Re: Adobe Acrobat vs. QRead


QRead is also not good if your pdf is divided into columns. The acrobat reader will try and read the columns separately while QRead will read both columns as one line making the text sound really confusing.

Otherwise the below answer is right. QRead is my first choice, but also keep Acrobat Reader around as QRead isn't perfect.


On 9/13/2018 11:54 AM, JM Casey wrote:
The Adobe Acrobat find feature is weird and doesn't quite work nicely with screen-readers in my experience.

You should have both Adobe and qRead on your system if you want, imo.
I like qRead mostly because it is fast as hell. If you set Adobe to load the entire document, which is wise if you really want proper functionality to work, but then try to open a really large file, you've no doubt noticed how irritatingly long it takes to process. qRead can do this in just a few seconds. So I like how small and snappy it is by comparison.

However, sometimes you will just need the Adobe product instead. qRead doesn't always seem to show document formatting properly. You can't print from it if I remember right, and anyway, if formatting is wanky, you wouldn't want to. You can't fill out forms. Etc, etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Mike Sedmak
Sent: September 13, 2018 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Adobe Acrobat vs. QRead

I find that search works in qread but have trouble searching for text in acrobat reader.

On 9/13/18, kelby carlson <kelbycarlson@...> wrote:
I know that QRead is specifically designed for the blind, but are
there any advantages it has in reading PDFs that make it significantly
better than Adobe Acrobat with NVDA?

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