ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Feature List
Superior Recognition Accuracy
ABBYY FineReader 9.0 delivers highest
recognition accuracy and layout retention, even on
difficult-to-read and low-quality images such as
faxes and digital photographs. The program allows
uses to convert scanned images, digital photos and
PDFs into editable and searchable electronic
documents with literally no retyping and
reformatting. In the 9.0 version, the overall
accuracy has been increased by as much as 35 percent*,
especially on documents containing tables, legal
documents, multilingual documents, and images from
ABBYY continues to lead in the OCR language support.
With ABBYY FineReader, users can process documents
in 179 languages
including Armenian, Cyrillic, Greek, and
Latin. FineReader also recognizes scripting
languages and simple chemical formulas. The software
includes dictionaries with spell-checking
capabilities for 36
languages allowing verification of
recognized text directly in the FineReader Editor.
Automatic Language Detection
FineReader cuts an additional step in the OCR
process by automatically detecting the appropriate
document recognition language.
Text within Graphics
FineReader allows users to manually draw text areas
inside the graphics areas of document images. This
feature is useful when users want to output
documents that contain graphics, charts and
screenshots into searchable PDFs. This way,
FineReader uses the text zoning to create underlying
text for search-ability.
Processing Documents with Signatures,
Company Stamps, and Line Numbering
FineReader 9.0 automatically identifies the
specialized elements and formatting found typically
in legal documents. For example, the program
automatically locates and preserves signatures or
company stamps in contracts and recognizes and
reproduces line numbers in pleading documents.
Fast Mode Recognition
When processing good quality images with simple
layout, a user can use the Fast Mode Recognition
option to increase recognition speed up to 2.5 times*.
Intelligent Background Filtering
FineReaders background filtering system employs
dynamic threshold technology to automatically adjust
contrast when converting grayscale and color
document images to black and white prior to OCR
recognition. This feature optimizes recognition even
when processing low-contrast images and documents.
Vertical, Colored and Inverted Text
ABBYY FineReader is the only OCR application that
reads vertical text. It recognizes text that is
colored or inverted and retains those attributes in
the output document.
ABBYY FineReader reads both 1-D and 2-D barcodes. It
also offers the option to treat barcodes as images
(default) or recognize a barcode and display its
value. User can change the defoult setting to allow
FineReader automatically analyze and recognize
Special Recognition Mode for Dot Matrix and
With its special mode for recognizing
dot-matrix print and type-written documents, ABBYY
FineReader is useful if a user need to convert
legacy documents. The program allows you to specify
documents print type and applies that type to the
entire document, selected blocks, or table cells for
best recognition result.
- Integrated Microsoft Word Custom
enables users to create their own customized
word list for processing industry specific texts
or professional documents.
- Creation of Morphological User
FineReader allows users to add words and create
custom dictionaries. When adding new words,
FineReader will prompt them to enter additional
word forms that stem from the same root.
Key Technology Breakthrough: Adaptive
Document Recognition Technology (ADRT)
ABBYYs ADRT, the newest Adaptive
Document Recognition Technology, treats an entire
document as a single entity, rather than the more
error prone and time consuming method used by
previous generations of OCR technology which process
each page individually. With ADRT, ABBYY FineReader
recognizes not just the text and basic layout, but
the logical structure of a document across multiple
pages producing an improvement in layout retention
by up to 32 percent*. ABBYY's ADRT provides:
- Re-creation of Document Logical
Structure and Formatting
ADRT makes converting paper
documents, images and PDF files to the
Microsoft® Word format more accurate than ever.
The program, by intelligently seeing the
document in its entirety, identifies various
parts of document structure such as heading,
body text, columns, tables, graphics, and page
numbers. After the processing, documents contain
accurately digitized text, while retaining the
documents logical structure, layout and
FineReader produces output documents in
native Microsoft Office formatting elements
that are easy to edit and change.
It can determine how certain formatting elements
should be treated when sending to Microsoft Word
and Microsoft Excel®. As a result, the headers
and footers, page numbering, footnotes, fonts
and styles of the original are retained.
- Text Flow Consistency
With ADRT, ABBYY FineReader maintains even the
most complex layouts, whether single or
multi-column. By detecting document formatting
elements and reconstructing them as native
Microsoft Office formatting elements, the
software provides truly editable documents with
consistent text flow between pages and columns.
- Retention of Fonts and Font Styles
FineReader to re-create font styles of the
original document. By analyzing the whole
document with all its pages at once, FineReader
gathers information about the font styles of the
original document and then accurately re-creates
Saves Non-Rectangular Pictures and Text Flow
in Microsoft Word
FineReader recognizes non-rectangular pictures and
text flow around pictures, preserving the original
document layout in Microsoft Word.
