How do you access a PDF file using NVDA!!!


Arun Gaalla
 

Thanks a lot….

 

Arun


Chris Mullins
 

Hi

You can download the adobe Acrobat reader DC and install it and make it the default app for .pdf files.  Then when you open  a pdf document, it will use this app.  The first time you use it, the app may detect you are using a screen reader and open the Set-up Assistant.  If this does not  happen, press alt+e, then y.  Select ‘Set-up Assistant and  press enter.  This guides you through configuring how documents are displayed.                you mwill be asked what accessibility features you wish to enable.  The choices are ‘all’, ‘Screen reader’ or Magnifier’.  You can elect to use the defaults for whatever feature you selected  but I like to next through the screens and have a look at what is available.  When you get to the last screen, activate the finish button and your settings are saved.  I set mine to single page display and use control pageup/pagedown to move page by page through a document.

 

Cheers

Chris         

 

Tab through the settings controls and use arrow keys to navigate control options. 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arun Gaalla
Sent: 27 July 2017 19:08
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] How do you access a PDF file using NVDA!!!

 

Thanks a lot….

 

Arun


Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Arun,

Using the latest Adobe Reader DC, you should be able to read a properly setup PDF file just like many other documents in other programs.

If you get a message saying that there is no text in the document, then it's likely that the PDF was created as an image - even if to a sighted user it is full of text (it's like a photograph of a page from a book).  NVDA has an add-on which can automatically run OCR over such an image.  See: https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/ocr.en.html for that.  If you are using Windows 10, in the upcoming NVDA 2017.3 there is an OCR feature built in (which works much the same way).  You could either install the add-on and then uninstall it when 2017.3 comes out, or you can try a "Master" snapshot build of NVDA now, which is like a beta version: https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/snapshots/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 4:07 AM, Arun Gaalla <gaalla@...> wrote:

Thanks a lot….

 

Arun




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Ashley Wayne
 

Thank you for the thorough reply, this has been helpful for me as well

 

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From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 4:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How do you access a PDF file using NVDA!!!

 

Hi Arun,

 

Using the latest Adobe Reader DC, you should be able to read a properly setup PDF file just like many other documents in other programs.

 

If you get a message saying that there is no text in the document, then it's likely that the PDF was created as an image - even if to a sighted user it is full of text (it's like a photograph of a page from a book).  NVDA has an add-on which can automatically run OCR over such an image.  See: https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/ocr.en.html for that.  If you are using Windows 10, in the upcoming NVDA 2017.3 there is an OCR feature built in (which works much the same way).  You could either install the add-on and then uninstall it when 2017.3 comes out, or you can try a "Master" snapshot build of NVDA now, which is like a beta version: https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/snapshots/

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 4:07 AM, Arun Gaalla <gaalla@...> wrote:

Thanks a lot….

 

Arun



 

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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 

Basic Training for NVDA & Microsoft Word with NVDA E-Books now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

 

www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 

 


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Some pdfs, however are not tagged and hence some pages work while otherstend to be some form of Klingon.
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From: "Chris Mullins" <cjmullins29@gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:12 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] How do you access a PDF file using NVDA!!!


Hi

You can download the adobe Acrobat reader DC and install it and make it the default app for .pdf files. Then when you open a pdf document, it will use this app. The first time you use it, the app may detect you are using a screen reader and open the Set-up Assistant. If this does not happen, press alt+e, then y. Select ‘Set-up Assistant and press enter. This guides you through configuring how documents are displayed. you mwill be asked what accessibility features you wish to enable. The choices are ‘all’, ‘Screen reader’ or Magnifier’. You can elect to use the defaults for whatever feature you selected but I like to next through the screens and have a look at what is available. When you get to the last screen, activate the finish button and your settings are saved. I set mine to single page display and use control pageup/pagedown to move page by page through a document.



Cheers

Chris



Tab through the settings controls and use arrow keys to navigate control options.

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arun Gaalla
Sent: 27 July 2017 19:08
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] How do you access a PDF file using NVDA!!!



Thanks a lot….



Arun


Arun Gaalla
 

Thanks Quinton and Chris…

 

Arun

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How do you access a PDF file using NVDA!!!

 

Hi Arun,

 

Using the latest Adobe Reader DC, you should be able to read a properly setup PDF file just like many other documents in other programs.

 

If you get a message saying that there is no text in the document, then it's likely that the PDF was created as an image - even if to a sighted user it is full of text (it's like a photograph of a page from a book).  NVDA has an add-on which can automatically run OCR over such an image.  See: https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/ocr.en.html for that.  If you are using Windows 10, in the upcoming NVDA 2017.3 there is an OCR feature built in (which works much the same way).  You could either install the add-on and then uninstall it when 2017.3 comes out, or you can try a "Master" snapshot build of NVDA now, which is like a beta version: https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/snapshots/

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 4:07 AM, Arun Gaalla <gaalla@...> wrote:

Thanks a lot….

 

Arun



 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 

Basic Training for NVDA & Microsoft Word with NVDA E-Books now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

 

www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess