Does Open Book work the same when it comes to reading PDF files? Just a question? ----- Original Message ----- From: Dean Martineau To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 2:37 PM Subject: RE: Can anyone open PDFs with Jaws really Hi, Jim. There are a number of things to look at here. One is whether the pdf documents people are sending you contain text. If they don't, you need to perform OCR on them with a program designed to read print, so that the text wwill be recognized and turned into readable text. When you say you have the latest version of Adobe Reader, I assume you mean version 8. It would be interesting to know what happens when you try to open a pdf document with this version. There is a third-party program that some people like to use, pdf2txt. It is free, and it can do a limited job of performing OCR on the pdf's that are just pictures of text. You can get it at http://EmpowermentZone.com/p2tsetup.exe If you already use the EdSharp editor, the pdf conversion routine is included in it. This should get you started. Pdf documents are mostly quite usable, so we should be able to figure this out. Dean From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Talley Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 11:52 AM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Can anyone open PDFs with Jaws really Hi all, People keep sending me PDF documents. I have the latest Adobe software, yet I can not open the documents. Can any of you help me. I am using Jaws 7.0 with Win XP home. Is there third party software for this task. Thank you in advance!