moderated Re: Jfw and protected view
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Hi, Tammy. To cause pdf documents to not open in protected view,
1. Open Adobe DC Reader.
2. Go into preferences with control-k. JAWS lands on an item in a tree view.
If you have been here before, it will be the item you last opened. Arrow
down to Security Enhanced. Note that this is the item below "Security."
Then uncheck these two options:
Enable Protected Mode at startup
Enable Enhanced Security.
Note. When making changes in the Security Enhanced section, you will be told
that Adobe needs to be restarted, but you can wait to finish the other
3. Now when you open a pdf document in Adobe Reader DC, documents will not open in Protected Mode.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Tammy Freitag
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: Jfw and protected view
I would be very interested in knowing how to set it up so documents do not open in protected view.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
There is a marked difference between PDF documents as opposed to Word or Excel files. With regard to the latter two types of files, you can unprotect these files after they are opened in protected view. There is a way to set Word and Excel up so that these files do not open in protected view. If you want those details, let us know.
As for PDF files, you can set security up in Adobe Acrobat so that Protected View is not used. However, to be realistic, I can’t recommend a specific solution unless I can get a sample of one of those protected documents—something which your employer would not allow.
I am using the latest version of JFW annual with Windows 11.
My job protects all documents, so every time I open a Word, PDF, Powerpoint, Excel file, protection is enabled.
There is somewhere on the screen to disable all features.
I need to do this, in particular, with PDF files.
If I can’t disable protection in order to convert my file from PDF to Word, can I use Jaw’s OCR feature to read the document?
If so, how do I do this?
On my previous job, Jaws would automatically ask me if I wanted this to be done.
Or will it not OCR the document, since the PDF is most likely accessible, once I enable all features?