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Re: Scope of the Calibre addon

Blaster
 

I remembered reading about a modified front-end version of Calibre
that was created by the former owner of the TechTalk list, Carlos,
Since I don't use ePub I can't tell you if this version will do what
you want it to do, but you can download an installer or a portable
version here and you can give it a try:

Calibre front-end installer:
http://opopanax.net/download/Setup_eBook-convert_GUI.exe

Calibre front-end portable:
http://opopanax.net/download/eBook-convert_GUI_Portable.zip

Both versions require that you have Calibre already installed, this is
just a front-end addon.
As Carlos was an NVDA user, I'm sure it will be totally accessible,
here's an excerpt from the readme file:
Calibre is an application for organizing and converting eBooks. It's
ability to convert between many eBook formats is one of it's more
useful features. Unfortunately, it is not very accessible and
although you can use the included ebook-convert command line utility
to convert files, many people are not comfortable with this approach.
eBook-convert GUI is a so called frontend for the ebook-convert.exe
command line utility. It can convert individual files and entire
folders including subfolders from any supported format to any other.

HTH,
Blaster

On 9/5/19, Mallard <mallard@...> wrote:
Hello Jens,


May I contact you off list?


Ciao,

Ollie




Il 05/09/2019 17:22, Jens Gierke ha scritto:
Hi Ollie,

thank you for your mail.
The copyright argument is really a poor one. As sighted person you can
select text with the mouse in the book and copy it somewhere else.
And the copyright argument becomes even more ridiculous as Calibre
contains an editor for editing ebooks - at least DRM-free ones...
So I will stay unpacking Epubs and read the containing HTML files until
I will find the time to work on a contribution for Calibre...

Best regards,
Jens


Am 04.09.2019 um 13:42 schrieb Mallard:
Hello,


As far as I nkow, ebooks in the Calibre Viewer are presented as images,
or encrypted somehow, so they can't be read. In order to see the text,
you have to use the OCR function in NVDA, which is absolutely out of the
question.


When I asked the devs what is the reason behind this behaviour, I was
told it's because of copyright...


It honestly escapes me why ebooks aer copyrighted only when a blind
person has to read them, while sighted people can read the text without
issues...


I'd somewhat understand this if it applied only to drm-protected books,
but it applies to anything... Even to drm-free books.


Ciao,

Ollie


Il 31/08/2019 14:27, Jens Gierke ha scritto:
Hi,

I'm irritated about the Calibre addon for NVDA. Does it allow reading
ebooks with Calibre or is it only to make use of the converter
capabilities? Even with the addon installed I'm not able to read any
book content in Calibre's ebook viewer. There is no browse mode and
also
the review cursor/object navigation doesn't help.

Best regards,
Jens









Re: Scope of the Calibre addon

Mallard
 

Hello Jens,


May I contact you off list?


Ciao,

Ollie

Il 05/09/2019 17:22, Jens Gierke ha scritto:
Hi Ollie,

thank you for your mail.
The copyright argument is really a poor one. As sighted person you can
select text with the mouse in the book and copy it somewhere else.
And the copyright argument becomes even more ridiculous as Calibre
contains an editor for editing ebooks - at least DRM-free ones...
So I will stay unpacking Epubs and read the containing HTML files until
I will find the time to work on a contribution for Calibre...

Best regards,
Jens


Am 04.09.2019 um 13:42 schrieb Mallard:
Hello,


As far as I nkow, ebooks in the Calibre Viewer are presented as images,
or encrypted somehow, so they can't be read. In order to see the text,
you have to use the OCR function in NVDA, which is absolutely out of the
question.


When I asked the devs what is the reason behind this behaviour, I was
told it's because of copyright...


It honestly escapes me why ebooks aer copyrighted only when a blind
person has to read them, while sighted people can read the text without
issues...


I'd somewhat understand this if it applied only to drm-protected books,
but it applies to anything... Even to drm-free books.


