Scanning books


Nickus de Vos <bigboy529@...>
 

Hi i know about openbook but want to find out if it's possible to scan a book in a format which jaws would be able to read?


Tim <tim@...>
 

I guess I am not sure what you are asking. If you scan a book using OpenBook you can read it with JAWS.

Tim

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From: "Nickus de Vos" <bigboy529@gmail.com>
To: "Jaws" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 3:14 AM
Subject: Scanning books


Hi i know about openbook but want to find out if it's possible to scan a book in a format which jaws would be able to read?


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Chris Smart <csmart8@...>
 

At 04:14 AM 8/2/2011, you wrote:
Hi i know about openbook but want to find out if it's possible to scan a book in a format which jaws would be able to read?
What do you mean?

Once the page images have been processed by an OCR engine, either in Openbook, K1000, or many many third-party programs intended for the regular software market, you get text. Save it in whatever format you want, rtf, txt, doc, and read it in your program of choice with Jaws. There's nothing mysterious about the process.


inthane <inthaneelf@...>
 

I follow what they mean. and not really, unless you use some sort of OCR jaws has nothing to read.

a scanned image is just that, an image, nothing to read until an OCR works the images over and attempts to turn the little marks on the picture into a text file type.

now then if you need a less expensive OCR, find abbey fine reader, and then hunt for an older version (I.E. if current version is 9, then look for 8 and you can probably get it at a significant discount!) although the last time I looked AFR in the current version was running 99.95 from its maker, quite a difference between that and openbook.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim" <tim@nwiusa.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: Scanning books


I guess I am not sure what you are asking. If you scan a book using OpenBook you can read it with JAWS.

Tim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nickus de Vos" <bigboy529@gmail.com>
To: "Jaws" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 3:14 AM
Subject: Scanning books


Hi i know about openbook but want to find out if it's possible to scan a book in a format which jaws would be able to read?


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Chris Smart <csmart8@...>
 

Elf, just to be clear in case anybody is googling for abbyy it's spelled A B B Y Y

At 11:34 PM 8/2/2011, you wrote:
I follow what they mean. and not really, unless you use some sort of OCR jaws has nothing to read.

a scanned image is just that, an image, nothing to read until an OCR works the images over and attempts to turn the little marks on the picture into a text file type.

now then if you need a less expensive OCR, find abbey fine reader, and then hunt for an older version (I.E. if current version is 9, then look for 8 and you can probably get it at a significant discount!) although the last time I looked AFR in the current version was running 99.95 from its maker, quite a difference between that and openbook.

HTH,
elf
hth elf
. Moderator, Blind Access Help.
. Owner: Alacorn Computer Enterprises
"own the might and majesty of an alacorn"
www.alacorncomputer.com
. proprietor: Inthane's Grab Bag
for blind computer users and Programmers!
http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim" <tim@nwiusa.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: Scanning books


I guess I am not sure what you are asking. If you scan a book using OpenBook you can read it with JAWS.

Tim

----- Original Message ----- From: "Nickus de Vos" <bigboy529@gmail.com>
To: "Jaws" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 3:14 AM
Subject: Scanning books


Hi i know about openbook but want to find out if it's possible to scan a book in a format which jaws would be able to read?


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