Re: JAWS & PDF extraction web site

  • From: "Dave Mitchell" <mitch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 10:27:13 -0700

Thanks Dean.
I have 2 different files and they both contain text.  One is an attachment 
to an e mail and the other is at a different web site.

Uploading these files is the area where I need more instruction for now. 
Thanks again, Mitch
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dean Martineau" <dean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:06 AM
Subject: RE: JAWS & PDF extraction web site


Dave, that site appears to be quite accessible, but I'm not sure it's the
best way to convert PDF documents.  Briefly, you first have to accept the
license agreement, then you upload a PDF document to the site.  I uploaded a
short one, and immediately saw the results in a read-only edit field.  You
see one page at a time.

I, or others, can doubtless help you with this site.  Keep in mind that it
won't help you if the PDF document you are trying to read is only an image,
and does not contain any text.  For that, you need to use an OCR program.
If the PDF document does contain text, I recommend putting effort into
installing and learning EdSharp, a very versatile text editor, which has the
ability to open PDF documents in a text window.

If the PDF document you are trying to access is one that is publicly
available for download, others can look at it and see what problems it may
be causing.  Otherwise, keep the questions coming.

Dean

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Dave Mitchell
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 2:44 AM
To: jfw list
Subject: JAWS & PDF extraction web site

Hi,  Even the latest Adobe PDF utility configured for screen reader access
is having trouble with 2 different files I am trying to access.

The site at the link below seems to offer some hope but I cannot find the
trick to following the steps in their Help file.

http://pdftextonline.com/

Has anyone successfully used this site with JAWS 9 and, if so, can you
provide some instructions.  As I have often admitted, a Power User I am not.

Thanks, Mitch
  "To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what
we do not know, that is true knowledge."

Nicolaus Copernicus

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