Removing low-confidence characters highlighted in blue in FineReader PDF 15


How to remove highlighted symbols in Microsoft Word?


In the resulted MS Word file you can use Shading option to remove highlighted text:

Select the text and then apply Shading > No Color to it.​


To disable highlighting option in FineReader settings:

  1. Go to Tools > Options > Format Settings > DOC/RTF/ODT.
  2. Disable Highlight low-confidence characters option:
  3. Click Save.

In this case you will still see highlighted symbols on the right pane Text of OCR Editor but not in the exported file.

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    Klara Rihakova


    I am writing regarding some issues with highlighting uncertainly recognized or low-confidence characters.

    When opened as MS Word document, the low-confidence charachters are coloured. However, as you mentioned in the article, the colour is part of a style (as shading), not a highlight (on the contrary, the FineReader 14 exported the colour as highlight). Therefore, the coloured characters are removed when I formate the text using macros (or "clear formatting") in MS Word.  I would like to ask if there is a way to set up FineReader 15 to export the low-confidence characters as highlight, and not a shading? I am curious about this because I need the colour to stay in the text after formatting (for other work purposes).

    Thank you for your response in advance!

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    Victoria Dvornikova

    Hi Klara,

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the current behavior in the product, but I will forward your request to our R&D team. 

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    Klara Rihakova

    Brilliant, thank you! 


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