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Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Gudrun Brunot
 

Probably none. Just the way I do it.

Cheers,



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 3:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

How is that different from just pressing the Windows key which also brings
up a search box?

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 3:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Wow. This is fantastic! Many thanks, Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gudrun
Brunot
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 5:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Maybe this has been answered already, but

Control-escape will land you in a search box.

Type in your file name, and, without even hitting enter, you can start
arrowing down, and your file, if it exists, will be listed. Hit the
applications key and arrow up or down till you see "open file location," and
you will be able to move your file, if you like, to a more logical directory
for finding it again.



Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Hello, everyone.



I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.



What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the
file was saved in. I'd then hit control F, and the search would proceed.



I'd be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get
the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.



I can't seem to get this to work any longer.



I'm using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Tom Behler
 

Thanks, Sieghard.

 

The additional info you provide here could well come in handy someday.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 6:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

Another way to search is to go to your root directory, you can do this by pressing Windows Key+R for the run command and then type c: followed by enter, now shift+tab twice and this will put you in a search box. Type in the file name and it will display a list of files it finds along with the location. You also don't have to press enter here, after you type the file name, I just used "Outlook.exe" as an example, you can tab forward again twice and wait, Jaws will occasionally announce how far along it is in completing the search in percentages and after 2 tabs you will be in the results list, Jaws Key+Page Down will tell you how many items the search found. Now that the search is complete my search for "Outlook.exe" returned 7 files and these include files which have "Outlook.exe" in the content, for example, if you have a Notepad file where you wrote "Outlook.exe" it will include that file. If you do a say line it will tell you the file name and location and you can also use the application key or Shift+F10 to get a long list of options like copy, cut, open file location,, Open, Open as Administrator (if available)Copy Path, Send To etc.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.

 

What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the file was saved in.  I’d then hit control F, and the search would proceed.

 

I’d be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.

 

I can’t seem to get this to work any longer.

 

I’m using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

iKeith,

             I realize the following doesn't exactly answer your exact query, but as a long time Windows user who generally wants to find lost files based on a partial or full file name, I can't recommend the Everything Search Engine from Voidtools.  It uses a menu driven interface and a single edit box to enter your search string, which can also employ regular expressions if you're familiar with those, and seems to be fully accessible to the extent that I've played with it with a screen reader.

             I virtually never use Windows Search/Cortana at all since Everything does just precisely what I want and does it very, very quickly with minimal resource usage.  You can define the drive or drives you'd like for Everything to keep constantly indexed.
--
Brian


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

         ~ William James


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

Another way to search is to go to your root directory, you can do this by pressing Windows Key+R for the run command and then type c: followed by enter, now shift+tab twice and this will put you in a search box. Type in the file name and it will display a list of files it finds along with the location. You also don't have to press enter here, after you type the file name, I just used "Outlook.exe" as an example, you can tab forward again twice and wait, Jaws will occasionally announce how far along it is in completing the search in percentages and after 2 tabs you will be in the results list, Jaws Key+Page Down will tell you how many items the search found. Now that the search is complete my search for "Outlook.exe" returned 7 files and these include files which have "Outlook.exe" in the content, for example, if you have a Notepad file where you wrote "Outlook.exe" it will include that file. If you do a say line it will tell you the file name and location and you can also use the application key or Shift+F10 to get a long list of options like copy, cut, open file location,, Open, Open as Administrator (if available)Copy Path, Send To etc.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.

 

What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the file was saved in.  I’d then hit control F, and the search would proceed.

 

I’d be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.

 

I can’t seem to get this to work any longer.

 

I’m using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

 

How is that different from just pressing the Windows key which also brings up a search box?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 3:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Wow. This is fantastic! Many thanks, Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 5:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Maybe this has been answered already, but

Control-escape will land you in a search box.

Type in your file name, and, without even hitting enter, you can start arrowing down, and your file, if it exists, will be listed. Hit the applications key and arrow up or down till you see "open file location," and you will be able to move your file, if you like, to a more logical directory for finding it again.



Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Hello, everyone.



I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.



What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the file was saved in. I'd then hit control F, and the search would proceed.



I'd be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.



I can't seem to get this to work any longer.



I'm using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
 

Wow. This is fantastic! Many thanks, Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gudrun Brunot
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 5:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Maybe this has been answered already, but

Control-escape will land you in a search box.

Type in your file name, and, without even hitting enter, you can start
arrowing down, and your file, if it exists, will be listed. Hit the
applications key and arrow up or down till you see "open file location," and
you will be able to move your file, if you like, to a more logical directory
for finding it again.



Gudrun


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Hello, everyone.



I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.



What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the
file was saved in. I'd then hit control F, and the search would proceed.



I'd be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get
the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.



I can't seem to get this to work any longer.



I'm using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


Re: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Gudrun Brunot
 

Maybe this has been answered already, but

Control-escape will land you in a search box.

Type in your file name, and, without even hitting enter, you can start
arrowing down, and your file, if it exists, will be listed. Hit the
applications key and arrow up or down till you see "open file location," and
you will be able to move your file, if you like, to a more logical directory
for finding it again.



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 11:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Hello, everyone.



I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.



What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the
file was saved in. I'd then hit control F, and the search would proceed.



