Re: Converting PDF Document Revisited

I know what you mean about OB 9.  I use it sometimes to scan documents that OB 
7 has trouble with.  But I'm a little leery about reinstalling OB 7 because I 
have heard reports that some users have encountered various problems with it 
after reinstalling it.  As long as it works fine otherwise, I'm inclined to 
leave well enough alone.

Gerald 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Farfar Carlson 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 2:00 PM
  Subject: Re: Converting PDF Document Revisited


  Gerald,

  That's too bad. Maybe if you reinstall OB 7 you'll get that functionality 
back again? Frankly I was not impressed with OB9. Write me off-list if you'd 
like to hear my non-JAWS rant on OB9.

  dgcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  Dave
  Composed on a Dell Latitude 630 in the general vicinity of my Audio Recording 
and Mixing Studios, San Francisco Bay Area.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Gerald Levy 
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 10:31
    Subject: Re: Converting PDF Document Revisited



    Yes, indeed, I got this dialog to choose which version of Open Book to use 
to open the PDF file.  I ttried both OB 7 and OB 9.  With OB 7, I got the 
unknown file type error, and with OB 9, I got a message that the trial period 
had expired and image and OCR capabilities were dnot available.  I should point 
out that the Freedom Import Printer function worked fine before I installed OB 
9 demo, so it is possible that something in the installation screwed up the 
Freedom Import Printer function in OB 7.  Someone else on another list reported 
having the same problem after installing OB 9 demo. 

    Gerald 


      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Farfar Carlson 
      To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 1:10 PM
      Subject: Re: Converting PDF Document Revisited


      Gerald,

      I have both OB 8 and OB 9 installed. When I invoke the Freedom Import 
Printer I'm presented with a little dialog that asks me which version of OB I 
want to use for the recognition. Did you not get this dialog?

      Note that the dialog has a nasty habit of not coming into focus, and 
likes to hide behind any other window on the screen, so you may have to Alt-Tab 
several times before you find it.

      I've found that both OB 8 and OB 9 will work correctly with the Freedom 
Import Printer and "blank" PDF files.

      Another idea is for you to save the "blank" PDF document, but save it in 
an older version of PDF, and then try just opening the document inside Openbook 
9. It will directly load and convert the file without ever using the FIP.

      Dave
      Composed on a Dell Latitude 630 in the general vicinity of my Audio 
Recording and Mixing Studios, San Francisco Bay Area.
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Gerald Levy 
        To: JFW list 
        Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 09:57
        Subject: Converting PDF Document Revisited



        Here we go again.    I received an email attachment that contained a 
PDF file, but when I tried to open it using Adobe Reader X, I got the dreaded 
empty document message, which means that Adobe Reader was unable to convert it 
to text.  So I selected Freedom Import Printer from the Print menu to scan the 
document with Open Book.  I have both Open Book 7.0.2 and the demo version of 
Open Book 9 installed on my computer.  But when I selected OB 7.0.2 to scan the 
document, I got an "unknown file type" error message when OB 7 attempted to 
open the file.  Is there any easy way to fix this problem without removing both 
OB 7 and OB 9 and reinstalling OB 7?  If not, is there any other way to convert 
this document into a text format that is readable by JAWS?  Someone mentioned 
something called Image Writer, but I can't find it on my computer, so I assume 
that it is either not available or not enabled.   I am running JAWS 9 with XP 
Pro.  Thanks for any help.

        Gerald 

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