Re: Jaws13.0 beta

Peter Holdstock <peterholdstock@...>

Just a thought but for those people having problems such as the issue with Excel is it worth trying to copy the Excel files from JAWS 13 beta and pasting them in to 12. Would that work to fix some of the issues?


-----Original Message-----
From: Farfar on Laptop
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011 9:12 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Jaws13.0 beta


I solved that by using the CardFile view. Then all you do is type the first
few letters and that section comes up.

Lack of first-letter navigation is very likely not a JAWS issue. Take for
example the add/remove programs list in XP. It has never been first-letter

Now I understand that in Windows 7 it is. And FS had nothing to do with
that -- it is all Microsoft.

Dave Carlson
From my Dell Latitude 630.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob - KA5ETA" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:18
Subject: Re: Jaws13.0 beta

The one thing that I have found that I wish they had fixed is the first
letter search in Outlook 2007 contacts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar on Laptop" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011 12:00 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws13.0 beta

Just to let you all know, Excel 2007 now works with JAWS 13. And that was my
biggest complaint.

They did take my favorite keystrokes for reading top 4 and leftmost 4 cells
and give them over to the new Insert+Shift, T table navigation set with a
completely unimaginative set of Alt+1 through 8 keys, so I added my own
keystrokes to these and fixed that problem.

So far JAWS 13 is behaving no worse than JAWS 12 in general situations
overall, and perhaps more responsive.

Again bear in mind that I'm still using XP Pro and the Office 2007 suite.

The Convenient OCR feature is pretty good, although I haven't tried too many
examples of it.

Of course ResearchIt is broken for some of the sites, but that's not a JAWS

Note that I copied over my JAWS 12 Place Markers, Personalized Settings, and
JAWS dictionary files. I *did not* use the merge feature.

And I definitely modified the OCR voice to something less drastic.

Pretty good so far, right out of the box.

I think my theory of odd-numbered versions of JAWS being the best is holding

Dave Carlson
From my Dell Latitude 630.

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