OCR (optical character recognition) program. Can convert to pdf and leave problematic recognized parts as images.
OCR works great.
What does not
Scanning from Finereader didn't work for me. But it's not really a problem since I used a different program to scan, then opened the scanned images in Finereader.
What was not tested
As far as OCR goes, I would say that this works flawlessly.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 15 2012||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mandriva 2009.0||Jan 21 2009||1.1.12||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Spike|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 19 2008||1.0.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 03 2008||1.0-rc3||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Jan 14 2008||0.9.53.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
1. Install wine 1.0.1 or higher version
2. Insert the FineReader-CDROM into the drive
3. Open a console
4. In some distributions (slackware and others) you have to mount your cdrom as root, in other distributions (suse, mandriva and others) this step is not needed, but automagically done.
To become root type the command
Then mount the drive with the command
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
(or another mountpoint if needed)
Leave root-status with the command
5. Change directory to this drive with the command (different in different flavours of linux)
cd /media/FR70PRO (suse 10.1)
cd /mnt/FR70PRO (slackware 10.0)
6. Enter this command
msiexec /iABBYY\ FineReader\ 7.0\ Professional\ Edition.msi
7. Installation should begin. Follow the instructions.