Moderated Re: Microsoft default OCR engine with JAWS convenient OCR

Gene Warner

Hi Mike!

I just tried searching to see if there was a keyboard shortcut for switching between the two OCR engines and there didn't appear to be any. If there is a script file for this, it might be possible to create one using the keyboard manager.

For now I guess the only way to know is to go into the settings center and look, then change it if you want to.


On 7/5/2022 3:46 PM, mike mcglashon wrote:
Hi guys:
I have been following this thread, and,
My question is,
How does one change ocr's on the fly?
Or can we?
How do we know which one we are using at the time of ocr on files?
Please advise as you like.
Mike M.
Mike mcglashon
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From: <> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 2:15 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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