Recognition accuracy has been improved by 25%. The program now
analyzes and recognizes documents with complex layouts even better,
in particular documents with text on a color or raster background
and documents with complex tables (including tables with white grid
lines and tables with color cells).
Specialized English and German dictionaries have been added
that include the most frequently used legal and medical
terminology, providing unmatched recognition accuracy of
specialized legal and medical texts.
XML Support and Integration with Microsoft Office
FineReader now includes a new saving format, Microsoft Word
XML. Users of Microsoft Office 2003 will be able to appreciate all
the advantages provided by the XML format!
Integration with Microsoft Word 2003 brings together the power
of the two applications for processing recognized texts. You will
be able to check and edit recognition results using familiar
Microsoft Word tools and at the same time compare the exported
results with the original image: FineReader's Zoom window now opens
in Microsoft Word.
Your work will become more comfortable thanks to a number of
new features introduced in FineReader 7.0. When creating a document
in Microsoft Word, you can launch FineReader, recognize a piece of
text and insert it in the current Microsoft Word document right
under the pointer. This means that you will be able to collect
information from several paper or PDF documents in one electronic
document. Recognition results can now be sent by e-mail as an
attachment in any of the supported saving formats.
Improved Recognition of PDF Documents
The quality of recognition of PDF documents has been
drastically improved. Most PDFs have background
text. FineReader 7.0 can extract this text and use it for
checking recognition results and improving recognition
You can now edit recognized PDF documents in the FineReader
editor: the changes you make will be saved in any of the supported
PDF saving formats.
PDF documents created by FineReader are optimized for
publishing on the World Wide Web: your readers will be able to see
the first pages before the entire document has been downloaded.
New Saving Options
A new saving format, Microsoft PowerPoint, will allow
you to quickly create new presentations or edit the existing
When saving results in MicrosoftWord, the *.doc
file will become smaller compared to the previous versions. The
retention of formatting of documents with various separators has
been improved and new saving options for images have been
The retention of complex formatting elements has been improved
in HTML (e.g. text flowing around non-rectangular images).
The resulting HTML files are now smaller in size, which is
important for documents published on the Internet.
Ease of Use
The program interface has been updated and has become
even more straightforward and user-friendly. The professional
settings have been made more accessible. Editing toolbars have been
moved to the window in which recognition results are displayed. New
customization tools allow you to fine-tune FineReader windows, for
example, you can make individual Zoom settings for each
Thanks to the updated Tutorial, the beginner will be
able to start using the program right away, while the savvy user
will find useful tips for tuning the program for maximum quality
FineReader Professional Edition now includes those
capabilities that were previously available only to the users of
FineReader Corporate Edition:
Improved recognition of barcodes, recognition support
for PDF-417 2D barcodes.
The image splitting tool will allow you to split the
image into several areas and save each area as a separate page.
This mode is particularly handy for recognizing business cards
scanned on one page, books, and PowerPoint printouts.
Search with morphology support. Any batch created in
ABBYY FineReader can be used as a small database with full-text
search capabilities. You can search for words in all their
grammatical forms. (This feature is available for the 34 languages
that have dictionary support.)
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology support. This
technology can greatly increase productivity when recognizing large
numbers of documents.
Additional Professional Features
Duplex scanning. If you scan a two-sided document using
a duplex scanner, you will get two separate images for each side of
the document. This option can be turned off if you do not need
JPEG 2000 image files can be opened and saved.
Network Capabilities of FineReader Corporate Edition
All main installation methods from the server to
workstations are supported. FineReader Corporate Edition
supports all the main LAN installation methods: using Active
Directory, using Microsoft Systems Management Server, and using the
Support for multi-functional devices, including network
MFPs. MFPs that combine the functionality of the scanner,
printer, copier and fax are becoming more and more popular.
FineReader can work with such devices, both connected to a
workstation and in a network. Special program settings allow users
to open scanned images automatically from anywhere in the network
or from an FTP server and recognize them.
Several corporate licensing models. In addition to the
concurrent licensing program, other licensing schemes have been
implemented. You will always be able to choose the licensing scheme
that best suits your needs.
License Manager is a new utility for managing licenses in a
network environment. The License Manager will allow you to
monitor the use of FineReader Corporate Edition on
workstations, assign licenses to particular workstations, and add
For more information about installing ABBYY FineReader on
workstations, working with the License Manager, and working with
the program in a local area network, please refer to the "System
Administrator's Guide" which can be found in the Administrator's
Guide folder on the server on which FineReader was