Re: Problems Faced While Using Word 2016
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Thanks for the clarification--now I see why our results are different! Even though JAWS 16 came out before Office 2016, I would not have imagined that it would create all of these issues because I didn't think 2016 was so very vastly altered from 2013, but I suppose that there are more under-the-hood changes in Office 2016 than I thought, or something. Anyway, I am really grasping at straws, so to speak, since all I have here is this one computer with Windows 10, Office 2016, and I removed all JAWS versions from it except 18, but here are some thoughts I had on what else you could try or different ways of accomplishing the tasks:
1. Can you perhaps use INSERT+PAGE DOWN to read the status line of the window? On my setup, the status line contains number of pages and words, so this could perhaps be another way to get a word count? If your status bar doesn't show word count, you can press F6 a couple of times from the document until you reach the "status bar toolbar", then hit the APPLICATIONS key to access the Context Menu, and press ENTER on the Word Count option to check it if it is not already checked.
2. I have two suggestions for you to try to move by paragraph. Can you perhaps use the JAWS Laptop Layout keystrokes CAPSLOCK+CTRL+U, CAPSLOCK+CTRL+I, and CAPSLOCK+CTRL+O to reliably read/move between previous/current/next paragraph, respectively? Or, can you enable Navigation Quick Keys in Word with INSERT+Z, then use P and SHIFT+P to move between paragraphs, and exit Navigation Quick Key mode with INSERT+Z when you have reached somewhere you wish to type?
3. Can you perhaps...coax...Say All to move backward or forward with the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys while the Say All is in progress? You can set which element the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys rewind/fast forward by with the "Say All Reads" setting in Quick Settings or Settings Center?
4. I wonder if you can still select all the text in the Comment edit field, so that you could perhaps write your new comment in another Word document, copy it to the clipboard, delete what was already in the Comment edit field, paste the new version, and ESC out? Even though JAWS says "blank" in the Comment pane, I wonder if CTRL+HOME would take you to the top, CTRL+SHIFT+END to select what is there, CTRL+C to copy, and paste in to a new, blank Word file? If the content pastes, you can edit it and copy the whole, edited comment to the clipboard; if it doesn't paste, type the new comment completely and copy that. Then, back to the Comment pane in the original file, move to top again and select to end, DELETE to get rid of what was there, CTRL+V to paste what you copied from the other file, and then ESC to save your changes. You could see if the edited version is there by using the JAWS Comments list or the JAWS Announce Comment feature. It would be a bit tedious to keep moving between two files, but if it worked...
Or perhaps, the suggestion from another list member to try working in Draft view when trying to accomplish these tasks would improve your results?
Hope some of this is useful! Will be interested to know if any of it works out for you...Good luck!!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2017 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: Problems Faced While Using Word 2016
Thank you so much for your detailed and informative response.
Actually, I am not using a genuine version of Office 2016 since the same is exorbitantly priced in India. So I cannot upgrade to the latest version.
While I continue to face issues 1 to 3, I have tried using your strategy to deal with issue 4.
However, after I press alt-r-n on the comment concerned, JAWS says 'comment pane' followed by 'blank'. It doesn't allow me to engage with the text in that comment. I am not sure what can be done about this.
I have JAWS 16 and Windows 8. I cannot install the latest version of JAWS since my dongle is only for JAWS 16.
Any ideas as to what I could do?
On 24/02/2017, Maria Kristic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: