ABBYY FineReader is an optical character recognition software that is able to scan documents and readily converting images of documents such as scans, photographs, and PDF files into editable and searchable electronic formats. It’s the best alternative to manual retyping, because its text recognition system delivers precision accuracy in converting almost any type of printed document including books, magazine articles with complex layouts, tables and spreadsheets, and even faxes.
FineReader 11 brings the OCR technology to a new level due to a new black-and-white mode that increases document processing speed up to 45 percent. To streamline document conversion processes, FineReader further improves its unique capability to reconstruct native formatting of multi-page documents and also supports easy creation of electronic books in the most popular formats.
In addition to Microsoft Word documents, ABBYY FineReader 11 now adds support for OpenOffice.org Writer (ODT) files. When saving to PDF, the application intelligently identifies and reproduces the document’s content outline bookmarks with live links for better navigation and reading.
The new version delivers significant improvements in the detection of vertical headers, as well as margin notes, diagrams, tables, and styles, minimizing the effort typically required for manual correction. A new feature allows users to convert paper documents and images of text to a variety of formats supported by e-book readers, tablet PCs and smartphones, including the newly added Electronic Publication (.ePub) and FictionBook (.fb2) formats. Additionally, texts converted with ABBYY FineReader 11 can be sent directly to the users of Amazon Kindle account.