moderated Re: Jaws 2018 or 2019 with Adobe acrobat xi standard
Thanks, as always, Bill. A constructive idea.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws 2018 or 2019 with Adobe acrobat xi standard
I'm not sure, Adrian. I really like the way Edge does text-based files. As you say, it does them better than Adobe sometimes. But if you want to view a file that's not text-based, and need to use Acrobat Reader, I think you might need to set that as your default to do so. I suppose you could check the pdf, and see if each one is text-based. If it's not, you can press ALT plus ENTER, click the change button, and switch temporarily to Acrobat to view that particular pdf.
In that case, I wonder if it makes sense for Edge to be my default for PDF files and to rely on convenient OCR for image PDF files.
Hi, Adrian. I find that, if the pdf document is text-based, Edge does well, but if the pdf needs OCR scanning such as goes on in JAWS, if a document shows up as "empty" in Adobe DC, Edge just shows a couple of graphics, and won't read the content at all.
Now that you’ve made yourself into our resident browser expert, thanks to your well-received book, I’m curious how you feel about Edge’s handling of PDF files. I’ve always opened them in Adobe Reader, but the other day I opened one in Edge. It was a credit card statement, and Edge laid it out exactly as it should be. Adobe Reader had never done so with these statements, and I’d tried a variety of AR settings. I’m considering making Edge the new default for all PDF files.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Simplest would be to install Acrobat DC. Adobe probably doesn’t even support the XI version any more.