ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional

ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional 6.0

ABBYY FineReader Professional is a powerful yet easy to use OCR sotfware
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ABBYY FineReader Professional 6.0 is a powerful optical character recognition (OCR) software that allows you convert paper documents and image files into fully editable text documents. It handles the recognition process automatically, but you can also define areas of text, graphics and tabular formatting. This incredible program carries out this operation in a fast and accurate manner, with columns of text, tables and graphic images all being handled properly and with only a few mis-recognized characters. The supported output formats are the usual RTF, DOC (Microsoft Word), XLS, HTML and PDF. What is more, the program lets you extract text from within PDF documents and export it as processed text, and also to print documents directly from within the program. In addition to this, the removal of background speckle and non-continuous shading excellent and the application can also handle non-regular graphics, flowing text around objects in the same way as in the original document. The program is easy to use with a simple and intuitive user interface that will guide novice users by means of 'wizards', while still allowing more experienced users to get at the options and settings pages. This version is no longer available.

Silvana Mansilla
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  • Easy to use. Simple and intuitive user interface with wizards. Great value for its price. Preserves most original formatting and layouts


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