Re: .pdf readers

David Moore

Hi Brian,

That is a great question. I will experiment with reading those kinds of PDF’s with Edge to see how all kinds of PDF’s read with Edge!.

Let as many of us, who can, try doing this, and report our findings.

David Moore

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Yes but how would it be able to get around those pdfs that have no reading

order or formatting tags which often seems to be the default of most people?

Are you saying in effect that edge is OCRing all pdfs to present the





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Hi all!

I just want you to know, that I use Edge with NVDA to read PDF’s a lot, and

Edge is better than even Adobe reader for reading PDF articles. Edge shows

the entire article, and NVDA reads great. Once JAWS supports Edge, I believe

that Edge will be a great solution for reading PDF’s. Any EPUB book can be

read in Edge as well. So, Edge will be powerful once we have all of the

accessibility for it.

David Moore

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From: Gene

Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 5:54 PM


Subject: Re: [nvda] .pdf readers


OCR programs like Openbook or Omnipage don't present PDF files in their

original form. They recognize them as you would a page of text. It is an OCR

recognition and isn't and won't be considered to be the original document.

Plus, it will almost certainly have some recognition errors.



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From: Shaun Everiss

Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:59 PM


Subject: Re: [nvda] .pdf readers


there are only 3 solutions well 4 really that are worth mentioning 5 if

you count online.


1. adobe reader that can save to html and or text so in theory it

should work.


2. balabolka, or edsharp both should be able to read pdfs as text like



3. pdf2txt, should be able to ripp files to bits even encripted files

though what you get back is unknown.


4. abbyy fine reader, never got this to work accessibly but it can read

so can omnipage, k1000, etc most ocr packagers.


5. google, while technically not a solution you can email the pdf to

yourself, convert to html and save the results.


6, some epub readers can read pdf and edge can though never try it.


Firefox and chrome may to but as I said never tried it.


There is also foxit but it never worked for me.





On 21/07/2017 8:33 a.m., George McCoy wrote:

> Is there a pdf reader other than Adobe Reader that works with NVDA? I need

> one that preserves the document format including indentions.

> Visual inspection of the documents in Adobe Reader reveals that they

> contain indented lines but NVDA says that all lines are at the left

> margin.

> I converted the document to various formats with three different

> converters and in no case does the output show indented lines.

> Thanks very much,

> George









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