There are two ways to use the Jaws OCR to convert an image PDF file.
I have noticed a change when trying one way, the other still works.
I recently had to switch to a new hard disk. This meant I had to download and install: Windows 10 version 1809, the latest Jaws 2019 and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC v19.10.200.
Before this complete upgrade, I could open a PDF image file either as a Thunderbird attachment or by pressing ENTER on the PDF file in the directory tree. There was then a Yes/No prompt for Jaws to do the OCR of the document.
Now, there is no “alert empty document” message nor is there the prompt to do the OCR.
I get the Virtual cursor. It is a blank window but the Jaws plus page-down command gives: Start free trial.
When I turn off the Virtual cursor and start the OCR with
Jaws plus space bar then o.
Pressing “d” (for a document), I get: OCR failed to start.
Pressing “w” (for a window), gives me the OCR converted text.
The PDF document is converted but,
On the right of some lines are these statements:
With Acrobat Pro DC
Start free trial
second way to convert PDF to
text, still works. Highlight the PDF file in the directory
tree or File
the applications key has: select “convenient OCR with Jaws”.
When I do an OCR of the window, the PDF and Pro DC message share the window. This seems to prevent Jaws from converting the PDF document.
How do I get rid of the start free trial with Acrobat Pro DC?