RE: alert: empty document. message in adobe

  • From: "DAVID WEDDLE" <ddweddle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 14:46:25 -0700

In both cases when a PDF file comes up with the message "Alert:  Empty
Document, i.e., when a scanner scans a document directly into a PDF file
as discussed in the last few messages I've seen today, or when a
document is created in Adobe and security or protection is switched on,
as in the message from Mark Arnold below, the file is actually displayed
in a graphic form on the screen which JFW cannot read.  Two solutions
are available:  (1) print the document and scan the results on a
scanner, or (2) let a scanner program like Open Book or Kerzweil convert
the document into a readable form.  To me, either situation is a pain in
the neck (or somewhere else).

Take care...

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Mark Arnold
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 12:04 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: alert: empty document. message in adobe

OK, I am not sure how to explain this but sometimes when individuals
create a PDF document they can copyright protect it.  I received a
document once that my children could see on the screen but JAWS would
not read.  When I contacted the creator of the document, they informed
me that it was protected.  They sent me another file with the protection
removed, and JAWS then read it just fine.  I do not know why this
occurred but this was my experience.  
Hope that made sense,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Patricia <>  
To: JAWS users list <mailto:jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 1:00 PM
Subject: alert: empty document. message in adobe

has anyone had this message come up in adobe when loading a pdf before?
I just had a situation where a document loaded, and it said processing
page x of y, and then said alert empty document. there hhas to have been
text there... is this a JAWS issue? I am using JAWS 9 and adobe 8. 

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