Capturing Text and Tables from the Computer Screen
ABBYY Screenshot Reader can recognize text and tables on
the screen of your computer and save the results to a file, copy
them to the Clipboard or send them to another application.
To recognize text:
In the drop-down list on the ABBYY Screenshot Reader
toolbar, select one of the following: Text to Clipboard
Table to Clipboard
Text to Microsoft Word
Table to Microsoft Excel
Text to File
Table to File
Click . The
mouse cursor will change to .
Place the mouse cursor in a corner of the area you wish to
select. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor
diagonally to the opposite corner of the area you wish to select.
The selected area will be enclosed in a frame and the program will
automatically start the OCR procedure.
Once the text has been recognized, it will be saved to a file,
copied to the Clipboard or sent to another application, depending
on the action you selected in the drop-down list on the ABBYY
Screenshot Reader toolbar. If you selected Text to File or
Table to File, the Save As dialog will open. In this
dialog, provide the name and format of the file into which the text
must be saved.
Note: To cancel the recognition, click
Stop or press Esc.
In the Options - ABBYY
Screenshot Reader dialog, select the (Select multiple
languages...) item in the Recognition language drop-down
list. Important! Using multiple languages can lower recognition
quality. We do not recommend using more than two or three
On the ABBYY Screenshot
Reader toolbar, select the Image to ABBYY FineReader
item. The image of the selected area will be added to a ABBYY
FineReader batch. If ABBYY FineReader is running on your computer,
the image will be added to the current batch. Otherwise, a new
batch will be created and the image will be added to this new