Digitize paper documents and scans with OCR

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Leverage the digital workplace by digitizing paper and scanned documents for storage and quick, reliable retrieval or to instantly reuse and edit. Experience the unparalleled accuracy of the market-leading AI-based optical character recognition (OCR) technology, and see how it simplifies your paperwork.

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Digitize documents into searchable PDFs

Easily digitize documents into searchable PDFs so you can quickly retrieve them from digital archives and access the information they contain. FineReader PDF for Mac® supports the PDF/A format, the standard for long-term archiving, with conformance levels and their variants from PDF/A-1 to PDF/A-3.

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Reuse and edit

With quick conversion scenarios, you can turn paper and scanned files into documents in Microsoft® Word®, Excel®, Apache OpenOffice, and other popular applications. ABBYY’s AI-based OCR and document-conversion technologies ensure high levels of accuracy and maintain true layout and structure for further effortless editing and reusing.

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Advanced document conversion

Manage the text recognition and document conversion process in detail. Advanced conversion tools and options enable enhanced document conversion with the flexibility that a specific document and task may require.

Use Image Editor tools to enhance scanned and photographed document images for better conversion results: correct skew, rotate and flip, crop, and adjust resolution. With powerful layout tools, you can adjust the size, position, and shape of text, picture, and table areas; add or delete areas; change area types; fine-tune table structures; and define text properties even for individual areas. This allows you to maintain the layout of the document as close to the original as possible and further improves accuracy and consistency.

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Save storage space

Reduce the file size of your PDF documents multiple times by applying mixed raster content (MRC) compression, without noticeable decrease of visual quality.

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Make document content accessible for text-to-speech utilities

With FineReader PDF, all you have to do is convert paper documents or PDFs into a supported electronic format and they will automatically be accessible via text-to-speech utilities.

Convert PDFs into editable formats 

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Convert any type of PDF into a variety of editable and searchable formats such as Microsoft® Word®, Excel®, RTF, ODT, and others for further editing.

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Turn PDFs into fully editable formats

Quickly turn your PDFs into fully editable formats such as DOCX, XLSX, RTF, ODT, PPTX, and others, combining content of multiple PDFs into one document if needed. ABBYY’s intelligent OCR and PDF document conversion technologies ensure high levels of recognition accuracy and quality of document layout and structure retention for further effortless editing.

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Advanced PDF conversion

Advanced conversion provides a set of tools and options to adjust areas, define the structure of tables and text properties, and document languages for precise control and exceptional flexibility when converting PDF documents into editable file formats.

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Make PDFs searchable

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PDF-to-PDF conversion allows you to make all your PDFs searchable and properly prepared for archiving.

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Digitize scanned PDFs

Convert any scanned or other image-based PDF into a 100% searchable document to find information in it within seconds, anytime you need it.

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Prepare PDFs for digital archiving

Make sure your PDFs are suitable for long-term archiving by converting them into industry standard PDF/A at the required conformance level (from PDF/A-1 to PDF/A-3).

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Create PDFs from document images and paper

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Create searchable, industry-standard PDFs from scans, document images, scanned PDFs, or paper documents for effective and secure collaboration, searching, reliable archiving, and accessibility. Protect created PDFs to mitigate security risks.

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Convert to industry standard PDFs

Create PDFs compliant with industry-standard ISO specifications. The range of supported PDF types includes PDF/A for long-term archiving and PDF/UA to ensure information is accessible when using assistive software such as screen readers.

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Apply password protection

Manage access to the content of created PDFs with passwords to protect opening of the document itself, or restrict actions on its content such as printing, editing, or extraction of information.

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True Mac-like user experience

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All-new UI

Completely redesigned to meet the high standards demanded by Apple ecosystems, FineReader PDF for Mac® offers an all-new, modern user interface supporting the latest MacOS features to streamline your work with documents. Smooth user experience is a reality.

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Dark Mode support

Choose Dark Appearance for FineReader PDF to follow your system preferences for light and dark themes.

Capture documents with iPhone®

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Capture documents with your iPhone® or iPad® using Continuity Camera, or easily import document images taken with the device earlier.

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Make photographed document searchable PDFs

Convert non-actionable, difficult to manage photographs of documents from your mobile device into searchable PDFs you can find and copy text from within seconds.

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Reuse from paper documents without a scanner

“Scan” with your iPhone® to convert and reuse text of a paper contract, letter, or other document without retyping.

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View your PDFs

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Read PDF documents, review them before converting, and reuse information with PDF Viewer.

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View and navigate through PDFs

Browse through document pages and metadata. Select a viewing mode and rotate pages as needed for comfortable reading.

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Reuse and share information from PDFs

Copy and paste text directly from PDFs to reuse it effortlessly, and print out your PDF documents.

Enhanced formats and language support

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FineReader PDF for Mac® can process documents in as many as 198 languages and works with image files and PDFs of various kinds.

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Convert documents written in multiple languages

Accurately convert documents written in multiple languages—for example, a German document containing English terminology, bilingual agreements, and so on.

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Digitize Gothic (Fractur) scripts

Make scans of European documents printed between 1800 and 1920 in Gothic (Fractur) scripts searchable and editable—as a PDF, in Word, in RTF, and so on.

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Converts PDFs, scans, images, and paper

Whatever type of document you have—be it a PDF of any type, a printed paper document, or its digital photo or scan—with FineReader PDF, you can unlock its content quickly and reliably.