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Latest FineReader 15 updates: More capable, more accurate, and friendlier

At ABBYY, we always aspire to make FineReader better. Delivering new and improving existing functionality and fixing bugs is always our main priority, so we never stop. At the very end of Summer 2019, we launched brand new version of FineReader 15, and in November 2019 we already delivered its first update containing new and improved functionality, Release 3. We started 2020 with yet another update, Release 4, which has…

Choosing a PDF tool, Part 5: How to make a PDF searchable

Paper has to be searched manually, but digital documents are instantly searchable, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Between 25 and 33 percent of the PDF documents out there contain no searchable information at all. For instance, when a scan is wrapped into a PDF document, you have an image, which is not accessible to text tools. However, the availability of recognized text information is not only crucial…

2019: That’s a Wrap!

With the year 2019 almost over, it’s a perfect time to reflect back on our biggest achievements of the last 12 months. We couldn’t have come as far as we have without your support, and we hope that this year has been as successful for you as it has been for us. Let’s recap… The biggest milestone we achieved this year was launching FineReader 15 (for Windows) in August. We…

ABBYY FineReader: Powered by AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an increasingly significant role in the further progress of business technologies. ABBYY’s innovative AI-based technologies and solutions are changing the way people work and defining the next phase of digital transformation. But what does AI do specifically for the product to which this blog is devoted – ABBYY FineReader? How important is AI for the quality of OCR, which, as we discussed earlier in the blog,…

Choosing a PDF tool – Part 4: How to edit a PDF like a pro

PDF was created as “digital paper,” with the idea of making a digital document format that looks the same across different computers and systems. Usually, when we print out a document, we don’t want it to change anymore — and accordingly, PDF wasn’t created as an editable format. However, life requires the opposite. With digital transformation going on, documents are more and more involved in digital workflows, which needs them…

Choosing a PDF tool – Part 3: What you should know about its document comparison capabilities

One of the most common challenges in our daily work with content is that it usually involves working with documents of various formats. Let’s say you are trying to compare a legal agreement in Word document with a scanned copy which has been signed and sent back to you per email. What do you do? As we discussed in the first article from this series, doing a line-by-line comparison of…