Re: JAWS and .pdf

robert hebert <roberthebert@...>

That is correct, the "empty document" message ins in fact coming from Jaws
as the program does not see any on-screen text, as I explained in my
message. From Adobe's point of view, the file is not empty--it is an image
file but in this case, the image is a snapshot of the print page and not a
Jaws 13 will address this issue to some degree though as Freedom points out,
they are not releasing a full-blown ocr program.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: October-18-11 1:40 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: JAWS and .pdf

Could the "empty Document" message in Adobe programs be coming from JAWS
instead of Adobe.

Because there is no text information in the document, JAWS thinks the
document is blank, when in fact, it is not. Which is why JAWS is giving the

empty document message.


Dave durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Levy" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS and .pdf

The empty document message means that Adobe Reader is unable to read the
document because it contains graphics that Adobe Reader cannot interpret.
If you have Open Book, selecting the Freedom Import Printer option from
the Adobe Reader Print menu will launch Open Book to scan the document and
attempt to convert the text contained within the graphics into speech
using OCR. The new convenient OCR feature of JAWS 13 will supposedly
accomplish the same thing, but my understanding is that this feature works
best on web page graphics, not document graphics. Has anyone successfully
converted an empty document into speech using the convenient OCR feature
of JAWS 13?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Smart" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS and .pdf

i'm not sure what you mean by an empty document that is readable.
If it's empty, there would be nothing to read??

At 04:10 PM 10/17/2011, you wrote:
Is there any way to make a .pdf document which shows up as an empty
document readable by JAWS?


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