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RE: Issues with PDFs

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:11:09 +0000
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>, w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <18ac09d1dd2049b08756af1781abfe26@XCH-RCD-001.cisco.com>
Also there is a program called QRead which will read PDF files as well, plus other formats and services like bookshare.

Sean Murphy
Accessibility Software engineer 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) 
Sent: Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:08 AM
To: 'Jonathan Avila' <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>; w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Issues with PDFs

How reliable is this and will it work with protected PDF?

Sean Murphy
Accessibility Software engineer 
seanmmur@cisco.com
Tel: +61 2 8446 7751	Cisco Systems, Inc.
The Forum 201 Pacific Highway
ST LEONARDS
2065
Australia
cisco.com	
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Avila [mailto:jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com] 
Sent: Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:59 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Issues with PDFs

> I tend to convert the pdf documents into Microsoft word...

+1 to that -- if it's a document I have to carefully read converting to MS Word is my preference.  If it's just something to skim reading it in the PDF viewer on the particular platform I’m on then that generally works sufficiently.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: Adi Latif [mailto:adi.latif@abilitynet.org.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:37 PM
To: Amanda Lacy; w3c-wai-ig
Subject: RE: Issues with PDFs

Hi Amanda,

I feel your frustration.

I tend to convert the pdf documents into Microsoft word... 
1. press the application button when on the file name in windows explorer 2.  select open with 3. select Microsoft word

I'm using window 10 with office 2016

This allows me to navigate the document really well and not lose focus when tabbing away essentially do anything that is possible in any other Microsoft Word document.

I know not answering your question but just a work around just in case you weren't aware.

Warmest

Adi

-----Original Message-----
From: Amanda Lacy [mailto:lacy925@gmail.com]
Sent: 29 March 2017 20:56
To: w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: Issues with PDFs

I'm using NVDA and Windows 10 with Adobe reader. Can someone tell me why these things happen?

I'm required to decide how many pages to display. If I choose "single page" I have to issue some command at the end of each page to keep reading. But if I choose "entire document", and the document is huge, Adobe reader crashes. Why should I need to worry about how much of anything is visible on the screen? Which setting just works without hassle?

Words blur together. Example:

If FAR 52.227-19 is applicable, thisprovision serves as notice under clause (c) thereof and no othernotice isrequired to be affixed to the Software or documentation. The Government's rights in Software and documentation shallbe onlythose set forth in this Agreement.

PDFs are full of these errors in my experience. How can I fix them?

Adobe doesn't save my place. If I arrow around in a PDF, alt-tab away to go do something else, then alt-tab back, I'm never in the place where I left off. Why is that? Again, fixable?

Also, what commands provide the most random access which you think I should know?

Most of my school books were PDFs and this made my studying harder. I try to avoid them now, but at the moment I have some that I need to read. I appreciate any tips.


Amanda

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