Saving Results

Recognized text can be saved to a file, sent to the application of your choice, copied to the Clipboard, or sent by e-mail in any of the formats supported by ABBYY FineReader. You can save either the entire document, or selected pages only.

Important! Be sure to select the appropriate saving options before clicking Save.

To save recognized text:

  1. Select the format saving mode on the main toolbar's drop-down menu.

    Document Format Saving Modes.

    1. Exact copy
      lets you obtain a document with formatting that corresponds to that of the original.
      It is recommended for documents with complex formatting, such as promotion booklets. Note, however, that this option limits the ability to change the text and format of the output document.
    2. Editable copy
      produces a document in which the formatting may differ slightly from that of the original. Documents produced in this mode is easy to edit.
    3. Formatted text
      retains fonts, font sizes, and paragraphs, but does not retain the exact spacing or locations of the objects on the page. The text produced will be left-aligned. Text read from right to left will be aligned on the right-hand side margin.

      Note. Vertical texts will be changed to horizontal in this mode.

    4. Plain text
      This mode does not retain text formatting.

    Important! The list of available options may vary depending on the selected saving format.

  2. On the Save tab of the Options dialog box, select the desired saving options and click OK.
  3. Click the arrow to the right of the Save button on the main toolbar and select the appropriate option, or use commands from the File menu.

For details, see Saving Results in Different Formats.

Note. ABBYY FineReader lets you save page images. For details, see Saving an Image of the Page.