Re: e-books with JAWS

  • From: "JM Casey" <crystallogic@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:09:35 -0400

Agreed here. Personally, I like text files because I prefer to read in braille 
and so can easily transfer them to a braille display device. I still find PDF 
files to be a pain in the arse with jaws..they work but not pleasantly; I just 
convert them all to .txt files and delete the stupid .pdf, which is always 
bigger than it needs to be.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Alex Midence 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 11:56 PM
  Subject: Re: e-books with JAWS

  Honestly, though, if I had my true druthers, just a plain old .txt file is 
just wonderful for an eBook.  I read a lot of the stuff on Project Gutenberg 
and much of it is in plain text format.  Bookmarks, you say?  Just put an odd 
character combination where you stopped reading and do a jaws find to it.  I 
like inserting a string like khkj with a space on either side of it where I 
left off and just deleting it when I resume reading.  I've never had Jaws 
encounter a problem finding it, the format is always accessible, and the file 
size is tiny compared to just about anything else you can find.  Just read the 
Three Musketeers like that over the weekend using jaws with the Australian 
English Karen voice which I find insanely pleasant to listen to never mind the 
oddity of an American English speaker choosing Ausie English to read a book 
originally written in French.


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Laura Shumate 
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 8:01 AM
    Subject: RE: e-books with JAWS

    PDF is a good way to read Ebooks.  I also found that if you can find ebooks 
that are in a web based format it is easy to read them.

    Laura Shumate

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Of john.falter
    Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2009 5:20 PM
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: e-books with JAWS


    Which of these e-book formats works best with JAWS?

    Adobe EPUB eBook   
    Adobe PDF eBook   
    Microsoft eBook   
    Mobipocket eBook  


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