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FineReader is critical for any business that handles scanned documents or works with files that need conversion to Excel, PDF, Powerpoint or various other programs. It's ability to automatically process, read documents and suggest tables is impressive. It can take printed documents and convert all of the text to a editable format which is a huge time saver. In regards to tables it can automatically find and identify columns and separate them out for immediate use in Excel
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Helps in creating forms that we normally used to create in Excel. For this reason alone it's a huge upgrade. Plus is relatively easy to use once you know how to use it. Also, it works best for forms that you need to fill in.
Read full review Pros OCR scanning Refining scanned text Sophisticated and flexible OCR settings/adjustments High-quality editing and document comparison tools Read full review It enables me to quickly update and distribute forms that have been changed. The layout features help ensure that the forms look professional. The ability to preview what the final form will look like and how it will work, while still editing, is extremely helpful. Read full review Cons A versioning system of the work done or the editions that have been saved in the files, or a tracking of changes between one version and another would be fabulous An improvement that would be asked would be as previews or suggestions of the type of file that could be beneficial to use in an edition The redesign of the panels is that of the analyzed document, the edition and the changes in my opinion need a resizing to have a better view of the work Read full review Biggest issue is the user friendliness for the designer. It is hard to get elements to do what you want if you are adding any sort of design to your form. In my case I make flyers which require not only the form fills, but also other elements like pictures and background design elements. The import from PSD or AI function does not work properly most of the time. If you create a document with lots of visual elements, your best bet is to convert as much of that as possible to a rasterized image and then popping that in as the background rather than trying to import elements. They come out very wonky, colors are lost in conversion, and the layout doesn't come over. Read full review Alternatives Considered
While Adobe Reader can identify documents and convert them to some other various formats, it cannot process the documents to identify tables for use in Excel. We only had success by letting Adobe read a file for any identifiable text but it wasn't always accurate. FineReaders ability to handle hundreds of pages at once felt leaps and bounds above Adobe
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We chose this solution because it offered more flexibility , decreased our overall expenses and is what allowed us to execute our operations and business needs effectively. Adobe LiveCycle is a step above all of its competitors. Your only setback will be the initial training time investments.
Read full review Return on Investment ABBYY FineReader is an irreplaceable tool for preparing documents for document management systems and getting the most of them afterward Great time saver in various scenarios related to work with scans and photos of documents Read full review Easier for employees to fill forms Read full review ScreenShots ABBYY FineReader Screenshots