moderated Re: reading pdfs


Bill White
 

Hi, Justin. That's because all pdf's aren't created equal. Some are photos, imported into a pdf. Others are in columns, and sometimes don't read well with a screen reader, because the screen reader is optimized for reading rows across the screen, not columns vertically down the screen. Some pdf's are text, but the spacing in the pdf is odd, so when you try to extract the optical text, words are run together. Some pdf's are so large that it is necessary to read only the visible pages. Because of all the variability between pdf documents, no method is going to get it right 100% of the time.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 3:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: reading pdfs

 

It just seems as if reading pdfs are hits and misses.

 

I've downloaded severaol, but can't read them all.

 

What methods can we use for this?

 

It seems as fi the methods change time and time again?

 

Even when I try the brosers, the books don's all work

Justin

 

 

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