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ABBYY Announces PDF Transformer

May 13, 2004

Complete and Versatile Solution for PDF Conversion.

ABBYY, a leader in document recognition, forms processing and linguistic technologies, today announced ABBYY PDF Transformer, the most comprehensive solution for converting PDF files into editable file formats.

ABBYY PDF Transformer applies the company’s award-winning OCR and document analysis technologies with Adobe ® PDF Library technology to process any PDF file, regardless of origin, including PDFs developed from input devices such as multifunction peripherals, digital copiers and scanners, or those produced from applications like Microsoft Word and Excel.

PDF Transformer also converts to more file formats than any other PDF conversion utility with output to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, HTML, and ASCII text. With each PDF conversion, the resulting file accurately retains the layout and formatting of the original PDF.

“With ABBYY PDF Transformer users would be able to unlock information in PDF files: articles, contracts, manuals, brochures, and other types of files without the need to retype and reformat the entire document from scratch.“ – said Sergey Andreyev, CEO of ABBYY Software House, - “PDF Transformer, unlike other PDF conversion utilities, is able to process both application-generated PDFs and scanned PDFs. Users who need to edit a PDF file shouldn’t have to be concerned with how their file was created, or if it contains a text layer. It is an ideal application for repurposing information from PDF files such as those received via Internet download or as email attachments”.

Highlighted Features and Benefits of ABBYY PDF Transformer

  • PDF File Compatibility
    PDF Transformer is compatible with any PDF file,(including image-only PDF, text and image PDF, and text under image, or searchable PDF) covering PDFs from any source, including scanned PDFs and PDFs generated from computer applications.
  • Versatile Output Formats
    Transforms PDF files to Word, Excel, HTML and ASCII text.  It also opens PDF files directly in Word and Excel for immediate editing.
  • Document Integrity and Accuracy
    Based on ABBYY’s award-winning OCR and document layout analysis technologies, ABBYY PDF Transformer transforms PDF files into editable documents accurately retaining layout and formatting.  All formatting elements including tables, columns, bulleted and numbered lists, text fonts and sizes, and graphics are duplicated and can be easily edited.
  • Security
    With the Adobe ® PDF Library technology included, ABBYY PDF Transformer is compliant with the authentic PDF security settings from Adobe. When processing a password-protected PDF file, the program prompts the user to enter the password.
  • Efficiency and Selectivity
    PDF Transformer lets users process an entire PDF file or selected pages that contain the information they need to repurpose.
  • Easy to Use
    ABBYY PDF Transformer can be run as a plug-in and has a wizard-style interface that guides users through the simple steps of PDF transformation. As a plug-in, users can access the utility and process PDF files from their favorite Windows applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Windows Explorer. With a click of a button users can send PDF files directly to Word, Excel or save as .doc, .xls, .html and .txt files.


ABBYY PDF Transformer is scheduled to be available for purchase in select countries and online beginning the end of June 2004.

ABBYY also plans to release a trial version at the company’s web site. For more product or company information visit this page or contact your representative office.

System Requirements

PC with Intel ® Pentium ®/Celeron ®/Itanium ®/Xeon™, AMD K6/Athlon™/Duron™ processor 200 MHz or higher; Microsoft ® Windows ® XP, Windows 2000 (SP2 or higher), Windows NT ® 4.0 (SP6 or higher), Windows ME/98 SE; 64 Mb (Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0), 32 MB (Windows Me/98 SE); 150 MB free hard disk drive space for installation; 70 MB free hard disk drive space for operation; video card and monitor (minimum resolution 800x600); keyboard, mouse or other pointing device.  PDF Transformer works under Office 2003, 2002, and 2000.

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