Re: Jfw and PDF files

Ann Byrne

I was surprised that I could go to open-with and open a .pdf in Word. Awesome!

At 12:51 PM 7/8/2018, you wrote:
What mike describes is Jaws OCR and it is great for image/inaccessible PDF’s, but if a PDF is accessible it is much better to open it in Adobe and let Jaws read it, often larger PDF documents have links and headings which are usually lost with Jaws OCR.

From: <> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 6:47 PM
Subject: Re: Jfw and PDF files

Hi Morné,

Jaws 2018 has the ability to read PDF files as well. Highlight the PDF file, but don't open it, open the context menu by pressing the applications / context menu key or shift + F10, arrow down to, Recognize with Jaws or something similar, and press enter.

Take Care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
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----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:mornevdmerwe@...>Morne van der Merwe
To: <>
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2018 12:41 PM
Subject: Jfw and PDF files

Hello listers,

I’m a new user of JAWS, so please forgive if this question has already been asked.

I’m using the latest version of JAWS and Windows 10.

I tried to read PDF documents with Microsoft Edge and JAWS with no success. Then I tried to set the default program (Acrobat Reader) via the control pannel also with no success. The only defaults I get to change is for music, email and videos but no option to change the default PDF to Acrobat Reader DC. There’s another screen reader wich works with Edge, but I do prefer to use JAWS.

Any advice would be apreciated.

Kind regards

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