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moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Sean Murphy
 

All,

I’d be very careful in what you’re discussing here as you are potentially breaking copyright or Terms and conditions. If you’re trying to read a Kindle on a iOS or android device you can always use the mobile kindle app. It works fine and you read a whole book.

My experience is the part

On 9 Apr 2020, at 6:25 am, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

I don't know about Dean but reading a Kindle book converted to ePub in Voice Dream Reader provides much more functionality and voices than reading it with the Kindle app. I don't read that many Kindle books but this extra functionality makes the few minutes of conversion effort worth it to me. And as they say, different strokes for different folks.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 12:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Why are you not just using the Kindle app for iPhone? It's perfectly accessible and works really well. That's the only way I read Kindle books. Just curious why you'd go through all the extra hoops of converting them to text if they are already accessible with chapter navigation and such in the IOS app.

Robin


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Like David, I have no desire whatsoever to read on my pc. Unfortunately, it is an either/or situation with Kindle. Either you read books on the computer, in which case you can use the latest Kindle for Pc which has screen reader features, or you use Codex, which requires the older Kindle for PC version which does not. I choose the latter. I convert Kindle books into .txt or .epub effortlessly, and read them on my braille device or on and iPhone using Voice Dream Reader. Getting this process set up is a little tricky, but once that small hurdle is overcome, Kindle is wonderful.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.







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moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

 

I don't know about Dean but reading a Kindle book converted to ePub in Voice Dream Reader provides much more functionality and voices than reading it with the Kindle app. I don't read that many Kindle books but this extra functionality makes the few minutes of conversion effort worth it to me. And as they say, different strokes for different folks.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 12:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Why are you not just using the Kindle app for iPhone? It's perfectly accessible and works really well. That's the only way I read Kindle books. Just curious why you'd go through all the extra hoops of converting them to text if they are already accessible with chapter navigation and such in the IOS app.

Robin


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Like David, I have no desire whatsoever to read on my pc. Unfortunately, it is an either/or situation with Kindle. Either you read books on the computer, in which case you can use the latest Kindle for Pc which has screen reader features, or you use Codex, which requires the older Kindle for PC version which does not. I choose the latter. I convert Kindle books into .txt or .epub effortlessly, and read them on my braille device or on and iPhone using Voice Dream Reader. Getting this process set up is a little tricky, but once that small hurdle is overcome, Kindle is wonderful.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.







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moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Dean Martineau
 

I read a lot with speech, and with every page flip there's a small jolt. I'd rather read on one device, phone for speech, Mini for braille, rather than having to use two at a time.

Dean

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Why are you not just using the Kindle app for iPhone? It's perfectly accessible and works really well. That's the only way I read Kindle books. Just curious why you'd go through all the extra hoops of converting them to text if they are already accessible with chapter navigation and such in the IOS app.

Robin


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Like David, I have no desire whatsoever to read on my pc. Unfortunately, it is an either/or situation with Kindle. Either you read books on the computer, in which case you can use the latest Kindle for Pc which has screen reader features, or you use Codex, which requires the older Kindle for PC version which does not. I choose the latter. I convert Kindle books into .txt or .epub effortlessly, and read them on my braille device or on and iPhone using Voice Dream Reader. Getting this process set up is a little tricky, but once that small hurdle is overcome, Kindle is wonderful.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.







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moderated Re: JAWS and WebEx

Don Mauck
 

You are correct, it’s very clunky. I do have some keystroke documentation, it’s on a different computer so I’ll find it and send it out.

Also from a Zoom perspective, we are now using the password feature. Zoom encrypts the password and attaches it to the invite.

Also, when I used WebEx, unless I was presenting, I always used the dial in option.

 

From: Van Lant, Robin via groups.io <Robin_Van_Lant@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Webex

 

Marty,

I think Zoom is  more accessible for sure.   I don’t know anything about the WebEx free versions, as I’m using it from my company’s subscription.   Let me see if I can find keystrokes to it.    The meetings I attend on Webex come in two forms.  Either we get just a link and  the only way to ask a question is in the chat window; this is most common with very large group meetings where only a few speakers are allowed to talk.  The other version is where we get a link and a call-in number.  I often just call in to meetings, since I don’t care about the visuals, but you can use the speakers and microphone in your computer or have the website call you at a number, too.  This second format allows anyone to mute or unmute themselves.  A moderator can mute everyone to start the meeting, hopefully reducing background noise.