I'd be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get
the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.



I can't seem to get this to work any longer.



I'm using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.



Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


Re: new FireFox accessibility block

Mike Elledge
 

Hi Anne--

This may not be what your friend encountered, but Firefox stopped supporting the local version of WAVE some time ago. There is a new local version available for Chrome: WAVE Evaluation Tool


By local I mean that the tool is added to your PC, so your code stays private, instead of being sent to the server at WebAIM.

Hope this helps.

Mike Elledge


On Friday, September 23, 2016 3:59 PM, "Anne.Naber@..." <Anne.Naber@...> wrote:


Hi-
I was wondering if anyone knew about some accessibility features being blocked in the new FireFox?  A colleague got a pop-up saying some accessibility features were being blocked or changed in the new version of FireFox, but it didn’t say what.  I haven’t looked into it at all yet, just curious if anyone knows about it already.
Thanks.
Anne
 



This is in response to Digest #445, message: 3A, "Key Announcement and JAWS 17".

HAMILTON
 

This is in response to Digest #445, message: 3A, “Key Announcement and JAWS 17”.

 

Since I cannot seem to reply to messages using the “reply to message” links, that come in the “digests”, I will send this information this way. 

 

This problem has unintendedly highlighted one of the problems with FS not retaining the “merge” function in JAWS 17.  If it did, you would not now be hearing all that.  I suspect that this function is back in V: 18 precisely because FS got a lot of flack for that oversight.  However, upgrading to JAWS 18 will not solve your problem.  It simply will retain, or “merge” your JAWS 17 settings into JAWS 18.

 

Being able to restrict what I “must” listen to with JAWS makes reading/listening for important stuff much easier, and I understand your frustration.  You had the right idea by going to JAWS settings; but, the “speak all” item does not refer to what you want to do.  First, I would ensure that “typing echo” is “checked”, in the default “Setting Center”, in ”user”.  I could not find this specific item; but, if you can find where it says something like “typing interupt”, and check this as well, it might help.  Then, I would suggest looking at Keyboard Manager, under the JAWS “utilities”.  The steps would be as follows:

 

1. Go to JAWS, and open the menu by pressing the ALT key.

 

2. Right arrow once to “Utilities”.

 

3. Down arrow 6 times to “Keyboard Manager” and press enter - you will be in a list of applications, on the “default” selection, which is where you probably want to be.

 

4. Tab once to the list of keyboard commands

 

5. Down arrow until you hear “ControlBackspace”; this will be “equal” to some specific key combination.

 

6. Press ALT-A, for “actions”.

 

7. Press R, for “remove”, and press enter to confirm that you want to modify this file.  This item will now read “ControlBackspace=None.

 

8. After this item, there are a series of “Control***” similar commands.  Use steps 6 and 7 for each of these so that they read “Control***=None”.

 

9. If desired, do the same with other items on this list, e.g. “delete”, “end”, “enter”, “home”, “tab”, etc.

 

For myself in fact, when I get a new version of JAWS, I go through this entire list, and “turn off”, as in the above, anything that I would not use.  In doing so, I learn a lot about what can be done with the various keystroke combinations.  I also change many of these combinations to suit my style and needs.  However, one must be careful to avoid using a combination that conflicts with something that has been assigned to a different function.  In such cases, you can decide to “not” make the change, use a different combination, or change the combination with which your new/changed entry conflicts.  You will be notified if you try to change something to a combination that does conflict, and you can follow the prompts from there.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Jim H

 

 

3a. Key Announcement and JAWS 17

   From: Marquette, Ed <Ed.Marquette@...>

   Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:43:53 PDT

 

Dear fellow listers:

I have been less than impressed with JAWS 17 and almost daily revert to JAWS 16.

One thing that continues to annoy me is the key announcement problem.  I have checked this at least 5 times, and finally I'm reaching out to see if someone has any ideas.

Each time I press an access key, such as control, alt, windows, or shift or any combination of the above, I hear the keys announced.

I don't mind except when I'm highlighting text.  Then, the announcement of the keys talks over the announcement of the text being highlighted.

I thought this functionality was controlled by going to the JAWS menu, choosing options, further choosing basics, and tabbing over to key announcement.

I go to the "off" radio button.  The "off" is definitely checked or activated.

IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE.  I'm ready to scrap JAWS 17 entirely and hope for something better in JAWS 18.

BTW

I am looking forward to the resurrection of the merge utility, albeit under a different name.

Isn't it funny how what is essentially a bug fix gets promoted as a feature enhancement?

 

 

 

 


new FireFox accessibility block

anne.naber@...
 

Hi-

I was wondering if anyone knew about some accessibility features being blocked in the new FireFox?  A colleague got a pop-up saying some accessibility features were being blocked or changed in the new version of FireFox, but it didn’t say what.  I haven’t looked into it at all yet, just curious if anyone knows about it already.

Thanks.

Anne

 


Problems With Searching For A Lost File On The Computer

Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.

 

I am having a problem when trying to search for a lost file on my computer.

 

What I used to do was to go to my computer, and then the drive I thought the file was saved in.  I’d then hit control F, and the search would proceed.

 

I’d be notified when the search was completed, and I could then tab to get the results, usually telling me where the lost file was located.

