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Re: Subject lines in email

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I got in on this one a bit late.  Which group banned a guy for an incorrect subject line?  I am wondering if it is the same one who accused me of not sharing files on a sharing list because of what was obviously a glitch in his mail monitoring program and when I pointed that out, he banned me and won't answer personal e-mails trying to reconcile the situation.

On 9/19/2020 3:31 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Yes, so am I! That was patently unfair of him to just drop him and not even explain why, or try to straighten it out.  I'm glad I'm not on that list! Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:01 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email

Hi all,

I'm afraid that I'm more concerned that there is a listowner who,
instead of answering Famus' question, dropped him from the list. That
seems to be rather churlish behavior.  Couldn't he have sent the list
rules?  Couldn't he have explained what Famus did and why it was wrong?
It sounds like he wasn't being disruptive but simply trying to
understand why he was being admonished.  Dropping somebody after the
person asks one question is bullying behavior, IMO.  I am sorry that
the blindness community has an individual who exhibits such churlishness.

If 'twere me, I'd write the owner privately and see if things could be
straightened out.   But, then again, I'm an old, tough skinned, grumpy
curmudgeon who's used to dealing with bullies.

Sorry, Famus, unfortunately, life is often unfair.  It just is what it
is.  Have a great day and stay safe!

Ann P.
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I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Tracking a kitten

Carolyn Arnold
 

I knew a woman, who fixed two little bells on her kitten's collar. I am sure that the kitten was not happy about them for a while, but she could keep up with him that way. She said one bell would not work; it needed to be two.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracking a kitten

I'm glad kitty was found, but I hope you do choose something to keep track of it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Mehler
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:21 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracking a kitten

Hello,

Thanks everyone for your responses. This kitten just got lost in the house, it was found, but we'd still like to keep an eye on it.

Thanks.
Dave.


On 9/19/20, Norma A. Boge <naboge@mchsi.com> wrote:
Hi David,

There are a number of electronic pet trackers which don't involve
inserting anything under the animal's skin. I hope the cat has a chip,
but this isn't used for tracking. It is used when an animal is found
and the shelter or whoever has the right equipment can read the info
on the chip, such as owner's name, phone, etc.
I used a tracker on my cat's collar for quite some time. It wasn't
GPS, which are pretty expensive IMHO. The set up I used had a remote
with it, and the remote and collar would beep whenever they got to
within about 30 feet of each other. Not perfect, but it would help
find the cat indoors or out.
My guy got to the point where all I had to do was stand on my deck and
hit the remote, which triggered the unit on his collar. He would hear
the beeping and just come home instead of me having to go find him.
If you'd like to contact me privately I can explain more and perhaps
advise you. naboge@mchsi.com

HTH
Norma



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
David Mehler
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 6:54 PM
To: techtalk <techtalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Tracking a kitten

Hello,

I'm throwing this out to a bunch of lists. I got a friend who just got
a therapy kitten, about six weeks old. She has gone missing and when
we find her i'd like to make sure that we can track her. The kitten
does have a collar with a bell on that's it. I'm wondering if anyone
has any suggestions?

Thanks.
Dave.
















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Re: Tracking a kitten

Pamela Dominguez
 

I'm glad kitty was found, but I hope you do choose something to keep track of it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Mehler
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:21 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tracking a kitten

Hello,

Thanks everyone for your responses. This kitten just got lost in the
house, it was found, but we'd still like to keep an eye on it.

Thanks.
Dave.


On 9/19/20, Norma A. Boge <naboge@mchsi.com> wrote:
Hi David,

There are a number of electronic pet trackers which don't involve inserting
anything under the animal's skin. I hope the cat has a chip, but this isn't
used for tracking. It is used when an animal is found and the shelter or
whoever has the right equipment can read the info on the chip, such as
owner's name, phone, etc.
I used a tracker on my cat's collar for quite some time. It wasn't GPS,
which are pretty expensive IMHO. The set up I used had a remote with it, and
the remote and collar would beep whenever they got to within about 30 feet
of each other. Not perfect, but it would help find the cat indoors or out.
My guy got to the point where all I had to do was stand on my deck and hit
the remote, which triggered the unit on his collar. He would hear the
beeping and just come home instead of me having to go find him.
If you'd like to contact me privately I can explain more and perhaps advise
you. naboge@mchsi.com

HTH
Norma



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 6:54 PM
To: techtalk <techtalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Tracking a kitten

Hello,

I'm throwing this out to a bunch of lists. I got a friend who just got a
therapy kitten, about six weeks old. She has gone missing and when we find
her i'd like to make sure that we can track her. The kitten does have a
collar with a bell on that's it. I'm wondering if anyone has any
suggestions?

