ABBYY Releases Updates to FineReader PDF 15

Today we’re happy to announce that ABBYY’s FineReader PDF has gotten even better!

In the latest release, ABBYY not only renamed their award-winning software to ABBYY FineReader PDF 15 in order to underscore the PDF functionalities of the software, but they also added some new features! Now FineReader PDF 15 is the “even” smarter PDF solution!

ABBYY FineReader PDF is a comprehensive PDF solution that incorporates state-of-the-art OCR technology with a versatile set of advanced features to create, enhance and transform all kinds of PDF documents.

What’s New in FineReader PDF 15?

Interactive PDF Form Creation and Editing

With the FineReader PDF 15 update to the Release 5, users have access to a new toolkit – Form Editor – that provides the tools to edit existing fillable PDF forms or create new ones from scratch. This feature enables users to collect information digitally, which can eliminate both filling the forms by hand and further digitization of the filled forms. The new feature also provides an ability to create effective, consistent, and easy-to-use document templates to streamline a variety of business processes including employee onboarding, request management, client onboarding, and internal audit, to name a few, in addition to enhancing and simplifying document workflows throughout the entire organization. 

Recognition of Historical Fonts: Gothic (Fracture) OCR

FineReader PDF 15 can now convert scans of books printed between the 18th and 20th century in Gothic fonts into editable documents or searchable PDFs. It supports recognition of old printed scripts such as Textura, Fraktur, Schwabacher, and others in old English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Latvian. Now FineReader PDF 15 supports text recognition in 198 different languages (see the full list here)!

Other Enhancements

Alignment assistant tool. A new alignment assistant tool helps to easily align text or an image with other page elements when arranging them.

New technology core. We updated the technology core for Release 5 which enhanced the overall quality of document processing for both document conversion and PDF-related tasks.

Better conversion to searchable PDFs. When converting scans and scanned PDFs into searchable PDFs, the latest Release 5 produces files of smaller size while maintaining the visual quality of the document. 

Getting the Latest FineReader PDF 15

Upon every Release, ABBYY updates FineReader PDF 15 Change Log where your customers can find the full list of improvements and major bugs fixed in each release. Have your customers check the part number of their FineReader 15 now (Help->About… in the menu) and update their product to access the latest enhancements.

Tip: To change the settings of their FineReader PDF product so that it updates automatically, follow the instructions outlined below (in Options -> “Other” tab). If your customers don’t see this option in their FineReader PDF 15 product, ask the system administrator in their organization or feel free to open a support ticket with ABBYY’s dedicated Support Team.

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