moderated Re: Reading searchable pdfs with jaws
I assume this may not be a Jaws problem but one of how the PDF document was created and marked up. For example, there are PDF documents which have headings and links and I have one which is a manual for a miter saw I have where the PDF includes several calculators to calculate angles and such but then again other documents don't have any headings because the creator didn't set them up this way.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 9:39 AM
Subject: Reading searchable pdfs with jaws
I use the latest version of jaws 2019 and version no. 2019.012.20035 of acrobat reader dc. I face 2 issues while using jaws: (a) - in many pdfs, the content appears like a large wall of text in Acrobat Reader and cannot be perused in a para-wise form. You can only peruse it line by line or through say all, both of which are inconvenient. (B): jaws sometimes loses focus, especially when transitioning from one page to the other.
Have others faced any of these issues and found viable ways to read pdf documents *as such* in an accessible way. Note: I am cognizant of solutions like converting them into word, using the OCR feature and viewing them as html documents. What I would like the answer to, however, is the narrow question of whether there exists an accessible way to navigate searchable pdf documents in para-wise form without adopting these roundabout solutions.