Thanks.
Dave.
















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Re: JAWS volume problem

Gene
 

While the sound card is connected, do the following:

Open the run dialog.

Hold the Windows key and type r.

Then type sndvol and type enter.

The volume control will open.

You will be on a slider to change the volume.

Experiment with the left and right arrow keys to see which one lowers the volume and which one raises it.  You would want to have something playing like a song, so you can hear the changes.


Set the volume as you want, then close the dialog with alt f4. There is no o.k.  button and changes take immediate effect so you can hear the volume change as you use the left and right arrow keys to change it.


Gene

On 9/19/2020 2:11 PM, Fanus wrote:
Hello list
So then, let me ask my question here about which I was banned from the other
list. I have my system volume go to a speaker connected to my pc's line out
and the JAWS speech goes to a USB TurtleBeach sound card. The speaker
connected to the TurtleBeach is at full volume but I want it a bit louder,
so is there a setting in JAWS or in pc settings where I can raise the USB
sound card volume?
Regards
Fanus






Re: Subject lines in email

Pamela Dominguez
 

Yes, so am I! That was patently unfair of him to just drop him and not even explain why, or try to straighten it out. I'm glad I'm not on that list! Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:01 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email

Hi all,

I'm afraid that I'm more concerned that there is a listowner who,
instead of answering Famus' question, dropped him from the list. That
seems to be rather churlish behavior. Couldn't he have sent the list
rules? Couldn't he have explained what Famus did and why it was wrong?
It sounds like he wasn't being disruptive but simply trying to
understand why he was being admonished. Dropping somebody after the
person asks one question is bullying behavior, IMO. I am sorry that
the blindness community has an individual who exhibits such churlishness.

If 'twere me, I'd write the owner privately and see if things could be
straightened out. But, then again, I'm an old, tough skinned, grumpy
curmudgeon who's used to dealing with bullies.

Sorry, Famus, unfortunately, life is often unfair. It just is what it
is. Have a great day and stay safe!

Ann P.

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Re: JAWS volume problem

Thom Spittle
 

Open your windows run dialog box with windows are. Type in SNDVOL which is short for sound volume. Once in there, tab through and you may see places to change the volume for different applications. Hope this helps

On Sep 19, 2020, at 3:12 PM, Fanus <buys.fanus@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello list
So then, let me ask my question here about which I was banned from the other
list. I have my system volume go to a speaker connected to my pc's line out
and the JAWS speech goes to a USB TurtleBeach sound card. The speaker
connected to the TurtleBeach is at full volume but I want it a bit louder,
so is there a setting in JAWS or in pc settings where I can raise the USB
sound card volume?
Regards
Fanus







Re: Tracking a kitten

David Mehler
 

Hello,

Thanks everyone for your responses. This kitten just got lost in the
house, it was found, but we'd still like to keep an eye on it.

Thanks.
Dave.

On 9/19/20, Norma A. Boge <naboge@mchsi.com> wrote:
Hi David,

There are a number of electronic pet trackers which don't involve inserting
anything under the animal's skin. I hope the cat has a chip, but this isn't
used for tracking. It is used when an animal is found and the shelter or
whoever has the right equipment can read the info on the chip, such as
owner's name, phone, etc.
I used a tracker on my cat's collar for quite some time. It wasn't GPS,
which are pretty expensive IMHO. The set up I used had a remote with it, and
the remote and collar would beep whenever they got to within about 30 feet
of each other. Not perfect, but it would help find the cat indoors or out.
My guy got to the point where all I had to do was stand on my deck and hit
the remote, which triggered the unit on his collar. He would hear the
beeping and just come home instead of me having to go find him.
If you'd like to contact me privately I can explain more and perhaps advise
you. naboge@mchsi.com

HTH
Norma



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 6:54 PM
To: techtalk <techtalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Tracking a kitten

Hello,

I'm throwing this out to a bunch of lists. I got a friend who just got a
therapy kitten, about six weeks old. She has gone missing and when we find
her i'd like to make sure that we can track her. The kitten does have a
collar with a bell on that's it. I'm wondering if anyone has any
suggestions?

