Re: Is the NVDA Commands Quick Reference available in some searchable document format? (e.g. PDF, docx)


Brian, using Firefox & Microsoft print to pdf, I was able to use
ctrl+NVDA+f to search text in Acrobat, using the 32-bit version. The
reading is terrible, because, for some reason, spaces in acrobat
reader aren't being recognized anymore, so just about every Acrobat
document reads crappy now. But it works.

What also worked for me is to do a quick ctrl+a, ctrl+c & paste it in
either Wordpad, Notepad, or Word.

I know you know these methods, I'm certainly not trying to be
condescending, so I'm wondering precisely what versions of browser &
Acrobat you're using?

On 7/17/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 05:27 PM, Jackie wrote:

printing using the Microsoft print to
pdf utility also works.
I'll also try that, but what I'm trying to say is that none of these print
to PDF options is generating a searchable PDF, and even if I manually run
OCR on those files in PDF-XChange Viewer, and save the result, I get nada as
far as searchability.

It's the strangest thing I've ever encountered.  I would have thought, given
that the source HTML file is almost purely text based, that any resulting
PDF generated via any virtual printer method would have defaulted to being a
searchable PDF with no need to do OCR processing on it to begin with.

But the OCR just not working is just bizarre.  I've done OCR on source
material many times that were image scanned PDFs with "sketchy quality"
source material or scanning or both, where the OCR results are perfect or
close to it.  Strange . . .

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

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