Re: Jaws 16 and PDF unreadable document

renette bloem

Have done exactly that!
Thanks! A bit to long to OCR with Jaws - maybe.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Paulius
Sent: 10 July 2016 02:35 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws 16 and PDF unreadable document

Or you can just convert that into simple txt document using AbbyFineReader.
Paulius Leveris

2016-07-10 15:28 GMT+03:00, Chris Chaffin <>:

Have you tried the PDF OCR feature in Jaws? While in the PDF file
hit, Insert plus Space Bar, after the sound hit letter O for OCR, and
D for document.
This will OCR the entire file and put the results in a separate window.

Now a lot of manuals are very graphical. For example, when giving you
the steps on how to preform a particular task, it will just give you a
picture of a button instead of putting the actual name of the button.
So your results will unfortunately just depend on how graphical your manual is.

Hope this helps,


On Jul 10, 2016, at 8:08 AM, renette bloem <> wrote:

Hi All
My microwave broke; I purchased a new one; downloaded the manual
which is a PDF from the Defy website.
Jaws only reads funny things that obviously make no sense.
How does one convert/change such a PDF to a one that Jaws can access
with ease as is the case with many other PDF documents?

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