ABBYY FineReader Sale
The ABBYY FineReader OCR software came up in a thread I posted about converting paper-books to e-books. I happened to noticed when I was checking out their site that there's a dale going on until July 19th -- the FineReader Express 9 is $50 (50% off) and the FineReader Professional 10 is $170 (regularly $400).
Has anyone used this program before? I'm wondering what level of accuracy the program provides for a "regular" book (i.e., text from top to bottom, with no fancy layouts). I think $170 would be a steal if we were talking a 99% conversion accuracy from image to text, but anything less than that would entail a LOT of proofing. Since e-books from publishers come with OCR mistakes, I'm assuming that probably this software doesn't boast 99% accuracy or comparable........?
Just wondering if anyone has used this.