Re: J2018


You can still open a PDF document in Acrobat Reader and use the layered command Jaws Key+Spacebar followed by O and D.

However, if you are in Windows Explorer you don’t even have to open the document any more, you can just right click on the file (PDF, JPG, TIF or whatever other image file) and arrow to “Recognize with Jaws” or press “J” in the context menu that comes up. Right click of course means you can also use an application key if your keyboard has one or Shift+F10.

If you want to recognize a JPG image or other image file you have to use the context menu method with “Recognize with Jaws”, you can’t open a JPG file and use the layered command, it only works for PDF files open in Acrobat Reader.



From: [] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 6:41 AM
Subject: Re: J2018




Are you saying that now, in Jaws 2018, convenient OCR is accessed differently?


Does the insert space bar, followed by O and then D still work?


Just trying to clarify things here.


I’m using the latest build of Jaws 2018 with Windows 7.


Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan



From: [] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: J2018


Well, one awesome improvement with Jaws 2018 is the fact that you can now do OCR on any image file, not just on PDF files opened in Acrobat Reader any more. All you have to do is bring up your context menu when you are on an image file in Windows Explorer and press “J” or arrow to “Recognize with Jaws” and press enter. To me this alone makes 2018 a worthwhile update.



From: [] On Behalf Of john clayton
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: J2018


Hello Becky,

I would suggest that you stick with jaws 18, 2018 seems far more resource heavy and slow to me as compared to jaws18,and there arent any improvements in 2018 that arent in 18 that you could make use of in win7 anyway.

as to win7 to win10? stick with 7 as long as you can, I have been using win10 because I have no choice,but given one, would go back to 7 in a heartbeat.



On 15 December 2017 at 04:34, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...> wrote:

I came straight from XP to Windows 10. I gathered a lot of information from a couple of lists, and have a savvy husband, didn't seem to be any real problem.

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God,


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Kevin Hourigan
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: J2018

Hello Becky,

I have had Windows 10  scince the spring, and have not had an inordinant amount of trouble with it. The thing is one will have to upgrade sooner or later

That said, with the negative comments regarding Windows 8 , I skipped over that one.

Cheers Kevin.

From: [] On Behalf Of Marianne Denning
Sent: December 14, 2017 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: J2018

Did you ask Kevin why you should stay with Windows 7? There are definitely some changes but it seems much more like Windows 7 than Windows 8 did.

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Becky Tsurumoto <panache713@... <mailto:panache713@...> > wrote:


        My tech person,  who works for an agency for the blind, helped me order my new computer.
        He said I have the license for Windows 10 but that he asked the seller that Windows 7 be installed.
         I didn't know if Windows 10 would be harder to use for me.
        Now Tom said I should have the latest JAWS  even if I use an older operating system in case I need tech support from Freedom Scientific.


        -----Original Message-----
        From: <>  [ <> ] On Behalf Of Kevin Hourigan
        Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:43 AM
        To: <>
        Subject: Re: J2018

        Do you not want to upgrade to Windows 10 while it is still available for free, if indeed it still is?

        -----Original Message-----
        From: <>  [ <> ] On Behalf Of Becky Tsurumoto
        Sent: December 14, 2017 8:17 AM
        To: <>
        Subject: J2018

        Hi List,

        I purchased a new computer in August 2017.  I'm using Windows 7 with JAWS 18.
        I'm authorized to download JAWS 2018, but since I'm not using Windows 10 is there any benefit to downloading the new version?  Any input would be appreciated.



Marianne Denning, TVI, MA

Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired

(513) 607-6053


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