moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence


David Griffith
 

I agree that there is a problem with using Q Read  with jaws if you want to read by paragraph but you should be aware that this problem disappears with an alternative screenreader like Narrator.

If you use control down arrow in Q Read with Narrator running the content reads absolutely predictably and fine, at least it does here.

David Griffith

 

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From: Rahul Bajaj
Sent: 25 June 2020 05:42
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:

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> 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.

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> 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

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> 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

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> 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

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> 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.

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> -----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

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

> Sharon

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> -----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

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> 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?

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> Rahul

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