A new ABBYY FineReader is opened by default when you start ABBYY FineReader. You can use it or open an existing ABBYY FineReader document.

All document pages are displayed in the Pages window. The page thumbnails in the Pages window are displayed according to the selected display mode.

To change the thumbnail display mode:

To view a page document, click its thumbnail in the Pages window (in Thumbnails mode) or double-click its number (in Details mode). In the Image window you will then see the page image, and in the Text window, the recognition results (if the document was recognized).

Note: When opening FineReader documents created in earlier versions of ABBYY FineReader, the program attempts to convert them into its new format. As this conversion cannot be undone, ABBYY FineReader will prompt you to save the converted document under a new name. All recognized text will be lost in the process.