User Dictionary: Adding and Removing Words

If your text contains many special terms, abbreviations, and proper names, adding these terms to the user dictionary will improve OCR quality. For each added word, ABBYY FineReader generates all possible word forms to allow the program to reliably recognize it in its various forms (plural, verb, etc.).

To add a word to the dictionary while checking the spelling:


You can also add and remove words while viewing a user dictionary for a particular language.

  1. On the Tools menu, click View Dictionaries…
  2. In the User Dictionaries dialog box, select the desired language and click View…
  3. In the Dictionary dialog box, type a word and click Add… or select a word and click Delete.

The program will notify you if the desired word is already in the dictionary.

You can import user dictionaries created in previous versions of ABBYY FineReader (versions 8.0, 9.0, and 10 are supported).

  1. On the Tools menu, click View Dictionaries…, select the desired language, and click View…
  2. In the Dictionary dialog box, click the Import… button and select the dictionary file you wish to import (it must have the extension *.pmd, *.txt, or *.dic).