Barcode Not Detected

Barcode areas mark the barcodes contained in a document. If your document contains a barcode that you would like to render as a sequence of letters and digits rather than as an image, select the barcode and change the area type to Barcode.

Note: Barcode recognition is disabled by default. To enable barcode recognition, select Tools>Options…, click the Read tab and select Look for barcodes.

To make ABBYY FineReader detect barcodes:

  1. Hold CTRL+SHIFT+ALT and use the mouse to select an area in the Image window or the Zoom window.
  2. Run image recognition.

Barcode types supported by ABBYY FineReader 11...

Note: The default barcode type is Autodetect, which means that barcode types are to be detected automatically. However, not all barcode types can be autodetected, and sometimes you may need to select the appropriate type manually on the Area Properties panel.
ABBYY FineReader can automatically detect the following types of barcode: Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Code 128, EAN 8, EAN 13, Postnet, UCC-128, UPC-E, PDF417.