The software maintains even the most complex
layouts, whether single or multi-column.
Retains Table Structure
FineReader accurately recognizes and recreates true
Word- or Excel-generated tables and spreadsheets
including multi-page tables. As a result, tables
created by FineReader are fully editable within Word
Pictures within Table Cells
Many magazine articles include tables that use icons
or graphics in the header row/column. With ABBYY
FineReader, converting these types of tables is easy
- the program accurately preserves their original
Retains Bullets and Numbering
With the new ADRT, FineReader
recognizes and reconstructs bullets and numbered
lists with original styles and logic (as native
Microsoft Word elements).
Interface Less Clicks, Greater Efficiency
The FineReader's Results-Driven interface simplifies
and shortens the recognition process and
automatically highlights the best strategies for
optimizing OCR results. The new interface
reduces the number of mouse clicks needed
for popular document conversion tasks by as much as
40 percent*. In FineReader 9.0, key
functions are more easily accessible at the
top-level with less need to search through
detailed drop down menus. Key functionality is
grouped together in special dialog boxes to make it
easier to perform key tasks.
ABBYY FineReader 9.0 interface comes with
pre-programmed QuickTasks for the
most common document processing routines such as
Scan to PDF, Scan to Microsoft Word,
or Convert PDF/ Images to Microsoft Word.
The FineReaders new QuickTasks window
automatically appears once the program is
launched. QuickTasks can also be launched directly
from the Windows Start menu. Users
can also create customized QuickTasks by using the
Access within Microsoft Office
FineReader seamlessly integrates with
Microsoft Office applications. From
Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook, users
can easily open, process and import images directly
into their applications.
Right-Click Access from Windows Explorer
Explorer, users can use the right mouse button to
select images or PDF files to convert (and send
results directly to application, or save as
QuickPreview window makes
it easier to select the pages or documents a user
needs when opening files to be processed. Users now
have a visual preview of documents before opening.
FineReader 9.0 offers
intelligent and interactive tips to guide users
toward improving results throughout the OCR process.
Not only will FineReader identify areas in which
accuracy can be enhanced, but it offers actionable
buttons such as re-scan that lets users quickly
take correction measures.
A newly enhanced Text Editor allows for easy review
while the enhanced editing toolbar supports quick
font and font style adjustments and adds additional
editing capabilities Users can preview in real time
and then choose from four output preferences (exact
copy, editable copy, formatted text and plain text).
pre-processing functions, such as Rotate, Deskew,
Crop, and Invert Image, can be quickly accessed from
a single Edit Image window. Users can easily apply
changes made to a single image page to all pages of
a document with one click.
Automatic Recognition and Background
FineReader 9.0 automatically performs OCR as soon as
the document is scanned in or opened (without the
need for users to click Read). The default
background processing allows users to start working
on the first recognized pages while FineReader
continues processing. (Power users have the option
to turn this function off.)
Optimized Performance on Multi-core
algorithms effectively divides document processing
steps for parallel execution for 1.6 times* faster
processing on systems with dual core processors such
as Intel and AMD and 3.2 times* faster on systems
using quad-core technology (based on internal ABBYY
ABBYY Screenshot Reader
This simple utility captures screen shots and the
text they contain. It allows users to conveniently
and quickly pull text, tables, or images from
Windows Explorer file menus, error messages, Web
browser pages, or Flash presentations.
Sending Results Directly to Applications and
FineReader allows users to send recognition results
directly to applications with one click of a button
without having to save the files first
including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft
PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat/Reader. FineReader
also supports export to e-mail applications, Web
browsers and Clipboard.
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Certified, Support
for Windows XP 64-bit Edition
ABBYY FineReader 9.0 is certified for previous as
well as latest versions of the Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Office 2007 Support
FineReader 9.0 supports new DOCX and XLSX saving
formats using compression and based on the XML
language for small file sizes and more secure
documents that can be easily accessed by a variety
of information systems.
FineReader 9.0 supports input of images in XPS (XML
Paper Specification), a new format for archiving and
storage purposes developed by Microsoft. Full list
supported input and output formats is available here.
Printing Directly from FineReader
This shortcut enables users to quickly make minor
changes using FineReaders text editor and print
without having to first export the OCR results to
Changeing Interface Language On-the-Fly
can change FineReaders interface language
Along with pre-defined QuickTasks, FineReader offers
a special tool for creating your own custom
Output to Database
FineReader supports output to DBF and CSV.
