Abby FineReader developed by Russian tech outfit Abbyy Group is always a good assistant that you can look for if you are planning to digitalize some reading materials such as books, brochure, letters, newspapers cutting, faxes, pamphlets, magazines, etc. This award winning Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software features excellent OCR and PDF conversion capabilities that able to help you to make mechanical or electronic translation of image of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-editable text in a satisfactory speed. The latest version of FineReader, Abbyy FineReader 9.0 was recently launched by Abbyy. This latest version has improved tremendously in term of functionality and capabilities.

The Abbyy FineReader 9.0 is using the latest intelligent technology, Adaptive Document Recognition Technology (ADRT), to digitalized convertible materials. Comparatively, ADRT treats an entire document as a single entity rather than the more error-prone and time-consuming method used by older generations of OCR technology which process each page individually. There are many advantages using ADRT technology. For instance, with ADRT technology, the Abbyy FineReader 9.0 is able to recognize tables and spreadsheets. The data and information extracted from the software can be thence exported into Microsoft Excel for editing. The recognition accuracy is impressive. The Abbyy FineReader 9.0 can also recognize fonts, fonts size, headers/footers, page numbering, heading and footnotes.

This conversion tool is very powerful and useful especially digitalizing documents containing tables, legal documents, multi-lingual documents and digital camera captured images.