moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence


Sharon
 

I do know that headings are displayed in bookshare books.
The find command is also very useful.
By tabbing you can find your position in the text, so you can kind of tell of you've skipped quite a bit and get back fairly easily.
I use it for all kinds of books--reference, textbooks, etc.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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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