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1.17. Guide: How to open PDF files

Applies to: Kurzweil 3000, firefly (All versions)

Kurzweil and firefly can open PDF's directly. However, it is important to recognize that PDFs can come in a variety of configurations (image, text, locked). This understanding is integral when deciding how best to work with PDFs. Here is a table to help describe the features of each PDF type and its accessibility with our software.

To open a PDF in Kurzweil:

  1. In Kurzweil, go to File > Open.
  2. Navigate to your PDF file and select it.
  3. Click OPEN.

Your PDF will start opening in Kurzweil, it goes through a conversion process (OCR) - please wait for this to finish before attempting to read your document.

To Open a PDF in firefly:

  1. Login to fireflybykurzweil.com
  2. Navigate to your file list (HOME> Expand the username/folder you want to upload to)
  3. Click the UPLOAD button after selecting the public or private folder you want to upload to, covered in step 2.
  4. Select the PDF you would like to upload.

When you first open the file, there may be a delay until all the pages are available to read. If you receive an error that not all pages are available to display, please try again later.

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