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ABBYY FineReader 12

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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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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.


  • • 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


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

On Monday, May 18, 2015

This is the device developed for the purpose of changing the scanned files into whatever digital format that you admires most to see your files in such has the DOC or even inform of the X L S files since you can use this version along with the physical documents as a reader.With this software,you will work faster and save time while producing the files which are more editable due to the presence of the OCR features.

Thanks a lot to this program since it can interprate the physical characters into what the user wants provided the user wants something that is in the digital form making this world to be more digitalised.This program is more known to the media due to the features which has given it more honour to be known all over the world and more advertised in the media and the field of the communication.There is also the PDF Creator that converts the documents into more portable files to make you have these files wherever you are and can make use of them in the places you are at that moment.


  • The processing mode is fast.
  • There is the screenshot reader in this programe.
  • There is the digital photo recognition.


  • The process of converting the images is not very good.
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • trial for public advertising of the materials we use in our actibvities. We are new young team who are interested in good soft products. Chisinau.

  • For our tralnslation services for our business. It would help us convert from PDF to Office editable documents that we can work with for clients.

  • 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

  • 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

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

What similar programs have you used?
  • nothing used it's my first programe I hope it work well with me all the time. I have read it's a good program for reading characters obviuosly.

  • 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

  • My first attempt to try using this programme. I was told it is one of the best programme which provides easy scanning and editing as well. .

  • 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

What do you like most about this program?
  • I have used Abbyy 9.0 many years and t had gotten to wshere I could not use it any more. Therefore, i downloaded 12 and found that It works well for my work!

  • I find that ABBYY fine reader is very easy to use for many purposees including transcribing documentsand other paperwork for various projects I need.

  • How would I know if I havent used i a lot. the ocr capability is obviously the key bonus for creating and editing searchable pdfs.. So I'd like to download 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

  • I like this programe very much because he help me to manage court cases with short time and very good result seen for mentain the office record

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