Re: JAWS and Punctuation


Mike, you beat me to it, but I was gonna write:

make sure the key combination you want to use for toggling through the levels of punctuation is not used for anything else.
you can do this by pressing this combination before starting these steps.
if JAWS just announces the keys and nothing happens, it's ok to proceed.

select and copy the following with a control+c into the windows clipboard:

Script TogglePunctuation ()
Say (PunctuationToggle (false), ot_no_disable)

press insert+0 to start the script manager.
press control+shift+d to load the default script file.
press the control+end key to move to the end of the script.
press the enter twice to add blank lines.
press control+v to paste the script block previously copied.
press the left cursor once key to move in to the script.
press control+d to open the properties for the script.
press tab once and make sure the checkbox is checked.
press tab a few times to where a hotkey can be assigned.
press the keys you want to use.
press the tab key to and activate the OK button.
finally, press control+s to save and compile your addition to the default script.
hopefully , the entire script will recompile just fine.
it's alot to follow but it's the way I know to ensure it works.

On 8/30/2015 2:09 PM, Mike B. via Jfw wrote:
Hi Adrian & List Members,

Steps for, Assigning A Keystroke To Adjust Punctuation On The Fly

1. Press, Insert + F2, to open the Jaws Manager.
2. Goto Keyboard Manager and press enter.
3. Navigate to Default, & then tab 1 time to get into the list of
4. In the Default keyboard manager list navigate to Set Punctuation Level
If it says none. That means there has not been a keystroke assigned.
5. Press the Alt key to open the menues, & right arrow to Action. Then down
arrow to Add Keystroke, & press enter. Or press control + A which is the
shortcut for asigning a keystroke.
6. Insert a keystroke combination like control + dash for example. If the
combination is already being used for another command jaws will tell you.
Doing this in the Default Keyboard Manager, allows this keystroke to be used
in all aplications.
7. Tab to the Okay button, press the spacebar, then a dialogue will open
if you are sure you want to modify the default JKM. Press the spacebar on
the Yes option.

Now, every time you press the control + dash keystroke it changes the
punctuation level. So press the control + dash keystroke until you hear
the punctuation level you want.

If you ever want to change or remove the keystroke, simply repeat the above

Take care.
This email was sent from my, iBarstool. Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Adrian Spratt via Jfw
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Adrian Spratt
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 4:56 AM
Subject: RE: JAWS and Punctuation

Although this method involves a menu, it isn't onerous. Press JAWS key+v to
open the quick settings dialog. Then press p until JAWS verbalizes
"punctuation." On my system, it takes three presses of p once you arrow past
the edit field. Or you can type p in the edit field and three options
appear, the second of which is "punctuation." Press the spacebar to cycle
through the punctuation level choices, leave the one you want, tab to Okay
and press enter.

I don't know if a hotkey can be created for this operation.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of patatips via
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:26 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support mailing list
Cc: patatips
Subject: JAWS and Punctuation

Hi Everyone,
Is there any hot key that I can use, while I am reading something, turn
punctuation off and on, without going through any menus. Thanks.
Blessings and All the Very Best,

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