[blindLaw] Working with PDF documents

Singh, Nandini NSingh at cov.com
Tue Oct 4 16:46:02 UTC 2022

Second. I will add that you can use a more sophisticated PDF editor, like Power PDF, and force the issue. These pieces of software have inconsistent success with JAWS. However, they do enable you to edit PDFs. 

For your specific scenario, if the PDF does not come with form fields built-in, it is either a mistake in how the PDF was prepared or else the author probably intended you to print out the document and fill it out by hand. In 2022, the latter is astounding to encounter, but it does happen.

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You can't. PDF's are what they are and can't be easily changed. If JAWS
doesn't see edit field, the creator of the form did something wrong -- or it
is intended that you print out on paper and fill it out that way.


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Hello, I was wondering whether anyone had any experience working with jaws
for windows and PDF documents? In other words, how can I fill out forms that
do not have an edit field in the PDF or change things around in these kinds
of  documents. Thanks in advance for your help

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