This activity will help you familiarize yourself with importing PDFs, provide an introduction to correcting areas, and teach you to export a document as a table.
Helpful guide to colored boxes and what they represent:
Green: Non-table Text
The purpose of this activity is to gain practice with correcting the result of OCR performed by ABBYY FineReader.
In this screenshot, it only has part of the letter M selected. Click the >> button several times to expand the box to cover the entire letter. Once it does, it may correctly identify it as an M, but if not, type M into the text input. Then click Train.
On the left, you’ll notice that Franklin Roosevelt’s signature is in a red box. This means that it is being recognize as an image, not text. If you were to save the document to Microsoft Word, this element would remain an image.
Since this contains text, we need to ensure that we put text in this area.
Now you have a chance to play with ABBYY and how it does OCR. Download Activity #3 Documents.zip, which contains several images you can import into ABBYY FineReader. Import them, see how good of a job ABBYY does in recognizing text, make corrections, draw new recognition boxes, and try exporting to different programs.