Re: how to get rid of page breaks in note pad

heather albright

I am reading books I get from my bookshare account. So I download the books in brf format as I also use my braille note to read the books too. So I unzip the book and send it to k1000. The downloaded file is a brf format and k1000 converts them to txt files. So I really cant share the file, as that would violate my bookshare agreement. But if anyone has a book share account, you can download the books as a brf file and convert them to txt file format threw k1000. That is all I do to read txt files. I have been reading them with j2018 because it does not announce page breaks and I do not have to do anything accept to tell jaws not to read page breaks. I also use vo off my ipad and it to does not announce page breaks. It just takes more steps to bring the file over from my dropbox and read it with my app of the ipadd. I have been trying to use updated screen readers as some day jaws2018 will not work anymore soon. I still do not know the real reason why jaws2018 does not announce page breaks while every other windows screenreader does even when you have set to not announce them in the preference settings. I have been trying to take all the advice sent to me and it has not completely worked on my end. I even had a friend try too and they could not get the screenreader to stop announcing page breaks when reading txt files.

So I do not know what the code is used to make these files turn from brf to txt from k1000 That makes page breaks be put in them.

Thank you, Heather


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From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get rid of page breaks in note pad


I have been following this thread intermittently hoping that, eventually, all would become clear, but it's getting worse as far as being able to offer guidance from my perspective.

Question one is:  What is the source of the material that has the phrase "page break" announced in notepad?   Is it a copy and paste of, say, an MS-Word document, PDF, etc.?

Plain text files created as plain text files should not have page break characters in them to begin with, and this strongly suggests that something was converted from some other original format, and clumsily.

The answer probably lies not in doing anything related to the screen reader, but in having the original plain text generated correctly, or using the actual native file format it came from to read it.

There are also methods that can be used to strip a file of any given character or character sequence, but unless the only source is the thing that's giving you the problem that's really a very last resort.

If you're able to share an example of a file that's giving you this problem that would be helpful, too.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

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