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True in parts. the PDF is loading when you read, so when you move
the cursor more pages are loaded and the previous pages are
available in the virtual mode... for example if your PDF has 150
pages, when you finish to read them, the 150 pages are loaded.
However, I don't know if pages are the range that Firefox uses to
load or if it depend of an other thing.
Personally, I tried this function and I deactivated it. I don't
like Adobe Reader, but I'm an active user of PDF files and NVDA
with the built in reader doesn't work so good (I speak about NVDA
because I've not tried it with other screen readers). For example,
in some files if your PDF says "it is and example", Adoube reader
will read it is an example, but the firefox function read
and it can be really annoying to the synthetizer.
El 14/01/2017 a las 1:56, Gene
Also, I am doubtful that the open feature you are describing
opens an entire document. I haven't played with it to any
extent but when it has come up when a PDF file was opened, it
appeared to display a single page at a time. I didn't look in
any detail at what could be done but it looked to me, as a very
quick impression, that it is intended to allow the user to move
from page to page and not to open or download an entire
document. Others who have used the utility and know a good deal
more than the impression I have of it may correct me if I'm
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Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR software?
Firefox has a built in PDF reader that is activated if you open
without other apps, but it doesn't work with some files like
ones. If you set in the "open with..." menu firefox as your
open PDFs files, these will be opened with Firefox when you press
in the file explorer.
I don't know if firefox has an option to convert PDF to txt, but I
El 14/01/2017 a las 1:23, nasrin khaksar escribió:
> thanks so much for your advice.
> but for many reasons, i dont trust adobe product and i dont
never use them!
> i deactivated all plugings in my browser and i only want to
> pdf files in my browser without any plugin and convert them
> to read them by notepad+++ or save them as html and read them
> how can i do this?
> also my pdf documents are not image pdf which needs OCR.
> thanks again for your help and God bless you!
> On 1/13/17, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
>> My personal advice is to never open PDF files
in a web browser for
>> reading. I have had way too many "inconsistencies" with
how screen readers
>> interact with the plug-ins (usually the Adobe Reader
plug-in) in the
>> browsers themselves. It usually turns into a nightmare
of one sort or
>> I routinely tweak the web browser or web
browsers on a client's
>> system (and have done this on my own as well) to force
PDFs to open in the
>> PDF reader you have set as the default on your system
rather than within the
>> browser itself. Since most folks have Adobe Reader in
one of its versions,
>> and this has been scripted for every screen reader I've
ever touched, you
>> have a much more reliable and consistent PDF reading
experience once you're
>> used to using the PDF reader program with your screen
reader. It also has
>> the added advantage of making it much easier to recognize
when you've been
>> handed an old PDF that was image scanned and that will
need to be OCR
>> processed if it is something that you know contains text
before it can be
>> read by the screen reader.
>> * * *He discloses the workings of a mind to which
incoherence * *lends an
>> illusion of profundity.*
>> * ~ T. De Vere White*