I am using DTPO 2.8.1
In the “about” Menu it shows that you are using ABBYY FineReader 8.x
ABBYY FineReader is according to its homepage already out with its Version 12.x
When I call their tech support they tell me to ask you guys for an update…
Why is it of my concern at all? When I use the DTPO an its “Convert to readable PDF” feature it creates huge files… So, it would be great if I could re-convert all of my PDFs in DTPO and i could save a great deal of space on my hard drive. Just to let you know, currently my DTPO database exceeds 300GB (that’s Giga, not Mega). So, it’s not just a pure luxury to go for a slimmer converter engine it’s more like a necessity by now
Sorry to bug you with this again, but could you be more specific about this future release and its time frame.
It’s not that I’m a version nerd, but there are some things, that your customers are worried about and some not yet mentioned to consider:
files size after OCR: with the current SDK engine version 8 dating back to 2007 and the current version being 11, released in late 2013 - a year ago - we all hope for reduced file sizes with the new engine. The ScanSnap scanner , e.g., currently comes with a FineReader component (be it a customized Stand Alone rather than the SDK engine) dated 2012. It delivers smaller file size footprints, so our expectations may be fulfilled with SDK engine v11
accuracy of the position of recognized text: currently I am using the FineReader that comes with my ScanSnap as for me the recognized text is more closely overlayed at the correct image position. With DT’s FineReader engine it is hard to mark exact text-patterns in a pdf after OCR to paste it in a document or metadata dialog. By looking at mouse-marked text, one can not tell wether the whole string has been marked or the beginning or end character may be missing
End of support for FineReader v8: FineReader engine has reached end of support by December 2013…
Multi-core support: this one has also been asked on this forum (as far as I remember): this promises a welcome speed improvement
A related query that perhaps another user can answer.
I purchased Abbyy Finereader before DTP. Therefore, I only bought the Pro version of Devonthink, not the Pro Office. Based on this thread, I probably made the right decision.
However, I miss the convenience of being able to OCR documents from within DTP. Does anyone know a way to, for example, drag and drop a document onto an AbbyyF alias, and have it OCR the document in place inside DTP? Or, is the file structure of DTP such that this is impossible - the document must be copied out of DTP, put through OCR, and then re-imported (along with all the meta tags needing to be recreated).
thanks for suggestions. I also have Adobe Acrobat latest version.