moderated Re: reading pdfs


Karen Reynolds
 

I do try OCr. If in the end nothing I do works, I assume it is a graphic and print it out and scan it. I know this doesn't really work as a great idea for 100 page documents. <smile>

Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2022 8:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: reading pdfs

What do you do if freedom import printer does not work?

I've not done it for quite some time.

Don't you OCR it, or convert it to work or another format?

Justin?




-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2022 8:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: reading pdfs

Hi Tim,
Love the snark.

I spent part of yesterday copying a pdf and pasting it into notepad, then because it was in columns, I had to put it in the right order. Some pages were correct, some copied the right column and then the left. I couldn't get Jaws to read the pdf very well which is why I copied and pasted it into notepad. I tried the OCR and that didn't work well either. Sometimes it takes time to play around with the settings to get Jaws to read pdfs correctly. I do know that if the pdf is not a graphic that using the first option and changing the way it reads to left to right top to bottom usually works. If it is a graphic usually the OCR works. I have had to print them sometimes and scanning them back into the computer using Openbook.

Entertaining not being able to see, isn't it?

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2022 7:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: reading pdfs

Boy, what a thrill to receive this email, and have all my PDF reading problems disappear! Thank you!

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: Thursday, June 2, 2022 11:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: reading pdfs

Open Adobe.
Press Alt E.
Up arrow twice to accessibility.
Right arrow to Change reading options and press enter.
or down arrow once to Setup assistant and press enter.

Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2022 1:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: reading pdfs

Where are the accessibility features?

Justin


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: reading pdfs

HI,
I find that even with using adobe Acrobat Reader that I still have to play around with the accessibility settings with some pdf files.
Others I have given up on and arrow down to them in my documents and I think it is either application key or right mouse button and arrow down to OCR and let it run and open it in a document.

Karen


On 6/2/22, David Kingsbury <davidkingsbury77@...> wrote:
Hi,
As Kestrell and others have pointed out, you can run into various
problems with PDF's. For best results generally, use Adobe Acrobat
Reader rather than one of the browser PDF readers. And you can read
about the vvarious issues encountered and how to deal with them in Chapter 10 of my book.
Regards,
David





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