 

I can’t seem to get this to work any longer.

 

I’m using Jaws 17 on a Windows 7 laptop here.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 


General issues with JAWS, is it just me?

jeffs email <jeffarmstrong1380@...>
 

Hello; When I am on a web page, in this case, my cable providers billing page, if I need to “alt-tab” away from the page when I “alt-tab back to it it seems blank.  If I refresh the page it sometimes solves this or sometimes I close and restart Jaws 17 and I am in windows 10.  Any ideas?
Jeff Armstrong

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Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

Richard B. McDonald
 

this worked!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

 

Thanks for your below.  It is very helpful.  I will give it a try!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Douglas C. DeCamp
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 7:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

 

SVCHOST is called by a number of processes to provide services.  One I have had trouble with on occasion in the past few months is Windows Update.  If for some reason it fails to download properly at startup it will put a SVCHOST task in a loop.  The only way I could stop it was to disable automatic updates and re-boot and then try to make individual updates based on the list of failed updates in the Windows update list.  This is not an easy process.  Alternatively, one time I just turned off auto updates and left it for a couple of weeks and then came back and re-ran the Windows update process to successful completion.  You can test your system to see if this is the problem by going to windows update and pressing the update button.  If it just sits there and cannot do the updates this is probably why you are seeing the SVCHOST loop.

--HTH---

Doug

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

It could very well be, if it is a new process which didn't run before. Are you using a new browser such as Chrome that could be initiating this process? If not, use the following diagnostic tool:

 

Press Windows Key plus R for the "Run" dialog. Once the diagnostic program starts, use the Tab key to get to the "Services Tab. Uncheck

 

"svchost.exe (netsvcs)"

 

If it shows up in your MSconfig serves after you reboot, it is being initiated by another program you are using.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:50 AM

Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background - svchost.exe (netsvcs)?

 

Recently, this weird process called "svchost.exe (netsvcs)" began to load-up on my laptop.  I am unsure what it is, what it does or what causes it to run.  However, it takes up like 20% of my CPU, causes my laptop to heat up and its fans run fast and drains a full battery in about 1.5 hours.  Usually, a full battery lasts about six hours.  So, I wonder if this may be the culprit?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

I probably should have given a bit more info.

 

I’m running Windows 7 64-bit Pro on a SSD with a second, small SSd paging drive, 3 2tb spinning drive and 8gb ram which is the max on my Dell desktop with an I3 at 3.3ghz

 

At runtime I start Jaws 16 and MS Security Essentials.  Others, like Adobe, Itunes, printer and scanner management I have set to load only when needed, which is rairly.

 

Cpu usage is less than 2% at this point.

 

I usually load uTorrent which brings the usage up to 10-15 percent.

 

The system may idle at this level for days, approaching 100% when running 7-zip or audio processing programs.  It returns to the 10-15% level when those programs finish.

 

Occasionally, the idle usage goes to 50-60% with uTorrent running and to 30-40% after uTorrent is terminated and with only a browser or two open.

 

Closing all applications in the Task Manager list and the uTorrent process drops the usage to either near zero or to 30-40%.  I have not been able to determine any reason for the difference or a way to predict when the higher level will occur.  

 

Checking the Task Manager Process list shows many of the previously running processes still loaded but at most 1 or 2 processes at 1% usage and a status line entry of 30-40% total usage.

 

I have run MS Security Essentials, which has protected me for years and nothing shows.  I haven’t been able to find a version of MalWare Bytes that I can run successfully.

 

Keyboard delay is barely noticeable at 30-40% usage, noticeable at 60% and terrible at 70+%.  Probably a good pard of that is Jaws related, especially when memory load is high and paging is likely to be occurring.

 

I tend to keep multiple projects running.  I have seen 90+ entries in the process list and 25+ in the applications list.  Most are static displays but many are active with high cpu and i/o demands.  Terminating all of these programs sometimes results in essentially no cpu usage while at other times it still shows 30-40% usage.

 

Tony

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to see what I have running in background?

 

A bunch of general notes:

·         40% CPU usage is nowhere near to "high."  If you're experiencing bad lagging at 40% CPU usage you need to see if something is thrashing your hard disc.  A machine should be flying along at 40% CPU usage if nothing else is preventing it from doing so.

·         The 64-bit Windows environment still uses lots of 32-bit processes.  Many programs that come in 32 and 64 bit will even install 32-bit by default unless instructed otherwise on a 64-bit system.

·         Many programs, whether part of the Windows OS or not (Chrome being one example) run many simultaneous processes.  In the case of Chrome it's one per tab plus a couple more (I can't remember the exact count)

·         If you are having horrible lag at system start this can very often be the result of an orphan entry in the registry or startup folder that's trying to start something that's no longer on your system.  Some programs are notorious for not cleaning up after themselves well when they are uninstalled while others can end up this way if uninstalled incorrectly.  Windows will keep trying and trying and trying to start up processes/programs that are specified as part of boot up even when they are no longer present, and it hangs waiting for a response and, after some ungodly long period of time without response, will try again to start whatever it happens to be.  (At least this has been the case for as long as I've been working with Windows.  This might have changed with Windows 10, but I doubt it.

