[Athen] Editing Books

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Wed Feb 6 06:29:20 PST 2019

You definitely do not want to use Acrobat to run OCR. It is terrible. ABBYY is much better for this.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913-288-7671
Email: rbeach at kckcc.edu<mailto:rbeach at kckcc.edu>

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Robert Spangler
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 8:16 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Editing Books

Hello, currently our student workers are using Adobe Acrobat Reader for splitting books into chapters and ABBYY for making any necessary edits. Most of the time we're just using Acrobat to split the book into chapters by printing each chapter to a separate PDF then running it through ABBYY for OCR.

We have an old version of ABBYY, version 11. Would there be any benefits to upgrading to the latest version? Obviously it's newer, but are there any compelling reasons? Also, is there any reason to use ABBYY instead of Adobe Acrobat Pro, which some people in my office are asking for?

Thanks for your feedback.


Robert Spangler
Disability Services Technical Support Specialist
rspangler1 at udayton.edu<mailto:rspangler1 at udayton.edu>
Office of Learning Resources (OLR) - RL 023
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