Category: Main Productivity Word Processing FineReader 7.0 pro multilanguage


OCR (optical character recognition) program. Can convert to pdf and leave problematic recognized parts as images.

Application Details:

Version: 7.0 pro multilanguage
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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What works

Loading a group of PNG files, performing OCR on them, and saving the results in text format both with and without linebreaks preserved.

What does not

Saving each page to its own file, whether using the "Create a separate file for each page" or the "Name files as source images" output modes.


What was not tested

Scanner integration, formatting, saving to any formats other than plain text, OCR training, custom languages and languages other than English.

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Additional Comments

Selecting a large group of image files (e.g., all three hundred pages of a book) in the load dialog is extraordinarily slow, but does work eventually. Rejoining hyphenated words while retaining linebreaks seems not to work with Distributed Proofreaders's "" tool--the tool does this when running under Windows, using input made by running FineReader under Windows--but I've been unable to determine exactly why that is, and where the issue lies.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 15 20121.4.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowMandriva 2009.0Jan 21 20091.1.12Yes Yes PlatinumSpike 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20081.0.1Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 03 20081.0-rc3Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxJan 14 20080.9.53.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO installing ABBYY FineReader OCR 7.0 PRO

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)


    cd /mnt/cdrom

6. Enter this command

    msiexec /iABBYY\ FineReader\ 7.0\ Professional\ Edition.msi

7. Installation should begin. Follow the instructions.