--
Brian


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Re: Key Announcement and JAWS 17

"Kevin Hourigan " <kevinthourigan@...>
 

Hello Ed,

I am using Windows 10, Jaws 17, and am not experiencing the issue you describe. Jaws just says the word, then selected.

Cheers Kevin.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: September 22, 2016 12:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Key Announcement and JAWS 17

 

Dear fellow listers:

I have been less than impressed with JAWS 17 and almost daily revert to JAWS 16.

One thing that continues to annoy me is the key announcement problem.  I have checked this at least 5 times, and finally I’m reaching out to see if someone has any ideas.

Each time I press an access key, such as control, alt, windows, or shift or any combination of the above, I hear the keys announced.

I don’t mind except when I’m highlighting text.  Then, the announcement of the keys talks over the announcement of the text being highlighted.

I thought this functionality was controlled by going to the JAWS menu, choosing options, further choosing basics, and tabbing over to key announcement.

I go to the “off” radio button.  The “off” is definitely checked or activated.

IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE.  I’m ready to scrap JAWS 17 entirely and hope for something better in JAWS 18.

BTW

I am looking forward to the resurrection of the merge utility, albeit under a different name.

Isn’t it funny how what is essentially a bug fix gets promoted as a feature enhancement?

 

 


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Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

André van Deventer <andredbsa@...>
 

ABBYY fine reader can do the job for much much less.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Ulrich
Sent: 23 September 2016 02:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

Hi Carliss,

I don’t know of any free OCR’s such as the $900.00 Open Book program.

But I do know that you can buy a program like DocuScan by SaroTech; for about $300.00. It is cloud based so it can be used on any of your devices. I’ve heard it works fairly well.

Other than that; if you have an IPhone, there are many free OCR apps. But the one that most of the blind go with; is the  $99.00 KNFB Reader; OCR app.

 

I don’t know if this answers your question, but I hope it helps.

 

 

Thanks and be safe!......Mike

 

Michael D. Ulrich

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carliss
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

Hello Listers,

I’m not able to buy Openbook9 at this time, I meed to let the funs catch up , but I really need a program that can scan for us.

Now, I never heard of one, but that doesn’t mean anything; there’s a lot of things I never heard of.

Thanks to all.

 

 

Carliss


Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Bill,
 
No it can't, but it will read / scan many things Jaws can't read, & it can come in very handy in a pinch.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

Hi, Mike. I don't think the JAWS OCR program scans. You can't hook up a scanner, put a paper on it, and have JAWS OCR read the result.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

Hi Carliss,
 
Yes, it's a Jaws feature called OCR, & it's explained below.
 
here's the information from the jaws help.

Convenient OCR
Frequently, you will encounter images that contain textual information.
These can include a PDF file, the setup screen of an application, or the
menu of selections for a DVD movie. While these images contain text that is
readable by a sighted person, JAWS is unable to read the text as it is part
of the image.

The Convenient OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature enables you to
access any image on the screen that includes text, or recognize all of the
text in a PDF document. With just a few simple keystrokes, JAWS will
recognize the image in a matter of seconds and activate the JAWS cursor so
you can navigate the resulting text. The recognized text will be in the same
location as the actual image on the screen. In order to differentiate the
recognized text from other text that may be in the window, JAWS will use a
different voice when it encounters the recognized text. When you activate
the PC cursor, or switch to another application or dialog box, the text is
removed and you will need to perform the OCR again.

If you open a PDF document and there is no text available to read, you can
perform a keystroke that will recognize the entire document and place the
resulting text into the Results Viewer for reading. You can then use
standard reading commands to review the text or select and copy sections of
content for pasting in other applications.

To use Convenient OCR, the following layered keystrokes are available:

INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D. Recognizes the currently open PDF document.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W. Recognizes the current application window that has
focus.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, S. Recognizes the entire screen.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, C. Recognizes the currently selected control, such as a
graphical button.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, Q. Cancels recognition while it is in progress.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, QUESTION MARK. Speaks a brief help message describing
the commands in the OCR layer.
The following examples illustrate just some of the uses of this feature.

You insert a DVD movie into your computer which brings up a menu allowing
you to select from various DVD features. You press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W and
after a few seconds, JAWS will alert you that OCR is complete. At this
point, the JAWS cursor will be active and you can navigate around the screen
using the ARROW keys and read the text of the menu. When you hear the option
you want, press NUMPAD SLASH to perform a left-mouse-click, or INSERT+NUMPAD
PLUS to route PC to JAWS to activate the option. Prior to JAWS 13, this menu
would have been completely inaccessible.
Note: Depending on the type of screen the DVD displays and the quality of
the text, the Convenient OCR may not always work. Some DVD screens will be
recognized better than others.

You open a PDF in Adobe Reader which turns out to be inaccessible. Press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D to have JAWS begin recognizing the entire document.
After several seconds, the contents of the PDF file are displayed in the
Results Viewer for reading. Use standard reading commands to review the text
or select and copy sections of content for pasting in other applications.
For example, you could select all, then copy and paste into a Microsoft Word
document, which you could then save.
Note: The OCR process takes longer for larger PDF files. As text is
recognized, it is added to the end of the existing text already in the
Results Viewer. This allows you to continue reading without interruption as
the document is processed. If you are currently not reading using Say All,
JAWS announces the current line as new text is added to the Results Viewer
to indicate that OCR is still in progress.

