moderated Re: number of pages in a PDF

Bill White

Hi, Brian. With which other screen readers have you experimented with Adobe Acrobat DC reader besides NVDA? When I tried Narrator, it wouldn't read even a simple pdf which was completely text. In a previous message you wrote:


I'd bring this up with Freedom Scientific/Vispero support.  They are not reading information that is part and parcel of that dialog, and that is clearly exposed such that other screen readers can see it.

Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: number of pages in a PDF


On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 07:19 PM, Bill White wrote:

there is no way to arrow down to a total page announcement, or to tab to any other announceme

I just want to emphasize that there should be no need to arrow down or up.  The way this dialog is presented, visually, is such that you see, "Page 3 of 70," on a single line with the words, "Page," and "of 70," being fixed parts of the dialog text when the dialog comes up, and the edit box for 3 (or the respective page number) being placed between those two fixed parts.  I have no idea why it would stop reading after Page, Edit 1, type in text.  I would have expected, Page, edit 1, type in text, of  {total number in that document}.

Jaws is omitting the latter part of the dialog content.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

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