Working with the Same Batch over a Network

(available in ABBYY FineReader Corporate Edition only)

  1. Create/Open a batch and set up the necessary scanning and recognition options.

    Run ABBYY FineReader and open the batch to be processed on all computers that will process it.

  2. Run Background recognition (Process>Start Background Recognition) on all computers that will be recognizing the batch.
  3. Start the scanning on the computer with an ADF scanner.

    Tip: If your high-speed scanner doesn't support TWAIN, you may scan your pages directly into ABBYY FineReader batch folder. To do this, scan the images with any scanning application supplied with your high-speed scanner on the computer to which the scanner is attached and specify the ABBYY FineReader batch folder as the saving folder for these images. The only thing you have to do is to name the scanned images according to the following rule: the files must be named (in the order they are scanned) 0001.tif, 0002.tif, 0003.tif... etc.

    ABBYY FineReader will automatically detect and process all images you scan.

  4. You may edit the recognized text and save it to a file or send it to an application you select.

You may monitor the page status in the Batch window (for example, whether the page has been scanned, recognized, edited or exported, and by what user etc.). All this information is displayed in the corresponding columns in the Details batch page view. To set up the Details page view:

You may customize the Details page view: specify the columns you want to be displayed in the Batch window or select the column to sort the pages by:

If the batch pages are processed on several computers, ABBYY FineReader will distribute the workload automatically between them: each new scanned page is "picked up" by the first free workstation on which the background recognition is running. This page becomes locked for all other computers. At the same time any other workstation (or the same workstation) may open already recognized pages for checking, editing and saving. Changes made by a user are available for all other users of the same batch.

Note: You will notice the increased recognition speed on multiprocessor systems in the "Background mode" if your batch contains a lot of pages.