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moderated Jaws and old Braille focus 40

david
 

Good morning all;

I received an e-mail asking me about an old braille focus 40.

apparently this has two  wheels one on each end, I seem to remember they're called wiz wheels,

I think I read when computer boots up he sees focus 40 370. anyway, does anyone know what the various buttons do?

how to navigate?

this is just a USB connection. plug and play.

In advance thanks for the help.

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 


moderated Re: What's the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

Cory McMahon
 

I agree with TW Blue being the best ap to navigate twitter; I truly love it.

 

Sincerely,

 

Cory McMahon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What's the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

 

Hi,

I just found it. 

It's asking me for a pin, but I haven't received one. 

What should I do? 

 

My options are ok and cancel. 

 

Will the app notify me of new tweets? 

Thanks,

Jessica

 



On Jun 24, 2020, at 11:04 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...> wrote:



The bestist app IMHO is TW Blue at:

www.twblue.es

On 6/24/2020 11:03 PM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

 

I just got Twitter the other day, & downloaded the windows app.

 

It seems accessible, but doesn’t appear to have very good keyboard shortcuts.

 

Can anyone tell me the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

 

It’d be nice if whatever apps are mentioned are free, & offer notifications.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

David Griffith
 

I agree that there is a problem with using Q Read  with jaws if you want to read by paragraph but you should be aware that this problem disappears with an alternative screenreader like Narrator.

If you use control down arrow in Q Read with Narrator running the content reads absolutely predictably and fine, at least it does here.

David Griffith

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rahul Bajaj
Sent: 25 June 2020 05:42
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

 

I have QRead. However, like I said earlier, you cannot go para by para in it. It’s just line by line or say all. And those are not feasible for large docs, in which you need to skim through some things and read the rest with care.

 

Adobe Reader is mostly fine. Except for slight jumping and words being jumbled up sometimes. I am just worried about skating over content or going to the wrong place in the document by mistake. Can you confirm that the jump is generally only of 1 or 2 lines and only when turning pages?

 

Rahul

> On Jun 25, 2020, at 8:19 AM, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

>

> It doesn't seem to track very well with my braille display, sadly. I usually

> use it to open pdf, mobi or epub files, and then convert to good ole' plain

> text and just read 'em in notepad.

>

>

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon

> Sent: June 24, 2020 9:16 PM

> To: main@jfw.groups.io

> Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

>

> It will also read pretty large books.

> For example, I do read study bibles with it, and they are pretty long.

> But it does have its limitations.

> Sharon

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey

> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:10 PM

> To: main@jfw.groups.io

> Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

>

> It does work and was worth the purchase, but an important caveat is that

> it's really meant for very simple documents only. It doesn't really have

> many features and in some cases you may still be better off using Adobe. I

> think it's mostly designed for e-books, as in, the type of books you would

> read for pleasure -- and it works very well for that purpose.

>

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon

> Sent: June 24, 2020 3:28 PM

> To: main@jfw.groups.io

> Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

>

> Purchase qread and read pdfs using that. It works way better than Adobe.

> Sharon

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj

> Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:39 PM

> To: main@jfw.groups.io

> Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

>

> Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its own

> accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to another. and

> has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to bring it back where

> I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried. That I might miss some

> vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail to notice the jump. Does

> anyone else face this? How do you get around it? Converting every pdf into

> word is not very viable.. and can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into

> word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very

> hard. So what can one do?

>

> Rahul

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

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moderated how do I schedule a delayed delivery of email using office 365 JAWS 2020 Windows 10

Sharon Ballantyne
 

Hi,

I can’t find any schedule delivery under options.

How do I schedule a delayed delivery for email message I create using Microsoft Office 365? I am running the latest Jaws 2020 and Windows 10?

 

Thank-you for any advice.

Sharon Ballantyne

 


moderated Re: What's the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

Melissa Stott
 

I personally used TWBlue.

 

                                                Melissa

 

From: Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:03 PM
To: Jaws user list
Subject: What's the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

 

Hi,

 

I just got Twitter the other day, & downloaded the windows app.

