ABBYY® PDF Transformer 3.0 User’s Guide
Changing the regional settings
1. Select Regional and Language Options in Start>Settings>Control Panel.
2. On the Regional Options tab, select the standard to be used for date and time, or click Customize to create your own format.
In Microsoft Windows Vista, this tab is called Formats.
Available only for USA, ENG, HUN, and CZ regional settings.
ABBYY Screenshot Reader An application to create screenshots and recognize texts in them.
Activation The process of obtaining a special code from ABBYY which allows the user to use his/her copy of the software in full
mode on a given computer.
Activation code A code that is issued by ABBYY to each user of ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0 during the activation procedure. The
activation code is required to activate ABBYY PDF Transformer on the computer that generated the Product ID.
Active area A selected area on a document that can be deleted, moved or modified. To make an area active, click it. The frame
enclosing an active area is bold and has small squares that can be dragged to change the size of the area.
ADRT® (Adaptive Document Recognition Technology) improves the quality of processing multi–page documents. In particular, the
technology enables the program to correctly detect headers, footers, footnotes, page numbering, and captions.
Area A section on an image enclosed by a frame. Before performing the conversion, ABBYY PDF Transformer detects text, picture, and
table areas in order to determine which sections of the image should be converted and in what order.
Document Open Password A password which prevents users from opening a PDF document unless they type the password the
dots per inch (dpi) Standard of measurement for the resolution of images.
Driver A software program that controls a computer peripheral (e.g., a scanner, a monitor, etc).
Font effects The appearance of a font (i.e. bold, italic, underlined, strikethrough, subscript, superscript, small caps).
Keyboard shortcuts A button or a combination of several buttons on a keyboard used to launch a particular command. You can use
keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work.
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) enables computers to "read" text on a scanned page, separating it from illustrations and
formatting elements. Once the text has been read, the program recreates the original document in an editable electronic format.
Page layout The arrangement of text, tables, pictures, paragraphs, and columns on a page, as well as fonts, font sizes, font colors, text
background, and text orientation.
Page layout analysis The process of detecting areas on a page image. Areas can be of three types: text, picture, and table area. Page
layout analysis can be performed automatically when clicking the Convert button, or manually by the user prior to convert.
PDF (Portable Document Format) is a widely used document format. PDF files have the same appearance on any computer, as they
contain detailed information about the document's text and graphics.
PDF security settings Restrictions that can prevent a PDF document from being opened, edited, copied or printed. These settings
include Document Open Passwords, Permissions Passwords, and encryption levels.
Permissions Password A password which prevents other users from printing and editing a PDF document unless they type the
password the author specified. If some security settings are selected for the document, other users will not be able to change these
settings until they type the password the author specified.
Picture area An area that is used for image areas that contain pictures. This type of area may enclose an actual picture or any other
object that should be displayed as a picture (e.g. a section of text).
Product ID The parameter that is automatically generated based on the hardware configuration when activating ABBYY PDF
Transformer on a particular computer.