Re: Kindle E Books

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>

Dave, I have a suspicion that the lack of enhanced typesetting may be the culprit for books which appear to be not accessible using the Kindle for PC app. Go to the Kindle bookstore and visit the page for a book that is not working with your Kindle app and see if enhanced typesetting is off.
If it is off or disabled the Codex app will likely allow you to convert the book into a Word document or into a plain text document. However, if you do decide to use Codex you will need to downgrade your Kindle app to version 1.17 as Codex does not work with v1.19 or later. The older version of the Kindle for PC app is available on the Web site that hosts the Codex software. Please note that I am not able to provide individual or one on one support regarding this app. However, you should feel free to ask follow-up questions either on this list or on the Kindle list. To subscribe to the Kindle list, send email to

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 10/24/2020 8:18 PM, Dave wrote:


I buy Books off Amazon to be read in the program I have on this System. 
Its name is Kindle for PC.

Most of the Books I've bought work and red just fine.  I can move line
by line, even word by word when necessary.

However, every once in a while, I purchase a Book, and I cannot read it
in the same way as the others.  I cannot read it line by line, I cannot
use the Vocalizer voice in JAWS, and I cannot move around to read a
single word.

In stead, what happens is it appears that the Kindle Reader is using one
of its voices to read the text, and there isn't a lot of control.   
It's either On or is Off, and moving around the text so far, has been
something I have yet to learn how is done.

I am speculating that the reason most Kindle books read fine has
something to do with the way the text is formatted ahead of time.

I have looked for information before I buy a given title as to if there
is something special about the way the book has been produced.  Some
give some info about how the text was prepared, and others do not.

I have bought titles that did not disclose how they were prepared, and
they work fine.

Can anyone tell me what to look for in the Book Description that might
give me a heads up as to whether or not this book is going to read with
JAWS or NVDA, or if it will be read with the On Board Kindle Voice?

I really want to stop wasting my money, buying books that do not allow
me to read line by line when this is what I wish to do.

Thanks for any hints,

Grumpy Dave

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