Great information, Ed. Thanks for posting your findings. I'll be
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staying with jaws 15 for now as well.
On 4/17/15, Ed Marquette via Jfw <email@example.com> wrote:
I originally posted this. I have officially gone back to JAWS 15 for track
changes. Here is why.
I have both JAWS 15 and 16 on my Windows 8.1 machine. So, I thought it
would be a good test.
In the same document, on the same machine, using the same Word 2010, and the
same Windows 8.1 operating system, I found these differences:
In the review ribbon under track changes:
JAWS 15 read all of the "options" in the track changes ribbon
JAWS 16 botched the prompts, reading a heading instead of, for example, the
color. I had to use JAWS Key plus up arrow to read the prompts (and then it
With insertions set to grey and deletions set to green:
In the same document, JAWS 15 consistently read colors; however JAWS's
description of the colors did not match Microsoft's color description.
JAWS 16 completely failed, reading "black on white" or "black on black."
I guess I would rather have a wrong color than no color.
The above is not scientific or conclusive, but it is enough to cause me to
keep my JAWS 15 loaded and active. I think this is a nother case where
Freedom Scientific either fixed something and broke something else or added
a feature somewhere that broke functionality elsewhere. This is a
significant reverse in functionality.
I am not even going to load JAWS 16 on my Windows 7 machine, which I use at
Have a great day!
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