Thanks.
Dave.












JAWS volume problem

Fanus
 

Hello list
So then, let me ask my question here about which I was banned from the other
list. I have my system volume go to a speaker connected to my pc's line out
and the JAWS speech goes to a USB TurtleBeach sound card. The speaker
connected to the TurtleBeach is at full volume but I want it a bit louder,
so is there a setting in JAWS or in pc settings where I can raise the USB
sound card volume?
Regards
Fanus


Re: Subject lines in email

Pamela Dominguez
 

Okay.  Well, I don’t know why that person did what he or she did to you, then.  Pam.
 

From: Fanus
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email
 

Hello

No, I never send blank emails. I asked the question in the subject line and in the body I explained how my system is setup and that on the system tray the volume there changes the system volume. So, ok Thanks Brian, I shall not touch on this again.

Regards

Fanus

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email

 

I understand that, and I agree.  But it didn’t sound like the person said he sent a blank message with just the question in the subjectline.  Maybe I’m wrong.  Pam.

 

From: Brian Vogel

Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:21 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email

 

It is bad form, pretty much anywhere, though, to have a message body with no content.  Even if the subject is "the complete question," it's always a good idea to say something like, "The subject says it all."

I have no idea what group that was, as I doubt the owner of either the JAWS for Windows group or Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group would have this reaction.  The most frequent problem I see is not that the subject line is too long, or too specific, but that it's generic, e.g., "I need help," and giving the reader absolutely no idea about what.

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Re: Subject lines in email

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

I'm afraid that I'm more concerned that there is a listowner who, instead of answering Famus' question, dropped him from the list. That seems to be rather churlish behavior. Couldn't he have sent the list rules? Couldn't he have explained what Famus did and why it was wrong? It sounds like he wasn't being disruptive but simply trying to understand why he was being admonished. Dropping somebody after the person asks one question is bullying behavior, IMO. I am sorry that the blindness community has an individual who exhibits such churlishness.

If 'twere me, I'd write the owner privately and see if things could be straightened out. But, then again, I'm an old, tough skinned, grumpy curmudgeon who's used to dealing with bullies.

Sorry, Famus, unfortunately, life is often unfair. It just is what it is. Have a great day and stay safe!

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Tracking a kitten

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi David,

There are a number of electronic pet trackers which don't involve inserting anything under the animal's skin. I hope the cat has a chip, but this isn't used for tracking. It is used when an animal is found and the shelter or whoever has the right equipment can read the info on the chip, such as owner's name, phone, etc.
I used a tracker on my cat's collar for quite some time. It wasn't GPS, which are pretty expensive IMHO. The set up I used had a remote with it, and the remote and collar would beep whenever they got to within about 30 feet of each other. Not perfect, but it would help find the cat indoors or out. My guy got to the point where all I had to do was stand on my deck and hit the remote, which triggered the unit on his collar. He would hear the beeping and just come home instead of me having to go find him.
If you'd like to contact me privately I can explain more and perhaps advise you. naboge@mchsi.com

HTH
Norma

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 6:54 PM
To: techtalk <techtalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Tracking a kitten

Hello,

I'm throwing this out to a bunch of lists. I got a friend who just got a therapy kitten, about six weeks old. She has gone missing and when we find her i'd like to make sure that we can track her. The kitten does have a collar with a bell on that's it. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

Thanks.
Dave.


