Re: MS Word 2010 and JAWS

Adrian Spratt

Ann and Cy,

Thank you both for responding, and Ann, for solving most of my difficulties
so far.

I googled how to indent both left and right. For anyone interested, the best
answer I found is here:

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 11:21 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: MS Word 2010 and JAWS

Justify is good. But I don't think it indents.

At 09:49 AM 4/9/2013, you wrote:
Hey Ann,
How about ctl+J? That is supposed to justify the line leaving an even
of space both on the left and right.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 8:25 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: MS Word 2010 and JAWS

Hi, Adrian,

I will put my answers with the questions.

1. I know that to center a heading, I press control-e on that line.
However, when I check the column number with insert-3, JAWS reports
column 1 for the first letter. Is the heading centered anyway? If yes,
how can I get JAWS to report where it actually appears on that line of
the print page? If when reading font information with insert=f JAWS
says 'alignment centered', then it is. Pressing alt-delete will tell
you how far it is from the left edge and from the top, but not from the
right. and the left measurement includes the margin. So if you have a
one-inch left margin and you're in the first column and first line, the
report will be 'one inch from left, one inch from top'.

2. Is there a way to report progress along lines in terms of inches
instead of column numbers? Yep. Alt-delete (see above)

3. I know you can change indents on the left and the right, but only
separately. Is there a single command to indent a paragraph the same
distance left and right? WordPerfect has the single keystroke F7 to
accomplish this. Not that I know of.

4. Is it possible to have JAWS speak a paragraph symbol when reading
character by character? In the JAWS settings center, I've set JAWS to
read symbols in this mode, but it isn't picking up paragraph signs.
Press alt-h, then 8, then enter. It's a toggle, so the same key
strokes will turn it off.

5. I know I can find a paragraph sign by searching with the term ^p. I
tried searching for two paragraph signs in a row with ^p^p and
replacing them with another string. However, Word treated this search
as including single paragraph signs and replaced every one. How can I
tell Word I want it to locate only instances of double paragraph signs?
You can do this in the find dialog, press the more button and tab to I
think special.
If that's what you did, then maybe it doesn't work any more. But I
used to do it a lot for documents with whimsical line breaks.

6. I wanted to substitute a new keystroke for the control-f find command.
However, I can't find that particular command in Word's list of
keystrokes, nor even in the JAWS keyboard manager (insert-6). The
control-f find command isn't always cooperative. Use alt-e, then f to
get a whole find dialog.

Good luck!

Answers to any of these questions would be greatly appreciated.

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