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ABBYY FineReader Standard & ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac Virus Scan Report
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ABBYY FineReader Standard & ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac Virus Scan Report
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Sara User For Windows, there is "Standard" (on sale here), and there is "Corporate" (not on sale here); only the latter seems to allow for batch processing? Or asked in other terms, which sort of "minor batch processing" is possible with "Standard"?

For example, 1) if I have a multi-page pdf, I suppose that FR can process all its pages one after the other, with no user interaction in-between? But what if I have multiple separate 1-page scans from my scanner 2) pdf or 3) some image format (which ones are allowed / batch-processed?)?

4) What is the (additional) "Corporate" version's batch processing which can not be done with "Standard"?

I suppose the "Standard" version cannot batch-process multiple MULTIPLE-page files within 1 folder of course, but many use cases would imply a) ONE multiple-PAGE file, or b) multiple ONE-page files of the same kind and within the same folder, and both use cases should be possible without user interaction in-between, so I'd like to know what are the possible limits in this which I could encounter in case. Thank you!

EDIT: And I forgot: In this "Standard" version, is there some automatic scanner-processing functionality? I.e. apart from processing file(s) from folder, could this tool be used to trigger the scans?

(And this should work with a network scanner, too, since nowadays, even for 1-person offices, the scanner-printer is often connected via a simple network, not by USB anymore.)
Nov 21 2018 at 2:35am Copy Link
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styrobrain @Sara User: Until (and if) Abbyy answers, you might want to check the manual on https://www.abbyy.com/sup...14/guides/ for how the software is actually operating. I'm not sure if it helps, but if it does, feel free to share what answers you found.

From my experience with FineReader 12 Pro and Nuance OmniPage Ultimate, I can make an educated guess, though. For 1): yes. For 2) to 4): such applications operate on multi-page documents... where OmniPage manages them as one (somewhat brittle) container file, FineReader (12) as a pile of (more robust) separate page files. The key question, I guess, is how you assemble the multi-page document. What you can always do in all such applications is open an "Open" dialog, select a number of image and PDF files from a file system directory and import the selected files into your document (once there you may have to reorder them). That covers 2) and 3).

For 4), what premium platinum pro corporate versions do on top of that is to automatically detect and pick up files in predefined locations, assemble documents from them and process them in a predefined way and save the results in a predefined format and location.

Again, just an educated guess.
Nov 21 2018 at 3:18am Copy Link
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Sara User Thank you, styrobrain.

Here http://help.abbyy.com/en-.../hotfolder they speak of that "Corporate"-only "Hot Folder", which seems to indicate that even the processing of many similar scans (1-page, same output format, e.g. tiff or pdf) would be 1-by-1 only, which would be a nightmare - probably you could use some external macro tool in order to process these, more or less reliably if button-clicking within the program is involved.

Here http://help.abbyy.com/en-...askmanager they say, "Automating document processing with ABBYY FineReader - (Not available in some versions of ABBYY FineReader 14. See also: http://www.ABBYY.com/FineReader) -
In ABBYY FineReader, you can use built-in and custom automated tasks to process your documents. You can organize your tasks in the Automated Tasks... dialog box. (...)" - so all this seems ABSENT from "Standard"...

That seems to be a pity, the OCR functionality seeming to be very good, judging from web info... but probably, "Standard" isn't that "functional" (= euphemism for "crippled too much"). Thus, the complete price would be of interest: 80 for "Standard" here, plus immediate Upgrade to "Corporate" = how much?

So for functional use, upgrading is perhaps necessary, then; and also some other program to trigger the scans; the scan function isn't that well described, as far as I'm concerned; it does not seem possible to me to trigger a scan every "n" seconds or so, which then would automatically saved in some folder, from which then it does the OCR later on - even with the "Corporate" version, the "do a scan every n seconds" function seems to be missing.

Time for some info by Abbyy staff, I could be well too pessimistic at this point in time!

(If multiple scans of the same kind all go into the same document, that could do, it's OCR after all, not a dedicated scan tool, but that should be possible in a way at least an external macro tool could simply press a key every "n" seconds then. It's tempting to get good OCR for a little more than 100$ (incl. VAT), but real "cost" would then be quite a lot of fuss re "handling"?)
Nov 21 2018 at 5:04am Copy Link
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styrobrain @Sara User: It is hard to tell which "Corporate" (there is even an "Enterprise") features are worth the extra money without knowing the specifics of the use case. If, for example, you have a number of image-only PDF files located in one directory and want to transform them into an equal number of OCRed PDF files in one different directory, and it is ok for you to do that once per day with fixed amount of effort, than "Standard" may suffice. Just slurp all source files into one FR document, OCR that document using the "Create a separate file for each source file" option (which version 12 had, anyway) and you're done.

