Adjusting Area Shapes and Area Borders

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

Adjusting area borders

Adding/removing area parts

Selecting one or more areas

Moving an area

Re-numbering areas

Deleting an area

Changing text orientation

Changing area border colors