Re: e-books with JAWS

  • From: "alice dampman" <alicedh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:36:46 -0400

    How do you convert the pdf to text files successfully? 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: JM Casey 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:09 PM
  Subject: Re: e-books with JAWS

  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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      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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