If you're new to OCR, keep in mind that it is pretty accurate, but not perfect. If perfection matters, achieving that will take the most effort either way.
Nov 21 2018 at 6:23am Copy Link
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Cary Adams 2 questions...

1. For OCR and conversion to editable documents and spreadsheets, I have ABBYY Transformer. Since it uses the FR engine, is there any difference in this area?

2. I need a program which can auto-create form fields (text boxes, check boxes, etc.) based on blank spaces and lines similar to Nuance formtyper and Wonderfox PDF Element. Can FR do this? It didn't seem to have this capability when I used the trial?
Nov 21 2018 at 9:24am Copy Link
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ABBYY @LauraUser - ABBYY FineReader 14 Standard allows you to process 1-page scans, PDF documents, and images that store on your computer at once.
With Hot Folder tool of ABBYY FineReader 14 Corporate, you may automatically process documents in batch in the background without actually launching ABBYY FineReader 14 Corporate itself. Please note, Hot Folder has the limitation 5000 pages/month.

We recommend you to try ABBYY FineReader 14 in a trial mode before the purchase. You may download the trial version of ABBYY FineReader 14 by the link: https://www.abbyy.com/en-ee/finereader/

Also, if you purchase ABBYY FineReader 14 Standard for Windows, then it would be $249.99 for the Corporate upgrade.

@styrobrain - We can do a return if you purchased it and didn't install, but if you did purchase and install then we cannot do a return. But we handle all returns on a case by case basis. Also, there isn't a way to cancel since you would get the license right away via email.

@Cary 1) FR has an improved engine with ABBYY FR 14 Standard Windows. The ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac however, is older and would be the same as ABBYY Transformer's engine. 2) FR 14 does have form filling, but you would be unable to create form-filling. To create form filling is not a current feature.

Hope this helps and answers all questions!
ABBYY - Nov 21 2018 at 10:15am Copy Link
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styrobrain @ABBYY iAm, of course, yes, trial mode :-) Can I install FR 14 Standard (to run in trial mode) safely on the same machine that already has FR 12 Pro installed (activated/registered)? Any potential pittfalls to look out for?
Nov 21 2018 at 11:04am Copy Link
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ABBYY @styyrobrain You should be fine with the trial on the same computer. If you do run into any issues though, try restarting your computer.
ABBYY - Nov 21 2018 at 12:06pm Copy Link
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ABBYY @SarahUser I noticed your additional question on your edited post and ABBYY FineReader 14 Standard has a scanning possibility. ABBYY FineReader 14 supports TWAIN- and WIA-compatible scanners, multi-function peripherals (MFPs) and all-in-one devices when using in scanning mode.
ABBYY - Nov 21 2018 at 12:08pm Copy Link
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SoftCollector I have FR v12 PRO. How is version 14 Standard better (and is it actually better if the older version is PRO)?
Nov 21 2018 at 2:45pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! ABBYY has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 22 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
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styrobrain @SoftCollector: I have the same question. http://help.abbyy.com/en-...ewfeatures is rather sketchy, for my taste.

I installed FR 14 next to FR 12 Pro (under Revo Uninstallers's watch, which is on Black Friday sale on their own website). First impression: FR 14 is now indeed also a simple PDF editor. (Or did I miss that all the time?)

For me this has potential. I mark up PDFs a lot and most PDF editors have no or weak OCR. Unfortunately what I add most often to PDF is text with transparent background as a floating object. It seems that in FR 14 text either sinks into the text layer right away or must be kept in a text box, which floats, but always has an opaque background. What I also use a lot are custom stamps. They are there, but I could not find a persistently visible stamps pllette, so they are cumbersome to use (as with most PDF editors, admittedly). So for me FR 14's PDF editing capabilities seem to miss the mark.

One (afaik) unique feature of the PDF editor is 'background recognition', i.e. OCRing image-only PDFs on the fly, kind of like the screenshot reader does. Can't remember seeing that in in FR 12. I deem that pretty useful.

