Solving Scanning Problems: Your Scanner does not Support TWAIN

Even if your scanner is not TWAIN-compatible, you can still continue using ABBYY FineReader! Just do the following:

  1. Create a new batch and open it. (If a batch is already open, skip this step.)
  2. Set the correct recognition parameters (recognition language, document type, print type).
  3. Select Start Background Recognition in the Process menu.
  4. Scan the document you want to read using any image acquiring program your scanner works with. Do not close ABBYY FineReader. Save the scanned image in the folder you've saved the open ABBYY FineReader batch to; the file name should be 0001.TIF. ABBYY FineReader will pick up the image automatically and read it.

    Note: If there are some pages in your batch already, the first scanned image file name should not be 0001.TIF, but XXXX.TIF, where XXXX is the number of batch pages plus one. For example, if there are 10 pages in your batch, the first scanned image file name should be 0011.tif. If you scan one more file, it should be named 0012.TIF, and so on.

  5. Scan the second document and save it as 0002.TIF, etc.
  6. Select Stop Background Recognition in the Process menu to stop recognition.

ABBYY FineReader will read step by step all the pages you want it to read.