[Athen] pdf problems

Howard Kramer Howard.Kramer at Colorado.EDU
Thu Sep 13 13:35:02 PDT 2007


I believe you'll need something like OMNIpage to convert this file. When
I've had this problem, this has been my only workaround.


Howard Kramer
Assistive Technology Lab Coordinator
AT Conference Coordinator
Disability Services
CU-Boulder, 107 UCB
Boulder, Co 80309

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Stacy L. Smith
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 12:39 PM
To: skeegan at htctu.net; Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] pdf problems

Yes, I'm using nothing but Acrobat for the entire process, and followed
the prompts on the dialogue boxes to access the OCR process.

To answer an earlier question - I didn't go straight from TIFF because
there are 632 TIFF files and merging them into one pdf is so much
handier :)

I would love to have a better program. Maybe this little glitch will
turn out to be a good reason to get one ;)

Thanks again -

Quoting Sean Keegan <skeegan at htctu.net>:

> > I forgot to add that we're using Adobe.

> > Unfortunately, we don't have another OCR program.


> Let me just make sure I am understanding - you are using the built-in


> engine that ships with Adobe Acrobat, correct? I'll bet dollars to

> doughnuts you are...


> I have encountered this before as well and I am not sure what is

> really

> happening behind the scenes. Acrobat will say that it "recognizes

> text",

> but then you don't get any usable information. In all honesty, I

> have not

> pursued this as I had access to other, and IMO, better OCR

> applications to

> extract text.


> I will see if there is another option.


> Take care,

> Sean




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Stacy Smith
Adaptive Technology Specialist, Disability Support Services
stacylee at ksu.edu


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