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FineReader PDF 16 Standard is a PDF software application for working with PDF documents and scans. Thanks to ABBYY's AI-based OCR technology, you can use the app not only to easily convert and edit digital PDF documents, but also to...
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Product information "ABBYY FineReader 15 Standard, Upgrade"

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Note that this is a general infobox and not all of the customer groups listed below are eligible for this product. One of the designations listed below must be in the product title

  • Upgrade - Renewals
    Owners of an older version of the software are eligible. For the order we need your licence data of the previous version.
  • School version (EDU, Student & Teacher)
    Eligible are pupils, students and teachers
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  • Authorities (GOV)
    Eligible are state institutions (government, authorities, etc.)
  • The corresponding proof must be provided during the purchase process in step 4 "Check and order" under "Note". Please send us PDF files directly by email to [email protected] with the order number.

    Without proof, your order cannot be processed and will be cancelled after 2 weeks.


    Upgrade from FineReader 14 Standard, Corporate or Enterprise, FineReader 12 Professional or Corporate, FineReader Sprint 12 and PDF Transformer+

    ABBYY FineReader PDF 15 Standard for Windows

    Convert, edit, share and annotate PDFs and scans in the digital workplace.

    FineReader PDF enables professionals to maximize their efficiency in the digital workplace. FineReader PDF features the latest AI-based OCR technology from ABBYY, making it easy to digitize, search, edit, protect, share, and collaboratively edit all types of documents in one go. Now employees can focus more on their core competencies and spend less time on administrative tasks.


    Edit the entire PDF content
    With FineReader PDF 15, editing all types of PDFs - including scans - is now almost as easy as using a text editor. You can edit entire sections, change text formatting, edit table cells, and even rearrange the entire layout of each item.export

    document comparisons
    Not only can you export the differences between two document versions as comments in a PDF, but you can now export the results as a Word document in "track changes" mode. This allows you to easily accept or reject the changes and finalize the document (Available only in ABBYY FineReader PDF 15 Corporate).

    Create Fillable PDF Forms
    Create your own PDF forms or turn PDFs into fillable forms by adding fields, drop-down lists, multiple-choice questions, action buttons, and more. With the PDF form creation feature in FineReader PDF, you can create fillable PDFs to effectively capture information and standardized document templates!

    Maximize the benefits for your entire organization
    Thanks to new remote user licenses, organizations can now use FineReader PDF with desktop and application virtualization solutions. New options have been added to customize FineReader PDF settings during deployment using Group Policy Objects.


    In detail

    Streamline document processes
    Easily digitize, search, edit, protect, share and collaborate on all types of documents in one workflow.
    Do more with PDFs
    Edit digital and scanned PDFs with new ease: correct entire sentences and sections or even adjust the layout.
    Digitize the document workflow
    Integrate paper documents into your digital work environment using AI-based OCR technology to simplify your daily work.
    Reduce IT costs
    Take advantage of one-time payment and tiered volume discounts to maximize value across your organization.
    Standardize Software Resources
    Deploy a unified PDF solution across your organization so everyone can work together seamlessly.
    Simplify License Management
    Reduce your IT workload with automated provisioning and straightforward license management

    FineReader PDF features
    Work efficiently with PDFs in the digital workplace. Perform multiple document-related tasks in a single application. Reduce costs by investing in fewer separate software components. Increase the efficiency of your daily work by reducing the number of applications used and avoiding duplication of effort. Benefit from a simple, straightforward user interface and high-quality results.

    Save time and effort by using and finishing documents in a simple and productive way. Edit any document (whether created digitally or converted from paper) with the same efficiency. Get editing access to text, tables and the entire layout of your PDF without additional conversion steps.

    View, organize, and navigate PDFs
    Navigate pages, comments, and metadata. Choose the view mode that suits you based on your reading preferences. Add, delete, rearrange, rotate, and crop pages. Merge multiple documents into one PDF.
    Reuse information from PDFs
    Extract (copy and paste) text and tables directly from any PDF while retaining formatting - with just a few clicks. Review and update metadata and verify digital signatures to ensure document authenticity and integrity.
    Access information from any type of PDF
    Find information even in scanned PDFs quickly and easily using full-text keyword search and bookmarks. Once a document is opened, FineReader PDF automatically detects non-searchable PDF documents and immediately applies OCR (Optical Character Recognition / text recognition) to make them searchable.
    Edit and update PDFs
    Update outdated PDF document content or create completely new documents based on existing PDFs. You can edit sections or add new ones, insert or delete images, edit text in tables, and rearrange layout elements on a page. With FineReader PDF, you can edit a scanned document just as easily as a digitally created PDF.
    Manage PDF documents and customize them for specific workflows
    Use personalized stamps, Bates numbering and watermarks to customize PDFs for your workflows. Insert or edit links, bookmarks, headers, footers, and page numbers to make it easier to navigate through the document. Make documents easier to find by adding specific keywords to metadata.fill out
    PDF forms
    Fill in interactive fields in PDF forms or paste text in designated locations in scanned paper forms. Sign forms with facsimile signatures or digital signatures.

