Re: Track changes in Word 2007/2013

Russell Solowoniuk

Hi again,

I have one more question regarding track changes. When I arrow through
my document, and come to a line that has a comment, the Jaws voice
changes to Rocko when reading the comment. Is there a way to prevent
the Jaws voice from changing when it reads a comment?



On 5/14/15, Russell Solowoniuk <> wrote:
Hi Ed,

Thanks so much! You saved me a lot of time combing through the archives.

You guys are great!


On 5/13/15, Ed Marquette via Jfw <> wrote:
I just reviewed Paul's very thorough tips on using track changes in Word.
think I was in that thread with Paul, and I cannot think of a thing he
You should know that turning on the quick access keys with JAWS key plus
is pretty much useless in large documents. So, don't rely on that.
Also, don't rely on JAWS to give you the colors of the added and deleted
text. In the end, that's not all that important because the colors
on everyone's computer. So a deletion that is in red on your computer
be green on someone else's computer.
In the verbosity settings, turning on "count" is crucial. That way
know if there has been a change in a line if you are reading by line.
is not too reliable if you are jumping by paragraph. JAWS won't always
you when an entire paragraph has been deleted if you are jumping through
document with control plus down arrow.
Paul is also right about sighted users having some of the same problems,
especially in identifying who made what changes. JAWS will actually
announce the names. Sighted users have to jump through way more hoops to
figure out who made what change -- particularly when there have been 4 or
people editing a document.
Good luck.
As frustrating as JAWS is on track changes, the other screen readers
don't attempt to follow track changes or do so crudely.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Russell
Solowoniuk via Jfw
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:53 PM
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Cc: Russell Solowoniuk
Subject: Re: Track changes in Word 2007/2013

Hi Kimber,

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions… very helpful. You and
Paul suggest the same trick of using the Quick Access toolbar… a great

Take care,

On May 13, 2015, at 1:26 PM, Kimber Gardner via Jfw
<> wrote:

Track changes are, quite honestly, a pain in the butt with any version
of jaws. It can be done, but you will need patience and perseverance.

Now having said that, what I've done is place accept and reject
changes on the quick access toolbar so I can use control key
combinations to perform these functions. The whole operation is still
a bit clunky, and there are times when you will need to use your jaws
functions to list revisions and the like. But it can be done.


On 5/12/15, Russell Solowoniuk via Jfw <> wrote:
Hi everyone,

What is the most efficient way to use track changes in MS Word 2013
2007 using Jaws 16? It seems a little tedious to bring up a list of
revisions with shift + Insert + R and then work through all the
listed insertions and deletions one by one, especially in a long
document. Is there a way to accept or reject a change and then jump
directly to the next revision and so on without having to bring up the
list again?

Any suggestions for using track changes more efficiently would be
greatly appreciated.

Thanks all.


Russell Solowoniuk
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