ABBYY FineReader 8.0 integrates with Microsoft Word and Windows Explorer, allowing you to run OCR from within these applications.
When you install ABBYY FineReader 8.0, the setup program adds an ABBYY FineReader button () to the Microsoft Word toolbar. Clicking this button will get and recognize an image.
- Select how you to wish to get an image - From scanner or From file.
- In the Recognition language drop-down list, select the language of the text you are about to recognize.
Note: You can select more than one language.
- Under Retain layout, select one of the available options:
Retain full page layout retains the entire layout of a document, including paragraph arrangement, font type and font size, columns, text direction, and text color.
Retain font and font size retains paragraph arrangement, font type, and font size.
Remove all formatting removes all the formatting; a single font will be used throughout.
Select Keep pictures if you wish to retain the pictures in the recognized texts.
Select Insert recognized text into new document if you wish to insert the recognized text into a new Microsoft Word document. The option is checked by default. Otherwise the recognized text will be inserted under the cursor in the current document.
Tip. Click Options... to select additional options. In the Options dialog that opens, you can select image opening, scanning, recognition, and saving parameters.
When I launch Microsoft Word I see no ABBYY FineReader button on the toolbar
ABBYY FineReader 8.0 adds an Open with ABBYY FineReader item to the File menu and to the local menu in Windows Explorer. This command is only available if you have selected at least one file supported by ABBYY FineReader.
In Windows Explorer, right-click the file you wish to open.
In the local menu, select the Open with ABBYY FineReader command.
ABBYY FineReader 8.0 will be launched and the selected image will be added to a new batch. If ABBYY FineReader 8.0 is already running, the selected image will be added to the current batch.
Tip. To add images to the last batch with which you worked, select Open last batch at startup on the General tab in the Options dialog.