Re: Cannot read PDF documents with NVDA

Kevin Huber

If you are using Adobe Acrobat Reader, have you tried changing some of
the settings in your preferences menu?
I forget what needs to be set, but there are several of them which
pertain to Screen Reader accessibility.
I am using Adobe Acrobat Reader version 15 and in my case, if I open a
PDF file, Acrobat Reader detects that I am using a screen reader as
sonn as it loads.
Kevin Huber

On 5/9/16, Aravind R <aravind.andhrabank@...> wrote:
no sir,
if its image pdf then NVDA will announce empty document and document
may contain OCR>
but, acrobat DC announce blank only even for text pdf

On 5/9/16, Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...> wrote:
Most of these I've tried with the current ocr add on end up as Klingon!

However, its a great pity more of the ocrs do not allow one to open pdfs
easily and ocr them.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Huber" <kevin.huber1@...>
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Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cannot read PDF documents with NVDA

Hi Afrim:
Sometimes a PDF document is a picture of the text rather than the text
itself, so you will have to do OCR on it to make it read.
You can try the OCR ad-on, or if you have Kurzweil 1000, you can open
the document in Kurzweil 1000 and it will give you a text
representation of the document.
Kevin Huber

On 5/7/16, Afrim <afrim.maja@...> wrote:
Hello everyone,
I have seriously started using NVDA, and this time is more serious than
other times, because I have upgraded to windows 10, and it works very
and I do mean very very well. One of my biggest issues I'm currently
is reading pdf documents with NVDA. On the adobe reader, or adobe
reader, NVDA reads absolutely nothing. I have to work everyday with
types of documents because my university professors provide me with
or books in pdf format, but I cannot access them.
So, could somebody help me with this problem because it is very

me. Every answer is appreciated.

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nothing is difficult unless you make it appear so.

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