Make sure that your scanner is connected and turned on.
Consult your scanner's documentation to ensure it is set up
correctly. Be sure to install the software provided with your
scanner. Some scanner models must be turned on before the computer
is turned on.
Put the page to be scanned into the scanner. If the scanner is
equipped with an automatic document feeder, you can put multiple
pages into the scanner if you need to process a multi-page
Click Scan, or select Scan Pages… from the
The scanning dialog box will open. Select the appropriate
settings and start scanning. The scanned pages will be added to the
Pages window in ABBYY FineReader.
Tip. Typical printed office documents are best scanned in
grayscale at 300 dpi.
The quality of OCR results depends on the quality of the source
document quality and the selected scanning options. Low image
quality may affect recognition results. That's why it is important
to correctly customize scanning settings and account for the
features of the input document.
Note: When page images are opened or scanned for the
first time, they are added to a new FineReader document displayed
in the Pages window. Later, when the page images are opened
or scanned, they will be added to the bottom of the open FineReader
In Windows Explorer, right-click the appropriate image
file and select Open in ABBYY FineReader from the shortcut
In Microsoft Outlook, select the e-mail message with the
image or PDF attachments you wish to open, and then click on the toolbar. In the
dialog box that opens, select the files to open.
In Microsoft Outlook or Windows Explorer, drag
the desired image file into ABBYY FineReader's main window. The
image will be added to the current ABBYY FineReader document.
Note: The author of a PDF file may choose to restrict
access to it. For example, the author may create a password or
restrict certain features, such as the ability to extract text and
graphics. To adhere to copyright guidelines, ABBYY FineReader will
ask you for a password to open such files.
ABBYY FineReader can perform OCR on images created with a
Take a picture of the text.
Note: Good quality photos are required for successful OCR