Re: Subject lines in email

Fanus
 

Hello Gene
Thanks much. That is how I always understood matters, so I would have understood if my message body was empty but it was not.
Regards
Fanus

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email

I am the owner. There isn't a rule about that. It isn't considered
good netiquette to place a question in a subject line and leave the
message blank. What you wrote, as you report it is alright. If its
something like changing volume in Windows or how do you change volume in
Windows or changing sound card volume in Windows, those are all fine.
Writing a long question would be considered not good forum. But
something like how do I change my external sound card volume in Windows,
though slightly long, shouldn't be objected to and I've never seen
objections. So don't worry about it if it isn't overly long and the
message contains the question and more information, if you have more.


Gene

On 9/19/2020 8:51 AM, Fanus wrote:

Hello list
Now I am confused. On the Windows 10 & JAWS list I asked a question about
the volume. My subject was something like "how to raise the jaws volume when
using a USB sound card". The administrator immediately warned me not to use
questions in a subject line and when I asked why this should not be done he
replied that I must keep my smart mouth or I'll be gone and when I answered
he banned me. This tech list is very important for me, so please tell if I
may put a question in the subject field? As I was trying to explain on the
other list I like to pose the question in the subject field because then
listers know exactly what help I want and listers who do not have the answer
dan just delete the mail. If my subject was "jaws volume" then it could mean
many things, so I am really confused. I really want to start a war but just
for the importance to me of this list, can one of the moderators please
explain what must and what must not be stated in a subject line for this
list. Sorry for this but I am a bit upset because I am really not a trouble
maker.
Regards
Fanus







Re: Subject lines in email

Gene
 

I haven't seen what you do objected to on the lists I've been on over the years.  You don't have to worry about it when dealing with lists in general.


Gene

On 9/19/2020 11:26 AM, Fanus wrote:

Hello

No, I never send blank emails. I asked the question in the subject line and in the body I explained how my system is setup and that on the system tray the volume there changes the system volume. So, ok Thanks Brian, I shall not touch on this again.

Regards

Fanus

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email

 

I understand that, and I agree.  But it didn’t sound like the person said he sent a blank message with just the question in the subjectline.  Maybe I’m wrong.  Pam.

 

From: Brian Vogel

Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:21 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email

 

It is bad form, pretty much anywhere, though, to have a message body with no content.  Even if the subject is "the complete question," it's always a good idea to say something like, "The subject says it all."

I have no idea what group that was, as I doubt the owner of either the JAWS for Windows group or Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group would have this reaction.  The most frequent problem I see is not that the subject line is too long, or too specific, but that it's generic, e.g., "I need help," and giving the reader absolutely no idea about what.

--

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Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com

 

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Re: Subject lines in email

Fanus
 

Hello

No, I never send blank emails. I asked the question in the subject line and in the body I explained how my system is setup and that on the system tray the volume there changes the system volume. So, ok Thanks Brian, I shall not touch on this again.

Regards

Fanus

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email

 

I understand that, and I agree.  But it didn’t sound like the person said he sent a blank message with just the question in the subjectline.  Maybe I’m wrong.  Pam.

 

From: Brian Vogel

Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:21 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email

 

It is bad form, pretty much anywhere, though, to have a message body with no content.  Even if the subject is "the complete question," it's always a good idea to say something like, "The subject says it all."

I have no idea what group that was, as I doubt the owner of either the JAWS for Windows group or Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group would have this reaction.  The most frequent problem I see is not that the subject line is too long, or too specific, but that it's generic, e.g., "I need help," and giving the reader absolutely no idea about what.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com

 

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Re: Subject lines in email

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

And I meant to say that by "this list" I'm talking generically.  Gene has already given the information for TechTalk, and as group owner his is "the last word."
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Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Subject lines in email

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 09:52 AM, Fanus wrote:
can one of the moderators please explain what must and what must not be stated in a subject line for this list?
-
And the answer to that question is, "No."  What is, and is not, permissible on any given group is entirely at the discretion of the group owner and his or her moderating team.  Whatever they say, goes.

And if they have this restriction that a question may not be in a subject line I'd hope that this is included in the rules sent to you upon subscribing.  If it isn't, shake the proverbial dust from your sandals and go elsewhere.  There are lots of mailing lists out there related to JAWS and to Windows 10 with the intended demographic being individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
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Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

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Re: with micro soft edgetrouble putting things in faverits

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

My guess is that what's being asked about is "the old Favorites folder" as implemented under Internet Explorer.  And if it is, there is no direct way to have the Edge browser put anything there.

