Re: OCR?

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)

He’s absolutely right.  In fact, that was how the original OCR package was structured.  The PDF conversion did not occur until 16, but it’s become so popular we tend to forget what came before.




From: [] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: OCR?


Hi Sieghard,

When I was trying to do this the other day, everybody kept trying to tell me that I could only use the OCR function after I opened a scanned image in Adobe.  Now that you have given me the complete set of availability and keystorkes, I might go back and see if I can now read my picture text that I received.  Thank you for this. 


On 6/3/2017 9:01 PM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

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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