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ABBYY FineReader 12

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The best of all Optical character recognition tools that have ever used: the ABBYY FineReader

By Jackson Mbindyo

On Monday, March 30, 2015

ABBYY FineReader is an optical character recognition (OCR) utility that has won several honorable accolades for its quality including the Editors Choice 2011. The OCR feature of this utility allows users to be able to convert already scanned files in to nay format they want. This optical character recognition acts as a reader turning scanned documents in to DOC or XLS files making them easy to convert to any format. The ORC technology also allows ABBYY FineReader to be able to interpret physical characters including images and drawing and the different font types used in the documents and convert them to digital characters.

With ABBYY Fine Reader users are able to convert their documents at a very high speed and can convert even PDF files in to editable documents including word documents. ABBYY FineReader has an adaptive document recognition technology popularly known as ADRT which makes it to reformat documents while maintaining their original appearance. The Digital photo recognition helps users to be able to Rotate, Crop, Eraser, make 3D blur correction, and regulate the Contrast and Brightness of photos and images in the scanned documents.

Pros

  • • Ability to maintain original appearance of documents makes it a wonderful tool
  • • A very high conversion speed
  • • Can convert scanned documents to any kind of a document format

Cons

  • • Conversion of documents with images is very slow
  • • A bit hard to use for beginners
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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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • This program has no spell correction
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THE OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION UTILITY THAT ENABLES YOU TO CONVERT PHYSICAL FILES INTO DIGITAL ONES

By Dann Kamau

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ABBYY FineReader 12

If you are old enough, you will remember those days when every office document was in paper form. God bless technology, as at that time documents were hard enough to create, took valuable time and storage and retrieval was time and human labour consuming. Technology has brought us softwares like this ABBYY FineReader 12 that makes our work very easy. With this utility you will be able to accurately convert paper and image documents into editable digital ones. You will be able to convert scanned physical documents into different digital formats. This way you will be able to revise their contents, archive them and be able to retrieve them more easily.

This free trial utility acts as a reader and turns scanned files into digital documents or XLS files. It has a very important feature known as the OCR feature which enables the Reader to enterpret physical characters, different kinds of fonts and convert them into digital characters. This utility allows you to circumvent all the problems associated with physical documents.

Pros

  • I t supports 190 languages in any combination
  • It makes content revision, document archiving and retrieval easy

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  • Not very efficient in converting images
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • For editing text and scanning anything from the printed paper. Once the download is complete, double-click the installer to begin the installation process

  • to serve my study. For instance, I'm vietnamese and I want to use this software so that I can translate the different languages and understand

  • 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.

  • convert pdf image to text, and any other form of conversions within the coverage scope of the application for much easier and clearer results

  • to convert maths pdfs onto word documents, so i can make a formula sheet to revise my mathematics exam coming up in the near future, thankyou

What similar programs have you used?
  • 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

  • none this is my first attempt. I dont understand why you need all these characters filled in but it seems that I must fill them in to continue

  • i once use hp lase r pro cm1415 printer to scan to word but it take time to convert pdf or jpg. it need edit a lot. now some has shown me that abby fine reader is good

  • 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 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

What do you like most about this program?
  • my downloads to be on every time and because of its speed i would like to enjoy its service. Then most people in information technolodge usese it.

  • it is fast enough for my work and can everything I need, so I am quite satisfied with all its performanses and possybilities that it is offer

  • great ocr interpreting program from previously scanned pdf pages. It reformats perfectly from the scanned page and does very well with handwritten margin changes.

  • easy editing of pages it symplify the job especially when the file is hard to create or consme time to prepare, so its good software those who know how to use it

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

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 .

Conclusion

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

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