Re: compatability mode

Gerry Ellis <gerry.ellis@...>


There is a trick that used to work with very old Word documents and it may or may not work in this case.

Change the extension from .DOC to .UUE. Then when you click it, it will be opened as if it were a ZIP file and the contents can be extracted.

As I said, this may not work, but may be worth a try.

Take care,

Gerry Ellis

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How will you know when you get there?

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:45 AM
Subject: Re: compatability mode

although Mike gave it a try and wasn't successful, I'll give it a try, if you don't mind? my email is mrb620@... I'll be at my computer for another half hour, so send it as soon as possible.
-------- Original Message --------
From: Jed Barton [mailto:jed@...]
Sent: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 5:02 PM EST
Subject: compatability mode

If anyone wants to see if they can get this file to read, my email is jed@... I'll send you the file. I'm having horrible luck. This is not good, as this is the simplest text file, and i just need to get some info out of it, but i can't make jfw read it.

On 2/22/2017 4:51 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Hi Jed,

Can you select all the text, copy it to the clipboard, & paste it into a text file, or a new Word document? If the document isn't of some private nature, send it to me off list, & I'll see if I can extract the contents from it, & send it back to you.
Take care.
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----- Original Message -----
*From:* Jed Barton <mailto:jed@...>
*To:* <>
*Sent:* Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:24 PM
*Subject:* Re: compatability mode

Something is major wrong ehre guys. I finaly got word to shut down.
Then i clicked on the file again, but i can see no text. Is there any way to get around this? It's really annoying. I've already wasted 45 minutes on this. All i wanna do is read this document. Any ideas on what to do? When i do control home, it just says top of file. It almost sounds like something is blocking jfw from reading it. Any ideas?

On 2/22/2017 4:21 PM, Jed Barton wrote:
What i don't understand, why itkeeps hosing my computer. The document, i only got it to work once.
When i tab or arrow throw it, it literally reads nothing.
How do i make it start reading?

On 2/22/2017 4:04 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Hi Jed,

This will explain compatibility mode. Read all the way through.

Original Message -----
*From:* Susie q <mailto:susieq2@...> Hi, when I open a document that I had created when I was using windows
and jaws eight, when I open the document in windows seven, and Jaws13, and word 2010, it says, part one compatibility mode, what does that mean?
and when I go to each chapter in the document, it says heading level two, not used to that info, what does each mean? Thanks sue

*From:* Brian Lee <mailto:brianllee@...> Hello SusieQ,

Word 2010 uses Compatibility Mode to maintain compatibility with earlier versions of Word.
If you get a document from a person that was created in an earlier version of Word or you open a document you created in an earlier version of Word the word "compatibility" appears in the title bar. JAWS reads the title bar of a document when you open it and so you hear the fact that the document was created with an earlier version of Word but has been made compatible for you. Documents created in Word 2010 are stored in an open XML format.
Documents created in Word 2003 or earlier were stored in a binary format so in order to open them in Word 2010 Microsoft uses the compatibility mode.
If a file has a .DOC extension it will open in compatibility mode.
documents with a .DOCX extension created in Word 2007 could open in compatibility mode because some of the features of Word 2010 were not supported in Word 2007 such as some text effects and OpenType typographic features).

Headings in Word are styles. A style consists of such things as the type of font, font size, font color, character spacing, etc. A heading 1 style in word 2010 uses a Cambria font size 14 and is a blue color. The heading 2 is the same except the font is one point smaller and is a 13-point Cambria font. The normal style in Word uses a size 11 Calibri font with a black foreground color.

If each chapter in your file starts with text in a heading 2 style then you can quickly move from chapter to chapter by browsing by heading.
You can
list headings by using JAWS key with function key 6, using up or down arrow to the heading to jump to and pressing enter key. You could also choose to move between only heading 2 text by going into navigation quick keys using JAWS key with Z and then pressing the number 2 to move to next heading or shift with 2 to move to previous heading 2 in your document. When using the navigation quick keys you are working in a read-only mode so you will need to use JAWS key with Z to return to editing mode. You can also use function key 6 in Word 2010 and move to the Search pane. Use the "browse by heading"
tab of the pane and use tab key to the list of headings to browse.
you will likely find it easier to use the JAWS navigation quick keys or by listing headings with JAWS key and f6.

The "Part 1" text that you are hearing must be text at the top of your document indicating that you are starting with the first part of a document.
You likely have Part 2 and additional parts through the document. One part might have a few chapters in it.

Take care.

Brian Lee
brianllee@... <mailto:brianllee@...> <mailto:brianllee@...>
*From:* Brian Lee <mailto:brianllee@...> Hi Susie q,

Don't confuse compatibility mode with protected view mode.
mode just means that Word 2010 is letting you open a file from an earlier version of Word. You can still edit the document and save it as usual.
JAWS just reads the title bar when opening the document and so you hear that it is being opened in compatibility mode. You don't have to save it in the new format. If all you are wanting to do is transfer the edited file to your Stream then you might as well just leave it in the .DOC format.

On the other hand if there are features in Word 2010 that you want to use that weren't available in the earlier versions of Word then you might want to use the newer format. The compatibility mode is not the same as the protected mode and it is not a safety feature. If Word thinks a document might be from an unsafe source then it will open in protected view, which is like a sandboxed area. Documents from programs using the Internet zone are examples of documents opened in protected view. You don't need to worry about documents opened in compatibility mode so if all you are wanting to do is put them on the Stream you really don't need to use the newer format.

Take care.
Brian Lee
brianllee@... <mailto:brianllee@...> <mailto:brianllee@...> Take care.
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----- Original Message -----
*From:* Jed Barton <mailto:jed@...>
*To:* <> <>
*Sent:* Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:52 PM
*Subject:* compatability mode

Hey guys,

OK, i am having a hhge probem reading a manual with jfw 17 and word. It keeps telling me that a file is in compatability mode. how do i get it out of this. It's screwing everything up0


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