ABBYY Ships the First Scan Conversion Utility

ScanTo Office offers one-step conversion from papers to Microsoft ® Office documents.

Moscow, Russia, October 6, 2004 - ABBYY, a leader in document recognition and linguistic technologies, today announces the availability of ABBYY ScanTo Office™, an efficient, moderately-priced scan conversion utility that turns paper documents into editable Microsoft Word and Excel files, or into e-mail attachments.

ScanTo Office is for people who want to quickly unlock and repurpose information from paper documents or images into Microsoft applications for editing, saving to external applications or sending as e-mail attachments. The resulting documents will deliver the look and feel of its originals, requiring minimal retyping or reformatting.

“The indisputable benefits of ABBYY ScanTo Office are efficiency and quality results at an affordable price.” said Margarita Amalitskaya, ABBYY Marketing Director. “Our application is extremely easy to install and use. It is designed for people who scan occasionally, don’t necessarily need all the functionality of a premium OCR package, and at the same time want to be able to quickly scan a page or two and get them in the right application, so they can reuse the information right away.”

Key Features and Benefits of ABBYY ScanTo Office

ABBYY ScanTo Office works as a plug-in for MS Word, Excel and Outlook. It also has a wizard that can be launched as a stand-alone application. In addition, it can be accessed through Windows explorer's context menu by right-clicking on existing images on the hard drive. Users launch the utility quickly and complete the process of scanning or opening images and converting them by simply clicking one button.

Highlights of its key features and benefits are:

System Requirements Pricing and Availability

ABBYY ScanTo Office will be available in North America, Central America, and Western European countries. It is immediately available through the ABBYY online store and expected to be available through select resellers and retail outlets starting in October. Product information and free trial version are available at http://www.abbyy.com/.


ABBYY (ABBYY Software House) develops linguistic and Artificial Intelligence (AI) software providing a full line of OCR and text-processing programs and solutions. ABBYY’s products include: FineReader OCR systems – a family of end user programs and development tools for recognition of printed texts, tables and forms; FormReader – an ICR program for recognition and processing of hand-printed forms; and ABBYY Retrieval & Morphology Engine – a set of developer’s tools for integration of full-text search and linguistic capabilities into external applications. Companies that license ABBYY recognition technologies include Siemens Nixdorf, Samsung Electronics, C-Technologies, Sumitomo Electric Systems, Banctec, BenQ, EMC 2 /Documentum, EPSON, Freedom Scientific, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Kofax, Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Panasonic, Stellent, Toshiba, Verity, Neurascript, Saperion, and SWT. ABBYY Group headquarters are located in Moscow with offices in Ukraine (ABBYY Ukraine), the USA (ABBYY USA, Fremont, CA), the UK (ABBYY UK, Bishops Stortford, England), and Germany (ABBYY Europe, Munich).

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