Trouble with Mac mail and reading PDF file

macOS & Mac Apps

i need to know how to get attached files from my mail using my voice over? and also, how can i properly read PDF files using voice over?
please help. thank you.



Submitted by chad on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

hi in the mail app go to file under there will be save attachments
as far as reading pdf's try adobe reader dc it still needs a little work as far as accessibility or use docuscan plus you can import pdf's there there's a trial

Submitted by Joseph on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Assuming that the pdf's have been tagged for acessibility, you can also use preview to read them. If they haven't you're better off using a third-party reader.

Submitted by Allan on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In reply to by chad

Sorry i am not good at this. So for example i received an email with an attachment what do i do? What should i find and how to do it? Please guide. Thank you very very much

Submitted by Seanoevil on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The simplest way to access an attachment is through the inbuilt Preview App.
From your inbox, select the email that has the attachment but do not open it.
Then press Command and Y at the same time.
The Preview App will open with the first attachment open.
If there is more than one attachment, use the Preview toolbar to find and open other files.

Attachments, particularly PDF's can be a pain. Most of those I receive are not properly formatted and require a third party OCR App, such as Prismo, to access.

HTH, even just a little.


Submitted by Allan on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In reply to by Seanoevil

Thank you so much