by Maksim Pikhenko, ABBYY Head of PDF Tools Development Group
One of my most rewarding experiences has been my association with ABBYY’s Research Center for Arabic Languages. As a developer I was tasked by the Center with enabling PDF Transformer+ to collaborate, edit and work with PDF documents in Arabic – no small job given that the PDF software would have to understand all the rules of the language in order to work correctly. For example… Read more
by Anton Masalovitch, ABBYY Head of PDF Product Development
Challenges to the way developers think not only come from their peers. Many times they arise from user input and result in far better software, too. So I’d like to share an experience the PDF Transformer+ development team has had. We found, to our surprise, that a key unique tool – the eraser – wasn’t working for users in some instances. This was quite a shock since… Read more
by Ivan Korneev, ABBYY Development Manager
Participating in the design of a new product is like an ongoing “Before and After” story. As with a lot of things in life, your initial purpose and plans change and grow – meaning that what you end up with doesn’t necessarily match the functionality you originally intended. For example… Read more
Today ABBYY has made available new ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac with MAC OS X support and Native Automation Tools such as Batch Conversion and Screenshot Reading. Now with the Automator tools and AppleScript commands, Mac users can easily set self-running OCR workflows, raising productivity when working with documents.
Read more about fresh updates of new ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac.
by Ilia Isaev, ABBYY Testing Engineer
It’s ironic: users of PDF solutions automatically assume that when they have a problem with a PDF file it’s the software’s fault. Conversely, developers typically say it’s the file’s fault. But ask a tester what’s at fault – the file or the software – and he’ll probably say “It’s 50/50.” Why? Because those of us who have tested PDF solutions over and over again, realize that the PDF format is so complicated there is always the probability that… Read more
Many users handle large volumes of incoming documents. For instance, attorneys work with hundreds and thousands of document pages for each case and each client. These case documents often come in almost simultaneously or in rapid succession. Copies need to be made quickly so that work may start. How can one create a convenient archive for a broad assortment of image files of various documents in the quickest way possible… Read more