Re: Problem selecting text from the screen, OCR won't work?
Bissett, Tom <tom.bissett@...>
toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Shannon
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
You can try virtualizing the screen with JawsKey + alt +W and see if you get usable results.
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.