Re: Adobe Reader Saying Empty Document

Mea culpa. I use Adobe Acrobat, which does have an OCR under the document 
menu. Sorry about that.

Dave

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Homuth" <james@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: February 08, 2009 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: Adobe Reader Saying Empty Document


I'm pretty sure there's not. I can't look at the version on this computer
to tell you for absolute certainty due to the fact this one's a little
less than stable, but since a lot of PDF authors do it for security
reasons, I don't believe Adobe gives users of their PDF reader an OCR
option.

James,
List Admin
On Sun, February 8, 2009 14:38, Dave Carlson wrote:
Hmmm. Isn't there an OCR built into Acrobat Reader, in one of the menus?

Dave

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Alan Clendinen
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: February 08, 2009 10:50 AM
  Subject: re: Adobe Reader Saying Empty Document


  Katherine,
  Adobe Acrobat Reader will tell you that a PDF document is empty if there
is only graphics in the document. If the graphic image has text in it,
it is unreadable by JAWS because the text is just part of the image. The
solution is to use an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) program, such
as OpenBook, Abbey Fine Reader, ect. to convert the text in the image to
screen-reader accessible text.

  Alan


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