Reading long tables in PDF files
I am using the latest version of NVDA and adobe DC pro 2020
recently I have encountered a strange behavior with reading long tables onPDF files
For example table with 62 rows and 6 columns
The problem is that after the first page of that table, when keep reading the table in the next pages, NVDA starts to read the column header twice for each column header. and then after a few pages NVDA read three times the name of the column header for each cell on the table.
I tried to read this table with several voices and synthesizers and it seems that this problem keeps occurring with every synthesizer such as windows 1 core voices and vocalizer expressive. Also I have tested this with two accessible PDF files.
Does nv-access or anybody knows about this issue and what can be done to fix that?
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Do we know if the pdf table is actually reading what is there or not, ie, is it intelligently adding the header names, then the maker of the document repeats them, so over time you build up multiples of the text?toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Is there any way in Adobe Reader these days to view the entire document without moving between pages. I know there used to be, but since PDFs cause all manner of odd effects, I try to get hold of alternative formats when I can, so I don't use it a lot.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Eilana Benish" <benish.ilana@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2022 7:27 AM
Subject: [nvda] Reading long tables in PDF files
Hello Eilana and List,
I use Adobe Acrobat Pro at work too. Two work-arounds to consider:
1. Export your PDF file to a Word file. Then use NVDA to read the table in Word.
2. Use the Read Out Loud function within Adobe.