Re: selecting a block of text in MS Word 2010
Well, I have had a number of helpful answers, but thanks for this explanation - I am not particularly familiar with the layered commands. I am working much more with editing MS Word documents as I work my way through my dissertation, so any help is greatly appreciated. Any hints on where to find out more about these layered commands?toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: Ed Marquette
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2014 5:45 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: selecting a block of text in MS Word 2010
Sorry if someone else has already posted the answer. I'm coming a
bit late to this discussion.
The first step is to "mark" a spot. That can be done with control
plus windows plus k. It is sort of like a bookmark.
One can later return to that exact spot with alt plus windows plus
One can also mark a block of text between one's current cursor
position and the marked spot by pressing the Jaws key plus the
space bar. That is the same keystroke you use to access a number
of so-called layered commands. After pressing Jaws key plus space
bar, one can press r to enter the infamous "research it."
In the present case, to mark a block of text, after pressing Jaws
key plus m, the block of text between your cursor and the marked
spot will be marked. You can then copy, cut, or delete the text.
I use this function a dozen times per day.
I edit lots of documents in MS Word. It is really very handy.
In Jaws 14, however, this method for marking text didn't seem to
work for accepting or rejecting a block of revisions in a document
with track change revisions. At least it seemed inconsistent. I
have not tried it in Jaws 15.
For cutting, deleting, or copying, however, this method of marking
text works great.
By the way, it doesn't matter whether your cursor is ahead of the
marked spot or behind it, and you can be a few characters or a few
Good luck, and I'm sorry if this is duplicative.
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Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 6:50 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: selecting a block of text in MS Word 2010
Thanks for the tutorial. I was just about to ask for these very
same steps because I was unfamiliar with them.
I wonder why the key combinations are so weird. Why, for example,
if marking begins with windows, control, K couldn't it end with
windows, control, M? I doubt I will remember these keystrokes, but
it's handy to know.
On 1/17/14, Adrian Spratt <Adrian@adrianspratt.com> wrote:
selection functions others were posting. But like George B, I'mmethod you prefer.
(sorry I have no suggestions for the solution to yourdifficulty.)
When I turn keyboard help on it says that caps lock is the JAWSkey.
However, when I hit either key combination to select the blockof text
and then Control C to copy I get a message that nothing isselected.
just that sometimes I want to select several sentences, forexample,
but not necessarily the entire paragraph.may
have done that, try it with the caps lock or the scroll lock andsee
if it works.think
that change is made in the keyboard manager, but I can'tremember off
the top of my head because it's not something I or my clientsneed to
do often. When you press insert + space, what happens? Do youget the beep sound?
to change the JAWS key, is that a possibility?might
be in order because this feature hasn't changed or gone away.Cynthia
in a word document? I used to be able to mark a spot in thetext, go
to the end of the block I wanted to select, and then press theJAWS
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