Re: How do I install the OCR component in JAWS 16?

Soronel Haetir

The one thing I recall with OB (though it has been a long time since I
used it) was that OB does a much better job about detecting spaces
than jaws convenient OCR. Convenient OCR has a nasty habit of not
detecting spaces for me and I then get huge 'words' that I have to
pick apart.

On 12/4/16, Sieghard Weitzel <> wrote:
It can recognize text on screens which are otherwise inaccessible and if
there are elements like a Next button or a link you can click it with the
Jaws cursor. I have had installation screens of software which were just
blank to Jaws and when I ran Convenient OCR on them I was able to do what
needed to be done.
Also, if you open a PDF file which is an image you can OCR the entire
document with a single layered keystroke without ever bringing up Openbook.
I also own Openbook, but ever since Convenient OCR can do entire PDF
documents I haven't used it once and I don't even have it installed any
more. If I need to scan a paper document I either use my iPhone with KNFB
Reader or I just scan it on my Fujitsu Scansnap at my business which is a
sheet scanner and it can scan a stack of 10 double sided pages in less than
30 seconds, then I just select the Save to File option which saves the scan
as a PDF, I open the PDF and press Jaws Key + Space followed by O and D
which is the keystroke to do OCR on the entire PDF document. The result gets
put in the virtual viewer, if I need to keep it I can just to a Select All,
then copy and paste it into Notepad, Word or wherever.
I think Convenient OCR is the biggest feature in Jaws since quick nav keys
for the internet.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of ptusing
Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2016 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: How do I install the OCR component in JAWS 16?

If one had Open Book, what would be the order of installation of the JAWS
Separate question.
If one has a great earlier version but very stable version of JAWS 16,
Can one download and use the installer for JAWS OCr?

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Soronel
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2016 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: How do I install the OCR component in JAWS 16?

It can be downloaded and installed from the same page as the jaws

Note that I recently tried installing OpenBook and after doing so jaws
convenient OCR ceased functioning (I even tried re-installing both jaws and
the convenient OCR package without success). It required uninstalling
OpenBook for jaws convenient OCR to work again. I keep meaning to try
un-installing jaws, installing OpenBook and then re-installing jaws and see
if that fixes the problem but I have not got around to doing so.

On 12/4/16, Dave Carlson <> wrote:
...should be able to download the necessary files from the Freedom
Scientific web site, under JAWS Downloads. Version 16 will still be
there, with the last build.

Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Ford
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2016 11:09
Subject: How do I install the OCR component in JAWS 16?

Hi All,
I recently did a typical install of JAWS 16 on my HP laptop. When I
try to use the JAWS OCR, JAWS says the component is not installed.
Please advise on how I install the OCR.

Timothy Ford

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