ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint

Features FineReader 9.0 Sprint FineReader 12
Document Recognition
Superior recognition accuracy Yes Yes (Improved)
Retention of document layout and formatting Excellent Excellent (Improved)
Retention of document structure including consistent text flow, headers and footers, footnotes and image captions on multi-page documents Yes Yes (Improved)
Exact electronic document reconstruction incl, fonts and font styles Yes Yes (Improved)
Convert documents in multiple languages only 2 languages can be chosen simultaneously any combination can be chosen simultaneously
Automatically detect languages Yes Yes
Supported recognition languages 179 190
Ideal for frequent document conversion and processing multiple documents No Yes
Convert PDF files into Microsoft Office formats No Yes
User Interface
Interface type Easy-to-use interface with preset Quick Tasks Professional interface: preset Quick Tasks and advanced OCR and automation tools
Preset Quick Tasks for one-click conversion: scan to Word, scan to Excel, scan to PDF Yes groups: of tasks Convert to Word, Convert to PDF, E-book creation, etc.
Preview input documents No Yes
Edit and proofread recognition results No Yes
Live preview for saving results in the program No Yes
Edit recognition areas Basic tools Advanced tools
Fast access directly from Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Windows Explorer Yes Yes
 Saving recognition results
Save to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, TXT, RTF, HTML Yes Yes
Save in latest XML based document formats: DOCX, XLSX No Yes
Save to Searchable PDF Yes Yes
Save as different PDF types, incl. PDFs optimized for Web, tagged PDF and PDF/A for long term archiving No Yes
Send results directly to Adobe Reader or Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint No Yes
Advanced OCR Functions
Adjustment tools to improve results Basic tools Advanced
Create recognition languages and patterns No Yes
Several saving modes in Word (exact copy, editable copy, formatted text, plain text) No Yes
Advanced tools for professional OCR - image editing, creating area templates, recognition pattern training, barcode recognition and others No Yes
Bonus application: ABBYY Screenshot Reader Yes Yes
 Creation of Electronic Books
Ebooks creation in popular formats: EPUB and FB2  No  Yes
Send results to Amazon Kindle account  No  Yes