Category Archives: News & updates



PDF/UA – with focus on accessibility

Among all the variety of different existing variants of PDF, PDF/UA is definitely the one that shall become the most widespread. In a digital era, the Web became the major way to get around with many aspects of life, and people must do more and more interactions digitally. Such entities as state authorities, suppliers of services, banks, etc., publish an increasing number of documents on their websites. When people deal with them, more and more of self-service, self-engagement is expected, which means all the people shall be equally able to use those documents effectively. But worldwide there are an estimated 253 million people with vision impairment; and from 3 to 7 percent suffer from reading disorder (dyslexia). Therefore, the documents must be provided in a form that allows those people to access the information on their own. And that’s exactly what PDF/UA is about: providing all people equal accessibility to information in documents by using just one universal format.

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ABBYY FineReader celebrates 25 years on the market

The end of the year is time for recollection and reflection. This year we have something big to be thankful and proud of: ABBYY FineReader celebrates 25 years on the market! Today a powerful PDF editing application drawing its power from exceptional quality OCR, FineReader has come a long way and undergone some transformations since its launch back in 1993.

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OCR, PDF and FineReader

ABBYY first introduced FineReader in 1993 (more than 20 years ago), with the idea of empowering people to gain access to data locked in paper documents. In those days, paper was ubiquitous, but the information contained in it was not accessible to the user sitting in front of a personal computer or even for the computer.

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ABBYY FineReader 14 Will Help You Level Up in 2017

ABBYY FineReader 14 is here with a bang! Your popular ABBYY FineReader is entering the New Year with new improvements. Thanks to your valuable feedback, we have been able to keep working on making our existing ABBYY FineReader 12 the best OCR experience for our customers. We have added some task-specific enhancements to the new ABBYY FineReader 14 to make your business processes run smoother, smarter, and faster in 2017 and beyond… Read more



Major update of ABBYY PDF Transformer+

iStock_000049828678_SmallToday we are glad to announce the release of a major update of ABBYY PDF Transformer+, our PDF software specially designed for easy editing and work with PDF documents. The update delivers three major improvements for work with PDF: printing speed became up to 3 times faster, navigation across multi-page PDFs was enhanced and now it has become possible to correct table separators before copying.

To learn all about new ABBYY PDF Transformer+ read the press release of the update.



New ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac with Native Automation Tools

finereaderToday 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.