Re: easy-to-use and inexpensive program for converting scanned PDF image files into word or text files (continued)

  • From: "tom behler" <tombehler@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 07:57:58 -0700

Thanks!

Tom Behler

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From: "Soronel Haetir" <soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 11:20 PM
Subject: Re: easy-to-use and inexpensive program for converting scanned PDF 
image files into word or text files (continued)


You may also already be able to do this using Office, depending on
what version/edition you have available.

I know this works in Office 2003 Pro, but not sure about others.

Print to a file using the Microsoft Document Writer software printer,
then use the Microsoft Document Imaging tool (found in the Office
Tools program group if you have it)to perform the OCR on the just
created file.

This will work for .djvu (a pdf alternative I've encountered a few
times) as well as .pdf files.  The imaging tool also came with at
least some Office editions prior to 2003, but not the correct software
printer, office xp for instance only has the XPS driver.

On 1/6/10, tom behler <tombehler@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Well, "Able to Extract" worked reasonably well, but did proove to be a bit
> cumbersome, especially when it came to actually getting to the conversion
> for the files I needed to work with.
>
> I am now leaning more toward Omnipage, which has been suggested and tried 
> by
> a number of folks on the list.
>
> Have yet to make the final decision, though.
>
> Tom Behler in Colorado
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Claudia" <cdelreal1973@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 1:27 PM
> Subject: Re: easy-to-use and inexpensive program for converting scanned 
> PDF
> image files into word or text files (continued)
>
>
> Tom,
>
> How is this program working for you currently?
> Please let us know.
>
> Claudia
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "tom behler" <tombehler@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "jaws users e-mail list" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 8:22 PM
> Subject: Re: easy-to-use and inexpensive program for converting scanned 
> PDF
> image files into word or text files (continued)
>
>
>> Hi, all.
>>
>> Well, it looks like we have solved my scanned image PDF file conversion
>> dilemma at work.
>>
>> One of the techs did some searching, and found a program called "able to
>> extract Pro".
>>
>> It seems to work well with Jaws, at least as far as I can tell from the
>> free
>> trial version they downloaded.
>>
>> Now, they are going to try to purchase it.
>>
>> It costs approx $100.
>>
>> If anyone wants the web site, I'll try to find it in my work e-mail, and
>> send it along.
>>
>> Thanks to everyone for your help with this!
>>
>> I have another work-related question, but I'll save that for a separate
>> e-mail.
>>
>> Tom Behler in Colorado
>>
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