Note: If the PDF document requires a password, you will be prompted to enter
it when you first press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D. You must enter the correct
password before the OCR process will continue.

You try to install or use an application whose interface is not accessible,
such as AcronisR True ImageT Home 2011 or 2012. If no text is readily
available when pressing TAB or when using the JAWS Cursor, you can try
Convenient OCR. Start with the PC Cursor and press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W to
recognize the text of the welcome screen graphic. You can then use the JAWS
Cursor and NUMPAD SLASH (left mouse button) to move to and choose what are
possible buttons and links.
If you are not getting clear recognition results or you find that text is
running together when you recognize the current screen, window, or control,
refer to FAQ 63556 for ways to optimize performance. When recognizing a PDF
document, Convenient OCR does not use the physical image that is currently
visible on the screen, so the recognition results feature a higher degree of
accuracy since they are not affected by the current screen resolution.

Note that to correctly recognize text in other languages, you can configure
the primary and secondary OCR language. The Convenient OCR settings are in
the main tree view in Settings Center. When you expand this item, you have
Primary Recognition Language and Secondary Recognition Language settings.
Use the SPACEBAR to cycle through the available languages until you hear the
one you want, or press F6 to move to the combo box and select a language.

When you install JAWS from the program disc, the OCR components are
automatically installed. If you download JAWS from the Web site and have an
active Internet connection when you begin the installation, the OCR
components will be downloaded during the install. If you do not have an
active Internet connection when you install JAWS from the Web download, a
message is displayed at the end of the installation stating that some
components were not installed. To use the OCR feature, establish an Internet
connection and run the installation again so the OCR components are
downloaded.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Carliss
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

Hello Listers,

I’m not able to buy Openbook9 at this time, I meed to let the funs catch up , but I really need a program that can scan for us.

Now, I never heard of one, but that doesn’t mean anything; there’s a lot of things I never heard of.

Thanks to all.

 

 

Carliss



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Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

Mike Ulrich <mulrich@...>
 

Thanks again, I think I remember hearing, while going through my Cannon MX492 4 in 1, about there being something like saving the image as a PDF along with other formats. I’ll check it out tomorrow morning.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

It has to be in PDF format. A lot of the software that comes with scanners nowadays will save in PDF format instead of JPG. I know this adds another step, but if your scanner only saves in JPG format you can use an online free converter to convert the image to PDF and then use Jaws Convenient OCR.

My Fujitsu Scansnap IX500 saves everything in PDF so it works well for me and while I own Openbook I haven't used it in years.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Ulrich
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

I have JAWS 16.0 and use the JAWS OCR to read mostly formerly nonaccessible PDF’s. This works very well for me. But will it work for attached scanned image documents? Such as a .JPG file?

 

I think what Carliss was referring to; was physically scanning a print document; then having an OCR read it back? So would the new JAWS OCR be able to do this?

 

I’d be really interested to know.

 

 

Thanks!......Mike

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

Hi Carliss,

 

Yes, it's a Jaws feature called OCR, & it's explained below.

 

here's the information from the jaws help.

Convenient OCR
Frequently, you will encounter images that contain textual information.
These can include a PDF file, the setup screen of an application, or the
menu of selections for a DVD movie. While these images contain text that is
readable by a sighted person, JAWS is unable to read the text as it is part
of the image.

The Convenient OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature enables you to
access any image on the screen that includes text, or recognize all of the
text in a PDF document. With just a few simple keystrokes, JAWS will
recognize the image in a matter of seconds and activate the JAWS cursor so
you can navigate the resulting text. The recognized text will be in the same
location as the actual image on the screen. In order to differentiate the
recognized text from other text that may be in the window, JAWS will use a
different voice when it encounters the recognized text. When you activate
the PC cursor, or switch to another application or dialog box, the text is
removed and you will need to perform the OCR again.

If you open a PDF document and there is no text available to read, you can
perform a keystroke that will recognize the entire document and place the
resulting text into the Results Viewer for reading. You can then use
standard reading commands to review the text or select and copy sections of
content for pasting in other applications.

To use Convenient OCR, the following layered keystrokes are available:

INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D. Recognizes the currently open PDF document.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W. Recognizes the current application window that has
focus.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, S. Recognizes the entire screen.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, C. Recognizes the currently selected control, such as a
graphical button.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, Q. Cancels recognition while it is in progress.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, QUESTION MARK. Speaks a brief help message describing
the commands in the OCR layer.
The following examples illustrate just some of the uses of this feature.

You insert a DVD movie into your computer which brings up a menu allowing
you to select from various DVD features. You press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W and
after a few seconds, JAWS will alert you that OCR is complete. At this
point, the JAWS cursor will be active and you can navigate around the screen
using the ARROW keys and read the text of the menu. When you hear the option
you want, press NUMPAD SLASH to perform a left-mouse-click, or INSERT+NUMPAD
PLUS to route PC to JAWS to activate the option. Prior to JAWS 13, this menu
would have been completely inaccessible.
Note: Depending on the type of screen the DVD displays and the quality of
the text, the Convenient OCR may not always work. Some DVD screens will be
recognized better than others.

