Category Archives: Product Tricks



Are you still comparing documents manually?

Do you also spend hours manually checking changes in updated document versions line by line, word by word? Have you encountered a situation when your teammate forgot to turn on the “track changes” mode in Microsoft® Word and you had to painfully look for those edits or use compare documents function in Word itself? Just think of all the time and resources wasted on printing, proofreading and re-checking your own and other people’s edits. All efforts that go towards keeping up with the numerous changes hinder your day-to-day productivity and make you less efficient.

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Demystifying PDF for lawyers

Iconic Image LawAs in most professional fields, PDF is the format of choice for digital documents in legal departments and law firms. However, the legal sector has some specific requirements regarding the work with this type of documents. With ABBYY FineReader you have a tool, which can handle the needs of your legal document tasks and additionally makes your paper documents digitally accessible.

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What do PDFs have to do with the GDPR?

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being applicable in all member states of the European Union as of 25th May 2018, companies of all sizes and industries are bound to define processes and systems to manage personal data in a more structured and reliable way than ever before. Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind are customer databases, CRM systems, marketing automation tools. But what about documents?
Personal data and confidential information are not only contained in databases and internal systems, but also in various business documents. Moreover, businesses, institutions, organizations have a lot of them. Whether storing or sharing such documents, it is crucially important to be aware of the specifics, have the right tools and take the right actions.

The PDF Association refers to the PDF file format as “digital paper” and the “de facto standard for electronic documents”. In order to make sure PDF documents are included in your internal data protection compliance processes, there are a few things you should take care of.

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Redacting a PDF document is not rocket science

Time and time again information is being disclosed in high-profile legal cases because of epic redaction fails.
It is true, that the PDF format has its specifics, that make redaction somewhat tricky, but understanding the basics and using the right tools makes it simple and efficient.

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How To Keep up with the FineReader updates easily

iStock_000083851483_300x200Most modern software can update itself and FineReader 12 is no exception. With the latest updates installed you get better performance and new, useful capabilities, and any bugs are fixed; all in all, a better user experience. But your convenience and confidence is the priority, so you can set the auto update feature in the product to operate in the way that best suits you. It is really easy – just follow the simple recommendations… Read more



Cool tricks to operate FineReader like a real pro

iStock_000036502122_300x200Working with FineReader is fast and straightforward. It usually does almost everything itself; the user just makes couple of clicks on the big, “main” buttons in the software. However, sometimes adjustments need to be made to get a better quality result, or an unusual task needs resolving. This requires going deeper into using the program’s powerful settings and tools. Here are several interface tips for you, which may become handy and help make your work easier and faster… Read more