ABBYY FineReader provides a tool for searching words
or phrases in documents. Open a document in
FineReader, launch the search function and get the
required information without the need to first save
the recognized document to an external application.
Digital Camera OCR
ABBYY FineReader 9.0 incorporates
second-generation Digital Camera OCR technology. Not
only does FineReader 9.0 automatically identify an
image taken with a camera, but it applies necessary
image pre-processing and recognition operations with
a single step process:
- Convert Photo to
The new FineReader interface offers a special
option (QuickTask) to get quick and accurate
results processing images captured by a digital
- Enhanced Image
The program also
offers enhanced image processing for digital
photo images including better line
straightening, image distortion correction, and
automatic resolution calculation and correction.
FineReader detects the page curve in photographs
of book or magazine pages and automatically
straightens lines on the image to boost
of searchable PDF files
ABBYY FineReader converts scanned images and PDFs to
searchble PDF files keeping the text information as
a separate layer from the image (text under image)
and making it available for search and retrieval
ABBYY FineReader 9.0 supports output to
PDF/A, an archiving format recommended as a
standard for long-term preservation of documents.
Security Settings and Encryption Support
To protect valuable data, a user can set document
Open and Permissions passwords and restrict
printing, contents extraction, editing, adding
comments or adding/removing pages. ABBYY FineReader
supports various encryption levels including 128-bit
of Tagged PDF
Tagged PDF are optimized for handheld and
screen-reader devices. In this format, the text is
automatically reformatted and reflows to the
current screen size.
of Accessible PDF Files
Making documents accessible for people with visual
impairments, ABBYY FineReader allows creation of
accessible PDF files.
All PDF documents created by FineReader are in
linearized PDF format optimized for web publishing.
Extraction of Document Properties
ABBYY FineReader can extract the following type of
metadata: title, subject,
author, and key words
from PDF files. A user can edit this information in
FineReader prior to saving or can change it later.
This data can also be transferred to a similar
location when outputting to DOC/DOCX, RTF, XLS/XLSX,
HTML, and PDF formats.
of Internal Links and Hyperlinks in PDF
ABBYY FineReader captures and re-creates internal
links and hyperlinks in PDF files. Users can easily
edit, remove the detected hyperlinks or create new
ones directly in the FineReader text editor.
ABBYY FineReader makes it easy to perform minor
editing of a PDF file. Just open it, make necessary
changes directly in FineReader text editor and save
back into any type of PDF format supported by
Networking Features in Corporate Edition and Site
FineReader Corporate and Site License
Editions allow administrators to remotely install
the software from the server onto workstations using
Active Directory, Microsoft Systems Management
Server or the command line.
(Available in Corporate Edition only)
The utility for managing
licenses in a network environment allows the
administrator to monitor the use of ABBYY FineReader
Corporate Edition on workstations, assign licenses
to particular workstations, and add new licenses. In
addition, with concurrent licensing, users can
install FineReader on as many workstations as
necessary. The FineReaders License Manager enables
monitoring of concurrent licenses in use.
Distributed Document Processing
Businesses with multiple licenses and multiple
workstations can share OCR processes allowing
multiple users on a network to scan, recognize, and
proofread the same batch of documents simultaneously
- essentially creating an OCR production line.
Support for Network Multifunction
Ideal for work groups sharing MFPs and digital
copiers, ABBYY FineReader Corporate and Site License
Editions allow administrators to connect the
software with networked scanning devices using hot
folders or command lines to automatically process
Hot Folder and Scheduling
FineReader offers fully automated
batch processing of images for work groups using
networked scanning devices like digital copiers or
fax servers. The Hot Folder & Scheduling function
allows users to designate a folder location on a
local drive, network drive or FTP server to be
monitored or "watched" by FineReader. FineReader
will automatically process files background using
the pre-defined settings. Users who need to
process large volumes of documents during off hours
can use the scheduler function to define the
processing task and processing time. For example, a
company may wish to schedule processing for large
volumes of documents during after-office hours when
the computer is not overloaded by other tasks.
FineReader Corporate and Site License Editions allow
users to monitor input folders or schedule OCR
processing with the new Mailbox Watching function.
The program automatically recognizes attachments
received by email, like those sent automatically by
many multifunction printers (MFPs).
Shared Languages and Dictionaries
ABBYY FineReader Corporate Edition allows multiple
users to simultaneously access the same set of user
languages and dictionaries available on the network.
In addition, Corporate Edition enables users to add
words like names, acronyms, and industry lingo to
shared dictionaries. The added words help expand the
spell check capabilities and also increase the
recognition quality, since FineReader uses the
dictionaries during the OCR process. top