[access-uk] Re: PDF difficulty

  • From: <Clive.Lever@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:50:57 +0100

Hi Andy,
do you know whether the content is actually text, or if it is really the
scanned image of a printout of what started its life as text? This would
certainly give a result visible to the sighted reader and inaudible to a
JAWS (or other speech output) user. 
Please excuse me if this is a read herring. I've seen that particular
trick turned before. It's not good practice, but sadly it happens more
often than it should.
Clive Lever
Diversity Advisor
01622 221163 (extension 7000 1163) Room 1.15, Sessions House, County
Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ.
Diversity is a strength and we will value and harness difference for the
benefit of all service users, the individual and KCC. 


From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Sent: 27 April 2011 14:40
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] PDF difficulty

Hi all -
Sometimes when I click on a PDF doc, the processing starts, but JAWS [9]
can't see anything. Using the JAWS cursor, I can read a line that says
"1/2 29.4 percent find"
I understand that this means 29.4 percent of page 1, and there are 2
pages to process, and that the "find" is to search the document, but
can't figure out how to make the document visible to JAWS. Sighted help
tells me the document is visible on screen, but trying to use the "find
facility to search for a word that is visible to the eye, reports no
results. I also notice that hitting the ALT key doesn't bring up the
menu bar.
Any help please? -

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