Re: Problem With Convenient OCR

Tom Behler



Sorry, I should have been clearer.


I use Adobe Acrobat BC to read PDF files, and when I open the file, Jaws says “alert, empty document”.


This is why I assumed the file I wanted to read was a scanned image file of some sort.


I have confirmed with a sighted individual that the document is very graphic in nature.


It is a document listing specifications for a ham radio antenna tower.


Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan



From: [] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2017 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: Problem With Convenient OCR


Why doesn’t your PDF open in Adobe? Not sure if this will fix the issue, but you might give it a try.



From: [] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:47 AM
Subject: Problem With Convenient OCR


Hello, everyone.


I am trying to read a scanned PDF image document using the Jaws convenient OCR feature, but cannot get the file to convert to a readable format.


If I open the PDF file in Internet explorer, and then try convenient OCR. I’m told that OCR cannot  be started.


I saved the PDf file, and then tried convenient OCR on the saved file, and got a script error message.


When I access convenient OCR, I use spacebar and Jaws, followed by O for OCR, and D for document.


I’m using Jaws 18 here with Windows 7.


I don’t recall having this problem with earlier versions of Jaws.


Am I missing something?


Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan



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