Then there's different recognition modes (http://help.abbyy.com/en-...nitionmode). Sometimes it would be nice to be able to OCR images with text content within a PDF that already has a text layer... but I'm not sure if recognition modes help here, and did not yet have the time to try.

I found that importing 50 TIFF files took an instant in FR 12, but minutes in FR 14 -- with all processing turned off, but I may have merely missed some switches. Page analysis works differently in FR 14, but not always better than in FR 12. Did not yet notice any difference in actual reading.

FR 12's biggest shortcoming for me is that it does not seem to have custom PDF rendering profiles (what OmniPage calls "saving preferences"). Can't find any such thing in FR 14 either.

I have some use for document comparison and will use the trial period to test FR 14's comparison against that of PDF Studio Pro -- but I don't really need hot folders, so I perceive a weird gap now between "Standard" and "Corporate" editions of FR 14.
Nov 22 2018 at 2:18am Copy Link
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Sara User Thank you a lot, styrobrain, for this extensive description. Up to some minutes ago, the bits homepage was not reachable for me, got an error message instead, so didn't know if FR was on sale another day or not, now it's afternoon: not enough time left for me to do a thorough trial.

The "upgrade" price between Standard and Corp is, well, "astonishing" since that's more than the Corp street price with resellers, and also, Standard street price is around 100-120$ incl. VAT in Europe (always with resellers, not Abbyy), so these price considerations affect immediate urgency somewhat.

As for pdf processing, I don't see the functional reason, just marketing-wise: Of course, all these things are "good" FILLERS in a func sheet ("what it all does", but nobody tells you how (in case, badly) these things are done, see Abbyy's answers yesterday here: sales people obviously, not technicians...).

You're right (yesterday) about the time spent on correcting ocr-typos, but I had thought about "quick-n-dirty", for getting some book texts and additionally to the books, into hdd, more or less, in order to better search for key words (occurrences of which then would not show up if wrongly ocr'ed).

So what I need is quick reading/processing from a more or less professional scanner (I've got a 20-pages-per-minute A3 laser copier-printer-scanner, but with no worthy scanning software, and my pc is not in arm's length to this 70kg-machine, so I need some sort of automation, even by Autohotkey in case, but that would need ONE-key triggering for the next scan, once the presets are made for the whole range of similar scans, and the online manual does NOT answer this question).

What I do NOT need, is pdf processing (except core OCR); I think applications should do one thing very well, and leave other functionality to other, equally specialized applications, and there obviously are much better, dedicated pdf processors, for commenting and so on, than FR's recent, basic pdf-processing bits would deliver.

It seems evident that in its Standard version, RF is heavily crippled within its core functionality, for quick ocr of many similar scans (see my links to their manual, any batch processing they offer is left out of the Standard version), but then, IF it's only a 1-key triggering for the next scan (which then is automatically processed for ocr?), once the settings are set, any acceptable macro tool could trigger a mouse click on the respective screen button, or press the key, every 5, 6, whatever seconds.

With endless lists of what it all does now, additionally, any number of new (paid) updates can be justified, but many programs fill such feature lists ad libitum today, whilst even withholding core functionality for the core use case of what the program originally had been developed for.

(Besides, the recent Screenshot Reader problem has NOT been resolved for me, but then, the tool is more than 5 years old, in its latest flavor.

There is https://knowledgebase.abb...ticle/2068 which considers 1920x1080 screens as "high DPI monitors", oh well, that was then, in the good ol' times, and the "explanations" will have work you for hours, with multiple computer restarts and unpredictable outcome.)

EDIT: "and is it actually better if the older version is PRO" - obviously not, but not at all.
Nov 22 2018 at 6:42am Copy Link
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SoftCollector The Standard version seems to have everything one would normally need to scan, convert to text, convert to PDF and edit PDF files. The difference with the Enterprise version seems to be that the latter has automation functions: you throw files into a dedicated folder and FR picks them up and converts them automatically, but I am a little pessimistic about that anyway, as OCR-ing files is never as smooth as one would hope it to be, so automation can only be so effective.
Nov 22 2018 at 10:26am Copy Link
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Steven Avery When I wrote to Abbyy to sort out some license issues, they wrote me back:

"ABBYY company works only with authorized partners or online stores only and do not work with Bits Du Jour or Serif."
Serhii Demchenko
ABBYY Support Team

Generally, I have ho problem with what I have bought with Bits, but I did find the comment puzzling.