You open a PDF in Adobe Reader which turns out to be inaccessible. Press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D to have JAWS begin recognizing the entire document.
After several seconds, the contents of the PDF file are displayed in the
Results Viewer for reading. Use standard reading commands to review the text
or select and copy sections of content for pasting in other applications.
For example, you could select all, then copy and paste into a Microsoft Word
document, which you could then save.
Note: The OCR process takes longer for larger PDF files. As text is
recognized, it is added to the end of the existing text already in the
Results Viewer. This allows you to continue reading without interruption as
the document is processed. If you are currently not reading using Say All,
JAWS announces the current line as new text is added to the Results Viewer
to indicate that OCR is still in progress.

Note: If the PDF document requires a password, you will be prompted to enter
it when you first press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D. You must enter the correct
password before the OCR process will continue.

You try to install or use an application whose interface is not accessible,
such as AcronisR True ImageT Home 2011 or 2012. If no text is readily
available when pressing TAB or when using the JAWS Cursor, you can try
Convenient OCR. Start with the PC Cursor and press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W to
recognize the text of the welcome screen graphic. You can then use the JAWS
Cursor and NUMPAD SLASH (left mouse button) to move to and choose what are
possible buttons and links.
If you are not getting clear recognition results or you find that text is
running together when you recognize the current screen, window, or control,
refer to FAQ 63556 for ways to optimize performance. When recognizing a PDF
document, Convenient OCR does not use the physical image that is currently
visible on the screen, so the recognition results feature a higher degree of
accuracy since they are not affected by the current screen resolution.

Note that to correctly recognize text in other languages, you can configure
the primary and secondary OCR language. The Convenient OCR settings are in
the main tree view in Settings Center. When you expand this item, you have
Primary Recognition Language and Secondary Recognition Language settings.
Use the SPACEBAR to cycle through the available languages until you hear the
one you want, or press F6 to move to the combo box and select a language.

When you install JAWS from the program disc, the OCR components are
automatically installed. If you download JAWS from the Web site and have an
active Internet connection when you begin the installation, the OCR
components will be downloaded during the install. If you do not have an
active Internet connection when you install JAWS from the Web download, a
message is displayed at the end of the installation stating that some
components were not installed. To use the OCR feature, establish an Internet
connection and run the installation again so the OCR components are
downloaded.

Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

From: Carliss

Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:14 PM

Subject: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

Hello Listers,

I’m not able to buy Openbook9 at this time, I meed to let the funs catch up , but I really need a program that can scan for us.

Now, I never heard of one, but that doesn’t mean anything; there’s a lot of things I never heard of.

Thanks to all.

 

 

Carliss


Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

Luis Difut
 

ABBY Fine reader pro is only in the ball park of $159 & comes with some scanners/ all in one machines. It works well for me.

Luie

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Ulrich
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

Hi Carliss,

I don’t know of any free OCR’s such as the $900.00 Open Book program.

But I do know that you can buy a program like DocuScan by SaroTech; for about $300.00. It is cloud based so it can be used on any of your devices. I’ve heard it works fairly well.

Other than that; if you have an IPhone, there are many free OCR apps. But the one that most of the blind go with; is the  $99.00 KNFB Reader; OCR app.

 

I don’t know if this answers your question, but I hope it helps.

 

 

Thanks and be safe!......Mike

 

Michael D. Ulrich

Just an ordinary average blind guy!

“Providing Insight for Blindness”

Florida Council of the Blind

Fundraising Committee Member

FCB 6thd Annual Blind Fishing Tournament!

Saturday March 11, 2017!

Cape Coral Yacht Club; 5819 Driftwood Pkwy. Cape Coral, Fl. 33904

 

Mike’s home phone: 239-540-7431

Mike’s cell phone: 239-565-5845

Mike’s email: mulrich@...

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carliss
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

Hello Listers,

I’m not able to buy Openbook9 at this time, I meed to let the funs catch up , but I really need a program that can scan for us.

Now, I never heard of one, but that doesn’t mean anything; there’s a lot of things I never heard of.

Thanks to all.

 

 

Carliss


Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

Luis Difut
 

I use ABBY fine reader to scan documents to readable PDF.

Luie

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

It has to be in PDF format. A lot of the software that comes with scanners nowadays will save in PDF format instead of JPG. I know this adds another step, but if your scanner only saves in JPG format you can use an online free converter to convert the image to PDF and then use Jaws Convenient OCR.

My Fujitsu Scansnap IX500 saves everything in PDF so it works well for me and while I own Openbook I haven't used it in years.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Ulrich
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

I have JAWS 16.0 and use the JAWS OCR to read mostly formerly nonaccessible PDF’s. This works very well for me. But will it work for attached scanned image documents? Such as a .JPG file?

 

I think what Carliss was referring to; was physically scanning a print document; then having an OCR read it back? So would the new JAWS OCR be able to do this?

 

I’d be really interested to know.

 

 

Thanks!......Mike

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

Hi Carliss,

 

Yes, it's a Jaws feature called OCR, & it's explained below.

 

here's the information from the jaws help.

