Working in Other Applications

When you install ABBYY FineReader 11, you may choose to integrate the program with Microsoft Office applications and Windows Explorer. Integration means that:

You will be able to review and edit recognition results using your usual Microsoft Office tools. You will also be able to launch quick tasks and custom automated tasks and open image and PDF files directly from Windows Explorer.

To perform OCR on a document in a Microsoft Office application:

  1. Click button on the ABBYY FineReader 11 bar.
  2. In the dialog box, check the options and click Start.

ABBYY FineReader will be launched, and the recognized text will be opened in the current Microsoft Office application when the OCR process is completed.

To open an image or PDF file from Windows Explorer:

  1. Select the Windows Explorer file.
  2. Select ABBYY FineReader 11>Open in ABBYY FineReader from the file's shortcut menu.

    Note: This command will appear only if the program supports the selected file's format.

ABBYY FineReader 11 will launch and the selected image will be added to a new ABBYY FineReader document. If ABBYY FineReader 11 is already running, the image will be added to the current ABBYY FineReader document.

If the ABBYY FineReader button doesn't appear on the Microsoft Office application toolbar...