversity of formats
  • Not very good at converting images