ABBYY Screenshot Reader
by ABBYY creates copies of images which you can easily cut and paste from your clipboard to Microsoft® Word, Excel® , PowerPoint® or graphic files. You can use Screenshot Reader to select and copy pieces of text from images, flash files, PDFs, and other image-based files, and convert them into true text which you can edit or insert into another document. Screenshot Reader creates copies of images that can be easily cut-and-pasted from your clipboard to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel or graphic files. More than just a simple screenshot maker, you can use Screenshot Reader to select and copy pieces of text from images, Flash files, PDFs, and other image-based files, then convert them into true text which you can then edit or insert into other documents. Product Features Capture Two Types of Screenshots - Image and Text Traditional screenshot capture programs just take a picture of a program window or a selected area of a user’ s computer desktop. With Screenshot Reader you can do so much more. You decide whether to take the traditional ‘ Image Screenshots’ of your desktop application, website, presentation, area of a document, etc. or turn the text into graphic files and editable text to create ‘ Text Screenshots’ . Image Screenshots You can easily create screenshots and save them as images that can be shared or used in presentations, training materials, and various other documents. You determine whether to capture a selected area on the screen, a complete window, or your entire desktop. The Timed Screen advanced function will even let you take a screenshot with a five-second delay so you can ‘ prepare’ the screen – useful, for example, when opening necessary menus for creating software documentation. Text Screenshots Want to quickly grab text from an image file, website, presentation, or PDF? You can easily turn these text images into truly editable text and paste them directly into an open application, edit them, or save as Microsoft Word or Excel documents. Screenshot Reader will seamlessly convert the image of the screenshot into text. Easy to Use with Practical Tools Taking screenshots is an easy task with Screenshot Reader’ s practical tools. The program’ s main screen allows you to choose an area for the screenshot and an output format. Screenshot Reader can be set up to launch automatically at each start-up so it’ s always ready for you. Variety of Saving Formats Screenshot Reader lets you save to a multitude of formats; Image Screenshots can be saved in JPEG, Bitmap or PNG formats, while Text Screenshots can be saved as editable text in . RTF, . TXT, . DOC or . XLS formats. Benefit from ABBYY OCR technology Screenshot Reader is powered by award-winning ABBYY OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, which has been continuously improved over the last 20 years. This technology is included in professional OCR and PDF conversion solutions like ABBYY FineReader that turns paper documents and images into editable electronic formats with superior accuracy and layout retention. Screenshot Capture Capture an interesting part of the screen and save it or share it with your friends Found something interesting on a website? Maybe it’ s a picture of a new product you want to buy or directions to a new restaurant. Or maybe you want to save a travel confirmation because you’ re not near a printer. Whatever it may be, you can easily capture it. Just mark the specified part of the screen with Screenshot Reader, send it as image by e-mail or through an instant message tool, or store it on your computer. Send a screenshot of an error message to the technical support Do you need to explain PC-related problems to a tech support representative? You can easily capture a program’ s messages and dialogues or system information verbatim and send them to your technical support rep via e-mail. It’ s a lot easier than remembering or having to write out an entire, cumbersome error message. Insert a screen image in a presentation, report or other documents Do you need to add illustrations in presentations and reports? With Screenshot Reader, you can prepare low-resolution images for your presentations and other documents. Open an image, create the screenshot, copy it to the clipboard and simply insert it into the document with CTRL+V keys or the “ paste” function. Use screenshots to compile instructions and guides Screenshot Reader is a useful tool for the everyday workings of technical writers and system administrators. It’ s useful for creating illustrations for instructions on program usage or in manuals and guides. Turn Screenshots into editable text Insert information into a report Have you ever had the need to utilize text that’ s not easily accessible? Let’ s say you want to insert statistical data from a website into a sales presentation, or a text passage from a 200-page PDF report, or maybe an article into your dissertation. With Screenshot Reader simply select the quote you need and it will convert it into truly editable text. The extracted text can be copied to the clipboard, saved as a Microsoft Word or Excel document or inserted directly into another open application. Easily print driving directions Have you ever had to combine driving directions of multiple locations? For instance, you book a room at a hotel and are going to a corporate event at another location. The driving directions for the hotel are in Flash format and the other set of directions are on an e-mail. With Screenshot Reader, you can easily combine all the necessary directions into a Word document and then print it on a single piece of paper. Save lists from a website into an Excel file Learning a foreign language and need to gather the words you’ re studying from a website into an Excel file? Instead of manually cutting and pasting each word, let Screenshot Reader do the job. Or, if you’ re looking online to buy a product, you can easily export the “ where to buy” list from the web page into an Excel table. Grab a piece of text from a graphic file Screenshot Reader can extract text from brochures and leaflets that are ” locked” as graphic elements. All you need to do is to select the piece of text you want and it will automatically open as editable information in Microsoft Word.