Before recognition, the program analyzes and highlights different area types, such as: Text, Image, Table and Barcode. Different types of border areas are distinguished by different colors. ABBYY FineReader relies on this analysis to identify areas and the recognition order. This information helps recreate the original page formatting.
The highlighted area is active. Click an area to make it active. You can use the Tab key to navigate through the areas. Each area is numbered. These numbers determine the order of navigation. By default, the ordinal numbers of the areas are not displayed in the Image window — this feature is activated by selecting the area re-numbering function.
If the text of an area does not fit within its borders (this may happen, for example, if you edit the recognized text), the text outside the borders of a non-active area may not be visible on the screen. Red markers that appear on the borders of the area will alert you to this. Once an area becomes active, its borders will expand to fit the entire text to the screen.
The tools for marking and editing the areas manually can be found in the Image window and on the pop-up toolbars for the Text, Image, Background Picture, and Table areas (pop-up toolbars appear next to the active area).
Important! After you have finished adjusting the areas, re-launch the OCR process.
Creating a new area
draws a Recognition area
draws a Text area
draws a Picture area
draws a Background Picture area
draws a Table area
New areas can be drawn without selecting a tool from the Image window toolbar. You can simply draw an area on the image using one of the the following key combinations:
You can change the area type. Right-click the selected area to choose Change Area Type from the shortcut menu, and then select the desired area type.
Adjusting area borders
Note: You can simultaneously adjust the vertical and horizontal borders of the area by placing the mouse pointer on a corner of the area.
Adding/removing area parts
Selecting one or more areas
Moving an area
Note: The areas are automatically numbered from left to right during automatic page analysis, regardless of the direction of the text on the image.
Deleting an area
To delete all areas:
Important! Deleting an area from an image that has already been recognized will delete all of the text in the corresponding Text window.
Changing text orientation
For details, see Changing Text Properties.
Changing area border colors