ABBYY FineReader 12 User‘s Guide
be removed, whether the document will be analyzed and so forth. To open the Options
dialog box, click the Options… button. For more on preprocessing settings, see " Scanning
and Opening Options."
Note: If there is a FineReader document open when you open new page images or
documents, the new pages will be added to the end of this FineReader document. If no
FineReader document is open, a new one will be created from the newly added pages.
Note: Access to some PDF files is restricted by their authors. Such restrictions include
password protection, restrictions on opening the document and restrictions on copying
content. When opening such files, ABBYY FineReader may request a password.
Scanning and Opening Options
To customize the process of scanning and opening pages in ABBYY FineReader, you can:
enable/disable automatic analysis and recognition of newly added pages
select various image preprocessing options
select a scanning interface
You can access these settings from dialog boxes for opening and scanning documents (if
you are using the scanning interface of ABBYY FineReader 12) and on the Scan/Open tab
of the Options dialog box (Tools > Options…).
Important! Any changes you make in the Options dialog box will only be applied to
newly scanned/opened images.
The Scan/Open tab of the Options dialog box contains the following options:
Automatic analysis and recognition settings
By default, FineReader documents are analyzed and recognized automatically, but you can
change this behavior. The following modes are available:
Read page images (includes image preprocessing)
Any images added to a FineReader document are preprocessed automatically using settings
from the Image Processing options group. Analysis and recognition are also performed
Analyze page images (includes image preprocessing)
Image preprocessing and document analysis are performed automatically, but recognition
has to be started manually.
Preprocess page images
Only preprocessing is carried out automatically. Analysis and recognition have to be started
by hand. This mode is commonly used for documents with complex structures.
If you do not want the images you add to a FineReader document to be automatically
processed, clear the Automatically process pages as they are added option. This lets
you quickly open large documents, recognize only select pages in a document and save
documents as images.
Image preprocessing options
ABBYY FineReader 12 lets you automatically remove common scan and digital photo