ABBYY FineReader 11 User’s Guide
Font effects is the appearance of a font (i.e. bold, italic, underlined, strikethrough, subscript,
superscript, small caps).
Ignored characters are any non–letter characters found in words (e.g. syllable characters or
stress marks). These characters are ignored during the spell check.
Inverted image is an image with white characters against a dark background.
License Manager is a utility used for managing ABBYY FineReader licenses and activating ABBYY
FineReader 11 Corporate Edition.
Ligature is a combination of two or more characters which are "glued together" (e.g. fi, fl, ffi).
These characters are difficult for ABBYY FineReader to separate. Treating them as a single
compound character improves OCR accuracy.
Monospaced font is a font (such as Courier New) in which all characters are equally spaced. For
better OCR results on monospaced fonts, select Tools>Options..., click the Document tab, and
select Typewriter under Document print type.
Omnifont system is a recognition system that recognizes characters set in any font and font size
without prior training.
Optional hyphen is a hyphen (¬) that indicates exactly where a word or word combination should
be split if it occurs at the end of a line (e.g. "autoformat" should be split into "auto–
format"). ABBYY FineReader replaces all hyphens found in dictionary words with optional hyphens.
Page layout is the arrangement of text, tables, pictures, paragraphs, and columns on a page. The
fonts, font sizes, font colors, text background, and text orientation are also part of the page layout.
Page layout analysis is the process of detecting areas on a page image. Areas can be of six
types: text, picture, table, barcode, background picture, and recognition area. Page layout analysis
can be performed automatically when clicking the Read button, or manually by the user prior to
Paradigm is the set of all grammatical forms of a word.
Pattern is a set of pairs of type "character image – actual character."
PDF security settings are restrictions that prevent a PDF document from being opened, edited,
copied or printed. These settings include Document Open Passwords, Permissions Passwords, and
Permissions Password is a password which prevents other users from printing and editing a PDF
document unless they type the password specified by the author. If some security settings are
selected for the document, other users will not be able to change these settings until they type the
Picture area is an image area that contains a picture. 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).