Convenient OCR
Frequently, you will encounter images that contain textual information.
These can include a PDF file, the setup screen of an application, or the
menu of selections for a DVD movie. While these images contain text that is
readable by a sighted person, JAWS is unable to read the text as it is part
of the image.

The Convenient OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature enables you to
access any image on the screen that includes text, or recognize all of the
text in a PDF document. With just a few simple keystrokes, JAWS will
recognize the image in a matter of seconds and activate the JAWS cursor so
you can navigate the resulting text. The recognized text will be in the same
location as the actual image on the screen. In order to differentiate the
recognized text from other text that may be in the window, JAWS will use a
different voice when it encounters the recognized text. When you activate
the PC cursor, or switch to another application or dialog box, the text is
removed and you will need to perform the OCR again.

If you open a PDF document and there is no text available to read, you can
perform a keystroke that will recognize the entire document and place the
resulting text into the Results Viewer for reading. You can then use
standard reading commands to review the text or select and copy sections of
content for pasting in other applications.

To use Convenient OCR, the following layered keystrokes are available:

INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D. Recognizes the currently open PDF document.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W. Recognizes the current application window that has
focus.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, S. Recognizes the entire screen.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, C. Recognizes the currently selected control, such as a
graphical button.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, Q. Cancels recognition while it is in progress.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, QUESTION MARK. Speaks a brief help message describing
the commands in the OCR layer.
The following examples illustrate just some of the uses of this feature.

You insert a DVD movie into your computer which brings up a menu allowing
you to select from various DVD features. You press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W and
after a few seconds, JAWS will alert you that OCR is complete. At this
point, the JAWS cursor will be active and you can navigate around the screen
using the ARROW keys and read the text of the menu. When you hear the option
you want, press NUMPAD SLASH to perform a left-mouse-click, or INSERT+NUMPAD
PLUS to route PC to JAWS to activate the option. Prior to JAWS 13, this menu
would have been completely inaccessible.
Note: Depending on the type of screen the DVD displays and the quality of
the text, the Convenient OCR may not always work. Some DVD screens will be
recognized better than others.

You open a PDF in Adobe Reader which turns out to be inaccessible. Press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D to have JAWS begin recognizing the entire document.
After several seconds, the contents of the PDF file are displayed in the
Results Viewer for reading. Use standard reading commands to review the text
or select and copy sections of content for pasting in other applications.
For example, you could select all, then copy and paste into a Microsoft Word
document, which you could then save.
Note: The OCR process takes longer for larger PDF files. As text is
recognized, it is added to the end of the existing text already in the
Results Viewer. This allows you to continue reading without interruption as
the document is processed. If you are currently not reading using Say All,
JAWS announces the current line as new text is added to the Results Viewer
to indicate that OCR is still in progress.

Note: If the PDF document requires a password, you will be prompted to enter
it when you first press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D. You must enter the correct
password before the OCR process will continue.

You try to install or use an application whose interface is not accessible,
such as AcronisR True ImageT Home 2011 or 2012. If no text is readily
available when pressing TAB or when using the JAWS Cursor, you can try
Convenient OCR. Start with the PC Cursor and press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W to
recognize the text of the welcome screen graphic. You can then use the JAWS
Cursor and NUMPAD SLASH (left mouse button) to move to and choose what are
possible buttons and links.
If you are not getting clear recognition results or you find that text is
running together when you recognize the current screen, window, or control,
refer to FAQ 63556 for ways to optimize performance. When recognizing a PDF
document, Convenient OCR does not use the physical image that is currently
visible on the screen, so the recognition results feature a higher degree of
accuracy since they are not affected by the current screen resolution.

Note that to correctly recognize text in other languages, you can configure
the primary and secondary OCR language. The Convenient OCR settings are in
the main tree view in Settings Center. When you expand this item, you have
Primary Recognition Language and Secondary Recognition Language settings.
Use the SPACEBAR to cycle through the available languages until you hear the
one you want, or press F6 to move to the combo box and select a language.

When you install JAWS from the program disc, the OCR components are
automatically installed. If you download JAWS from the Web site and have an
active Internet connection when you begin the installation, the OCR
components will be downloaded during the install. If you do not have an
active Internet connection when you install JAWS from the Web download, a
message is displayed at the end of the installation stating that some
components were not installed. To use the OCR feature, establish an Internet
connection and run the installation again so the OCR components are
downloaded.

Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

From: Carliss

Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:14 PM

Subject: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

Hello Listers,

I’m not able to buy Openbook9 at this time, I meed to let the funs catch up , but I really need a program that can scan for us.

Now, I never heard of one, but that doesn’t mean anything; there’s a lot of things I never heard of.

Thanks to all.

 

 

Carliss


Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

It has to be in PDF format. A lot of the software that comes with scanners nowadays will save in PDF format instead of JPG. I know this adds another step, but if your scanner only saves in JPG format you can use an online free converter to convert the image to PDF and then use Jaws Convenient OCR.

My Fujitsu Scansnap IX500 saves everything in PDF so it works well for me and while I own Openbook I haven't used it in years.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Ulrich
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

I have JAWS 16.0 and use the JAWS OCR to read mostly formerly nonaccessible PDF’s. This works very well for me. But will it work for attached scanned image documents? Such as a .JPG file?