 

If it helps, I think I heard that part of the issue with Zoom security is more in how it is used.  If you send the link only to people that you want to have it and not post it, that reduces the number of potential crashers to your part.  What I read was happening was that people are posting Zoom links on social media and then anyone can get to it.  Our church is using it for meetings and only sending the link to those invited to the meeting.

 

Let me see what I can find on WebEx keyboard.  Tab and F6 are the most commonly used keys to navigate. I still find it clunky, but that could just be me.

 

Robin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Webex

 

Robin,  I was using the free version of Zoom, but there seems to be some security issues with that platform.  Are there scripts for Webex?  What are the limitations with using the free version, such as meeting time limits or member participation?  Is there a way to raise your hand with a key stroke?  Thanks for any answers from anyone.

 

Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13

 

Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 12:16 PM

Subject: Re: JAWS and Webex

 

Yes.  my company uses it.  I’m not a brilliant Webex user, but I may be able to answer a question.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and Webex

 

Are there any Cisco Webex Meetings users here?

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moderated Re: JAWS and Webex

Van Lant, Robin
 

Marty,

I think Zoom is  more accessible for sure.   I don’t know anything about the WebEx free versions, as I’m using it from my company’s subscription.   Let me see if I can find keystrokes to it.    The meetings I attend on Webex come in two forms.  Either we get just a link and  the only way to ask a question is in the chat window; this is most common with very large group meetings where only a few speakers are allowed to talk.  The other version is where we get a link and a call-in number.  I often just call in to meetings, since I don’t care about the visuals, but you can use the speakers and microphone in your computer or have the website call you at a number, too.  This second format allows anyone to mute or unmute themselves.  A moderator can mute everyone to start the meeting, hopefully reducing background noise.

 

If it helps, I think I heard that part of the issue with Zoom security is more in how it is used.  If you send the link only to people that you want to have it and not post it, that reduces the number of potential crashers to your part.  What I read was happening was that people are posting Zoom links on social media and then anyone can get to it.  Our church is using it for meetings and only sending the link to those invited to the meeting.

 

Let me see what I can find on WebEx keyboard.  Tab and F6 are the most commonly used keys to navigate. I still find it clunky, but that could just be me.

 

Robin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Webex

 

Robin,  I was using the free version of Zoom, but there seems to be some security issues with that platform.  Are there scripts for Webex?  What are the limitations with using the free version, such as meeting time limits or member participation?  Is there a way to raise your hand with a key stroke?  Thanks for any answers from anyone.

 

Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13

 

Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 12:16 PM

Subject: Re: JAWS and Webex

 

Yes.  my company uses it.  I’m not a brilliant Webex user, but I may be able to answer a question.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and Webex

 

Are there any Cisco Webex Meetings users here?

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moderated Re: JAWS and Webex

Marty Hutchings
 

Robin,  I was using the free version of Zoom, but there seems to be some security issues with that platform.  Are there scripts for Webex?  What are the limitations with using the free version, such as meeting time limits or member participation?  Is there a way to raise your hand with a key stroke?  Thanks for any answers from anyone.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
 

Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS and Webex
 

Yes.  my company uses it.  I’m not a brilliant Webex user, but I may be able to answer a question.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and Webex

 

Are there any Cisco Webex Meetings users here?

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moderated Re: JAWS and Webex

Van Lant, Robin
 

Yes.  my company uses it.  I’m not a brilliant Webex user, but I may be able to answer a question.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and Webex

 

Are there any Cisco Webex Meetings users here?

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moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Van Lant, Robin
 

Why are you not just using the Kindle app for iPhone? It's perfectly accessible and works really well. That's the only way I read Kindle books. Just curious why you'd go through all the extra hoops of converting them to text if they are already accessible with chapter navigation and such in the IOS app.

Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Like David, I have no desire whatsoever to read on my pc. Unfortunately, it is an either/or situation with Kindle. Either you read books on the computer, in which case you can use the latest Kindle for Pc which has screen reader features, or you use Codex, which requires the older Kindle for PC version which does not. I choose the latter. I convert Kindle books into .txt or .epub effortlessly, and read them on my braille device or on and iPhone using Voice Dream Reader. Getting this process set up is a little tricky, but once that small hurdle is overcome, Kindle is wonderful.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.







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moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

 

Sue,

In order for Codex to successfully convert Kindle books to plain text, you need to install Version: 1.17.1 (44183) of the Kindle for PC program on your computer and set it not to automatically update. If it updates to a later version, Codex will no longer work with Kindle books downloaded with it. I successfully installed version 1.17 after inadvertently updating my Kindle for PC on my Windows 7 computer and was able to successfully convert a Kindle book to ePub with Codex.

You can download version 1.17 of Kindle for PC from here:

http://turner42.com/KindleForPC-installer-1.17.44183.exe

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sue J. Ward
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 4:40 PM
To: jaws list
Subject: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016 codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks for any help.


moderated JAWS and Webex

Marty Hutchings
 

Are there any Cisco Webex Meetings users here?


moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Richard Turner
 

Here is a little more info.

Codex by James Scholes
Here is a little section from his web site. I encourage any avid readers to follow the link below and read about it and install the utility.
A few years ago, I wrote a tutorial which guided people through the installation and configuration of software for the purposes of gaining access to books
purchased from the Amazon Kindle Store. The guide proved popular, but it required heavy use of the command line, making it unsuitable and daunting for
quite a lot of people, not to mention that it was an absolute nightmare to troubleshoot if anything went wrong. Which it frequently did.
Subsequently, in 2014, I started to develop a small prototype application to make the process easier and more intuitive, not only for people wanting to
read Kindle eBooks, but also for me when people needed help. I named it Codex, a word used from the 16th century onwards to denote, now ancient, manuscripts
in book form. In the second half of 2015, I finally rewrote that prototype to include the functionality I wanted it to have from the start, and the software
is now publicly available to download.
Please note, that you can only convert books you have purchased and only for your use--you cannot share them with others without violating the copyright
laws and cheating the author out of their tiny royalties.
In order to convert your Kindle books with Codex, you will need to install Kindle For PC version 1.17, or earlier, but you can get from my web site 1.17 here:
http://turner42.com/KindleForPC-installer-1.17.44183.exe
Here is the link to the Codex Project web site.
http://jscholes.net/how-to-remove-drm-from-kindle-books-with-codex-2/
This is Richard again,
I purchased a Kindle book recently, Beginnings, A Kate Martinelli novella by Laurie R. King, and I couldn't download it and then update Kindle for PC, which was not a good plan.
Make sure you get into the Kindle for PC settings and turn off automatic updates.
Also, if you haven't used Kindle For PC, the registration screen is not very accessible and you may need sighted assistance to get your account set up.
I think I will uninstall and try grabbing an older version even from the link Dean sent.

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 4:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Like David, I have no desire whatsoever to read on my pc. Unfortunately, it is an either/or situation with Kindle. Either you read books on the computer, in which case you can use the latest Kindle for Pc which has screen reader features, or you use Codex, which requires the older Kindle for PC version which does not. I choose the latter. I convert Kindle books into .txt or .epub effortlessly, and read them on my braille device or on and iPhone using Voice Dream Reader. Getting this process set up is a little tricky, but once that small hurdle is overcome, Kindle is wonderful.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.



moderated Re: VLC Revisited

JM Casey
 

Yep. It’s very odd, but this means everyone else should look out for it. There *was* a major windows update not that long ago for me…

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: April 8, 2020 6:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC Revisited

 

 

Many thanks

This confirms that neither of us are sleepwalking  to our computers and bizarrely muting VLC in our sleep.

 

Computers

! You have to love them or hate them.

 

David Griffith

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: 08 April 2020 00:30
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC Revisited

 

Well folks…I just tried top lay a clip in VLC, and, what do you know? No sound!

Check sndvol

And the volume is set to 0%!

