ABBYY FineReader lets users modify global automatic document
processing options and options for scanning and opening document
pages, including: activating/deactivating automatic document
analysis and recognition, image preprocessing, and selecting the
The appropriate settings can be selected directly from the image
Opening or Scanning dialog boxes (when using the ABBYY FineReader interface to scan documents)
and on the Scan/Open tab of the Options dialog box
ABBYY FineReader is by default set to analyze and recognize
documents automatically. These settings can be modified as needed.
The following options are available:
Automatically read acquired page images
Document analysis and recognition will be performed
Automatically analyze acquired page images
Document analysis will be performed automatically, and recognition
will require the user's attention.
Do not read and analyze acquired page images
The scanned or opened images will be added to the FineReader
document. The user will have to initiate document analysis and
recognition manually. This mode is used for processing documents
with a complex structure.
Enable image preprocessing
preprocessing if you need to OCR a book or a digital photo of a
text document. When activated, this feature automatically decides
what action to take depending on the input image type and applies
the correction. Adjustments include removing noise from digital
photos, deskewing, removing motion blur, straightening text lines,
and correcting trapezium distortions.
Detect page orientation
Enable this feature to automatically detect the orientation of
pages added to the FineReader document.
Split dual pages
Enable this feature when scanning a facing or opening dual pages.
It will automatically split pages before adding them to the
Note. The image preprocessing features are only available
in the Edit Image dialog box to process the images opened in
FineReader, and are not available while scanning or opening
document pages. For details, see "Editing Images".