How to Input a Document in Less than a Minute

  1. Turn on your scanner before starting FineReader.

    (Many scanner models require to be turned on before you start your computer.)

    Turn on the computer and start FineReader (Start/Programs/ABBYY FineReader 7.0 Professional Edition or Corporate Edition). The FineReader main window will appear on your screen.
  2. Place the document on the scanner.
  3. Click the arrow to the right of the Scan&Read button. Select the Scan&Read Wizard item in the local menu.
      The Scan&Read Wizard has Scan&Read and Open&Read modes to guide you through each step of the scanning process. You can use a sample image file contained in the Demo folder of FineReader.
  4. Follow the Scan&Read Wizard instructions.

    The document input process contains four steps: scanning, reading, spell-checking and saving the recognized text. Once scanning is complete, a scanned document will appear in the Image window. The application then asks you to set up the recognition parameters. After completing the settings, FineReader will start recognizing the image and analyzing its layout.  Blue highlights will be shown on the document when the text is recognized.  Then, the recognized data will be displayed in the Text window, where they can be checked and edited.  Once you have completed the checking and editing, the Scan&Read Wizard will prompt you to either send the final text to an application of your choice, save it to a file, or continue processing the next document.

More details on:
Page layout analysis 
Checking the recognized text
Saving the recognized text
Supported image formats
Supported document saving formats
Installing FineReader