Scanning Using OCR - Windows

You can use the ABBYY FineReader OCR program to convert scanned documents to editable text.
  1. Load your original in the scanner.
  2. Do one of the following to open ABBYY FineReader:
    • Windows 8.x: Navigate to the Apps screen and select ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint.
    • Windows (other versions): Click or Start, and select All Programs or Programs. Select ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint > ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint.
    You see a window like this:

  3. Select the language used in the document you are going to scan as the Document Language setting.
  4. Click the icon that corresponds with the program or format you want to scan to.
  5. If you see the Select Scanner window, select your product and click OK.
    Note: Do not select a WIA option for your product; it will not work correctly.
    You see the scan settings window.
  6. Select your scan settings.
  7. Click Preview and adjust the area you want to scan, if necessary.
  8. Click Scan.
    Note: To scan a multi-page document, select settings in the Multi-Page Scanning section and click Scan for each page.
  9. When you are finished scanning, click Close. Your document is scanned and processed into editable text, then you see the Save As window.
  10. Select a name and a file format for your document and click Save. The file is saved and then opened in an application associated with the file type you selected, if available on your system.
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