Re: OCR software?

Rosemarie Chavarria

Hi, Nasrin,

I found a file but there's no way you can convert it to text. You'll have to accept that fact. Sorry.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of nasrin khaksar
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 4:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR software?

hi rosemarie.
i wish that open my pdf files with firefox and convert them into txt.
could you please test it and give me the result?
after openning file, press control+s and select text document for type of file for saving.

On 1/15/17, slery <> wrote:
Really? Please tell me where the OCR function is and how to access it
in my HP Officejet 7500 E910.

I have not found this ocr function and the software that comes with
the printer is not accessible. In fact, I bought a $27 program to scan
into pdf my important files (using Kurzweil to keep the images scans
prints them in a very reduced size to make them mostly unusable by sighted people).


From: [] On Behalf Of
Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR software?

One of the things I'm having trouble understanding here is the context
or contexts for the OCR processing being discussed:

1. At the time of scanning an actual print document on a flatbed or feeder
2. In an existing document, such as an image scanned PDF or an actual image
itself that is known to be an image of a page of text.
3. "On the fly" in something that's an image being presented in, say, a web
browser that one would like to have read.

Virtually any relatively recent, and by that I do not mean new,
scanner or multi-function machine will come with an OCR engine as part
of its manufacturers software suite. Canon, HP, Kodak, and other
multi-function machines I've worked with were all able to scan with
OCR as part of the scan and, as it happened, their scanner control
software was also accessible by screen reader. I've been using
Canon's multi-functions for years now, and even the cheapest one
(read: cost about $30 ten years ago) had a software suite included
with it that featured OCR as an integral part of scanning if one identified what one was scanning as a document.

I've repeatedly mentioned that Tracker Software makes two excellent
free pieces of software that, while not 100% accessible, are 100%
accessible for doing OCR processing on image PDFs with a remarkable
level of accuracy and that also feature free language packs if you're
not scanning documents in English. See either PDF-XChange Viewer
<> or
PDF-XChange Editor <> .

The "on the fly" instance is one where I don't know of anything off
the top of my head.


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