ABBYY FineReader

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The ABBYY FineReader application can convert scanned images (PDFs and scans) into various other file formats (e.g. MS Word, Excel, HTML etc) by way of the core OCR (Optical Character Recognition). In addition to converting the formats, it will also make them searchable and completely editable. FineReader includes a desktop client which runs in the background to allow instant conversion, for example taking a screenshot of a webpage and instantly converting it to any format. FineReader has an unique ability at correcting recognition errors, so scans of bad quality documents (ie text on crumpled paper or documents with handwriting), the OCR software uses its high powered spell checker to gives its best guess of words it is unsure of, or gives the user a suggestion to which they can easily correct with a simple keystroke, or two or three keystrokes with other suggestions, FineReader supports approximately 190 different languages (in which 48 languages has dictionary support)

ABBYY FineReader is a professional Optical Character Recognition or OCR software that can convert your paper documents, scanned images of text and PDF files into documents that can be edited with the help of an editor. The generated results are often more than 90% accurate. The process of document reading is done in a short time and as soon as the process is finished you can use your text document for any purpose. It proves very helpful when you need to convert your paper documents into digital files.

Installation Procedure:
On running the setup file the Setup Wizard opens through which you can install the software, visit Help section, read quick guide, view desk content and exit the setup wizard. The installation of the software can be done by choosing the language after which its InstallShield Wizard will appear on the screen. You must accept the terms of license agreement, choose setup type from available options of Typical and Custom installation, choose the folder of installation and select additional tasks. After that the installation process will start.

ABBYY FineReader can digitize text written in more than 190 different languages. It can read whole page and can extract text, images or tables from any particular portion too. These pages are then converted into Microsoft Word 2018 document, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, editable PDF file, XLS, RTF, TXT, PPTX, CSV and more. The conversion of documents is done at a very quick speed. The converted documents can be saved, transformed into EBooks and can be shared via Cloud service.

User Interface:
ABBYY FineReader has an amazing graphical interface. For converting a document you can choose its language, select color mode and choose the task that you want to perform. It will read the document through scanner and carry out the specified task. Furthermore it can scan document, read and analyze unrecognized pages, rotate pages, apply pattern and style editor, view dictionaries and can customize the layout of software window.

System Requirements:
Your system CPU must be 1 GHz or faster and the attached RAM must be at least of 1 GB. The free memory space in hard disk should be 1400 MB. You must have access to a digital camera, scanner or fax-modem. The video adapter and monitor should have resolution of minimum 1024 x 768. A pointing device such as a mouse or keyboard is also required. When these requirements are fulfilled, you can download it on 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, Server 2012, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 versions of Microsoft Windows operating system and also on Mac OS X.

ABBYY FineReader can be downloaded in trial mode that can be used free for maximum period of 30 days after which you will have to purchase its license. The cost of license is 129 EUR for Windows OS and for Mac OS it will cost 99 EUR. The additional cost of backup disk is 11.84 EUR and of extended download service is 6.95 EUR. The Business Corporate suite is available at 527 EUR.



  • Edit a scanned document or an image PDF.
  • Search and archive documents.
  • Extract information from paper originals


  • Not Free


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