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Re: Issues with PDFs

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:38:42 -0700
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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On 03/29/2017 01:55 PM, Duff Johnson wrote:
> Hi Amanda,
>
>> 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?
>
> You didn’t say… but be sure you are using the latest version of Adobe Reader.
>
> The fact that you can only read what’s on the screen / on the page (PDF or HTML) isn’t an accessibility issue per se. I recognize that this isn’t much comfort to you. Yes, super-long PDF documents can present readability issues… but that problem is not PDF-specific.
>
>> Words blur together.
>
> This is due to poorly-tagged PDF files.
>
>> PDFs are full of these errors in my experience. How can I fix them?
>
> By complaining to the author that the files are poorly tagged, and are thus inaccessible.

Is this a problem with specific software that creates PDF files?

I create PDF files with LaTeX. Is there an easy way to make sure this 
running together of words in the PDF tags is not happening?

I'm on Linux so I do not have access to accessibility software that 
requires Windows.
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