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ABBYY FineReader 12

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Much Better Than Any Other OCR Software That I Have Tried

By Rose Sincro

On Friday, June 20, 2014

I have been using Abby FineReader for almost 3 years now, and I have to admit that I am very satisfied with its performance. The program worked so well, and it made a very good job of reading the documents that I scanned. I can say that this one is more accurate compared to my previous OCR package, which came free with a scanner. This program always captures the layout and images correctly, so some post editing may be necessary, but if the objective is to transcribe the text, it will probably work well.

In addition, this program is good for copying text document into Word, so it enables you to make changes if required. Also, it takes care all of the hard copies that you will record on your computer. All in all, this program is suitable for editing physical documents. With this program, you will not have any problems with your work or tasks.


  • Able to read columns and tables
  • Works nicely on tables, even vertical ones


  • Has a hard time distinguishing text from pictures
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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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An Outstanding Software that Convert PDF files with Speed and Accuracy

By Reinalei Jamir

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014

If you want for software that can convert files into an editable format without any trouble, then ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional can help you. This program can make your job easier. It has a new level of speed and accurate conversion. It also eliminates retyping or reformatting. Furthermore, it has a one-click task that enables you to do more with fewer procedures.

What I love about this program is that, it gives access to the whole document of any size and it also supports 190 languages in any combinations. In addition, this software works very well on tables. It is easy for me to export the table info to a spreadsheet without spending so many hours editing them. I also noticed that, ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional has an excellent interface. It is very user-friendly unlike other OCR that has a complicated interface and settings. All in all, ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional is an exceptional software that can make your job a lot faster and easier.


  • It can support multi-languages in any combination
  • It is fast and accurate


  • The price is quite high
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • education purpose to convert picture to word document for examination cause type the words is to many works to do and wasting too much time also

  • Scanning files into my computer and to read PDF files I have heard that it is a better program then Adobe profssional which I have usedfor years

  • i want to use it in converting jpg images,portable document formats and many others to microsoft word easily because it is the best program

  • Capturing and converting pictures,tables and or text from printed or photo resources ,subjecting it to editing and amendment before reproduction.

  • Incorporating quotations into papers and research documents from books and pdfs found online and for which the OCR I have been using are ineffective.

What similar programs have you used?
  • 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

  • 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

  • not yet used anything of this type. i think yours is the best as I have learnt from my friends. I hope tat yours will give trouble free per

  • 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?
  • 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

  • It gives accurate results even from poor characters being scanned, a must for all ocr users worldwide. Can't be beaten in my experience. Try it

  • program works very well does its job like it much, want to download, this is too long. give me a break, thank you thanks, thanksm thanks than

  • 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.

  • Easy to use and accurate. Corrections are few and easy to make. An indispensable tool for publishing new articles from PDF files available on the web.

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