Re: new addon: NVDA Advanced OCR.

Steve Nutt

And this should be quite do-able through the TWAIN interface, but you’d need a combo box to allow you to select the scanner source before starting the scan.


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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 08 December 2021 18:54
Subject: Re: [nvda] new addon: NVDA Advanced OCR.


On Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 01:08 PM, Mani Iyer wrote:

In case of a flat bed scanner, wouldn’t the scanner software be able to create a PDF of the scan?

Yes, but that means firing up the scanner software and actually creating a PDF file that's unlikely to be wanted over the long term.

What I'm saying is that it would be lovely to be able to plop say, your water bill, on your scanner or under your camera, run an NVDA OCR on it, get whatever you need at that moment, then just let the result disappear, as you'll never refer to it again.  There are cameras that don't create image files if a scanner function is part of them, they just "scan" differently.

It would just be really handy for quick and dirty, one-time reads on documents that need to be scanned and without the need to involve other software or to potentially have to save results you really don't want to save.

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