ABBYY FineReader is an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that identifies printed letters, numbers and images, using scanners, cameras, images or previous pdf formats; and makes them available for editing.
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.
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 MS Word 2017 document, MS 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.
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.
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.
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.