What is ABBYY FormFiller?

FormFiller is an additional form filling application which is supplied with ABBYY FineReader 7.0 Corporate Edition application. 

Note: FormFiller is installed automatically with ABBYY FineReader 7.0 Corporate Edition in Typical and Custom installation modes. In order to install/reinstall FormFiller separately:

ABBYY FormFiller application allows you to fill in blank forms. Suppose you need to input some data into a blank form, please do the following:

  1. Scan the form or open the image file with its image. It will be displayed in the main FormFiller window.
  2. The Design mode is used to create and edit the form properties.  The application must "know" where and what data to put on form, so you have to create and locate the fields on the form. You must also specify the font and font size and several other parameters that affect the way the data are displayed.
  3. The Form mode is used to input the data.  Fill in the created fields with the necessary info and edit the way they are displayed if necessary.
  4. You can print the form with the input data or save it as image. The application allows you to print the form out in one of the following modes: blank form only (the scanned image), data only (in order to "print the data in" a blank paper form) or the data and form (the filled-in form as such).


  1. You only have to create the form with the given set of fields once, and then use it as many times as you need.
  2. You can fill in the same form with different data - and in automatic mode. Suppose you want to fill in a questionnaire, and you have an Excel worksheet or a database with the necessary info, entered by a group of people. All you have to do is to save the form into a CSV file and then use the Data Input Wizard to import the data from this CSV file. After that you will get as many forms as there are records in your CSV file. You may print these forms immediately or save them  in *.tif files (each form in a separate file).