Abbyy FineReader is an application which employs 'Optical Character Recognition' or OCR (in conjuction with a flatbed scanner) to 'read' or 'scan' a typewritten document which can then be opened in, for example, Microsoft Word, so you can make alterations to the document on screen, then re-print it. This saves you having to copy-type the whole document from scratch when all you want to do is correct a few spelling mistakes or add some more text to it. It's a big time-saver in that respect, but only if you regularly need to edit typed documents. Otherwise it's certainly not worth paying for or having on your PC (using up precious resources).
Edited by pip22, 08 January 2007 - 08:53 AM.