James Darlington: “For me it’s very important to keep all my work documents as searchable PDFs. That’s why all incoming documents are OCRed with FineReader.”

darlingToday is the day for another interview from one of our customers – James Darlington, an attorney in USA, who will share with us his story of using ABBYY FineReader.

Do I work with documents in my job?

— Yes, of course. These may include scans like lease agreements, real estate
contracts, tax forms and many others.

How often do I obtain documents via scanner?

— Several times a day. Incoming documents could be PDFs, e-mails, all kinds of MS
Office documents and paper documents. In roughly equal proportionsjames darl. Naturally,
all hard copies are scanned.

FineReader helped me…

— For me it’s very important to keep all my work documents as searchable
PDFs. That’s why all incoming documents are OCRed with FineReader to PDF
and stored online. Very often I also scan many documents at a time and then
split the resulting PDF into multiple documents. FineReader is perfect for this.
Generally speaking, all our documents are run through FineReader.

What document format do I prefer?

— I personally prefer searchable PDFs, but in my field not everybody prefers this
format. For example, courts usually send and request hard copies. Therefore,
for me, working easily with both types of documents and converting them is vital.

*User stories are based on the feedback given by users. Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.