moderated Re: JAWS Reading Multiple Words Together in PDF Documents


Russell Solowoniuk
 

Hi,

Sometimes changing the reading order in the PDF will help with Jaws reading words together. Press CTRL + K to go to Adobe Reader Preferences, press the letter R till you hear “Reading”, and then tab once into the reading order. Your choices here are something like, “Infer reading order from document”, “Left to right, top to bottom”, and “Raw print Stream”. Try change to one of these to see if it helps by arrowing up or down and then pressing enter on the one you want.

HTH

Russell

On Apr 14, 2018, at 2:55 PM, Peter Donahue <pdonahue2@...> wrote:

Hello Tom and everyone,

We have also observed this same phenomenon. Perhaps VFO should take a look at this issue to determine if Jaws or the formatting of the PDF document causes this to happen.

Peter Donahue



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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
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Ok, Mario.

Will take a look.

Tom Behler


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Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2018 3:27 PM
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I think in the file ribbon there is an open tab. press enter and find a browse choice (not sure if it's a button, link or what). then you'll get the familiar open dialog we long time users are accustomed to.



-------- Original Message --------
From: Tom Behler [mailto:tombehler@...]
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How exactly do you do this in Word?

I have Office 2016, and would like to try it the next time I get a PDF file I need to convert.

Dr. tom Behler from Michigan


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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2018 12:42 PM
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Yes, Word 2016 can open pdf files.
That is the easiest way to convert them to word.
But, if it is a large document, it can take time.

I don't know if the original poster has Office 2016.
I am not sure if Office 2013 could do that as I went from Word 2003 to Word 2016 wit an Office 365 subscription.

Richard




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Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:56 AM
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to anyone who knows, I could be wrong, but I remember someone mentioning that Word 2016 can open PDF files?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Rahul Bajaj [mailto:rahul.bajaj1038@...]
Sent: Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 10:07 AM EST
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Subject: JAWS Reading Multiple Words Together in PDF Documents

I think the sighted are able to read it fine. Converting it into word is very time-consuming. Is there no other solution?

On 14/04/2018, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:
My experience with PDF documents is that sometimes, while visually they may look fine, a screen reader will put words together.
Then again, sometimes they are just run together in the PDF.
Try bringing it into Word and see if that helps.
Richard




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On Apr 14, 2018, at 2:27 AM, Rahul Bajaj <rahul.bajaj1038@...<mailto:rahul.bajaj1038@...>> wrote:

Hi, the former - using it with Acrobat reader. it is a searchable pdf.

On 14/04/2018, Bill White
<billwhite92701@...<mailto:billwhite92701@...>>
wrote:
Hi, Rahul. How are you rendering the pdf document? are you using Acrobat Reader DC, or are you using the OCR recognition feature of JAWS to render the document into text? This might have a bearing on how the document is displayed.

Bill White
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[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
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Subject: JAWS Reading Multiple Words Together in PDF Documents

Hi everyone,

I am using JAWS 16 on a Windows 10 machine. Very often, JAWS reads several words together in a PDF document, which makes it impossible to figure out what it is saying. Is there a way to fix this, except by way of converting the document into word?

Best,
Rahul

















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