Use 300 dpi resolution for regular texts (font
size 10pts. or greater) and 400-600 dpi resolution for texts set in smaller
font sizes (9pts. or less). Scanning in grayscale mode is best for
recognition purposes. If you scan your images in grayscale, brightness
is adjusted automatically. If you wish to see the Scanner
Settings dialog in Use FineReader interface mode,
select the Display options dialog before scanning item on the Scan/Open Image tab (Tools>Options).
Page layout analysis can be carried out both automatically and manually. In
most cases, FineReader manages the complex task of page layout analysis by
itself. Start automatic analysis by clicking on the 2-Read button.
Recognition and layout analysis are performed simultaneously.
If the application has drawn some blocks incorrectly, it is often faster
to edit the incorrect blocks using the block editing
tools than to delete the blocks and draw them manually again.
In some cases automatic layout analysis quality may be improved by altering
the page layout analysis options. To view the current layout analysis options: Recognition
tab, Tools>Options menu.
If you are processing a large number of documents
with an identical layout, you can create a block template (lmage> Save
Blocks menu) (i.e. a standard "set" of blocks that conforms
to the layout of your document) and apply this template to all pages with
the same layout you wish to recognize (lmage>Load Blocks menu).
increase recognition quality, split scanned images so that a batch page is
created for each page of a double page image. Images
can be split both automatically and manually. To split images automatically,
before you add them to the batch check Split dual pages on the Scan/Open
To split images manually, select the Split image item in the Image
Deskewing, layout analysis and recognition will then be performed
separately for each page.
The recognition speed depends on different parameters: processor
speed, size of RAM, type of image, etc. On multiprocessor machines, you can increase
the recognition speed of large batches by turning on the "Background
recognition" mode (Corporate Edition only).
You can search through all the recognized pages
for words in all of their grammatical forms. The search pattern can be one
or several words. To do this, select Advanced search in the Edit menu or
If the FineReader Text window does not display characters correctly (i.e.
"?" or "□" can be seen in place of some or all of the
letters), this means that your current font does not support your recognition
language alphabet in full. Select a font that supports your entire recognition
set (for example, Arial Unicode or Bitstream Cyberbit) on the Formatting tab
(Tools>Options menu) in the Fonts group, and recognize the
If you prefer editing the recognized text in Microsoft Word rather than in
the FineReader text window, you may still have uncertain characters highlighted.
Select the With background color and/or the With text color items
on the RTF/DOC/Word XML tab in the Highlight uncertain characters group. The
saved file will have all the uncertain characters highlighted with the
color you've set.
If the recognized
document contains many pictures, you can reduce the size of the document when
saving in RTF, DOC, Word XML, PDF, HTML, or PPT formats: reduce the resolution
of the images or increase the
JPEG compression settings on the
corresponding tabs in Tools>Formats Settings.
To save batch settings in a file, click the Save
button on the General tab (Tools>Options menu). A Save
Batch Template As dialog will open. Enter the file name. The following
settings will be saved: the Recognition, Scan/Open Image, Formatting,
and Check Spelling tab settings, as well as all Formats Settings dialog
tab settings. User languages, user language groups and user patterns will
also be saved in this file.