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ABBYY Announces PDF Transformer

Complete and Versatile Solution for PDF Conversion.


Moscow, Russia, May 13, 2004 – ABBYY, a leader in document recognition, forms processing and linguistic technologies, today announced ABBYY PDF Transformer, the most comprehensive solution for converting PDF files into editable file formats.

ABBYY PDF Transformer applies the company’s award-winning OCR and document analysis technologies with Adobe ® PDF Library technology to process any PDF file, regardless of origin, including PDFs developed from input devices such as multifunction peripherals, digital copiers and scanners, or those produced from applications like Microsoft Word and Excel.

PDF Transformer also converts to more file formats than any other PDF conversion utility with output to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, HTML, and ASCII text. With each PDF conversion, the resulting file accurately retains the layout and formatting of the original PDF.

“With ABBYY PDF Transformer users would be able to unlock information in PDF files: articles, contracts, manuals, brochures, and other types of files without the need to retype and reformat the entire document from scratch.“ – said Sergey Andreyev, CEO of ABBYY Software House, - “PDF Transformer, unlike other PDF conversion utilities, is able to process both application-generated PDFs and scanned PDFs. Users who need to edit a PDF file shouldn’t have to be concerned with how their file was created, or if it contains a text layer. It is an ideal application for repurposing information from PDF files such as those received via Internet download or as email attachments”.

Highlighted Features and Benefits of ABBYY PDF Transformer Availability

ABBYY PDF Transformer is scheduled to be available for purchase in select countries and online beginning the end of June 2004.

ABBYY also plans to release a trial version at the company’s web site. For more product or company information visit this page or contact your representative office.

System Requirements

PC with Intel ® Pentium ®/Celeron ®/Itanium ®/Xeon™, AMD K6/Athlon™/Duron™ processor 200 MHz or higher; Microsoft ® Windows ® XP, Windows 2000 (SP2 or higher), Windows NT ® 4.0 (SP6 or higher), Windows ME/98 SE; 64 Mb (Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0), 32 MB (Windows Me/98 SE); 150 MB free hard disk drive space for installation; 70 MB free hard disk drive space for operation; video card and monitor (minimum resolution 800x600); keyboard, mouse or other pointing device.  PDF Transformer works under Office 2003, 2002, and 2000.


About ABBYY
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 OCR/ICR technologies include Acer, AISoft, Arkenstone, BancTec, Cardiff, Cobra Technologies, Freedom Scientific, Hewlett-Packard, Kurzweil, Legato Systems, Lexmark, Microtek, Mustek, NewSoft, Neurascript, Notable Solutions, Panasonic, Primax, Samsung Electronics, Saperion, Siemens Nixdorf, Sumitomo Electric Systems, SWT, Toshiba, UMAX and Veutron.
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). For more information about ABBYY, please visit the company’s website at http://www.abbyy.com/.


ABBYY and FineReader names and logos are registered trademarks of ABBYY Software House. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies and are hereby recognized.

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