moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence


Rahul Bajaj
 

I have QRead. However, like I said earlier, you cannot go para by para in it. It’s just line by line or say all. And those are not feasible for large docs, in which you need to skim through some things and read the rest with care.

Adobe Reader is mostly fine. Except for slight jumping and words being jumbled up sometimes. I am just worried about skating over content or going to the wrong place in the document by mistake. Can you confirm that the jump is generally only of 1 or 2 lines and only when turning pages?

Rahul

On Jun 25, 2020, at 8:19 AM, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

It doesn't seem to track very well with my braille display, sadly. I usually
use it to open pdf, mobi or epub files, and then convert to good ole' plain
text and just read 'em in notepad.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: June 24, 2020 9:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

It will also read pretty large books.
For example, I do read study bibles with it, and they are pretty long.
But it does have its limitations.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:10 PM
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Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

It does work and was worth the purchase, but an important caveat is that
it's really meant for very simple documents only. It doesn't really have
many features and in some cases you may still be better off using Adobe. I
think it's mostly designed for e-books, as in, the type of books you would
read for pleasure -- and it works very well for that purpose.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: June 24, 2020 3:28 PM
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Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Purchase qread and read pdfs using that. It works way better than Adobe.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:39 PM
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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