|Nowadays business cards are a common and wide-spread thing. You will
probably get them from business partners and also from friends and
acquaintances. It is very convenient as all the information about one
person is concentrated on a small piece of paper, but how do you keep
We offer you a simple and
convenient way of inputting and storing your business cards in the
computer - a FineReader way. All the business cards are processed and
stored in a FineReader batch. You may use the information available via
full-text search to find the necessary business card really fast (you may
search for any information put on a business card
- the name of the company, the last name, the phone number, ect.). The
list of business cards found will be displayed in the Search window.
Select the business card you want in the search result list to open and
You may add new business cards to the batch or edit the already recognized
ones in the Text window.
- Put business cards into the scanner (as many as you like).
The business cards must be arranged so as to form a "table
structure". Allow some distance between rows and columns. You may
orient the cards either horizontally (the longer sides of cards are
arranged horizontally in this case) or vertically, but not these two
following scanning parameters:
- resolution - 400-600 dpi (to recognize small fonts on
business cards successfully it's necessary to scan them in a
resolution higher than the default 300 dpi setting).
- scan mode - grayscale or color.
Click the 1-Scan button.
order to increase the
recognition quality you should split the scanned images in such a way
as to have a batch page created for each separate business card. The
deskewing, layout analysis and recognition will be performed for each
card separately in this case.
To do all this, select the Split image item in the Image menu.
The Split image dialog will open. Click the
in the dialog and then click ОК. New pages will be created in
the Batch window: each page will contain an image of a single
business card. The source image (the one that contained many
business cards) will be removed from the batch.
Note: If the image
was split into business cards incorrectly, you may try to split the
image manually: use the
buttons. In order to move or delete a separator click the Select
separator button ()
and move the separator where you want it to be. To delete a separator
just move it outside the image border. To delete all separators, click
- Set the recognition language. If necessary, select several recognition
languages. But remember, increasing the number of the recognition
languages used simultaneously may have a negative effect on the recognition quality. The reasonable number
of languages to be used simultaneously is 2-3. Check the fonts selected on the Formatting
tab before you read your documents: these fonts must contain all the characters of the recognition languages you select, otherwise the
recognized text will be displayed incorrectly (there will be
"?" or "□" symbols instead of letters).
the 2-Read button.