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FW: [App_Acrobat] Add-on to convert PDF to text files

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  • Shawn Warren
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2001
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Gary Walker
      > Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 9:41 AM
      > To: Shawn Warren
      > Subject: FW: [App_Acrobat] Add-on to convert PDF to text files
      >
      > Accessibility Tools for PDF Documents
      > Access.adobe.com provides a set of free tools that allow visually disabled
      > users to read documents in Adobe PDF format. These tools convert PDF
      > documents into either HTML or ASCII text which can then be read by many
      > screen reading programs.
      > These tools approximate the logical reading order of the text in a PDF
      > document and reformat it into a single column of text. This solution
      > provides three benefits:
      > * Visually disabled users can use familiar applications, screen
      > readers and Web browsers.
      > * PDF files can be accessible on any platform supporting Web browsers
      > and screen readers.
      > * Some of the problems screen readers have reading documents with
      > complex layouts are overcome.
      > These tools work best on documents in English. Documents in European
      > languages, such as French or German, should convert fairly well with the
      > exception of symbols that cannot be represent by text-based formats, such
      > as umlauts. Languages requiring double-byte characters, such as Japanese,
      > Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew and Russian, are not supported.
      > Following is a brief overview of the accessibility tools available to
      > convert PDF documents to other formats. For a more detailed description,
      > go to the "Optimizing Adobe PDF Files for Accessibility" white paper.
      >
      > Link to download page.
      > http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/5efe.htm
      >
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