Re: PDF in Web Browser - NVDA says embedded object unavailable

Sarah k Alawami

In brave or edge you can just arrow down until you hear "fit to page' or "fit to width." I don't knwo exactly where it is on theepage, but it should show upwhen you open a pdf in either of those two browsers.


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On 17 Mar 2021, at 14:43, Mert Anlar wrote:


where is that option?

17.03.2021 18:20 tarihinde Sarah k Alawami yazdı:

That might not always be the case. I’ve had it say that, and in some cases all I have to do is click “fit to pate” and the text appears. Try that first.


Good luck.


From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:30 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] PDF in Web Browser - NVDA says embedded object unavailable


I agree with Gene.  The most likely problem is that this PDF so happens to be an image-scanned PDF without any text layer associated with it.  They are out there by the millions, particularly for older scanned PDF files.

Either try NVDA OCR or download the file and use whatever OCR processing you may prefer to add a text layer to the entire document.  The latter is easier if the document is long, at least to me, or if it's something you intend to refer to later.

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