General Information on Working with Batches

By default, a new batch is created at FineReader startup. A batch may contain up to 9,999 pages.

Tip: You may find it useful to save similar-type pages (e.g. pages from the same book, written in the same language, or with a similar layout) in the same batch. By doing this you will find your work much easier to do.

The Batch window displays a list of the pages contained in the open batch. To view a page, just click on its icon or double-click its page number. All files related to this batch page will open in their respective windows, i.e. text file (if the page has been recognized) in the Text window, the image file in the Image window, etc.

There are two main ways of displaying pages in the Batch window:

Batch View  Description
Thumbnails Batch pages are displayed as thumbnails, a thumbnail being a miniature image of the original page. Additional icons appear on the thumbnails as you process the images. These inform you of the actions that have been performed on them, e.g. recognition, saving, etc. Thumbnail images are particularly useful when searching for a particular batch page. To open an image, just click on its thumbnail.
Details Here detailed information is displayed on each batch page in the batch window, and page lists created according to any feature specified. This is useful in the case of large batches, as the batch window can accommodate a much greater number of pages in this view than in Thumbnail view. Double-click on a page to open it.

To choose the page view in the Batch window:

To customize the Batch window, i.e. choose the features that are to be displayed, the way in which pages are sorted, etc:

You may select several different pages, or a number of consecutive pages, or all batch pages in a row:

Click the following sections to learn how to:
Create a batch
Open a batch
Add an image to a batch
Delete a batch