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Alternative to Adobe Acrobat – FineReader PDF 15 is Here

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When you are looking for an Adobe Acrobat alternative, it is most often foremost about the price. In this blog, we explain why you should look for more than that. ABBYY FineReader has a lot to offer!

So, you want to get rid of Acrobat? For most, it is a decision about price and service. FineReader PDF offers both a fine price and the excellent service of a dedicated software company.  FineReader also offers flexible licensing options, including perpetual licensing for public sector, concurrent licensing, and the software is on premise. But that’s not all!

First, you get everything you need for your PDF workflow in an office environment with FineReader PDF. To name a few, you can interact with, create, edit, share, and sign PDFs. Additionally, FineReader PDF provides a comparison feature for documents of different formats, with option to export results to Word with Track changes mode activated, which Adobe Acrobat does not. This feature is appreciated very much by our customers—especially when they work intensively on contracts and other documents with various involved parties. 

Other stand out features, which are not found in Adobe Acrobat, include support of 198 optical character recognition (OCR) languages, renowned AI-based OCR technology with advanced conversion capabilities including an extensive set of pre-processing tools and a Hot Folder for scheduling automated conversion tasks. For more details, read the full feature comparison chart here.

However, if you think OCR is only for recognizing paper documents and integrating them into the workflow, you are mistaken. ABBYY OCR in FineReader PDF actually enables a lot of functionalities. Images of text can be made accessible in FineReader PDF by its unique background recognition feature. Without any effort from the user’s side, all PDFs are made instantly accessible. This integrates ease of use and user-friendliness for the non-expert users of FineReader PDF.

On a more technical note, many internal functions in FineReader PDF rely on OCR. The reason for that is that not all PDFs, not even the digital born, are structured and accessible. Because of that, FineReader PDF utilizes OCR for different purposes. For example, multiline editing, extraction of text from tables, URL auto-detection, or saving as PDF/UA rely on OCR technology.

To summarize, FineReader PDF is not just a more affordable alternative to Adobe Acrobat, but it offers its own unique features and helps you tremendously in successfully handling the digital transformation in your office.

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