Ciao,

Ollie


Il 31/08/2019 14:27, Jens Gierke ha scritto:
Hi,

I'm irritated about the Calibre addon for NVDA. Does it allow reading
ebooks with Calibre or is it only to make use of the converter
capabilities? Even with the addon installed I'm not able to read any
book content in Calibre's ebook viewer. There is no browse mode and also
the review cursor/object navigation doesn't help.

Best regards,
Jens






Re: Scope of the Calibre addon

Jens Gierke
 

Hi Ollie,

thank you for your mail.
The copyright argument is really a poor one. As sighted person you can
select text with the mouse in the book and copy it somewhere else.
And the copyright argument becomes even more ridiculous as Calibre
contains an editor for editing ebooks - at least DRM-free ones...
So I will stay unpacking Epubs and read the containing HTML files until
I will find the time to work on a contribution for Calibre...

Best regards,
Jens


Am 04.09.2019 um 13:42 schrieb Mallard:

Hello,


As far as I nkow, ebooks in the Calibre Viewer are presented as images,
or encrypted somehow, so they can't be read. In order to see the text,
you have to use the OCR function in NVDA, which is absolutely out of the
question.


When I asked the devs what is the reason behind this behaviour, I was
told it's because of copyright...


It honestly escapes me why ebooks aer copyrighted only when a blind
person has to read them, while sighted people can read the text without
issues...


I'd somewhat understand this if it applied only to drm-protected books,
but it applies to anything... Even to drm-free books.


Ciao,

Ollie


Il 31/08/2019 14:27, Jens Gierke ha scritto:
Hi,

I'm irritated about the Calibre addon for NVDA. Does it allow reading
ebooks with Calibre or is it only to make use of the converter
capabilities? Even with the addon installed I'm not able to read any
book content in Calibre's ebook viewer. There is no browse mode and also
the review cursor/object navigation doesn't help.

Best regards,
Jens




Re: An accessible ID3 tagger and file renamer.

Kenny <kwashingtonbox@...>
 

You may want to give this program a try:

https://www.mp3tag.de/en/


Very powerful program. It's completely accessible. Has a great support forem too.

On 9/1/2019 8:11 PM, John Isige wrote:
Hey all. Anybody have a recommendation for an accessible ID3 tagger/file renamer? Basically I'd like something that will get the info, if it can, and fill everything in and rename directories per my specification, instead of having to do it all myself. No, not iTunes, assuming it can even do it. I've tried ID3 Renamer, and though it's seems fairly accessible, I can't for the life of me figure out how to point it at a directory. Free would be good but I'll consider paying if I can try it first. So far the jobs have been small enough that I've just done them by hand.


I could fill it in myself, it's downloads from Document Records so the info's easy enough to find, but that would be really boring. They really should have done it themselves, but they didn't, so here I am with three albums worth of songs to tag and rename, and I'll be downloading stuff from them in the future. So I guess I should finally find a working solution for this.



Re: Previous version of NVDA

 

hi quentin.
as i said in my previous email,

i copied and stored the link for my favorite version which is 2017.2
and just change the number if i try to test any version!
but i really appreciate if you can add a link which archive all
versions of nvda with direct download link.
i observed this beautiful event in numerous opensource programs and
wish to see about nvda too!
God bless you and his infinite mercy i pray for you!

On 9/5/19, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
There isn't a page listing old versions presently, although since it seems
to be something people want, we are working on it. In the meantime, we
have added the link to 2017.3 back to the download page for those using XP.

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 12:49 AM Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:

On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 10:38 AM, Rui Fontes wrote:

https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/releases/2019.1/nvda_2019.1.exe

Rui,

Does there exist a page accessible by "the general public" where
one can browse for older versions of NVDA. I have had occasion to want
to
do this in the past. I thought I'd try the URL you gave, cutting it off
at
"releases," but if you try to go directly to that page you get a 403
Forbidden message. You even get the forbidden message if you cut off
only
the executable file name at the end.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons one might wish to
acquire an old, even long out of support version of NVDA. Is there a
central repository where these can be easily downloaded?

