ABBYY Scan to Office and other multilingual OCR software
Autor vlákna: Andrew Stucken

Andrew Stucken
Velká Británie
Local time: 14:35
němčina -> angličtina
Mar 9, 2020

I have a licensed copy of ABBYY Scan to Office 1.0 which I used for many years with Windows 7 but which now does not appear to work with Windows 10.

I was wondering if anyone had found a way of getting this app to work under Windows 10?

And if not, whether anyone could recommend a more economical alternative to ABBYY Fine Reader, of which I am now using a trial version, but which seems expensive. Especially when I had already purchased a perfectly good product from them
... See more
I have a licensed copy of ABBYY Scan to Office 1.0 which I used for many years with Windows 7 but which now does not appear to work with Windows 10.

I was wondering if anyone had found a way of getting this app to work under Windows 10?

And if not, whether anyone could recommend a more economical alternative to ABBYY Fine Reader, of which I am now using a trial version, but which seems expensive. Especially when I had already purchased a perfectly good product from them.
Collapse


 

Adrien Esparron
Local time: 15:35
Člen (2007)
němčina -> francouzština
+ ...
Compatibility mode? Mar 9, 2020

Hello,

I'm not an Abby user, but did you try the compatibilityy mode? If not, have a look here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZWPnaKFTP4

Hope this helps!


 

DZiW (X)
Ukrajina
angličtina -> ruština
+ ...
Also Mar 9, 2020

Also many users try new and run old software under a virtual machine or even several: DOS, 3.11/W95/XP/Vista/W7/8/10 of 32/64-bit, any Linux distro, OS/2, or even MacOS--whatever your real and virtual hardware can handle.

Why, some geeks both for fun and use even run virtual clusters of such VMs.


 

VIP9N
Local time: 17:35
ruština -> angličtina
+ ...
There are plenty. However, not all of them are good, as FineReader Mar 10, 2020

Andrew Stucken wrote:
...copy of ABBYY Scan to Office 1.0...

It is a very obsolete product and I doubt it can be started or ensure a stable operation under Win10.

I used several times Cuneiform - an abandoned Russian-made product (ancient Abbyy competitor), which is rather good if you have no Abbyy software at your disposal. It's totally free and can be used legally by all. You will be able to found it here - https://xn--90abhbolvbbfgb9aje4m.xn--p1ai/офис/сканирование/cognitive-openocr-распознавание-текста.html
or directly on the Google disk
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B92swnHd01hZRmEzMldBODBTVXM/view

Either, you may try two other free tools - Freemore OCR https://www.freemoresoft.com/freeocr/index.php
and
NAPS2 https://www.naps2.com/

I have not tried these two and cannot provide any opinion, but you might want to do so.

Good luck


 

Andrew Stucken
Velká Británie
Local time: 14:35
němčina -> angličtina
AUTOR TÉMATU
Tried links - not much luck Mar 10, 2020

VIP9N wrote:

Andrew Stucken wrote:
...copy of ABBYY Scan to Office 1.0...

It is a very obsolete product and I doubt it can be started or ensure a stable operation under Win10.

I used several times Cuneiform - an abandoned Russian-made product (ancient Abbyy competitor), which is rather good if you have no Abbyy software at your disposal. It's totally free and can be used legally by all. You will be able to found it here - https://xn--90abhbolvbbfgb9aje4m.xn--p1ai/офис/сканирование/cognitive-openocr-распознавание-текста.html
or directly on the Google disk
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B92swnHd01hZRmEzMldBODBTVXM/view

Either, you may try two other free tools - Freemore OCR https://www.freemoresoft.com/freeocr/index.php
and
NAPS2 https://www.naps2.com/

I have not tried these two and cannot provide any opinion, but you might want to do so.

Good luck




Ok, I downloaded the Russian OCR app - problem is that it is of course all in Russian"!

Googling the app, I came across: https://en.softonic.com/download/cognitive-openocr-cuneiform/windows/post-download?ex=DSK-1944.2

which appeared to install OK but does not appear in my programmes list.

Freenote OCR keeps getting automatically deleted from my Chrome download folder when I download it, No idea why - possibly this is suspect?

NAPS2 looks promising at the outset. It offers a mass of languages to download.

However when I scanned a sample document (in German) it failed to OCR it at all. Whether this is down to me or the programme I am not yet certain but on first inspection, it just does not function.

ABBYY Scan to Office meanwhile would not run under Compatibility Mode. I downloaded the app as a single .exe file and Windows was looking for a setup file.

As an aside, I also tried installing MS Works 7.0 in Compatibility Modem, with no luck.

I will watch the Compatibility Mode video again tomorrow and try all the steps again, just to make sure.

As for ABBYY, I will have a go at installing a Windows 7 Virtual machine and running it under that. Otherwise, time is money and if I am just getting nowhere I may as well just suck it up and pay UKP 105 to Abbyy for Finereader, albeit grudgingly.


 

Anna Schuster  Identity Verified
Spojené státy americké
Local time: 08:35
angličtina -> čeština
+ ...
Abbyy is worth its price Mar 10, 2020

After my good old Adobe Acrobat finally stopped working in Windows 10 I tried several free or lower-cost options but eventually (i.e., after wasting quite a bit of time) I decided to bite the bullet and buy Abbyy FineReader. It is a tiny bit slow when opening files but otherwise it's been great. And it paid for itself, so to speak, the same day I bought it.

Andrew Stucken
Jorge Payan
Dan Lucas
 

Lubosh Hanuska
Austrálie
Local time: 15:35
slovenština -> angličtina
+ ...
There is a FREE Online solution Mar 11, 2020

For the benefit of others - there is a FREE online solution, not perfect but it worked for me for a small document I needed to convert from PDF:
https://www.onlineocr.net/

All the best!


 

Andrew Stucken
Velká Británie
Local time: 14:35
němčina -> angličtina
AUTOR TÉMATU
Thanks Lubosh Mar 12, 2020

Thanks Lubosh that looks a viable alternative.

 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderátor/moderátoři tohoto fóra
Natalie[Call to this topic]
Prachya Mruetusatorn[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

ABBYY Scan to Office and other multilingual OCR software

Advanced search






SDL Trados Studio 2021 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 270,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2021 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2021 transforms how new users get up and running and helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features.

More info »
SDL Trados Business Manager Lite
Create customer quotes and invoices from within SDL Trados Studio

SDL Trados Business Manager Lite helps to simplify and speed up some of the daily tasks, such as invoicing and reporting, associated with running your freelance translation business.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Vyhledávání termínů
  • Zakázky
  • Fóra
  • Multiple search