Digitize paper documents and scans with OCR

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.

Available for FineReader PDF for Windows


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 device, you can capture documents and send them directly to FineReader PDF on your Windows PC for further processing.

*Requires a mobile app (ABBYY FineReader PDF for iOS). You can download it from the App Store.

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