--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362

*The color of truth is grey.*

~ André Gide






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I may disobey God
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Re: Previous version of NVDA

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Igor,

By the slack chat application, do you mean Slack: https://slack.com/intl/en-au/  Are you using the web version or the downloadable client?  (And if web, in which browser?)

If you could send me a copy of your log from when you experience the issue before you downgrade NVDA, I can look into it.  Perhaps ideally at debug level (as nothing is crashing by the look of it, it just isn't reading?)

Also, do try the usual things - restarting with add-ons disabled, ensuring you have rebooted the computer, etc.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 12:29 AM Igor Kaplan <igorkaplan45@...> wrote:

Hi all.

  Would like to ask please if it is possible to download the prior version of NVDA somewhere?

  I am using the slack chat application at work and it was working perfectly fine with last version of NVDA, however after version 2019.2 installation I started to have problems with that, it does not read chat messages.

  Would greatly appreciate, if someone could please point me to the older version download.

 

Thanks.

 

  Igor.

 



--
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Training and Support Manager


Re: Previous version of NVDA

Quentin Christensen
 

There isn't a page listing old versions presently, although since it seems to be something people want, we are working on it.  In the meantime, we have added the link to 2017.3 back to the download page for those using XP.

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 12:49 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 10:38 AM, Rui Fontes wrote:
https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/releases/2019.1/nvda_2019.1.exe
Rui,

         Does there exist a page accessible by "the general public" where one can browse for older versions of NVDA.   I have had occasion to want to do this in the past.  I thought I'd try the URL you gave, cutting it off at "releases,"  but if you try to go directly to that page you get a 403 Forbidden message.  You even get the forbidden message if you cut off only the executable file name at the end.

              There are plenty of legitimate reasons one might wish to acquire an old, even long out of support version of NVDA.   Is there a central repository where these can be easily downloaded?          
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: unable to download Word training with NVDA

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Giles,

I've just emailed you offlist.  In short, yes you should be able to continue to download the material you purchased.  It looks like there was one particular update to Word where anyone who purchased that specific version is getting an error now.  Normally, you should be able to go to https://www.nvaccess.org/my-account/downloads/ and download anything you've purchased previously.  If anyone else has problems, please do write to me directly so I can follow up and ensure you've got access to what you've purchased.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 6:29 AM Giles Turnbull <giles.turnbull@...> wrote:
I downloaded the Word with NVDA tutorial last year but the files are on a laptop that died a death yesterday. I want to download the zip file again but am getting a file not found error, despite my purchase never expiring (according to the email receipt):

Microsoft Word Training for NVDA <span>(eBook)</span>
(Expires:) Never
Microsoft Word With NVDA EBook
Order #23533 (April 27, 2018)
Product
Quantity
Price
Microsoft Word Training for NVDA (eBook)
1
AUD $30.00
Subtotal:
AUD $30.00
Payment method:
PayPal
Total:
AUD $30.00


The error I get is: No file defined Go to shop

Does anybody know if I can still download my purchased copy and, if so, how?

This is quite an urgent request because I need the book to help me do the headers and page numbers on my university MA course dissertation, deadline end of September.

Many thanks :)

Giles



--
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Training and Support Manager


Re: unable to download Word training with NVDA

 

Giles,

          Were I you I would e-mail NVAccess directly via info@....   They should be able to direct your query correctly, and it's almost certain to be an issue that must be corrected on their end related either to your account or their archive.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


unable to download Word training with NVDA

Giles Turnbull
 

I downloaded the Word with NVDA tutorial last year but the files are on a laptop that died a death yesterday. I want to download the zip file again but am getting a file not found error, despite my purchase never expiring (according to the email receipt):

Microsoft Word Training for NVDA <span>(eBook)</span>
(Expires:) Never
Microsoft Word With NVDA EBook
Order #23533 (April 27, 2018)
Product
Quantity
Price
Microsoft Word Training for NVDA (eBook)
1
AUD $30.00
Subtotal:
AUD $30.00
Payment method:
PayPal
Total:
AUD $30.00


The error I get is: No file defined Go to shop

Does anybody know if I can still download my purchased copy and, if so, how?

