Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

Sorry I responded before I read all messages relating to subject.  Thanks for 
explaining.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: George B 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:11 PM
  Subject: RE: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion


  they are trying to just send a linked p d f to someone and when they hit on 
the link it wants to do the accessability for jaws. they can not right click on 
the link and get a menu to save

   

  From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Ann M. Medlar
  Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 08:59
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

   

  I am unsure what you are trying to do.  But if you just wish to read a PDF 
attachment I use OpenBook.  You can most likely use any scanning software to 
read PDF and it works well.  

  I am unsure if you have scanning software.  

  Just open up PDF from scanning software and ensure that file type is set to 
all.  Ann

   

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Adrian Spratt 

    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:19 AM

    Subject: Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

     

    I may have partially solved the problem, but I'm not sure and it doesn't 
give me confidence. In case anyone has additional suggestions or is curious 
what I figured out, here's a summary:

     

    1. I was able to get the document into somewhat accessible form by 
selecting the "raw text" option in the Adobe conversion dialog. this is not the 
default or preferred setting.

     

    2. I had to go through the conversion process before Adobe would bring up 
the file menu. Once it did, I could arrow down to Adobe's email option.

     

    3. I've just sent a test email to myself with the PDF file attached. I 
can't tell if this is the file in its original state or as converted for 
accessibility. Chances are it is the original file because when I open it, the 
conversion dialog appears. Still, I'd like to be sure because I need to forward 
it to my very sighted accountant.

     

    I spoke to customer service at the company where I obtain this file. He 
told me to click on the link I've been using and that at the top of the next 
page is a "Send option. but since that page won't come up for me without 
Adobe's accessibility dialog taking over, I couldn't get to it.

     

    I wish I could send the link to the list, but unfortunately it's in a 
private account.

     

    Again, I'd be very glad if anyone could suggest anything I've overlooked. 
Thanks again to Dave and George for their suggestions.

     

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Adrian Spratt
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:42 AM
    Subject: Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

     

    That was the first thing I tried. It's perplexing. George's idea of 
preventing Adobe going into access mode on the Internet made conceptual sense 
to me, but it didn't seem to work, either. Now I'm wondering if Adobe's 
accessibility mode can be suspended, but I didn't recognize such an option in 
the file menus.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Dave Carlson
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:34 AM
    Subject: Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

     

    Adrian,

     

    Maybe just before you click on that icon, you unload JAWS. Then wait in 
agonizing silence for a couple minutes, then minimize IE, and launch JAWS. Pop 
back in and see what you got.

     

    Grasping, at this point.

     

    Dave

     

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Adrian Spratt
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 07:26
    Subject: Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

     

    George, this sounds like a good answer, but I've gone through the entire 
tools and all other file menus in the initial Adobe window without finding the 
option not to open in the Internet. I did find the option not to open in the 
Web browser, but it was already unchecked.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: George B
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:02 AM
    Subject: RE: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

     

    open a blank adobe reader window

     

    go to tools and accessability settings

     

    find the place where it lets you choose to open in the internet or not and 
choose not to open in the internet.

     

    From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Adrian Spratt
    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 06:59
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

     

    Hi, Dave. No luck, whether with JAWS right click, the applications key or 
shift-F10.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Dave Carlson
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 9:50 AM
    Subject: Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

     

    Adrian,

     

    I presume you've tried to right click on the link first, to see if you can 
save it?

     

    Dave

     

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Adrian Spratt
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 06:39
    Subject: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

     

    Hi. A website links to a PDF file I need to forward to someone. When I 
click on the link, I am immediately given the dialog for making a PDF file 
accessible to a screenreader. I can find no way to download the document to my 
system, nor can I interrupt the accessibility process. When I select "cancel," 
a message appears: "Alert: Document unavailable." (As an aside, when I allow 
the process to go forward, it never finishes.)

     

    How can I suspend accessibility conversion so that the file is on my 
screen, even though I might not be able to read it with JAWS, so that I can 
right-click on it and locate the "send" option?

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