Nermin, you address an important part of my concern, that the file won't be altered. Thanks. For the record, initially I couldn't get Adobe to do its thing because it got hung up in the conversion process. However, when I changed the initial conversion setting from the one recommended to "raw text," conversion went smoothly. The question remaining in my mind was what would be the contents of the file I'd be sending after conversion had finished, and you've answered it. Again, thanks. ----- Original Message ----- From: Nermin To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 2:03 PM Subject: Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion Hi Adrian, what if you just let Adobe Reader do its thing, and then save the PDF file somewhere on your harddrive? Choose the "save copy as..." option from the file menu, and the PDF will be on your drive. Then, just forward the file as is to whomever. The file will not be altered, if that's what you're concerned about. Regards and good luck, Nermin From: Adrian Spratt Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:39 PM To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 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?