Hi Ann, My past experience with trying to read PDF files after conversion has been with newsletters and my local newspaper. Yes, the display does show those things, and although I selected the whole document for my newspaper, I could only view one page. When I would try to bring up the next page it didn't work. It is kind of you to offer to convert book files for me. Thanks. I will see what is on that huge consortium. They may not have anything I want. <grin> Sue S. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 6:09 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: world e book fair is here for 2008 Hi all, Actually, Sue, this is disinformation. There are many PDF books on that site, true. However, not all of them are PDF. Many are HTML or TXT. As for Acrobat Reader, what version do you have? the newest versions, 7 and 8, have a dialog that pops up when you 'enter' on a PDF file. It says a couple of things like giving you a radio button for how to read the file, take the default unless you know differently. Then it wants to know if it should do the whole file or just a few pages. Tell it you want it to do the whole blessed file. Then, it will have a "go" button or hmmm, I forget what it's called begin or start or something. Anyway, press the spacebar on it, it's a button. The program will just sit there for a while, hmmm, about a minute or more and then it will show you the top line of the thing. Does the braille display read this OK? That may be the problem. Once you've gotten the PDF opened, you can save it as a text file. The PDF's on these libraries are mostly text ones and should work OK. However, since this is a consortium, some of these may not work, depending on where you get them. It's sort of hit and miss. I'll tell you what, Sue. If you want a couple of PDF's from there, download them, and send them to me. I'll convert them for you and send them back. I don't know if the braille display works in Adobe Reader. If it doesn't, of course, that means your dead in the water. Send 'em to me. I'll convert 'em for you. Hmmm, this is interesting. Now you've got me curious. I'm going to do some experimenting if I get the chance. I'll hook up the BN and see what it does in Adobe here. Darned idiots, if they're going to create an accessible PDF reader, the least they could do is make it accessible to braille displays! <grrrr> Ann P. -- Ann K. Parsons Portal Tutoring EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.portaltutoring.info Skype: Putertutor "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost." Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.