Re: PDF Files with Jaws

  • From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 14:08:30 -0400

Tom and others,

I use OmniPage. Simply by pressing the applications key and following prompts, OmniPage will perform OCR on a PDF file and create a new Word, RTF or other file for you. It seems Amazon is now offering the software for just $89. See the Blind Bargains search results page I just created at:

http://www.blindbargains.com/search.php?psps_search=omnipage

Thanks to G.W. Cox for alerting me first to OmniPage and then the list to the OmniPage offerings at BB.
----- Original Message -----
From: "tom behler" <tombehler@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: PDF Files with Jaws

I usually ask them to send the files in either Word or Text format, but am hoping to ultimately find a way to do that myself, and save them the trouble.

It's not that people haven't been co-operative, but I just like avoiding extra steps, if at all possible.

Tom Behler

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dorothy Ingram-Gorban" <dorothy.ingram-gorban@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: PDF Files with Jaws

Tom, Can't you ask the sender to send in a more accessible manner I think people in the Uk do at times, I have like you K1000 and ttip mine into it, but I do think that if you have mMicrosoft Document Imaging in your version of the Office suite that you can do the same thing, I have seen people say so over here in Uk Kind regards Dorothy Ps the postal strike here has held up delivery of K12
----- Original Message -----
From: "tom behler" <tombehler@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: PDF Files with Jaws

I am having the same problem too, especially with PDF files at work.

And, does anyone know how best to deal with PDF files that are scanned image files?

I have K1000 here at home, but not at work, so a non K1000 solution would be helpful.

The folks at work are very helpful, and try converting the PDF's to Word or text documents, but that is a real pain at times.

Tom Behler in Colorado

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christine Menges" <c.menges@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: PDF Files with Jaws

hi I'm having the same problem except I have xp. At work the pdf files seem more complex. I have kurzweil 1000 as my default opening program for pdf files. christine
----- Original Message -----
From: Ron
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 8:48 AM
Subject: PDF Files with Jaws

Hi All.

Recently I am having difficulties reading PDF documents.

I am using Acrobat Reading 9, but after following the instructions for the document to be made readable, I find I can only read the first few lines.

I am using Jaws 10 and Windows Vista.

Can anyone please help, or put me in touch with a group that can?

Thanks.

Ron

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