[Athen] Abbyy FineReader v9?

Marks, Jim marks at mso.umt.edu
Mon Feb 25 15:59:03 PST 2008

I'm the one who posted to this list that we tried ABBYY FR 9 and decided
to roll back to version 8 while we find more server space. Version 9
looks to be much more feature rich than 8 was, though, and the file size
is a consequence of that greater functionality. It probably is a good
idea to figure out which features are expendable, and cut back on all
that ABBYY 9 does to help conserve disk space. We're going to proceed
with version 9 as soon as we reasonably can. And it's kind of funny.
Our server holds 80 GB, which is not much, especially for a document
conversion server. Our office manager just bought an 80 GB iPod. I
guess at least part of the lesson is to think bigger and bigger in
capacity but smaller and smaller in actual size. (grin)

Jim Marks
Director of Disability Services
University of Montana
jim.marks at umontana.edu


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Gaeir Dietrich
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1:36 PM
To: 'Access Technologists in Higher Education Network'
Subject: Re: [Athen] Abbyy FineReader v9?

I would really recommend scanning to TIFF and then loading the file into
FineReader as an image-although my understanding is that even with that
process the files are somewhat larger.

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Ron Stewart
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:03 PM
To: 'Access Technologists in Higher Education Network'
Subject: Re: [Athen] Abbyy FineReader v9?

I think it was on the DSSHE list but what we are seeing is files sizes
with Abbyy 9 being about 10 times larger than with Abbyy 8.

Ron Stewart

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of dann
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:31 PM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network; athen at athenpro.org
Subject: Re: [Athen] Abbyy FineReader v9?

There was an extended conversation about Abbyy Fine Reader version 9 on
this or another mailing list recently. The problem with Abbyy Version 9
is the size of the files produced in the scanning process. The general
consensus is that it is safest to stay with version 8 for the time being
especially when scanning textbooks and other large items.


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From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org on behalf of normajean.brand
Sent: Thu 2/21/2008 9:43 PM
To: athen at athenpro.org
Subject: [Athen] Abbyy FineReader v9?

Has anyone tried out the new FineReader? I know there were discussions,
pros and cons on FineReader 8.0 and technical issues with regards to 8.0
for some folks. Just curious...



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