This is quite an urgent request because I need the book to help me do the headers and page numbers on my university MA course dissertation, deadline end of September.

Many thanks :)

Giles


Re: Can't run NVDA with admin rights on a MS Surface

Kevin Cussick
 

I have a surface go and had a surface pro4 I think it was or maybe 3 anyway have not seen this suspect something is going on with an AV product. do you use anything other than Defender? hope you get it working.

On 04/09/2019 00:11, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Hi James,
Interesting, I hadn't encountered this before, although I personally don't
have a Surface laptop - which model do you have? And which build of
Windows are they running?
As you've found with your Lenovo's, the general advice I gave should
usually work, but evidently there is something different happening with the
Surface. Can you get me a copy of the nvda.log and maybe the nvda-old.log
files from the %temp% folder on one of the surface machines (ideally from
when it was installed, and from when it wouldn't start, rather than the
portable copy).
Regards
Quentin.
On Tue, Sep 3, 2019 at 10:12 PM <james.luxton@...> wrote:

Hi Quentin,

I installed the software with an admin account and can run the software
without issues on the admin account. When I log in as a standard user,
NVDA will not run and this is only an issue on Microsoft Surface
laptops(All our Lenovo units run fine). Currently I am running NVDA in
Portable mode to get my users up and running but I was hoping to resolve
the standard install.

Thank you,
James



Re: Can't run NVDA with admin rights on a MS Surface

james.luxton@...
 

Hi Quentin,

 

I am using a Microsoft Surface Pro 1796 with Windows 10 1809.  I will work on getting the log files.

 

Thanks,

James

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can't run NVDA with admin rights on a MS Surface

 

Hi James,

 

Interesting, I hadn't encountered this before, although I personally don't have a Surface laptop - which model do you have?  And which build of Windows are they running?

 

As you've found with your Lenovo's, the general advice I gave should usually work, but evidently there is something different happening with the Surface.  Can you get me a copy of the nvda.log and maybe the nvda-old.log files from the %temp% folder on one of the surface machines (ideally from when it was installed, and from when it wouldn't start, rather than the portable copy).

 

Regards


Quentin.

 

On Tue, Sep 3, 2019 at 10:12 PM <james.luxton@...> wrote:

Hi Quentin,

I installed the software with an admin account and can run the software without issues on the admin account.  When I log in as a standard user, NVDA will not run and this is only an issue on Microsoft Surface laptops(All our Lenovo units run fine).  Currently I am running NVDA in Portable mode to get my users up and running but I was hoping to resolve the standard install.

Thank you,
James


 

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Re: Previous version of NVDA

Adriani Botez
 

Just search for.nvda on www.filehorse.com

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 04.09.2019 um 19:42 schrieb zahra <nasrinkhaksar3@...>:

brian,
i tried the link and it worked perfectly.
unfortunately i did not find direct archive for selecting and downloading nvda,
but i copied and stored the link for my favorite version which is 2017.2
and just change the number if i try to test any version!

On 9/4/19, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 10:38 AM, Rui Fontes wrote:


https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/releases/2019.1/nvda_2019.1.exe
Rui,

Does there exist a page accessible by "the general public" where one can
browse for older versions of NVDA. I have had occasion to want to do this
in the past. I thought I'd try the URL you gave, cutting it off at
"releases," but if you try to go directly to that page you get a 403
Forbidden message. You even get the forbidden message if you cut off only
the executable file name at the end.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons one might wish to acquire an old,
even long out of support version of NVDA. Is there a central repository
where these can be easily downloaded?

--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362

*The color of truth is grey.*

~ André Gide




--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali



Re: Previous version of NVDA

 

brian,
i tried the link and it worked perfectly.
unfortunately i did not find direct archive for selecting and downloading nvda,
but i copied and stored the link for my favorite version which is 2017.2
and just change the number if i try to test any version!

