[scribus] PDFs not working with screen reader

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Thu Nov 12 02:59:33 CET 2009

Am Donnerstag, 12. November 2009 02:46:42 schrieb TSH:
> Hello,
> I use Scribus (on Ubuntu) to publish a local club newsletter, outputting it
> to PDF, which is then distributed by email.
> One of our members is visually impaired, and uses a screen reader called
> Jaws to read text. He reports problems getting this software to read the
> PDFs I create with Scribus, which he doesn't experience with other PDFs.
> I really don't know where to start trying to resolve this. Does anybody
> here have any experience with using Scribus to make PDFs suitable for
> working with speech and brail devices?
> Examples of the newsletter in question can be found at
> www.readifolk.org.uk

Scribus 1.3.3.x doesn't save text in PDFs in truly readable form. There have 
been major improvements in 1.3.5+, and I suggest you try this version. 



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