Re: OCRing pdfs using NVDA?


Mallard
 

Brian,

You turned on the light in my sleepy brain... lol

Of course, I'd have thought about it... I have to pass the command through to the application...

In any case, my son clicked on the right icon with the mouse, and the programme performed a practically perfect ocr of a huge file - over 700 pages.

I didn't mean to try with such an enormous file, but it was the only one I had at hand that didn't have text in it, and I must say I'm impressed.

I normally use Finereader 12 to recognise image-only files, but that isn't free. This programme is free, and it's a great assett.
I'm sure we could write to the devs to see if something can be done about readability of the menus. Because if I use a mouse, the various options are read out by NVDA, so I think something could be done.

Or perhaps someone could develop an add-on?

I have no knowledge of coding, so I can't tell whether it's feasible or not, but it would be interesting to find out.

Meanwhile, thanks for pointing us to this tool.
Ciao,
Ollie

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