On 9/4/19, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 10:38 AM, Rui Fontes wrote:


https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/releases/2019.1/nvda_2019.1.exe
Rui,

Does there exist a page accessible by "the general public" where one can
browse for older versions of NVDA. I have had occasion to want to do this
in the past. I thought I'd try the URL you gave, cutting it off at
"releases," but if you try to go directly to that page you get a 403
Forbidden message. You even get the forbidden message if you cut off only
the executable file name at the end.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons one might wish to acquire an old,
even long out of support version of NVDA. Is there a central repository
where these can be easily downloaded?

--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362

*The color of truth is grey.*

~ André Gide



--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: Previous version of NVDA

 

On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 10:38 AM, Rui Fontes wrote:
https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/releases/2019.1/nvda_2019.1.exe
Rui,

         Does there exist a page accessible by "the general public" where one can browse for older versions of NVDA.   I have had occasion to want to do this in the past.  I thought I'd try the URL you gave, cutting it off at "releases,"  but if you try to go directly to that page you get a 403 Forbidden message.  You even get the forbidden message if you cut off only the executable file name at the end.

              There are plenty of legitimate reasons one might wish to acquire an old, even long out of support version of NVDA.   Is there a central repository where these can be easily downloaded?          
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Re: Previous version of NVDA

Rui Fontes
 

https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/releases/2019.1/nvda_2019.1.exe

Rui
Fontes
NVDA portuguese team

Às 15:29 de 04/09/2019, Igor Kaplan escreveu:

Hi all.
  Would like to ask please if it is possible to download the prior version of NVDA somewhere?
  I am using the slack chat application at work and it was working perfectly fine with last version of NVDA, however after version 2019.2 installation I started to have problems with that, it does not read chat messages.
  Would greatly appreciate, if someone could please point me to the older version download.
Thanks.
  Igor.


Re: appModule, where to find help?

 

Hi,

It works on my end - it is recognized as a terminal. Did you tell NVDA to use UIA for consoles? If so, that might explain what might be happening.

Anyway, I advise asking this on the development list at this point.

Cheers,

Joseph


Previous version of NVDA

Igor Kaplan
 

Hi all.

  Would like to ask please if it is possible to download the prior version of NVDA somewhere?

  I am using the slack chat application at work and it was working perfectly fine with last version of NVDA, however after version 2019.2 installation I started to have problems with that, it does not read chat messages.

  Would greatly appreciate, if someone could please point me to the older version download.

 

Thanks.

 

  Igor.

 


NVDA OCR scanned pdf

Lubbe Hendrik <blindguydiy@...>
 

Good day

 

Is there a way that NVDA can rotate the pdf when doing ocr using the “NVDA key + r”.  For As you know if you are blind you cannot see if the pdf is rotated or not.  I wrote a small program in python to input the pdf, and rotate it before it runs it through tesseract for output.  But if there is a way that NVDA can also do it when using the OCR function it will be great for my work do not like us having pdf to ocr programs on the pc’s we work on.

 

Thank you


Re: appModule, where to find help?

Vincent Le Goff <vincent.legoff.srs@...>
 

Joseph,


I don't think this problem is specific to an app in itself.  This is a console application.  If you need the name, this is crawl (crawl-console.exe).  But I would have thought querying the data was  exactly the same thing as querying text from the Windows console.  In this mode, data is displayed in a console and you can use the same shortcut as in any console application.  Navigation is exactly the same too.  Would I have more luck trying to get the "displayed text" on another console application?  I can't figure out why, but I guess I'll try, just to be sure.


Portable version to test if anyone is willing: https://crawl.develz.org/release/0.23/stone_soup-0.23.2-console-win32.zip


Vincent

On 9/4/2019 2:29 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

It appears the flame has died out from the candle i.e. we are missing very crucial information: we need the name of the app please. Without that, even if you report this problem to the development list (which I advise you do), we can't help you in resolving this with accurate answers.

Cheers,

Joseph