8. Operating Instructions
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8.1 Text Recognition with ABBYY
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When using ABBYY-OCR, the OCR run is occasionally aborted and BCS-2 is terminated if you are processing many jobs or jobs with very large and many images at the same time. Cause is the memory which is not fully released by the OCR engine.

With smaller and few OCR jobs per day, this does not lead to restrictions.

But are you editing

  1. large and many OCR jobs,
  2. large images with fracture OCR
  3. or OCR for bad/difficult originals (e.g. yellowed paper, smeared print, stains or microfilm scans)

crashes occasionally happen.

To avoid this, we recommend:

  1. Close all other programs when processing such jobs.
  2. Only batch process a limited number of OCR jobs at a time. Split large OCR jobs into small chunks of 100 or 250 pages for batch processing.
  3. Make sure that your PC has “at least” twice the amount of storage space available for the largest job so that ABBYY can swap out the interim result.
  4. Start BCS-2 or have it restarted regularly.

If you frequently carry out data-intensive job operations, please contact our support. We would be happy to advise you on automatic OCR overnight without operators. In general, ABBYY does not recommend a maximum job size. However, the OCR engine was designed for clients and typical client applications. As a rule of thumb, jobs with up to 100 pages run without problems. ABBYY offers a server solution for data-intensive jobs.

8.2 Migration from ABBYY 10 to ABBYY 12
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When upgrading from ABBYY Runtime Engine version 10 to version 12, according to ABBYY regulations, fracture clicks or volume licenses are generally non-transferrable. Purchased fracture clicks can only be consumed with the version you purchased the clicks for.

8.3 Simultaneous Use of Multiple ABBYY Dongles
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Work with only one ABBYY dongle at a time. If it is necessary to change the dongle during operation, the license manager must be refreshed. Only then BCS-2 does access the desired dongle.