Th is isn’t the case with any other programme

So eitehr a Windows update or VLC update must have caused this. I don’t recall an update to VLC recently…but it seems it might be a semi-universal thing.


moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Dean Martineau
 

Well, the deal apparently is that you can't use any version higher than 1.17 with Codex. Old versions are readily available. I use 1.14.243, but apparently 1.16 works too. Here's a page to find them: https://kindle-for-pc.en.uptodown.com/windows/versions

Uninstall the new version before installing an old version. Then go into the Kindle for Pc program and under options, tell the program not to upgrade automatically. When it prompts you, you can just say no to the upgrade.

James Scholes has written a very clear manual about using Codex to convert Kindle books. It is here: http://jscholes.net/how-to-remove-drm-from-kindle-books-with-codex-2/ After you read this, if you still have questions, a lot of people can answer them. It's a little tricky to get it set up, but once you do the results are well worth it.

Dean

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

What version and how do you get it?
And how does codex work?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.



moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Dean Martineau
 

Like David, I have no desire whatsoever to read on my pc. Unfortunately, it is an either/or situation with Kindle. Either you read books on the computer, in which case you can use the latest Kindle for Pc which has screen reader features, or you use Codex, which requires the older Kindle for PC version which does not. I choose the latter. I convert Kindle books into .txt or .epub effortlessly, and read them on my braille device or on and iPhone using Voice Dream Reader. Getting this process set up is a little tricky, but once that small hurdle is overcome, Kindle is wonderful.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an
earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all
with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have
no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and
prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that
this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to
use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even
necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.



moderated Re: VLC Revisited

David Griffith
 

 

Many thanks

This confirms that neither of us are sleepwalking  to our computers and bizarrely muting VLC in our sleep.

 

Computers

! You have to love them or hate them.

 

David Griffith

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: 08 April 2020 00:30
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC Revisited

 

Well folks…I just tried top lay a clip in VLC, and, what do you know? No sound!

Check sndvol

And the volume is set to 0%!

Th is isn’t the case with any other programme

So eitehr a Windows update or VLC update must have caused this. I don’t recall an update to VLC recently…but it seems it might be a semi-universal thing.


moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Sharon
 

What version and how do you get it?
And how does codex work?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.



moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

David Goldfield
 

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.

On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016 codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks for any help.


moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Richard Turner
 

Have you considered checking to see if the books you want or have are on ghookshare?
For $50 a year, you can download all the books you want and you can choose Word format, which if you really want as plain text would be rather easy to do.


Richard

"Today's poop is tomorrow's fertilizer." -- Anonymous

(Sent from my iPhone SE)

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com



On Apr 7, 2020, at 7:31 PM, Sue J. Ward <groovy41@...> wrote:

Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016 codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks for any help.




moderated Re: How do I make it so I don't have to hit the FN key on an Asus Laptop.

Marie
 

Kevin, I have an Asus laptop and I don’t think you want to disable the FN key because using it with the arrow keys works very well once you get used to it. And try the methods posted by Brian and  Pramit to get the function keys back to what we are used to as f1 through f12.
 
Marie
 

From: Kevin Minor
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How do I make it so I don't have to hit the FN key on an Asus Laptop.
 

Hi.

 

To keep this on topic, I’m using JAWS 2020 on the latest Windows 10 PC. It’s an Asus laptop. I don’t remember the model, but it has 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and an 11 inch touch screen. It also has that dreaded FN key, and that is annoying, because you have to hit it along with the function keys to work with some JAWS functions. I have a nice Logitech Bluetooth keyboard that has a numeric keypad, and I made it so the FN key isn’t needed to hit the function keys to do things like have JAWS tell you the time. How do I disable it?

 

I have one other question. The laptop keyboard doesn’t have a numeric pad, so you use a combination of keys to accomplish something, such as FN+LEFT ARROW is the equivalent of the HOME key. If I make it so the FN key is no longer necessary, would that key combination no longer work?

 

Thanks in advance for help.

 

Kevin and Jilly, and Valerie who is practicing social distancing from her home


moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Dale Heltzer
 

Though it's time-consuming, I have put Kindle into full-page mode (f11) and taken screenshots of each page, then done OCR with JAWS or Omnipage.

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Dale E. Heltzer
deheltzer@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sue J. Ward
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:40 PM
To: jaws list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016 codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks for any help.