OCR is a technology that converts images of text into editable doc or note files, word, PDF and many formats. For example if you are a student and you took a picture of the notes and you want soft editable copy of it. What will you do? What if you are doing data entry work where you have to type what is given in the image in notepad? If you are energetic and if you can type the content that is good and excellent. But what if you can’t? The only option you have is to use OCR enabled software. OCR Software’s saves lot of time by skipping the manual typing tasks by converting images to editable documents.
What is OCR?
OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. This technology recognizes the characters in image or PDF whatever it is. There are many software’s which supports this technology but premium ones are the best, which have special features those are not present in other ones.
Here we are with ABBYY FineReader 12. Which is one of the best OCR software’s we have till now.
What is Abbyy FineReader?
Abbyy FineReader is a Windows program equipped with OCR technology, it help you to scan the document from your scanner to MS Word, PDF and even helps you to scan and save it as image for fast process.
It coverts your image file to PDF, word, EPUB, HTML, text and vice versa with all the formats.
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Features of Abbyy Fine Reader 12
Edit scanned document: I would like to illustrate this feature. If you scanned some document or newspaper and given output as word then you can edit in the software itself. It by default opens converted file in MS Word. If you choose MS word and the default viewer of that file format.
Scan to MS Word
Scan to MS Excel
Scan to PDF
Scan to Image
Scan to HTML
Scan to EPUB
Image to PDF
Image or PDF to HTML
Image to EPUB
Image or PDF to Excel
Image or PDF to Word
Search and Archive documents
This software will not only convert the formats but makes the documents searchable, editable completely.
Extract from pictures
Abbyy will help you to extract information from different formats of images and makes that information editable and searchable.
Input or importing format supporting
Saving or exporting format supporting
- PCX, DCX
Abbyy supports different languages. Approximately 190 languages, that’s a big number in which 48 languages has dictionary support. Here is the list and the languages has dictionary support marked with +.
Arabic (Saudi Arabia) +
Armenian (Eastern) +
Armenian (Grabar) +
Armenian (Western) +
Azeri (Latin) +
Dutch (Belgian) +
German (new spelling) +
Korean (Hangul) +
Norwegian (Bokmal) +
Norwegian (Nynorsk) +
Portuguese (Brazil) +
Russian (old spelling) +
Russian with accents new +
Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin)
Simple chemical formulas
Uighur (Cyrillic, Latin)
Uzbek (Cyrillic, Latin)
- Microsoft Word 2003 (11.0), 2007 (12.0), 2010 (14.0) and 2013 (15.0)
- Microsoft Excel 2003 (11.0), 2007 (12.0), 2010 (14.0) and 2013 (15.0)
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (11.0) (with Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 formats), 2007 (12.0), 2010 (14.0) and 2013 (15.0)
- Apache OpenOffice Writer 3.4, 4.0
- Corel WordPerfect X5, X6
- Adobe Acrobat/Reader (8.0 and later)
|Code 3 of 9||Check Interleaved 2 of 5|
|Check Code 3 of 9||Matrix 2 of 5|
|Code 3 of 9 without asterisk||Popstnet|
|Codabar||Industrial 2 of 5|
|IATA 2 of 5||Aztec Code|
|Interleaved 2 of 5||Data Matrix|
|QR Code||Patch Code|
These are the features of Abbyy fine reader. Wait not yet completed you will find some awesome features in usage section.
When you launch the program it will show you different tasks and you need to choose what you want and then it will take care about remaining things.
Sometimes the images may not be extracted exactly or it may be some graffiti writings that may not be understand by Abbyy. At that time you can teach your software or train it to recognize those letters. You can do that in the preferences and reading, you are the tutor to your software. I am not saying about teaching in this article because this is review only, I will be posting training Abbyy tutorials soon.
The application is divided into three panels. The left panel gives the preview of the image, and the one on the right side shows the extracted text, at the bottom you can see the full size preview of the original image.
Abbyy comes with handy desktop client which hides in the tray of windows for instant conversion. If you want to convert any webpage to any format then you can do that tool. It is just a simple screenshot tool to convert.
visit Abbyy FineReader 12.