Saving Recognized Text in LIT Format

All saving options for LIT format are set on the LIT tab in the Formats Settings dialog. To open this dialog, click the Formats Settings button on the Save tab of the Options dialog or press CTRL+SHIFT+X.

The following options enable you to customize the saving mode so that the resulting document is most suitable for later retrieval and processing:

Text settings

Picture Settings

If you wish to keep pictures in the recognized text, make sure that the Keep pictures option is set in the Picture settings group.

If the recognized document contains many pictures, you can reduce the size of the resulting file: select the desired picture quality and format in the Picture settings group.


Three quality levels are available in the Quality drop-down list. Select:

The higher the value you choose from the Quality drop-down list, the higher will be the quality of the pictures you save. The size of the file is also affected by this value: the higher the value, the larger the file you get.

Tip. In order to tune the best 'size/quality' ratio, try to save the recognition results with different Quality values, and then open them in an image viewing application.


As a rule, ABBYY FineReader selects the picture format automatically. To ensure that this is the case, make sure that the (Automatic) item is selected from the Format drop-down list.

If you wish to set up the format manually, select one of the following items: