How You Can Be Greatly Benefitted from Abby Fine Reader

As we commented in another of my articles, recently we found ourselves in a complicated situation when we received a multi-page script in a PDF, composed entirely of a series of images, which we had to transform into text. The process was a bit more difficult since, most of the contracts and legal documents are printed in a format framed in a table that has a series of side-by-side stripes, a header and a series of stamps (which have different orientations) and badges in the periphery, which generate noise at the moment of trying to convert images to text. To make matters worse, we did not have any software on my personal computer to perform this conversion.

The interface of ABBYY FineReader 14

Well, the first thing we have to say is that when we opened abbyyfinereader 12 we was very pleased with the ease and stability of the software. FineReader 12 has a clear structure, in which it is easy to locate and find the relevant contents in the following sections:

Open: in this part it is possible to view and edit PDF documents or open the OCR editor to convert documents to PDF, Word, Excel or other image formats and then proceed to verify them.

Scan: in this part it is possible to scan documents, verify the recognized texts through OCR, make editions manually by areas or types and, finally, pass the result to PDF, Word, Excel, other image formats or formats such as .RTF , ODT and others.

Compare: in this option it is possible to find the differences in the text of two or more versions of the same document, so they are not in the same format (in my tests we compared Word documents with PDFs) and export the result of said comparison to a document.

The tests of ABBYY FineReader 14

At the beginning of the process we decided to take a quick look at the tutorial of the application, which gave me a general idea of ​​the things we could achieve using the software in question.

Later, we proceeded to browse the options of the application since it apparently supports more than 190 languages ​​(since the results of the #OCR depend to a large extent on the language to which the texts must be converted and, obviously, on the quality of the document. entry, be it an image, photo or file).Wewere really surprised by the amount of options that exist at the level of in General, Image processing, Languages, OCR Editor, Formats and others (interface language, hardware used for processing and many more).

With the clear options, we got to work and took some pictures with my #smartPhone from a double-page cookbook and tried to do an OCR process, to turn the details of the recipes into images. The result was interesting since ABBYY FineReader 14 separated each page and gave me the option to edit the text and include the images and tables.

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