Favorites/Bookmarks have been browser specific for some time with the exception of IE, which maintained an external folder in which to place them.  You can manually place new items in the Favorites folder by doing the following.

1. Open Favorites folder in File Explorer.
2. Hit ALT+H,W,S  (Home Ribbon, New Item, Shortcut).
3. In the Shortcut dialog that comes up in the Type the location of the item edit box, paste the URL (web address) that you wish to save the shortcut for.  Activate the Next button.
4. In the Type a name for this shortcut edit box, do just that.  You can give it any name that is meaningful to you and will let you know you have the correct shortcut later.
5. Activate the Finish button.

I haven't used the external Favorites folder for many years, but there are some who prefer this as the storage location for their internet shortcuts.  Now those must be added manually, since the convention is to have each browser manage its own bookmarks/favorites within itself with all the modern browsers.
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Re: Subject lines in email

Pamela Dominguez
 

I understand that, and I agree.  But it didn’t sound like the person said he sent a blank message with just the question in the subjectline.  Maybe I’m wrong.  Pam.
 

Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email
 
It is bad form, pretty much anywhere, though, to have a message body with no content.  Even if the subject is "the complete question," it's always a good idea to say something like, "The subject says it all."

I have no idea what group that was, as I doubt the owner of either the JAWS for Windows group or Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group would have this reaction.  The most frequent problem I see is not that the subject line is too long, or too specific, but that it's generic, e.g., "I need help," and giving the reader absolutely no idea about what.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Subject lines in email

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

It is bad form, pretty much anywhere, though, to have a message body with no content.  Even if the subject is "the complete question," it's always a good idea to say something like, "The subject says it all."

I have no idea what group that was, as I doubt the owner of either the JAWS for Windows group or Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group would have this reaction.  The most frequent problem I see is not that the subject line is too long, or too specific, but that it's generic, e.g., "I need help," and giving the reader absolutely no idea about what.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Accessible windows software to convert image files to PDF files

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 07:06 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
A .pdf file is an image file.
-
No, it's not.  There are image scanned PDFs, but most PDFs are not image scanned PDFs.

PDF stands for Portable Document Format, and is one of the "industry standards" in publishing.  Things created initially as PDF are primarily or entirely text to begin with.

And I've given, repeatedly (though not on this group) instructions on how to OCR process image scanned PDFs that are primarily text such that the text can be saved permanently with the file so no one else who'd get it would need to do OCR again using PDF-Xchange Viewer, which is free, and that I only wish were fully accessible, but isn't:

Dealing with Image Scanned PDF Files

Using PDF XChange Viewer to perform OCR on any PDF you receive that is an image PDF, step-by-step:

1.     Open PDF XChange Viewer from your start menu.

2.     Hit ALT+F,O to bring up the file open browsing dialog.

3.     Hit ALT+I to jump directly to the Look In combo box

4.     Hit down arrow to get into the area that’s somewhat, but not exactly, like the tree view in Windows Explorer.

5.     Hit L until you hear, “Libraries,” announced.

6.     Hit TAB two times, you should hear, “Documents”.

7.     Hit SPACEBAR to select the Documents library.

8.     Hit ENTER to open the documents library.

9.     Hit the first character of the folder or file name you’re trying to perform OCR on. Keep doing this with the first character until you hear its name announced.

10.                        Hit Enter to open the file or folder.  If you’re dealing with a file at this step go straight to step 11.  Otherwise, do the following

a.     If you know the file is in this folder then use the “hit the first character” technique to locate it and jump to step 11 once you have.

b.     If you need to drill down another folder level go back to step 9.

11.                        Hit ALT+O to open the file in PDF XChange Viewer.

12.                        Hit CTRL+SHIFT+C to open the OCR dialog box.  Immediately hit ENTER to initiate the OCR processing.  The length of time this takes depends on the size of the file being processed.  JAWS does not read the processing status box, but will announce the file’s name with star after it when the processing completes.  That’s how you’ll know it’s done.

13.                        Hit ALT+F,S to save the file and its OCR text into the original file itself.

14.                        Hit ALT+F4 to close PDF XChange Viewer.

 

 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

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