moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence


Bill White
 

The easiest way is to find a pdf document among your documents. Arrow to
that document, but don't open it.

1. Press ALT plus ENTER for Properties.
2. Press SHIFT plus TAB once to get to the "Change" button, and press ENTER.
3. Press SHIFT plus TAB again to get to the list of apps you can associate
with PDF files.
4. Choose Microsoft Word from the list of apps.
5. TAB to the "Apply" button, and press ENTER.
6. Tab to the "OK" button, and press ENTER.

That's it. You have changed your default pdf reader to Microsoft Word.

Bill White
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

How would I make that Word setup in Windows 10?

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dean
Martineau
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

I have made Word my default PDF reader. I haven't encountered problems, but
that of course doesn't mean I won't encounter them. I find it far preferable
to Adobe Reader.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

When I have tried this in the past many spaces between words were omitted
causing run-on words.

Haven't tried it in a few years.

Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:42 PM
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Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi, Rahul. Instead of reading the pdf in Word, Press CONTROL A to select
all, copy all the text into Notepad, and try reading it as text.

Bill White
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul
Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its own
accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to another. and
has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to bring it back where
I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried. That I might miss some
vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail to notice the jump. Does
anyone else face this? How do you get around it? Converting every pdf into
word is not very viable.. and can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into
word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very
hard. So what can one do?

Rahul

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