Document Understanding Activities
Last updated 6 juin 2024

Release notes

Package Updates

Release Date: 25 July 2022


Based on compliance requirements, starting July 2022, the UiPath.AbbyyEmbedded.Activities package is unlisted from the UiPath Studio Manage Packages official feed. Already installed package versions can still be used and are not affected by this change.

We continue to offer support and upgrades for this package, on-demand only, via our Support channel.

You can submit your request by creating a ticket here. Following internal review of the request, the solicited package is sent to you. Please note that some requests may not be honored because of regulatory restrictions.

28 November 2022

UiPath is no longer a reseller of Abbyy products. If you already purchased Abbyy through UiPath, please contact your dedicated Sales Representative for more information.


Release Date: 9 May 2022


Updates have been made to the .NET5 - Windows support for the UiPath.AbbyyEmbedded.Activities package.


Release Date: 6 October 2021


Improvements have been made to optimize the OCR results on scanned documents. Best results are obtained by keeping the skew angle between +/- 20 degrees.

Improvements to image processing algorithms.

Due to improvements to image processing algorithms, changes might appear in the digitization of certain documents.

The UiPath.AbbyyEmbedded.Activities package has been upgraded to .NET5. While both .NET versions continue to be supported, the .NET5 projects can only work on 64-bit architectures.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that was causing the OCR engine to return an error on certain air-gapped systems.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the OCR engine activities to not be visible in StudioX when the Show Developer filter was enabled. Now the user can access all OCR engine activities even with the filter enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the OCR engine to return an error on certain air-gapped systems.

Known Issues

  • If you want to use any OCR activity from this package in Studio v2019.10, please install the UiPath.CoreIPC package, version 2.0.1 or higher.


Release Date: 31 March 2021


Updated support for the new Studio version.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a UI issue in the Screen Scraping Wizard.


Release Date: 28 September 2020

New Features and Improvements

We are happy to present a new Screen Scraping solution available in the UiPath Platform. You can now use the Abbyy Screen OCR activity, which harnesses the powerful ABBYY engine. This is possible without the need for a paid license, only within the purpose of screen scraping.

Additionally, a new OCR engine is added to the pre-existing list of OCR engines, namely Abbyy Document OCR which offers enterprise customers 250,000 Abbyy OCR units free of charge to be used in Document Understanding and PDF processing scenarios.


Release Date: 6 May 2020

New Features and Improvements

The first iteration of the UiPath.AbbyyEmbedded.Activities package contains the standalone ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 and is available only for Screen Scraping within the English language.

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