Stevem
Nov 23 2018 at 8:37pm Copy Link
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Sara User That's not just puzzling, that's a bomb, especially considering that Steven Avery writes under his full name and has almost 1,000 contributions in the donationcoder forum for example, and thus has to be considered absolutely trustworthy.
Nov 24 2018 at 2:52am Copy Link
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Constantin Florea @Steven Avery, If the license issue is not resolved yet, please do contact us at notify@bitsdujour.com mentioning the issue you experience.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 24 2018 at 3:45am Copy Link
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Steven Avery Sara and Constantin,.I think the writer from Abbyy USA was thinking in terms of the sales process. I have never had a problem with my various Screenshot Reader licenses I bought from BIts, or with the support, which is generally excellent.

They do lack a customer portal, (SodaPDF is an example of a well-supported portal, they did stuff like combine accounts.) They passed the suggestion on to the tech support people.

And since you can have older versions, with the older install exes, some of the license stuff can be hit-and-miss. Make sure you keep the original mail and have your own summary. Afaik, Abbyy does not keep the older download handy-dandy. However, that is often the case with many, or most companies. When you start up a new laptop, and your license is Release 12 and they are on 14, it is your responsibility to have, or find the Release 12 .exe.

My Finereader was from Serif, and needs some testing on my end. Serif did some quirky stuff.

My conjecture is that the writer here "Abby iAm" might be setting up the Bits as an authorized agent.

And I have a request in for clarification.
Nov 24 2018 at 4:33am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! ABBYY has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 25 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
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styrobrain @Steven Avery, @Sara User: Relax! When you hit the "Get This Deal" button below, it takes you to a promotion in Abbyy's shop. The promotion does not seem to be exclusive to BitsDuJour. The same may have been true for previous promotions... I'm not sure. Either way, there may be some truth to Abbyy not actually selling through BitsDuJour, yet I think you don't have to worry that your purchase 'here' might be illegitimate or won't be recognized by Abbyy.

I bought the screenshot reader here and FR 12 Pro through softwareload.de (I think). I had some questions regarding both purchases, and the support I got was swift and helpful, both from Asknet/Avangate as well as from Abbyy themselves.
Nov 25 2018 at 5:33pm Copy Link
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Steven Avery styrobrain,

I agree that there is no concern, since there is a good long history. Even my Fineprint 12 Serif purchase successfully registered today.

However, the comment from Serhii in AbbyyUSA was a bit shocking. Maybe he did not realize that the promotion runs through their store. Their right and left hands need better coordination.

Steven
Nov 26 2018 at 12:06am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! ABBYY has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 26 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
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jgt1942 Any hope for the PC version?
Nov 26 2018 at 1:39pm Copy Link
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Steven Avery Just hit "get this deal" you will see it is PC and Mac. The way it is worded above is a bit funky.
Nov 26 2018 at 11:13pm Copy Link
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ABBYY @SoftCollector @ Styrobrain You can find the comparison between ABBYY FineReader 12 and 14 here: https://www.abbyy.com/med...arison.pdf
ABBYY - Nov 27 2018 at 9:52am Copy Link
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styrobrain @ABBYY iAm: a bit late, but thanks anyway!
Nov 27 2018 at 12:32pm Copy Link
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jgt1942 Steven - thanks, I agree that the wording is VERY funky. Finally, I realized this and see that the "STD" is the PC version and the "PRO" is the MAC version. I did purchase the PC version and replaced my version 12. As of this date, I've not used the new version (V14) but plan to do so soon. Before installing I uninstalled v12 just to be on the safe side and not have both v12 and v14 installed. The install was rather confusing for me. I use REVO Uninstaller to uninstall, I could not find an uninstall function for v12. Every time I attempted to uninstall I was presented with "Repair" and "Modify", neither of which uninstalled v12. Finally I just use the scan function in REVO to delete all keys, folders and files for v12. I then installed v14 and all seems to be working.
Nov 28 2018 at 10:41am Copy Link
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ABBYY @jgt1942 Sorry for any confusion/issues with the uninstall and naming conventions. Glad you got it to work! Should you have any future questions or concerns, the ABBYY support team is happy to help at help@abbyy.com.
ABBYY - Nov 28 2018 at 10:48am Copy Link
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