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The app I use on my windows 10 machine is KNFB reader and is very
accessible with nvda. it works with my flat bed scanner/printer
and it seems if you have a couple of computers with the same
account and a spare scanner it can be installed on the other
computer as well.
I think also you can trial it 25 scans with some limitations then
it has to be brought. Not sure what price it is now I did not
think it was that bad may be 90 dollars kiwi on sale? You would
ahve to see how much in your language dollars but only works on
On 10/01/2020 8:26 pm, Brian Crabtree
I don’t have any recent experience of Abbyy, but I
set up Omnipage for a friend in 2018 and he finds it works well
with his flatbed scanner.
I set up two simple workflows using Omnipage
itself (I can’t write scripts) and he runs them using NVDA,
rather than using the buttons on the scanner.
What follows are my instructions on using the
workflows, in case they might help someone to choose between
Abby and Omnipage. Here they are:
The workflows allow you to choose either to scan
a physical document before doing O C R or to select a document
to O C R - for example, a file that was attached to an email,
so is already in electronic form but is not yet readable by
Each set of instructions to Omnipage
is called a workflow - the one you will normally
want I have called "Scan to Word”.
The way to run a scan is to start
Omnipage from the TaskBar, using Windows key
plus T for Tango, then arrowing to Omnipage and
pressing Enter to start it.
It seems that Omnipage does not
remember which workflow you were using last, so
you need to change the workflow each time, as
- Load Omnipage.
- Remove the document
it has saved from the previous run, if any,
by pressing alt plus f then n.
- Press No when asked to save it.
- Select the correct workflow using
alt plus p then w to open the workflows
- Arrow down to the one for “Scan to
Word” and press Enter to select it.
- Start the selected
workflow using alt plus p then w then s - if
you are scanning, the scan will start.
- N B if you choose the workflow to
O C R a file that you have saved earlier
(e.g. one which was attached to an email)
you will be taken to a File Explorer window,
to choose it, with the current directory set
to Downloads, so it’s easiest if you save
attachments in the Downloads folder.
- Wait for the
workflow to complete - for the scan
workflow, click the "stop loading pages"
- NVDA seems not to
speak, so alt plus tab out & back to
start speech and you should hear it speak
the wording that has been recognised.
If NVDA refuses to speak, you can
get Omnipage to voice the result. After
pressing caps lock plus S (twice) to turn NVDA
- turn on Omnipage's speech mode by
pressing F5 or alt plus t then s.
- press ctrl plus end to hear the
- you can interrupt or stop Omnipage
speech by pressing F.
- after it finishes, turn NVDA speech
back on with caps lock plus S.