Splitting an ABBYY FineReader Document

When processing large numbers of multi-page documents, it is often more practical to scan all the documents first and only then analyze and recognize them. However, to preserve the original formatting of each paper document correctly, ABBYY FineReader must process each of them as a separate FineReader document. ABBYY FineReader offers tools to group scanned pages into separate documents to which they belong.

To split an ABBYY FineReader document into several documents:

  1. On the File menu, click Split into Several Documents… or select pages in the Pages window, right-click the selection, and then select Create New Document with Selected Pages….
  2. In the Split Document dialog box, click Add document to create the required number of FineReader documents.
  3. Move pages from the Pages pane into their appropriate documents displayed in the New Documents pane using one of the following three methods:
    • Select pages and drag them with the mouse.
      Note: You can also use drag-and-drop to move pages between documents.
    • Click the Move button to move the selected pages into the current document displayed in the New Documents pane or click the Return button to remove the selected pages from the current document.
    • Press the CTRL+RIGHT ARROW to move pages into the current document and CTRL+LEFT ARROW or DELETE to remove the selected pages from the current document.
  4. Once you are finished moving pages into the new FineReader documents, click the Create All button to create all documents at once or click the Create button in each of the documents individually.

Note: You can also drag-and-drop selected pages from the Pages window into any other ABBYY FineReader window. A new ABBYY FineReader document will be created for these pages.