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New ABBYY PDF Transformer+ to Simplify Work with PDF Content

September 26, 2013

ABBYY PDF Solution Now Available for Preview; To Offer Intuitive Tools to View, Edit, Comment, Create, Convert and Protect All Types of PDF Documents


ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, today announced ABBYY PDF Transformer+, the new generation of its award-winning application for working with all types of PDF documents. The new product will offer a complete set of functions for easy and efficient work across the entire lifecycle of a PDF document including intuitive tools for viewing and editing PDF content, commenting and collaboration on documents, powerful full-text search, enhanced PDF creation, conversion and protection of PDF files.


“Designed as a simple and affordable solution for daily work with PDFs, ABBYY PDF Transformer+ gives customers true control over the content of a PDF document including its text, images, tables, and hyperlinks,” said Sergey Popov, director of the FineReader Products Department at ABBYY. “Now people can quickly update information or add a comment directly within the PDF file.”


Intuitive Access to All Functionality

ABBYY PDF Transformer+ offers a single intuitive menu that provides easy access to all of its key functions and ends the need to click around multiple windows. It allows even inexperienced users to get started and work with complex, multi-page PDF documents with minimal effort.


Complete Set of Functions for Changing PDF Content

ABBYY PDF Transformer+ offers intuitive tools to make editing PDF documents easy. Users can now fix typos; add or delete snippets of text; remove, insert and adjust images; extract and copy selected text, tables and images to the Clipboard; rearrange or reorder pages of PDF files, and more. The application also offers a powerful full-text search function allowing users to quickly find the required information throughout the entire PDF document (including comments and metadata) with the ability to mark or redact the search results.


Interactive Discussion of PDF Documents

When reviewing or approving a document within a team, it is easy to add comments and annotations within the PDF file. ABBYY PDF Transformer+ will track comments by users making it easy to follow the discussion, evaluate suggestions, give feedback and share ideas. Users can also assign status to various comments and discussion threads for more effective collaboration.


Support for Any Type of PDF Including Scanned Images

When working with ABBYY PDF Transformer+ users no longer have to think about what type of PDF they are dealing with. The unique combination of ABBYY’s OCR technology and Adobe® PDF Library technology allows customers to work with any type of PDF file, including information “sealed” in images of documents, such as image-only or scanned PDFs, with up to 99.8 percent* accuracy. This allows users to efficiently manage and search through text of scanned PDF files in 189 languages including various language combinations.

In addition, ABBYY PDF Transformer+ provides advanced tools designed specifically for working with text in scanned PDF files, helping users to quickly edit, erase or add text with matching background color.


Enhanced Scanning, Creation and Protection Features

ABBYY PDF Transformer+ offers additional scanning settings for improving the visual quality of images, reducing the size of scanned documents and automatically converting them into searchable PDF files. It also supports creation of multiple PDFs simultaneously, as well as offers a complete range of features for protecting PDF documents from unauthorized access and modification, such as digital signature support.


Accurate Conversion of PDFs to Popular Formats

ABBYY PDF Transformer+ supports conversion of PDF files into popular electronic formats for use on both desktop computers and mobile devices — such as Microsoft® Word, Excel®, TXT, HTML, Apache OpenOfficeTM Writer (ODT), e-book formats including EPUB and FB2, and more, while accurately preserving the original layout and formatting.


ABBYY PDF Transformer+ can be downloaded for an advanced look prior to its release date by visiting After the preview period is over, ABBYY PDF Transformer+ still allows users to freely browse, comment and search through their documents, including scanned PDFs.


*According to internal ABBYY testing. Accuracy results can vary depending on factors such as document quality and scanner settings.


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