[lcfbtech] Re: attachments in protected mode

  • From: "Scott..blanks" <scott.blanks@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lcfbtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lcfbtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:36:10 -0800

Dazedl, Is this behavior happening with Microsoft word documents only, or with 
all attachments?  


On Dec 19, 2012, at 12:20 PM, lucia greco <lucy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> hello:
> when you open a word document that is in protected view it is because
> Microsoft is trying to protect you from   downloading harmful files if
> you want to open these files because you trust the sender you should
> use the f6 key until your screen reader says something like this file
> was downloaded and may be unsafe then tab to the button that says
> enable editing. if you mean that the file is a protected form. that is
> more complicated. the file needs to have a lot done to it before you
> can use it properly with your screen reader. the author needs to add
> the information about the field names in the write place for the
> screen reader to see the labels and read them to you. and when it
> comes to pdf files the only trick i know is open your acrobat reader
> with out a document and go in to the  access settings and set the
> large documents size to less then 10 pages. the default is 50 pages
> and some times this works the computer so hard the screen reader dys
> i can't tell you wair to find the settings as in every vertion of
> acrobat it changes  i hope some of this helps lucy
> On 12/19/12, Scott Blanks <scott_blanks@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Dazell,
>> Can you tell us more about the attachments? Are you able to open them at
>> all? Do you get a message when you try to open them? If so, what is the
>> message? Regarding pdf, Jaws does occasionally freeze up, or become
>> temporarily unresponsive when opening these documents, especially if they
>> are very large files. Sometimes patience is the best approach. Give it
>> another minute if you find that jaws stops talking. Occasionally, alt
>> tabbing between the pdf file and other programs will yield a response from
>> Jaws. I have also found that insert escape will snap Jaws out of its
>> temporary haze.
>> Scott Blanks
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>> From: lcfbtech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lcfbtech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>> On Behalf Of Dazell Mallory
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:03 PM
>> To: lcfbtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [lcfbtech] attachments in protected mode
>> What do I do to open an attachment that is in protected mode?
>> How can I file out a PDF document?
>> How come JAWS shuts off when I try to open a PDF document?
>> Thanks;
>> Dazell

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