    Share ideas, get feedback from your team members, and have documents approved. Use tools for meeting and decision making directly in the PDF by adding markups, annotations, comments, and drawings within a document.
    Insert Markups and Notes
    Conveniently insert notes anywhere in a PDF (text, images, graphics or graphic area, captions, etc.) using notes, text boxes, and many other markup and drawing tools.
    Comment and Discuss
    Share ideas and questions by commenting on markups and annotations or responding to comments. Assign a status to each comment to provide more transparency among stakeholders as well as a focused dialogue.
    Manage comments and accelerate decision making
    Search, sort, filter, and assign status to comments by keyword. Plus, you can easily add stamps to assign a status to the entire document.
    Send documents to others for sharing
    Share documents with different colleagues and capture multiple digital signatures within a PDF.

    Minimize security risks when sharing and storing PDFs. Add and verify digital signatures, obscure confidential information, remove hidden data, and manage access to your PDFs.
    RedactConfidential Information
    Prevent the disclosure of sensitive or confidential information with a reliable redaction tool. Permanently and irrevocably remove confidential information such as personal data, bank details, etc. from a PDF - in body text, headers, footers, comments and metadata. Work with maximum efficiency by searching the entire document in a matter of seconds and making relevant passages unrecognizable.

    Remove Hidden Information
    Minimize the risk of unintentionally revealing confidential information in a PDF by removing hidden objects and data with one click. You can remove OCR-added text layers, comments and notes, attachments, bookmarks, metadata, links, media, scripts, and form data.

    Apply password protection
    Manage access to PDFs with various levels of password protection to restrict opening documents or actions such as printing, editing, or extracting information.

    Certify with digital signatures
    Sign PDFs with a digital signature certificate. In addition to a digital signature, you can also create and include a facsimile of your handwritten signature. Verify digital signatures in a PDF to ensure their authenticity and integrity.

    Take a digital-first approach by standardizing your documentation in PDF format and reap its benefits. Convert paper documents or files of any format into searchable, ISO-compliant PDFs, or convert PDFs to Microsoft® Word, Excel and more than 15 other formats for maximum flexibility in editing and reuse.

    Create industry-standard PDFs
    FineReader PDF can create PDFs from more than 25 different file formats, directly from paper documents, or via a PDF printer from virtually any application with a print function. The range of supported PDF formats includes PDF/A-1 to PDF/A-3 for long-term archiving, and PDF/UA to ensure that the necessary information can be accessed when using assistive software such as screen readers.

    Merge documents into one PDF
    You can merge multiple files of different formats into a single PDF, or create a new PDF by removing and merging pages from existing PDFs.

    Convert PDFs to Editable Formats
    Quickly convert PDFs to fully editable formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel and many more - individually or multiple PDFs at once. ABBYY's intelligent OCR and PDF document conversion technologies ensure the highest accuracy and preserve layout and structure for effortless further editing.

    Advanced PDF Conversion
    The OCR Editor includes advanced tools and options for precise control and outstanding flexibility when converting PDF documents into editable file formats.

    Design and edit your own interactive PDF forms to effectively capture information and standardize documents. Build your forms from interactive fields of various types, specify actions, edit existing PDF forms or add form elements to standard PDFs.

    •     Design your own PDF forms from sketches
    •     Make your own form look good
    •     Set actions
    •     Edit existing PDF forms

    Embrace the digital way of working by digitizing paper documents and scans for storage, fast and reliable retrieval, or immediate reuse and editing. You too can benefit from the unprecedented accuracy of market-leading AI-based Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and simplify all your document-related tasks.

    Create Searchable PDFs
    Easily convert paper documents, scans and scanned PDFs into searchable PDFs so you can quickly retrieve documents from digital archives and access the information they contain. FineReader PDF supports PDF/A format, the standard for long-term archiving, with all compliance levels and variants from PDF/A-1 to PDF/A-3.
    Reuse and edit
    Convert your paper documents and scans into editable files in Microsoft Word, Excel and OpenOffice Writer, as well as other popular formats. ABBYY's AI-based OCR and document conversion technologies ensure the highest accuracy and preserve layout and structure for effortless re-editing.
    Advanced Document Conversion
    Manage the text recognition and document conversion process down to the last detail. The OCR Editor includes advanced tools and options for streamlined document conversion, providing the flexibility that specific documents and tasks may require. Powerful image pre-processing tools and additional settings to maintain document layout provide even greater accuracy and consistency. A convenient verification tool lets you quickly and reliably check only those characters in the converted text that may have been disk space

    Reduce PDF file sizes to one-twentieth with MRC compression.

