Edit and organize PDFs
Save time and effort by using and finalizing documents in an easy and productive way. Work with any document (whether it was created digitally or converted from paper) in the same efficient manner. Access and edit texts, tables, and the entire layout of your PDF without additional conversion steps.
and organize PDFs
Browse through pages, comments, and metadata. Select a convenient viewing mode based on your reading preference. Add, delete, rearrange, rotate, and crop pages. Merge documents into one PDF.
Reuse information from PDFs
Extract (copy and paste) text and tables directly from any PDF while maintaining the formatting – with just a few clicks. Review and update metadata and verify digital signatures to ensure the authenticity and integrity of the document.
Retrieve information from any kind of PDF
Find information quickly and easily, even in scanned PDFs, by using full-text keyword search and bookmarks. Once the document is open, FineReader PDF automatically detects non-searchable PDF documents and instantly applies OCR (optical character recognition) to make them searchable.
Edit and update PDFs
Add updates to previous versions or create entirely new documents based on pre-existing PDFs. You can edit paragraphs or add new ones, add or delete pictures, edit text inside tables, and rearrange elements of the layout within a page. With FineReader PDF, you can edit a scanned document as easily as a PDF that was created digitally.
Manage and adapt PDF documents for specific workflows
Use custom stamps, Bates numbers, and watermarks to adapt PDFs to your workflows. Add or edit links, bookmarks, headers, footers, and page numbers to simplify navigating through the document. Make documents easier to retrieve by adding specific keywords to the metadata.
Split PDF documents
Split PDF documents by file size, by page count, or by bookmarks.
Search, Replace, and Redact
Search for specific keywords to find information quickly, and work with the highlighted results with equal ease to sort through, replace, or redact the retrieved information.
Fill out PDF forms
Fill out interactive fields in PDF forms or scanned paper forms to add text at the designated spaces. Sign forms using facsimile or digital signatures.
Collaborate on and approve PDFs
Share ideas, collect feedback from the team, and get documents approved. Use collaboration tools to discuss and make decisions directly in a PDF by marking up, commenting on, and drawing within the document.
Mark up and annotate
Conveniently annotate any part of a PDF (text, images, a chart or chart area, captions, etc.) using Notes, Text Box, and a wide range of markup and drawing tools.
Comment and discuss
Exchange ideas and questions by commenting on any markups or replying to comments. Assign a status to each comment to create more transparency among collaborators and better guide the discussion.
Send documents for approval to others
Share documents with stakeholders and collect multiple digital signatures within the same PDF.
Manage comments and accelerate
Search by keywords, sort, filter, and assign a status to comments. Also, stamps can easily be added to designate the status of the whole document.
Protect and sign PDFs
Mitigate security risks when sharing and storing PDFs. Apply and verify digital signatures, redact sensitive information, remove hidden data, and manage access to your PDF documents.
Redact sensitive information
Prevent the disclosure of privileged or confidential information with a reliable redaction tool. Permanently and irreversibly remove sensitive information such as personal data, bank account numbers, etc., from a PDF, including body text, headers and footers, comments, and metadata. Search through and redact either single keywords or a predefined list of keywords throughout the whole document within seconds.
Remove hidden data
Mitigate the risk of unintentionally sharing confidential information in a PDF by removing hidden objects and data with one click. You can remove text layers added by OCR, comments and annotations, attachments, bookmarks, metadata, links, media, actions, scripts, and form data.
Apply password protection
Manage access to PDF content with different levels of password protection that restricts either opening the document itself or taking actions with its content such as printing, editing, or extracting information.
Certify with digital signatures
Sign PDFs with a digital signature certificate. In addition to a digital signature, you can create and insert a facsimile of your handwritten signature. Verify digital signatures in a PDF to ensure their authenticity and integrity.
Create and convert PDFs
Take a digital-first approach by standardizing documentation in the PDF format and capitalizing on its advantages. Convert paper documents or files from any format into searchable PDFs (compliant with ISO specifications) or convert PDFs into Microsoft® Word, Excel®, and more than 15 other formats to obtain full flexibility when editing and reusing them.
Create industry standard PDFs
FineReader PDF can create PDFs from more than 25 different file formats, directly from paper documents, or by using a PDF printer from almost any application with a print function. The range of supported PDF types includes PDF/A-1 to PDF/A-3 for long-term archiving and PDF/UA to ensure information is accessible when using assistive software such as screen readers.
