General Information on Page Layout Analysis

Page layout analysis can be done either automatically or manually. In most cases, ABBYY FineReader manages the complex task of analyzing page layout by itself. Start automatic analysis by clicking on the 2-Read button. Recognition and layout analysis are performed simultaneously.

Note: Stand–alone page layout analysis is also available (Process>Read>Analyze Layout menu). This process may be needed at times, but often this approach provides inferior page layout analysis, since coupled layout analysis/recognition uses information acquired during recognition to improve layout analysis.

You may opt to draw blocks manually if:

  1. Only a part of a page needs to be recognized;
  2. Automatic layout analysis has drawn blocks incorrectly.


Automatic page layout analysis options
Drawing and editing blocks manually
Manual table layout analysis