Working in Other Applications

When you install ABBYY FineReader 10, you may choose to integrate the program with Microsoft Office applications and Windows Explorer. Integration means that:

  • An ABBYY FineReader 10 toolbar will appear in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • An ABBYY FineReader 10 option will appear in the supported format shortcut menu in Windows Explorer.

You can check and edit recognition results using standard Microsoft Office tools, run Quick Tasks, and open images and PDF files in ABBYY FineReader directly in Windows Explorer.

Note. Integration with Windows Explorer is not supported on 64-bit platforms.

To perform OCR on a document in a Microsoft Office application:

  1. Click Finereader frbutton Working in Other Applications button on the ABBYY FineReader 10 bar.
  2. In the dialog box, check the options and click Start.

ABBYY FineReader will be launched, and the recognized text will be opened in the current Microsoft Office application when the OCR process is completed.

To open an image or PDF file from Windows Explorer:

  1. Select the Windows Explorer file.
  2. Select ABBYY FineReader 10>Open in ABBYY FineReader from the file’s shortcut menu.

    Note. This command will appear only if the program supports the selected file’s format.

ABBYY FineReader 10 will launch and the selected image will be added to a new ABBYY FineReader document. If ABBYY FineReader 10 is already running, the image will be added to the current ABBYY FineReader document.

If the ABBYY FineReader button doesn’t appear on the Microsoft Office application toolbar…

If the ABBYY FineReader 10 panel doesn’t appear on the Microsoft Office application toolbar:

  • Select ABBYY FineReader 10 from the application toolbar’s shortcut menu.

If the ABBYY FineReader 10 option is not available on the shortcut menu, it means that ABBYY FineReader 10 integration with Microsoft Office applications was disabled during custom installation.

To enable integration:

  1. Go to Add or remove progams (Start>Settings>Control Panel).

    Note. In Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7, this command is called Programs and Features.

  2. In the list of installed programs, select ABBYY FineReader 10 and click Change.
  3. In the Custom Installation dialog box, select the appropriate components.
  4. Follow the setup instructions.

Working in Other Applications