Re: a question about empty documents

Rose Combs <rosecombs@...>

Your last solution does not work, trust me, I cannot ever convince anyone
that scanned image files are of little use to me and since I have Jaws 9 at
work I have to send such documents home then come home, use the Jaws OCR to
see if it is really something I need to have, then run it through Open Book
printer function. When I really get upset with this is if the scanned
document is only a few lines long.

Sending an attachment of five or lines that could have been copied into the
e-mail message is also another thing that annoys me at work because if I
have our transcription platform loaded I can't open .dox attachments without
exiting the whole thing and then I usually have to reboot the computer after
reading a document which is often time less than a page.

Rose Combs

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Chris Smart
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 10:14 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: a question about empty documents

that's because the document was scanned, and the pdf just contains the
scanned images. Boy does this one come up a lot here!
You have a few choices:
1. use Jaws 13's convenient OCR to read one screen at a time. This is the
least elegant.
2. Run the file through OCR software, such as K1000 or OpenBook for the
blind, or just about any off the shelf OCR program such as OmniPage or
3. Print the file on paper and scan the pages.
4. Most beneficial would be making your boss aware of the problem, and
siting relevant accessibility legislation.

At 08:59 PM 6/22/2012, you wrote:
I have the latest in adobe and still, at times, I get something that
does not convert. It says empty document.
This happens more at work on our computers there.
Is it that it is a picture of words such as captcha or is it something

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