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Category: Productivity

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

Choosing a PDF tool – Part 1: should you care about its OCR capabilities?

Yes, you should! “What is OCR?” you may ask, “I do not need OCR, I just want to open my PDFs” According to statistics presented at the PDF Days 2018 conference, organized by the PDF association, one quarter of PDF documents are “image-only” (non-searchable) PDF documents. Image-only PDF documents are simply photographs of documents; do not contain any machine-readable text, which would allow a variety of actions, the key for…

Demystifying PDF for lawyers

As 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. Collaborate on legal documents In ABBYY’s in-house legal department,…

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…

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. Why do redaction “accidents” happen? For sure placing black bars over the text lines will not do the job. Simply deleting the bars, searching…

How to easily update and edit PDFs

FineReader lets you work with any PDF as you would work with any editable document such as Microsoft® Word. With FineReader, scanned PDFs are as editable as digitally-created PDFs. Just open a PDF file and start editing: correct typos and change data or pictures directly within in a PDF, also add, delete, and rearrange pages. 1. How to correct typos and change data Press ‘Edit’ and start editing: You can…