Re: Problem selecting text from the screen, OCR won't work?


Bissett, Tom <tom.bissett@...>
 

It takes the screen and puts it in a buffer where you can move around and read it as needed.  I can’t think of a better way of putting it.  I use it a lot.  When ever I can’t read or nabigate a screen I will try to virtualize it so I can review and most often copy information that I can not otherwise get access to. 

Its very handy.

Regards

Tom Bisset

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shannon
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem selecting text from the screen, OCR won't work?

 

Tom,

Thank you for that!  It worked.

I didn’t know that was a thing?

What exactly did I do and where can I use that trick?

It seemed to open in another window?

 

Thanks for the tip

Shannon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bissett, Tom
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:40 AM
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Subject: Re: Problem selecting text from the screen, OCR won't work?

 

You can try virtualizing the screen with JawsKey + alt +W and see if you get usable results.

Regards

Tom Bisset

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shannon
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problem selecting text from the screen, OCR won't work?

 

Good morning,

I have a report opened to the display in the accounting program. It opens in another window.

I want to select the text to paste it in word.

I can read the report with the invisible curser but not with the mouse, or pc curser.

 

I don’t know if or how the invisible curser selects text. I couldn’t get anything to paste into word.

I then thought ok I’ll try OCR but the command for screen only says “ Started, finished, JAWS”

I get the same with trying the window to OCR. There is nothing to read.

What could I be doing wrong?

Does OCR care which curser is active?

 

Yes, I know I could run this report as a pdf and save it somewhere and then open it in Adobi reader to select the text but I thought just steeling it from the screen would be quicker and less messy.

 

Any ideas?

Thanks

Shannon

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