Other Recognition Options

Recognition mode

ABBYY FineReader 8.0 allows you to choose speed or quality during the recognition process. Two recognition modes are available:

You can set up the recognition mode on the the Read tab in the Options dialog (menu Tools>Options).

PDF recognition

ABBYY FineReader 8.0 extracts text data from PDF files and uses these data for recognizing PDF documents. Text data extraction speeds up the recognition process up to 2 - 3 times. However, PDF files may have non-standard encoding. In this case text content can only be recovered with OCR. If you are not satisfied with the recognition quality of a PDF document:

Barcode recognition

If you want ABBYY FineReader to recognize barcodes on your documents automatically, make sure that the Look for barcodes option is selected in the Read group of the Legacy Options dialog. ABBYY FineReader will create separate barcode type blocks for them; barcodes will be displayed as a series of letters and numbers in the recognized text. The full list of the barcode types supported by ABBYY FineReader 8.0 see in Block Types.

Note: To open the Legacy Options dialog, click the Legacy Options button on the General tab in the Options dialog (Tools>Options).

Show image during recognition

When processing large numbers of pages, recognition is invariably faster if the processed image is not displayed on-screen. To run recognition without displaying the image:

Text orientation

If the application incorrectly recognizes blocks containing vertical text (a text block or a table cell):

Inverted or flipped block

If the application incorrectly recognizes blocks containing inverted or flipped text (a text block, a table cell, or a whole table):