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hey darrell, I just wanted to advise your readers that they could alternitively and easily just use a mac, and a built in program called preview that will allow you to read pdf docs as if they were just your standard text docs with the screen reader voiceover
Long time no talk! Last time was at CCB I think!
Hope you get these via email since this isn’t really a recent post.
Well I haven’t tried PDF2TXT yet cuz it’s a Win32 program, and I’ve been doing major amounts of work on the Pac Mate (BX440) so I am limited to the adobe seervice. Not bad as long as you have online access of some kind.
Only problem is it doesn’t work w/ActiveSync–that is, you have to create a separe account sored on the PM and send the PDF file from there; no idea why.
Well, I thought I’d point it out, and also say that I for one would love to see/hear more commentary about portable devices out there. There are so many, and about 70% of them that are mostly foreign never get mentioned.
Well take care, thanks for the MAGIC warning, and contact me if you like.