Re: Accessible Lightweight PDF Viewers

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I have encountered some recent pdf files that seem to have save as text either disabled or what you get afterwards is a bit like throwing a lot of words in the air and expecting them to make sentences afterwards. I imagine this is the untagged document problem again. Many of the documents my local council issues are like this and often also contain graphics and maps so trying to use the webbie tool also ends in tears.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Lightweight PDF Viewers

Is there any reason not to load the document one time then save it as a text file? That's what I usually do with PDF files so as not to waste time converting the document more than once.

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From: Bhavya shah
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 2:27 PM
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] Accessible Lightweight PDF Viewers

Dear all,

I currently have a 144 mb file that is one of my Physics textbooks.
From the file size, it is easy to infer the massiveness of this
document. Hence, opening it in Adobe Acrobat DC is not always
practical as it takes an infeasible amount of time to load all pages.
Hence, I am in need of some alternate accessible PDF viewing solution
which is relatively lightweight and is likely to be substantially
quicker in loading a large PDF for viewership.

Alternatively, another approach towards addressing my needs that I can
think of is to split this huge PDF into a bunch of different PDFs
which individually are smaller files and thus likely to be faster to
open. In case you are aware of some tool to split a large PDF file
into a few smaller ones, I would appreciate if you could share those
as well.

I am open to using both of the above approaches simultaneously for
maximally mitigating the current problem as well, if need be.


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Bhavya Shah

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