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ABBYY FineReader is an OCR (optical character recognition) software that allows for the conversion of images of text documents and tables into editable, machine-readable text formats. With ABBYY one is also able to convert image files and non-searchable PDFs into popular office formats such as .docx, .pptx, and searchable PDFs. The program allows for the recognition of nearly one hundred languages, and it can work with multilingual documents.
The goals of this guide are to learn how to:
Where to Access ABBYY at NYU
Members of the NYU community with access to Bobst Library can access ABBYY at the following workstations:
Note that the Windows license of ABBYY currently has a more expansive and developed interface. The tutorial that follows is based on that version.
Researchers also have the option of purchasing a license for individual use. ABBYY offers an educational license at a discount.