 

It seems accessible, but doesn’t appear to have very good keyboard shortcuts.

 

Can anyone tell me the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

 

It’d be nice if whatever apps are mentioned are free, & offer notifications.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Sharon
 

I do know that headings are displayed in bookshare books.
The find command is also very useful.
By tabbing you can find your position in the text, so you can kind of tell of you've skipped quite a bit and get back fairly easily.
I use it for all kinds of books--reference, textbooks, etc.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

I have QRead. However, like I said earlier, you cannot go para by para in it. It’s just line by line or say all. And those are not feasible for large docs, in which you need to skim through some things and read the rest with care.

Adobe Reader is mostly fine. Except for slight jumping and words being jumbled up sometimes. I am just worried about skating over content or going to the wrong place in the document by mistake. Can you confirm that the jump is generally only of 1 or 2 lines and only when turning pages?

Rahul
On Jun 25, 2020, at 8:19 AM, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

It doesn't seem to track very well with my braille display, sadly. I
usually use it to open pdf, mobi or epub files, and then convert to
good ole' plain text and just read 'em in notepad.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: June 24, 2020 9:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

It will also read pretty large books.
For example, I do read study bibles with it, and they are pretty long.
But it does have its limitations.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

It does work and was worth the purchase, but an important caveat is
that it's really meant for very simple documents only. It doesn't
really have many features and in some cases you may still be better
off using Adobe. I think it's mostly designed for e-books, as in, the
type of books you would read for pleasure -- and it works very well for that purpose.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: June 24, 2020 3:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Purchase qread and read pdfs using that. It works way better than Adobe.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its
own accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to
another. and has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to
bring it back where I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried.
That I might miss some vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail
to notice the jump. Does anyone else face this? How do you get around
it? Converting every pdf into word is not very viable.. and can muff
up footnotes. Copy pasting it into word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page
word doc. And makes quick reading very hard. So what can one do?

Rahul















moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Rahul Bajaj
 

I have QRead. However, like I said earlier, you cannot go para by para in it. It’s just line by line or say all. And those are not feasible for large docs, in which you need to skim through some things and read the rest with care.

Adobe Reader is mostly fine. Except for slight jumping and words being jumbled up sometimes. I am just worried about skating over content or going to the wrong place in the document by mistake. Can you confirm that the jump is generally only of 1 or 2 lines and only when turning pages?

Rahul

On Jun 25, 2020, at 8:19 AM, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

It doesn't seem to track very well with my braille display, sadly. I usually
use it to open pdf, mobi or epub files, and then convert to good ole' plain
text and just read 'em in notepad.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: June 24, 2020 9:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

It will also read pretty large books.
For example, I do read study bibles with it, and they are pretty long.
But it does have its limitations.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

It does work and was worth the purchase, but an important caveat is that
it's really meant for very simple documents only. It doesn't really have
many features and in some cases you may still be better off using Adobe. I
think it's mostly designed for e-books, as in, the type of books you would
read for pleasure -- and it works very well for that purpose.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: June 24, 2020 3:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Purchase qread and read pdfs using that. It works way better than Adobe.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its own
accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to another. and
has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to bring it back where
I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried. That I might miss some
vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail to notice the jump. Does
anyone else face this? How do you get around it? Converting every pdf into
word is not very viable.. and can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into
word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very
hard. So what can one do?

Rahul















moderated Re: What's the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

Lino Morales
 

It should gave the option to opbe  the Twitter website with a authurize button. Once you press that their should be a 4 digit pin.

On 6/24/2020 11:17 PM, Jessica D wrote:
Hi,
I just found it. 
It's asking me for a pin, but I haven't received one. 
What should I do? 

My options are ok and cancel. 

Will the app notify me of new tweets? 
Thanks,
Jessica



On Jun 24, 2020, at 11:04 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...> wrote:



The bestist app IMHO is TW Blue at:

www.twblue.es

On 6/24/2020 11:03 PM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

 

I just got Twitter the other day, & downloaded the windows app.

