Re: [Bulk] Identifying colors in word



At the risk of Tom again coming up with a better solution, I think you can
search by attributes in MS-Word. I've not had much success with it myself,
so some poking around the find dialog will be needed on your part.

There may also be a training document on the Freedom Scientific site on
this. I vaguely recall getting exposure to the idea in a past webinar on
Word 2003.

Dave Carlson
From my Dell Latitude 630.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 5:59
Subject: [Bulk] Re: Identifying colors in word

Thanks so much Tom and Dave. That works great.

Now, is there a way to jump from one piece of colored text to the
next? I don't see a navigation quick key for it, but I'm wondering if
it would be possible to perhaps do it with a macro or a script?


On 10/4/11, Tom Lange <> wrote:
Hi Kimberly,
You probably want to turn on a proofreading scheme that will let you
identify colors while you're in say-all. As I recall, there a couple of
those. One lets you hear attributes and color; the other will simply
identify color changes as they occur.

1. Press alt+insert+s to bring up the scheme selection dialog.
2. Make a mental note of which scheme is currently active; it's probably
"classic". This is important in case you want to come back to it later.
3. Arrow up or down to the scheme that sounds right for you, then press
4. Go to the top of your document and do a say-all. You should hear JAWS
identify colors and/or attributes as they change.
5. When you're through, go back into the schemes selections and restore
original scheme so that you don't hear that extra info every time you get
into Word.

Hope this helps.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 4:49 AM
Subject: Identifying colors in word

Hi All,

I have a word document in which text has been highlighted using
various colors to denote different types of edits.

How to I tell Jaws 12 to identify the different colors of text as I
read through the document?

Thanks in advance,


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