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OCR Smackdown: ABBYY FineReader vs. Adobe Acrobat

A very common request that I get here at DocumentSnap is to compare the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities of ABBYY FineReader with Adobe Acrobat. Why? Well, for starters, both of them come included with models the Fujitsu ScanSnap as well as other scanners. I decided to do a quick test comparing the OCR of […]

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OCR And Orphan Works

As I have written about before, I always find it fascinating to read about different scanning projects, especially when it comes to scanning old stuff. Over at the GalleyCat blog, Jason Boog writes about using Optical Character Recognition software to dig through orphan works. What the heck are “orphan works”? I didn’t know either. According […]

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FineReader Mac Update For ScanSnap Works For Older ScanSnaps Too

File this post under the “I will probably regret posting this” category. I had a tip from DocumentSnap reader Hamad that was too helpful not to share. Remember back in November 2009, Fujitsu had to release an update for Abbyy FineReader because it was having problems with Mac OSX Snow Leopard? According to the website, […]

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Doing OCR Batch Processing Using The ScanSnap And ABBYY FineReader

Sometimes, when you have to scan a large number of documents at once, the step of doing OCR (making the PDF searchable) after each document can really slow things down. It may be preferable to scan them all in and then OCR them all in one big shot. In the past I have posted about […]

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ABBYY FineReader For ScanSnap Update For Snow Leopard OSX 10.6 Now Available

When it rains it pours.  When Fujitsu released their ScanSnap Update For Snow Leopard, the missing piece was the OCR provided by FineReader.  They said it would be released by ABBYY soon, and as of today, it’s out. The update is for the ScanSnap S1500M and S510M. Click Here To Download The FineReader Snow Leopard […]

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ABBYY Finereader And Snow Leopard – File Not Created With ScanSnap

One issue with the Fujitsu ScanSnap and OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard that I forgot to mention the other day is the ABBYY FineReader that comes bundled with it. When scanning with the version of Finereader that ships with the ScanSnap S510M and S1500M, you may get an error message like “File not created with ScanSnap”. […]

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Abbyy Finereader and Adobe Acrobat – Why Does Fujitsu Include Both?

I have received a number of questions recently about the software that is included with the Fujitsu ScanSnap. For example, why does the ScanSnap come with both Abbyy FineReader and Adobe Acrobat? Aren’t they both for doing OCR? I suspect part of the reason that this question comes up is because of my posts about […]

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