Re: JFW v6: unable to hear any thing when reading documents in adobe acrobat reader v7

Hi Pranav,
I was having the same problem with jaws 5.1 until I reinstalled acrobat (I am 
also using version 7). Make sure you have the "full" version of acrobat (which 
is also free) and contains all the accessibility doodads.

Also, when you install acrobat you should get prompts for accessibility 
options. For some reason the first time I installed I didn't get that series of 
prompts.

Hope that helps,
Kimberly

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> Pranav 
> Here are some hints on using acrobat 5 and 6 from the Jaws help system. I 
> did not upgrade to acrobat 7 yet because I did not know if it was supported 
> by Jaws. 
> John 
> Acrobat/Reader Helpful Hints 
> 
> Acrobat/Reader Helpful Hints 
> 
> Most PDF documents created in Adobe Acrobat are now accessible to JAWS. Use 
> Adobe Acrobat or Reader 5 or 6 to view and hear JAWS read these documents to 
> you. Periodically you may encounter a poorly structured PDF file, which JAWS 
> cannot access. 
> 
> Authoring Considerations 
> 
> The accessibility of a PDF file depends on how the document was authored. 
> While JAWS makes PDF documents far more accessible than ever before, some 
> files 
> may still not read properly. Information on authoring accessible PDF 
> documents is available at 
> http://access.adobe.com. 
> 
> Content Delivery 
> 
> If you find that PDF documents load too slowly, you can adjust the content 
> delivery size of the document to load one page at a time, rather than 
> loading 
> the entire document all at once. To adjust your content delivery, open the 
> Preferences dialog using CTRL+K, and then select the Reader page. On the 
> Reader 
> page, go to Content Delivery. Here you can set the minimum document size for 
> loading a page at a time. 
> 
> Note: In Acrobat/Reader 5, use the Accessibility page instead of the Reader 
> page to set the minimum document size for loading a page at a time. 
> 
> PDF Files on the Internet 
> 
> JAWS supports PDF reading even when the file is opened within Internet 
> Explorer. However, you may prefer to display PDF files opened from web pages 
> with 
> Acrobat or Reader. To configure Acrobat or Reader to open PDF files accessed 
> from web pages: 
> List of 4 items 
> 1. Press CTRL+K to open the Preferences dialog. When the dialog opens, you 
> are placed in a list box containing several different selections. 
> 2. Press I twice to move to the Internet page. If you are using 
> Acrobat/Reader 5, press O instead to move to Options. 
> 3. Press ALT+D to move to and clear the Display PDF in Browser check box. 
> 4. Press ENTER to accept the change and close the dialog. 
> list end 
> 
> PDF Forms 
> 
> When reading PDF documents containing form fields, JAWS can speak prompt 
> information for active controls in two ways: 
> List of 2 items 
> . JAWS speaks the MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility) provided 
> information. The MSAA information in a PDF document is created by the author 
> of the document. 
> If MSAA information is not available for the control, JAWS states: "MSAA 
> information is not available." 
> . JAWS speaks the text that appears to be to the left of the active control. 
> This text is spoken as the prompt if the active control is an edit field. 
> JAWS 
> does not attempt to "guess" the prompt text for other active controls such 
> as check boxes, radio buttons, etc. 
> list end 
> 
> Often, both MSAA provided and on screen prompt information are present for 
> the same control. You can select which source of this information JAWS uses. 
> To do this, toggle the setting, Use MSAA for form prompts On or Off. This 
> can be done in one of two ways: 
> List of 2 items 
> . Press CTRL+INSERT+TAB. 
> . Press INSERT+V to open the verbosity dialog. Arrow to the Use MSAA for 
> Form Prompts setting, and press SPACEBAR to toggle the setting. 
> list end 
> 
> You can now check or clear check boxes with SPACEBAR without entering Forms 
> Mode. 
> 
> Creating Custom Labels 
> 
> You can create custom labels for PDF form fields. JAWS announces this label 
> when you move to or read the form field. This custom label replaces the 
> label 
> assigned by the document author (if any). For more information on creating 
> custom labels for PDF forms, refer to 
> Custom Labels. 
> 
> Tables 
> 
> JAWS announces the start and end of tables as well as the number of columns 
> and rows contained within each table. JAWS Table specific commands work 
> within 
> tables in PDF documents. For more information about using table specific 
> commands, refer to 
> Keystrokes for Working in tables. 
> 
> Braille and PDF Files 
> 
> JAWS now supports Structured Mode Braille when pressing TAB to move through 
> links and/or form fields in PDF documents. 
> 
> Back alt+b 
> List of all Supported Applications 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Pranav Lal" 
> To: "jfw-freelists.org" 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 11:57 AM 
> Subject: JFW v6: unable to hear any thing when reading documents in adobe 
> acrobat reader v7 
> 
> 
> > Hi all, 
> > 
> > I have jfw v6 running on windows 2000. I have acrobat reader v7 installed. 
> > Whenever I open a pdf file, I get the wizard asking me to determine the 
> > reading order of the document. I select the default option and hit enter 
> > on 
> > start. I can then carry out all operations using the menus but am unable 
> > to 
> > read anything wen I use the arrow keys. What am I missing? 
> > 
> > The pdf has text in it. I can do a "copy file to clipboard" and paste the 
> > file into an other word processor and read it. 
> > 
> > Pranav 
> > 
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