Click File>Save Document As>Microsoft
Word 97-2003 Document (to save to ODT format, choose
File>Save Document As>OpenOffice.org Writer Document)
or the Save button on the main
toolbar. Click the arrow next to the Save button and
choose a saving format from the list. If there is no suitable
format in the list, click Save to Other Formats…, and, in
the dialog box that opens, select the desired format.
Tip. Additional saving options are available in the
Options dialog box: select Tools>Options…,
click the Save tab, and then click the RTF/DOCX/ODT
The saving options on this tab are grouped into the following
Depending on how you are planning to use your electronic
document, select the best option below:
Produces a document that maintains the formatting of the original.
This option is recommended for documents with complex layouts, such
as promotion booklets. Note, however, that this option limits the
ability to change the text and formatting of the output
Editable copy Produces a document that nearly
preserves the original format and text flow but allows easy
Retains fonts, font sizes, and paragraphs, but does not retain the
exact locations of the objects on the page or the spacing. The
resulting text will be left-aligned (right-to-left texts will be
Note: Vertical texts will be changed to horizontal in
Unlike the Formatted text mode, this mode does not retain
You can select the paper size to be used for saving in RTF, DOC,
DOCX, or ODT format from the Default paper size drop-down
Tip. To ensure the recognized text fits the paper size,
select the Increase paper size to fit content option. ABBYY
FineReader will automatically select the most suitable paper size
Keep headers and footers
Retains running titles (headers and footers) in the output
Keep page breaks Retains the original page
Keep line breaks Retains the original arrangement
Keep line numbers
Retains the original line numbering (if any). The line numbers will
be saved in a separate field that remains unchanged when you edit
the text. Note: This feature is only available if Exact copy or
Editable copy is selected.
Retain text and background colors Retains the
original color of the letters.
Note: Word 6.0, 7.0, and 97 (8.0) have a limited text and
background color palette, therefore the original document colors
may be replaced with the ones available in the Word palette. Word
2000 (9.0) or later retains the colors of the source document in
Documents containing a large number of pictures are very large.
To reduce the size of the file, select the desired option in the
Image quality group.
To change the picture saving parameters, click Custom….
In the Custom Picture Settings dialog box, select the
desired parameters and click OK.
If you don't want to keep pictures in the recognized text, make
sure the Keep pictures option is clear.
Some of the more advanced saving options become available by
clicking the Advanced group.
Highlight uncertain characters
Select this option to edit the recognized text in Microsoft Word
rather than in the ABBYY FineReader Text window. All
uncertain characters will be highlighted in the Microsoft Word
Tip. You can change the color of uncertain characters on
the View tab of the Options dialog box
Enable compatibility with other word processors
Produces a document that can be opened and edited in earlier
versions of Microsoft Word and other word processing applications
that support the RTF format.