Actually the latest version of adobe acrobat reader is 9, ann, here's the link: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/reader/ And it proves to be accessible, hope this all helps whoever is in need of this, Chela On 7/7/08, Jackie McBride <abletec@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > 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. 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