Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

  • From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:44:31 -0500

Nermin, you address an important part of my concern, that the file won't be 
altered. Thanks. For the record, initially I couldn't get Adobe to do its thing 
because it got hung up in the conversion process. However, when I changed the 
initial conversion setting from the one recommended to "raw text," conversion 
went smoothly. The question remaining in my mind was what would be the contents 
of the file I'd be sending after conversion had finished, and you've answered 

Again, thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Nermin
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

Hi Adrian,

what if you just let Adobe Reader do its thing, and then save the PDF file 
somewhere on your harddrive? Choose the "save copy as..." option from the file 
menu, and the PDF will be on your drive. Then, just forward the file as is to 

The file will not be altered, if that's what you're concerned about.

Regards and good luck,


From: Adrian Spratt
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:39 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Halting a PDF Accessibility Conversion

Hi. A website links to a PDF file I need to forward to someone. When I click on 
the link, I am immediately given the dialog for making a PDF file accessible to 
a screenreader. I can find no way to download the document to my system, nor 
can I interrupt the accessibility process. When I select "cancel," a message 
appears: "Alert: Document unavailable." (As an aside, when I allow the process 
to go forward, it never finishes.)

How can I suspend accessibility conversion so that the file is on my screen, 
even though I might not be able to read it with JAWS, so that I can right-click 
on it and locate the "send" option?

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