 

It seems accessible, but doesn’t appear to have very good keyboard shortcuts.

 

Can anyone tell me the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

 

It’d be nice if whatever apps are mentioned are free, & offer notifications.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


moderated Looking For Jim Weiss

Robbie Curtis
 

Hey All,

A week or so ago I had a question about VmWare and function keys and got a reply from Jim Weiss. I still have a question or two for him but due to technical difficulties I lost his email address.

So Jim if you see this, please reply so that we can take this offline. Or, if anyone on this list has his address, please reply. Thanks. 


moderated Re: What's the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

Jessica D
 

Hi,
I just found it. 
It's asking me for a pin, but I haven't received one. 
What should I do? 

My options are ok and cancel. 

Will the app notify me of new tweets? 
Thanks,
Jessica



On Jun 24, 2020, at 11:04 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...> wrote:



The bestist app IMHO is TW Blue at:

www.twblue.es

On 6/24/2020 11:03 PM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

 

I just got Twitter the other day, & downloaded the windows app.

 

It seems accessible, but doesn’t appear to have very good keyboard shortcuts.

 

Can anyone tell me the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

 

It’d be nice if whatever apps are mentioned are free, & offer notifications.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


moderated Re: What's the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

Lino Morales
 

The bestist app IMHO is TW Blue at:

www.twblue.es

On 6/24/2020 11:03 PM, Jessica D wrote:

Hi,

 

I just got Twitter the other day, & downloaded the windows app.

 

It seems accessible, but doesn’t appear to have very good keyboard shortcuts.

 

Can anyone tell me the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

 

It’d be nice if whatever apps are mentioned are free, & offer notifications.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


moderated What's the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

Jessica D
 

Hi,

 

I just got Twitter the other day, & downloaded the windows app.

 

It seems accessible, but doesn’t appear to have very good keyboard shortcuts.

 

Can anyone tell me the best way to use Twitter with jaws?

 

It’d be nice if whatever apps are mentioned are free, & offer notifications.

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

JM Casey
 

It doesn't seem to track very well with my braille display, sadly. I usually
use it to open pdf, mobi or epub files, and then convert to good ole' plain
text and just read 'em in notepad.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: June 24, 2020 9:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

It will also read pretty large books.
For example, I do read study bibles with it, and they are pretty long.
But it does have its limitations.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

It does work and was worth the purchase, but an important caveat is that
it's really meant for very simple documents only. It doesn't really have
many features and in some cases you may still be better off using Adobe. I
think it's mostly designed for e-books, as in, the type of books you would
read for pleasure -- and it works very well for that purpose.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: June 24, 2020 3:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Purchase qread and read pdfs using that. It works way better than Adobe.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its own
accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to another. and
has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to bring it back where
I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried. That I might miss some
vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail to notice the jump. Does
anyone else face this? How do you get around it? Converting every pdf into
word is not very viable.. and can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into
word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very
hard. So what can one do?

Rahul


moderated Re: Finding a File Using JAWS

JM Casey
 

You can also hit alt-enter on the file to open a properties dialogue box and see it’s path near the top of the window. Unfortunately if the path is too long I think it will be truncated.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: June 24, 2020 9:40 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Finding a File Using JAWS

 

Dear Listers:

 

I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated Re: Finding a File Using JAWS

Bill White
 

Hi, Rick. I agree with Brian about the convenience of Everything Search, and I have it on my machines, and use it.

 

Before I had Everything Search, here's what I did to find file location.

 

1. Perform the search to find the desired file.

2. Press SHIFT F10 to bring up the context menu.

3. Arrow up to find Open File Location, and press ENTER.

4. Once the file location is open, press JAWS key plus T to read the title bar. This will speak the folder you have currently opened, which is the file location.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick Miller
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:40 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Finding a File Using JAWS

 

Dear Listers:

                               

I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated Re: Finding a File Using JAWS

 

Rick,

           If you find yourself wanting to find files, by name, and then opening the folder they're in, I strongly suggest that you download the Everything Search from voidtools.com.  It's footprint is tiny but it is so much easier to use than Windows Search if what you generally search for is files by file name (or even if you only do this occasionally, but have many you need to find).