    System Requirements:

    Operating System

    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7

    Centralized Deployment and Virtualization

    ABBYY FineReader 15 operation has been tested for the following configurations:

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, 2008 R2 (including use with Remote Desktop, RemoteApp and Remote Desktop Web Access)
      Citrix Workspace App 1808 (with installed application accessed from a server), Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops


    • PC with 1 GHz (or faster) x86 or x64 processor with SSE2 instruction set
    • 1 GB RAM (4 GB is recommended); in multiprocessor systems, an additional 512 MB RAM is required for each additional processor.
    • 1.2 GB hard disk space for typical program installation and 1.2 GB free space for optimal program operation
    • 1024x768 resolution graphics card or higher
    • Internet connection is required to activate your serial number.
    • Keyboard, mouse or other pointing device

    Scanners and MFPs

    FineReader supports TWAIN and WIA compatible scanners, multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) and all-in-one devices used in scan mode.

    These scanners include popular models from:

    Avision, Brother, Canon, Epson, Fujitsu, HP, Kodak, Lexmark, Microtek, Mustek, Oki, Panasonic, Plustek, Ricoh, Visioneer, VuPoint, Xerox

    However, ABBYY does not guarantee full compatibility of ABBYY software with any scanner. Therefore, ABBYY shall not be liable for any commercial or other damages arising from the use of the above information.

    Digital Camera Requirements

    Recommended requirements for digital cameras:

    • 5-megapixel sensor
    • Flash function to disable
    • Manual aperture control or aperture priority mode
    • Manual focus
    • Anti-shake system or use of a tripod is recommended
    • Optical zoom

    Interfaces Languages

    Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

    Supported file formats


    • PDF (2.0 or earlier), including PDF/A, PDF/UA
    • Image formats: TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, JBIG2, PNG, BMP, PCX, GIF, DjVu, XPS*
    • Editable formats**: DOC(X), XLS(X), PPT(X), VSD(X), HTML, RTF, TXT, ODT, ODS, ODP

    * Microsoft .NET Framework 4 required.
    ** Microsoft® Office or Apache® OpenOffice® required.

    Exporting file formats

    • PDF, including PDF/A (1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2u, 3a, 3b, 3u)
    • Image formats: TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, JBIG2, PNG, BMP, PCX, DjVu
    • Editable formats: DOC(X), XLS(X), PPTX, HTML, RTF, TXT, CSV, ODT
    • E-Book Formats: EPUB®, FB2

    Supported barcodes

    Aztec Code, Check Code 3 of 9, Check Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, Code 128, Code 3 of 9, Code 3 of 9 without asterisk, Code 93, Data Matrix, EAN 13, EAN 8, IATA 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Patch Code, PDF417, Postnet, QR Code, UCC-128, UPC-A, UPC-E

    Supported applications

    • Microsoft Word 365, 2019, 2016 (16.0), 2013 (15.0), 2010 (14.0), 2007 (12.0)
    • Microsoft Excel 365, 2019, 2016 (16.0), 2013 (15.0), 2010 (14.0), 2007 (12.0)
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 365, 2019, 2016 (16.0), 2013 (15.0), 2010 (14.0), 2007 (12.0)
    • Microsoft SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, 2016, 2019
    • Apache OpenOffice Writer 4.1
    • LibreOffice Writer 5.2, 6.1
    How and when do I get my purchased product?
    Digital products, product keys and access to the download center will be made available to you by email immediately after your purchase - unless a data medium has been ordered.
    What payment options are available to me?
    PayPal, Amazon Pay, Instant bank transfer, Credit card, Apple Pay, Prepayment, Purchase on invoice
    What guarantees do I have at Blitzhandel24?
    Blitzhandel24 is an EHI, TrustedShops and CHIP certified online brand shop. Blitzhandel24 also offers its customers permanent support, as well as support for the purchased product. If a product has not been used / redeemed, our customers can benefit from the money-back guarantee.
    Pricing policy more

    How do our prices come about ?

    The basic principle of the software trade is the art of omission.

    • by quantity bundling
    • Opening of delivery and storage fees through virtual merchandise management.
    • Direct imports
    • Long-term relationship with distributors.
    • Low profit margin, main priority at Blitzhandel24 is the valuation as well as the growth of the customer base.
    • A central and lean administration.
    • Quantity purchases from authorized suppliers/distributors.
    • Elimination of high marketing investments, as we respond to the needs of our customers in a targeted manner and can therefore safely implement the concept of ''advertising through references''.

    Is the quality therefore worse?

    We promise our customers excellent quality. The prices do not affect the quality in any way, our customers get tested verified products. In addition you have with Blitzhandel24 a security up to 20,000€ over Trusted Shops as well as a legally safe Shop, by EHI Prüfsiegel.

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