Sue, this sounds very much like u need to adjust your adobe settings. & that probably warrants private contact--would that be permissible? On 7/7/08, siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > 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. > > -- Change the world--1 deed at a time Jackie McBride Check out my homepage at: www.abletec.serverheaven.net & please join my fight against breast cancer <http://teamacs.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=1790196&pg=personal&fr_id=3489> 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.