            Once you are on the file of interest, it's folder is shown, but even easier is that you can bring up the context menu, choose Open Path, and File Explorer will open the folder with that file already selected.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Finding a File Using JAWS

Rick Miller
 

Dear Listers:

 

I currently am running the latest version of Windows and am also using the latest version of JAWS.  If you download something without designating a path, how do you go about finding out what folder your download is in?  I know that you search for something by opening up the Search box by pressing the Alt key, but although this finds the file you are looking for it doesn’t tell you what folder that file is in.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Sharon
 

Yes, that is another excellent choice.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

K1000 does an excellent job.
At 04:06 PM 6/24/2020, you wrote:
Again, qread takes care of all these problems, and is much more doable
than pdf.
Lots of times pdf files will have all the words run together without
spaces, but qread separates all the words.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

With notepad and qread, para-wise navigation is not possible. And
reading the document line by line or through say all are both not good
ideas.
If you open it in word, it can sometimes miss things. I have seen this
happen.

Rahul
On Jun 25, 2020, at 2:08 AM, Dean Martineau <topdot@...> wrote:

I have made Word my default PDF reader. I haven't encountered
problems, but that of course doesn't mean I won't encounter them. I
find it far preferable to Adobe Reader.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

When I have tried this in the past many spaces between words were
omitted causing run-on words.

Haven't tried it in a few years.

Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi, Rahul. Instead of reading the pdf in Word, Press CONTROL A to
select all, copy all the text into Notepad, and try reading it as text.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its
own accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to
another. and has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able
to bring it back where I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried.
That I might miss some vital info or internalize it wrongly if I
fail to notice the jump. Does anyone else face this? How do you get
around it? Converting every pdf into word is not very viable.. and
can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into word makes a 10 page pdf
a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very hard. So what can one
do?

Rahul



















moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Sharon
 

It will also read pretty large books.
For example, I do read study bibles with it, and they are pretty long.
But it does have its limitations.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

It does work and was worth the purchase, but an important caveat is that
it's really meant for very simple documents only. It doesn't really have
many features and in some cases you may still be better off using Adobe. I
think it's mostly designed for e-books, as in, the type of books you would
read for pleasure -- and it works very well for that purpose.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: June 24, 2020 3:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Purchase qread and read pdfs using that. It works way better than Adobe.
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its own
accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to another. and
has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to bring it back where
I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried. That I might miss some
vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail to notice the jump. Does
anyone else face this? How do you get around it? Converting every pdf into
word is not very viable.. and can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into
word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very
hard. So what can one do?

Rahul


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Bill White
 

The easiest way is to find a pdf document among your documents. Arrow to
that document, but don't open it.

1. Press ALT plus ENTER for Properties.
2. Press SHIFT plus TAB once to get to the "Change" button, and press ENTER.
3. Press SHIFT plus TAB again to get to the list of apps you can associate
with PDF files.
4. Choose Microsoft Word from the list of apps.
5. TAB to the "Apply" button, and press ENTER.
6. Tab to the "OK" button, and press ENTER.

That's it. You have changed your default pdf reader to Microsoft Word.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

How would I make that Word setup in Windows 10?

Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dean
Martineau
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

I have made Word my default PDF reader. I haven't encountered problems, but
that of course doesn't mean I won't encounter them. I find it far preferable
to Adobe Reader.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

When I have tried this in the past many spaces between words were omitted
causing run-on words.

Haven't tried it in a few years.

Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi, Rahul. Instead of reading the pdf in Word, Press CONTROL A to select
all, copy all the text into Notepad, and try reading it as text.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul
Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its own
accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to another. and
has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to bring it back where
I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried. That I might miss some
vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail to notice the jump. Does
anyone else face this? How do you get around it? Converting every pdf into
word is not very viable.. and can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into
word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very
hard. So what can one do?

Rahul