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

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)

-spellcheck (crashes)

-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

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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 
ShowUbuntu 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 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3299 MSI problems: ABBBY FineReader Professional 7.0 does not install CLOSED FIXED View
4841 ABBBY FineReader Professional 7.0 does not ask for serial number on install CLOSED FIXED View
14949 ABBYY FineReader Pro 7.0 Scrolling Problem CLOSED FIXED View
16570 FineReader 7 Pro: won't save to multiple files. CLOSED FIXED View

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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.


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