Re: PDF and OCR


Sharon S
 

Hi all, I have always used the updater in jaws for doing updates with no
issues. I also normally wait until I get the CD before installing new
versions. By waiting I find the major bugs are normally sorted out before I
get my version and it also saves my downloads.

I am currently on Jaws 2018 but have downloaded 2019 since I don't think we
get the CD's anymore. Just waiting for a time when I don't need my computer
to do the upgrade.

From Shaz.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Cheryl Traub
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:26 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

Hi Mike. I have fast downloads. I don't know if installing the download is
like doing the updates in the updates. My friend could scan the thing okay
though.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf
Of Mike B
Sent: March 19, 2019 8:16 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

Hi Cheryl,

Consider this for a moment. Depending on your download speed it only takes
a few seconds to download the installer and it's yours, but when you try
downloading / installing it through the updating feature it can take a
minute or 2, maybe more. On another note this could be one of those files
that just can't be recognized or OCR'd. If you would like, you could email
this file to me and I can try scanning it to see if it's the file or your
version of Jaws, then you'll know if you need to call FS to have them fix
your problem or not.

Take care. Mike. Sennt from my iBarstool.
Book: a utensil used to pass time while waiting for the computer repairman!
----- Original Message -----
From: Cheryl Traub <mailto:traub104@gmail.com>
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:15 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

Hi Mike. Okay. I'm just afraid something will go wrong with the installer
and if something goes wrong and the situation is worse, then that wouldn't
be good. Anyway, just wonder why they have the updates if people don't
recommend them.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf
Of Mike B
Sent: March 18, 2019 11:27 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

Hi Cheryl,

I understand your not wanting to try something new, believe me, I truly
understand! LOL I'm the same way!

Take care. Mike. Sennt from my iBarstool.
Book: a utensil used to pass time while waiting for the computer repairman!
----- Original Message -----
From: Cheryl Traub <mailto:traub104@gmail.com>
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

I guess I just don't feel comfortable trying new things. That's the thing
being afraid something will go wrong. Well, my friend put the document into
text format. That's good.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf
Of Mike B
Sent: March 18, 2019 10:00 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

Hi Cheryl,

FS tech support has never given a direct reason but, downloading the
installer is what they recommend. Many people on this list can attest to
this as well as many people on this list can attest to having to repair Jaws
after using the updating feature you're using. If you want to hear why call
them and ask them. You're having a problem so, what's going to hurt by
trying something a little different. When one thing doesn't work in other
circumstances don't you try something different? I'm not trying to be
argumentative, just suggesting an alternative. If you have Openbook
installed you can use Openbook's Freedom Import Printer to scan the file as
well. To do it OB trythe following.
1. Open the file in question and press the print command, Control + P.
2. When the print dialogue opens navigate to the, Freedom Import Printer,
option and press enter.
3. Give OB a little time to OCR the file and OB will come up talking and
processing the file, then you can save it in your format of the choices
given.

Take care. Mike. Sennt from my iBarstool.
Book: a utensil used to pass time while waiting for the computer repairman!
----- Original Message -----
From: Cheryl Traub <mailto:traub104@gmail.com>
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 6:44 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR


I used the update feature for years and haven't had problems. I feel
comfortable with the update feature. Okay. If the update feature isn't
recommended, then why is it here then? I want to know that.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf
Of Mike B
Sent: March 18, 2019 9:37 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

Hi Cheryl,

Just a thought but, why don't you try using the link below to download and
install the latest J2019 version and maybe updating Jaws in this fashion
will fix the problems you're having. Using the update option from within
Jaws has caused many others problems and that's why Freedom Scientific
recommends updating by downloading the installer executable file and
installing it using the downloaded installer.

http://jaws2019.vfo.digital/2019.1903.47.400/D641CB0D-C1B9-4E8B-8FCD-7978C33
0F6DD/J2019.1903.47-any.exe


Take care. Mike. Sennt from my iBarstool.
Book: a utensil used to pass time while waiting for the computer repairman!
----- Original Message -----
From: Cheryl Traub <mailto:traub104@gmail.com>
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

Hi Glen. I did shift f10. I got OCR component is not installed. I don't
know why the fricken thing won't work. I really don't.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf
Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: March 18, 2019 8:16 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

Hi Cheryl,
It would be shift + F10 or the applications key, and you don't want to open
the file to make it work.
HTH.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheryl Traub" <traub104@gmail.com>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR


Hi James. There is no recognize. I tried both F10 and the applications
key. I went to the file. There is no recognize. By selecting the file, do
you mean just highlighting the file or opening the file? Well, it's still
not working. It won't work. If only people would either send stuff in Word
or send it as a PDF that is not just a picture, things would be great.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf
Of James Malone
Sent: March 18, 2019 7:53 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

Hi Cheryl,
I posted this on the list last week, because I had the same question.
Tec support told me that in order for this to work with Jaws, you have to
select the PDF file, then do a applications key or press F10. Arrow down to
Recognize with Jaws then press enter. Jaws will give you the "please wait"
and your document will load up. Hope this helps.
Best: James
-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf
Of Cheryl Traub
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 12:13 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] PDF and OCR

Hi guys. I think there was a message about this, but must have missed it.
Anyway, when I get a document and it says empty document and I open OCR, it
will say OCR component is not installed. Why does it say that? How do I
get OCR to read PDF files? It must be a hard process.

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