Re: How To Stop Jaws From Saying "Vertical Tab"
Louise Johnson <herclouise@...>
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Hi well I am using outlook 2013 and have this happen only in word. It isn’t happening in email so if this helps anyone please share the answer as I don’t like hearing it when putting together documentsLouise and princess Kiara
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: June 1, 2016 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: How To Stop Jaws From Saying "Vertical Tab"
I can send you a sample file where the vertical tabs are being announced, if you’d like.
One thing I have just discovered is that vertical tabs do not appear to be announced in files that have been prepared with previous versions of word such as Word 2003, 2007, or 2010.
It seems to be most prevalent with files in Word 2016, or in e-mails in Outlook 2016 in Office 365.
I know what it is, but it is so very seldom used (or even known about) that I'm really wondering if what is being announced as "vertical tab" is actually a vertical tab. I come from the days of computing when there were punch cards, 300 BAUD lines, tractor feed paper, and when carriage return was just that and a line feed character was necessary to bump the paper (or screen cursor) to the next line.
The only use that I can conceivably find for vertical tab these days is if one is writing poetry where one wants line breaks but doesn't want the automatic paragraph break that comes from hitting return. Were I writing this way I'd find it much easier to set paragraph spacing such that there was "no space after paragraph" and actually have to hit Enter twice to create a blank line.
I'd love to have an example of a file where "vertical tab" is being announced to see how it's laid out on the screen and whether the vertical tab is actually there or if that's being used to describe something else.
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