moderated About QRead, was RE: JAWS will not read a PDF book!
Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
I was curious so I went to the QRead web site and found this little snippet that shows QRead will not help the person with the PDF book that is an image.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
PDF files are encrypted using DRM. QRead can read the text from unprotected PDF files.
A common practice some companies use in their product manuals is to scan images of the print manual and put just the images in their PDF file. If they do this, there is no text for QRead to speak. If you open a PDF file that seems to be blank, this is often the cause. If this happens, you will need to use OCR software such as Kurzweil or Openbook to process and read the images.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS will not read a PDF book!
But if it's a large file, JAWS doesn't do so well. Kurzweil or OpenBook or QRead are more accurate solutions. OpenBook destroys the formatting, but QRead and Kurzweil do better. QRead cost $23 when i bought it a couple of years ago.
At 10:01 AM 5/30/2021, you wrote:
No need to highlight anything, if you open a document in Adobe Acrobat