Convert PDFs into editable formats
Quickly turn your PDFs into fully editable formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and others — one by one or in batches of multiple PDFs all at once. ABBYY’s intelligent OCR and PDF document conversion technologies ensure high levels of accuracy, plus document layout and structure retention quality for further effortless editing.
Merge documents into a PDF
Create a single PDF from several files in different formats, or create a new PDF by extracting pages from existing PDFs and combining them into one.
Advanced PDF conversion
The OCR Editor provides advanced tools and options for precise control and exceptional flexibility when converting PDF documents into editable file formats.
Create fillable PDF forms
Create and edit your own interactive PDF forms to effectively collect information and standardize documents. Compose your forms from interactive fields of different types, set actions, edit existing PDF forms, or add form elements to a regular PDF.
Design PDF forms from scratch
Make your forms look good
Edit existing PDF forms
Compare documents in different formats
Quickly and reliably identify differences between two versions of a document across different formats, including scans. Rest assured that you can quickly identify unauthorized changes, check to see if edits were implemented as agreed, or verify that the document has not been changed at all.
Compare documents quickly, reliably and effortlessly
Focus on the most important differences
Export and share comparison results
Compare multilingual documents
Digitize paper documents and scans with OCR
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 a market-leading, AI-based optical character recognition (OCR) technology and see how it simplifies your paperwork.
Create searchable PDFs
Easily turn paper documents, scans, and scanned PDFs into searchable PDFs so you can quickly retrieve documents from digital archives and access the information within them. FineReader PDF supports the PDF/A format, the standard for long-term archiving, with all conformance levels and variants from PDF/A-1 to PDF/A-3.
Reuse and edit
Convert your paper and scanned documents into editable files in Microsoft Word, Excel, OpenOffice Writer, and other common formats. ABBYY’s AI-based OCR and document-conversion technologies ensure high levels of accuracy and maintain layout and structure for further effortless editing.
Advanced document conversion
Manage the text recognition and document conversion process in detail. The OCR Editor provides advanced tools and options for enhanced document conversion with the flexibility that a specific document and task may require. Powerful image preprocessing tools and additional settings to maintain the layout of the document further improve accuracy and consistency. With a practical verification tool, you can quickly and reliably check just those characters in the converted text that could have been recognized incorrectly.
Save storage space
Reduce the file size of PDFs by up to 20 times with mixed raster content (MRC) compression.
Scan documents with a mobile device*
With the new ABBYY FineReader PDF Mobile installed on your iOS or Android device, you can capture documents and send them directly to FineReader PDF 15 on your Windows PC for further processing.
*Requires a mobile app (ABBYY FineReader PDF for Android or ABBYY FineReader PDF for iOS). You can download them from Google Play and the App Store.
Optimize digitization and conversion routine
Leverage FineReader PDF functions integrated with Microsoft Office. Take a digital-first approach: capitalize on the advantages of working with PDFs. Automate document conversion routines across document varieties and multiple formats: PDF, Microsoft®Word, Excel®, and more than 15 others.
Integrated with Microsoft Office
Improve your work with documents in Microsoft Office with FineReader PDF. Open and edit scanned and PDF documents instantly in Microsoft Word. Save emails, attachments and folders as searchable PDFs in Outlook. Create PDFs directly from within Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Compare a document directly from Word with its PDF or scanned copy.
Automate with Hot Folder
Use a Hot Folder to automate document conversion tasks for individuals or workgroups — for example, to prepare documents scanned on the office multifunction printer or obtained by email as attachments for further processing. A Hot Folder is capable of processing up to 5,000 pages per month* (the number of pages resets every 30 days) and uses up to 2 CPU cores for document conversion.
Set up tasks for watched folders
Set up a watched folder on a local or network drive, FTP server, or mailbox, and any files placed in it will be converted automatically with the pre-defined settings, immediately or according to a schedule. With a Hot Folder, you can set up the processing settings for each watched folder individually.
Integrate FineReader PDF via CLI
Make document conversion and comparison easier and quicker to perform for the users of the DMS or ERP systems deployed in your organization. Do quick and simple integration of FineReader’s document comparison or conversion functions via command line interface (CLI) to call them directly from the system’s interface for the document(s) the user is currently working on.
Custom tasks for common routines
Set up custom automated tasks with conversion steps and settings specifically tailored to your frequently performed tasks. Make repeating, daily conversion procedures easier to carry out in just a few clicks.
*Conversion of multiple documents within the main FineReader PDF 15 user interface (New Task window) is unlimited in all product editions (Standard, Corporate).