Edit text in doc

  • Last Post 19 October 2018
Rama Reddy posted this 04 October 2018



Can we edit the text in document using ABBY fine reader JAVA SDK before extraction?

Helen Osetrova posted this 19 October 2018

Hi Rama,


Editing the text before recognition is not possible. You may try changing the attributes of the Text object which is obtained after document analysis and recognition, but you should do it very carefully if the text is to be exported into an external format. The ABBYY FineReader Engine export methods assume that the recognized text is the result of recognition and that the user only corrected the recognition errors and made no other changes. The objects of the Text group have a lot of interdependent properties, and often changing one of these properties requires changing others as well. For this reason changes in the recognized text's attributes may sometimes result in unpredictable export results.


Please review the Developer's Help > Guided Tour > Advanced Techniques > Working with Text article to learn how to work with the text obtained as the recognition result.