 

I think what Carliss was referring to; was physically scanning a print document; then having an OCR read it back? So would the new JAWS OCR be able to do this?

 

I’d be really interested to know.

 

 

Thanks!......Mike

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

Hi Carliss,

 

Yes, it's a Jaws feature called OCR, & it's explained below.

 

here's the information from the jaws help.

Convenient OCR
Frequently, you will encounter images that contain textual information.
These can include a PDF file, the setup screen of an application, or the
menu of selections for a DVD movie. While these images contain text that is
readable by a sighted person, JAWS is unable to read the text as it is part
of the image.

The Convenient OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature enables you to
access any image on the screen that includes text, or recognize all of the
text in a PDF document. With just a few simple keystrokes, JAWS will
recognize the image in a matter of seconds and activate the JAWS cursor so
you can navigate the resulting text. The recognized text will be in the same
location as the actual image on the screen. In order to differentiate the
recognized text from other text that may be in the window, JAWS will use a
different voice when it encounters the recognized text. When you activate
the PC cursor, or switch to another application or dialog box, the text is
removed and you will need to perform the OCR again.

If you open a PDF document and there is no text available to read, you can
perform a keystroke that will recognize the entire document and place the
resulting text into the Results Viewer for reading. You can then use
standard reading commands to review the text or select and copy sections of
content for pasting in other applications.

To use Convenient OCR, the following layered keystrokes are available:

INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D. Recognizes the currently open PDF document.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W. Recognizes the current application window that has
focus.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, S. Recognizes the entire screen.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, C. Recognizes the currently selected control, such as a
graphical button.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, Q. Cancels recognition while it is in progress.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, QUESTION MARK. Speaks a brief help message describing
the commands in the OCR layer.
The following examples illustrate just some of the uses of this feature.

You insert a DVD movie into your computer which brings up a menu allowing
you to select from various DVD features. You press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W and
after a few seconds, JAWS will alert you that OCR is complete. At this
point, the JAWS cursor will be active and you can navigate around the screen
using the ARROW keys and read the text of the menu. When you hear the option
you want, press NUMPAD SLASH to perform a left-mouse-click, or INSERT+NUMPAD
PLUS to route PC to JAWS to activate the option. Prior to JAWS 13, this menu
would have been completely inaccessible.
Note: Depending on the type of screen the DVD displays and the quality of
the text, the Convenient OCR may not always work. Some DVD screens will be
recognized better than others.

You open a PDF in Adobe Reader which turns out to be inaccessible. Press
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D to have JAWS begin recognizing the entire document.
After several seconds, the contents of the PDF file are displayed in the
Results Viewer for reading. Use standard reading commands to review the text
or select and copy sections of content for pasting in other applications.
For example, you could select all, then copy and paste into a Microsoft Word
document, which you could then save.
Note: The OCR process takes longer for larger PDF files. As text is
recognized, it is added to the end of the existing text already in the
Results Viewer. This allows you to continue reading without interruption as
the document is processed. If you are currently not reading using Say All,
JAWS announces the current line as new text is added to the Results Viewer
to indicate that OCR is still in progress.

Note: If the PDF document requires a password, you will be prompted to enter
it when you first press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, D. You must enter the correct
password before the OCR process will continue.

You try to install or use an application whose interface is not accessible,
such as AcronisR True ImageT Home 2011 or 2012. If no text is readily
available when pressing TAB or when using the JAWS Cursor, you can try
Convenient OCR. Start with the PC Cursor and press INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W to
recognize the text of the welcome screen graphic. You can then use the JAWS
Cursor and NUMPAD SLASH (left mouse button) to move to and choose what are
possible buttons and links.
If you are not getting clear recognition results or you find that text is
running together when you recognize the current screen, window, or control,
refer to FAQ 63556 for ways to optimize performance. When recognizing a PDF
document, Convenient OCR does not use the physical image that is currently
visible on the screen, so the recognition results feature a higher degree of
accuracy since they are not affected by the current screen resolution.

Note that to correctly recognize text in other languages, you can configure
the primary and secondary OCR language. The Convenient OCR settings are in
the main tree view in Settings Center. When you expand this item, you have
Primary Recognition Language and Secondary Recognition Language settings.
Use the SPACEBAR to cycle through the available languages until you hear the
one you want, or press F6 to move to the combo box and select a language.

When you install JAWS from the program disc, the OCR components are
automatically installed. If you download JAWS from the Web site and have an
active Internet connection when you begin the installation, the OCR
components will be downloaded during the install. If you do not have an
active Internet connection when you install JAWS from the Web download, a
message is displayed at the end of the installation stating that some
components were not installed. To use the OCR feature, establish an Internet
connection and run the installation again so the OCR components are
downloaded.

Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

From: Carliss

Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:14 PM

Subject: Is there a openbook like program that will scan for us.

 

Hello Listers,

I’m not able to buy Openbook9 at this time, I meed to let the funs catch up , but I really need a program that can scan for us.

Now, I never heard of one, but that doesn’t mean anything; there’s a lot of things I never heard of.

Thanks to all.

 

 

Carliss