Re: OCR?

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>

Thanks Sieghard, Carol, and Tom,

I am glad to know all this.  I wasn’t sure if it was only for onscreen stuff or was heading toward replacing OpenBook since very little development has been done in OB.


This will come in handy.





From: [] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: OCR?


Hi Carol,


What you say about Convenient OCR not being able to convert images on the screen is not entirely correct.

It is correct hat the command Jaws Key+Spacebar followed by O and D requires focus to be in Adobe Reader with a PDF open.

However, if you open any image in any program such as Windows Photo Viewer and said image has focus on the screen, you can use the command to perform OCR on either the entire screen or the Window, instead of "D" for "document" you would use "S" for Screen or "W" for "Window. Of course first you press the layered keystroke to bring up Convenient OCR, then follow it by "S" or "W", there is also the option for "C" which recognizes any controls you may have focused on like a graphical button.





From: [] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: OCR?


Hi Richard,

Tom is correct in what he said.  If you were a Window-Eyes subscriber, you also need to know that the Jaws Convenient OCR program is for reading PDF files that are not shown in Adobe products, in other words, the image files that are scanned in and created as documents.  For example, this program can not convert images that are on the screen.  If this was not what you are looking for, simply ignore my message, grin.  Have a nice weekend. 


On 6/3/2017 8:14 PM, Tom Behler wrote:

Just hit the jaws key and the space bar, followed by O for OCR, and D for document.


Give it a little time, and Convenient OCR should create an accessible text file for you if the document you are working with can be successfully converted.


Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan


From: [] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 5:59 PM
Subject: OCR?


How does one use the built-in OCR in JAWS 18?





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