moderated Re: Microsoft default OCR engine with JAWS convenient OCR

Gene Warner

I don't know as I usually don't have time or inclination to fool around with it. I usually just use Open Book for all my OCR work, it uses the Abby Fine Reader engine and of the three engines, it consistently gets the best results.


On 7/5/2022 2:27 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I wonder if simply the act of switching straightens out the OCR process.
So if someone has poor results, you could try switching to Microsoft's
engine, but don't use it, and switch back to FS's engine, and see if it
works better.
Or scan with Microsoft's, and then go back to the FS engine and see if it
starts working right on the same file.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2022 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: Microsoft default OCR engine with JAWS convenient OCR
Maybe so, but I've gotten pure garbage from the JAWS default engine but
got decent results from the same document from the Microsoft engine.
And then again I've also gotten garbage from Microsoft's engine and got
good results from the default engine.
So I prefer to think that it depends on what you are scanning.
On 7/5/2022 1:56 PM, Chris Hill wrote:
Jaws is using omnipage, likely a lot better than anything MS includes
for free.

On 7/5/2022 12:07, Loy wrote:
There is an option in JAWS to use Microsoft's default OCR engine with
JAWS convenient OCR. Is it a better OCR engine than the one that
comes with JAWS?

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