Saving the Recognized Text in PDF Format

Document save modes:

  1. Text and pictures only - only the recognized text and the pictures in it are saved.
  2. Page image only - only the image is saved.
  3. Text over the page image - the entire image is saved as a picture. Text areas are saved as text over the picture.
  4. Text under the page image - the entire image is saved as a picture. The recognized text is put under it. This option is useful if you export your text to document archives: the full page layout is retained and the full-text search is available if you save in this mode.

To set these options:

  1. Select the Formats Settings item in the Tools menuThe Formats Settings dialog will open.
  2. Set the options you need on the PDF tab in the dialog.


  1. A special Replace uncertain words with images option is available if you use the Text and pictures only or the Text over the page image mode. If you set this option, all uncertain words will be replaced with their images. You may set this option on the PDF tab in the Formats Settings dialog.
  2. When you save texts that use a non-Latin codepage (say, Cyrillic, Greek, Czech, etc.), FineReader uses the fonts provided by ParaType company. You may purchase additional fonts and multilingual font support at
  3. If, during the export in PDF, you are displayed a message telling you that there are characters in your text that aren't found in standard fonts, you must select a mode of working with Type 1 fonts and the Type 1 fonts themselves as well. These fonts must be available via Adobe Type Manager or via postscript font installator (in Windows 2000). See more details about Type 1 fonts in Using Type 1 fonts during export to PDF.
  4. Before you may edit the PDF files that use some non-latin codepage (say, Cyrillic, Greek, Czech, etc.) in Adobe Acrobat, you have to change the font of the text section you edit to a font installed on your computer.