ABBYY FineReader Enterprise accurately converts paper and image documents into editable formats including Microsoft Office and searchable PDF – enabling you to reuse their content, archive them more efficiently and retrieve more quickly. FineReader eliminates the need to retype documents and ensures that important information is readily available. It instantly provides access to the entire document of any size and supports 190 languages in any combinations. Download FineReader Offline Installer Setup for Windows. FineReader Professional is an all-in-one OCR and PDF software application for increasing business productivity when working with documents. It provides powerful, yet easy-to-use tools to access and modify information locked in paper-based documents and PDFs.
FineReader’s interface is minimalist and straightforward, but you can drill down to an exceptionally rich set of tools and options. The main menu has three separate panes, one for opening and converting existing files, another for creating new documents from your scanner, and a third for comparing documents. Each section, as I’ll explain, offers in-depth features.
The Open pane allows you to open a PDF file; convert one or more PDF or image files into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other standard formats; or to open an existing PDF or image file in FineReader’s unique OCR Editor, which I’ll come back to in a moment. The convert-existing-file options let you convert individual PDF or image files or combine a number of PDF and image files into a single document. You can specify how closely the converted output file should reproduce the format of the input PDF or image, with four different options ranging from an exact reproduction of the original format (which will be hard to edit in Word because text will be in hard-to-manage text boxes) to text-only output that you’ll need to format on your own. Adobe Acrobat Pro, in contrast, offers only two options for the kind of format preserved during output.
FineReader’s feature set for basic PDF editing is essentially the same that you’ll find for PDF editing in Adobe Acrobat, Nitro Pro, and other high-end PDF apps. You can create forms, digitally sign documents, redact pictures or text, add watermarks, apply Bates numbering to PDFs made up of multiple documents with separate page numbers, and much more.
One feature that FineReader (surprisingly) still lacks is the full-text multi-file indexing feature found in Kofax Power PDF and Adobe Acrobat, which can speed up text search dramatically. Two years ago, for unexplained reasons, Adobe disabled the feature that uses full-text indexing for fast searching, but you can still re-enable it with a registry hack. On the other hand, FineReader, unlike Acrobat, displays a list of all search results in a sidebar panel, so you can easily scan the list to find the one that you’re looking for. So, on balance, FineReader may have the advantage in text-searching.