OCR (optical character recognition) program. Can convert to pdf and leave problematic recognized parts as images.
At last I succeeded to install FineReader 7.0 using the command without the quotes "msiexec /i /media/FR70PRO/ABBYY\ FineReader\ 7.0\ Professional\ Edition.msi".
-The text recognition works very well.
-Export text and/or pictures in all given formats including pdf
What does not
-scanning (I am unable to configure the twain driver>crash when opening twain configure menu)
-When loading pictures with black text on a white background, the pen colour of the background of the loaded pictures turned out to be black. Black text on a black background gives unreadable text (only in the scanned pictures window, NOT in the recognised text window). But nevertheless, textrecognition was working excellent! After some trial and error I could fix the problem in this way:
Go to Tools>Options>View
unselect the option 'show scaled black-and-white images as grey'
select the options 'show black-and-white images in image window'
'show black-and-white images in zoom window
-You are forced to save the "batch" when exiting regularly. No problem: just do it. You can exit immediately in an irregular way by selecting "scan image" or "spellcheck" (immediate crash).
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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.