Re: New user here; JAWs questions and concerns

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)

You mean the OCR commands?

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From: [] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: New user here; JAWs questions and concerns

What is the JAWS command for PDF, please? Thanks.

Bye for now,


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: New user here; JAWs questions and concerns

I'm still using 16 (which may reduce the value of my input),
and have used it on 2010, 2013, and 2016. The JAWS cursors
function like mouse buttons, and allow you to go outside
the typing area, where angels sometimes fear to tread.

As for the learning curve, take it as you need it. focus
on the basic tutorial, which will tell you everything you
need to get started. Learn fancy features as you need them.
It's a really slick program with good ergonomics, and runs
with a huge program library

When you need it, you'll love the PDF functionality, which,
when combined with the recent PDF-friendly features in
Office, puts real power on your desktop. Many, if not most,
offices use this versatile format, and it'll probably mean
you will not have to purchase the full-blown Acrobat
program, which will save either you or your employer a
nickel or two.


From: [] On
Behalf Of Michael Mote
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: New user here; JAWs questions and concerns

Hi Shannon! JAWS offers a lot of helpful training materials
that are free. To locate these, navigate to the JAWS Window
by pressing either Alt Tab or Insert plus the letter J.
Insert is also the 0 key on the number pad on a regular
desktop keyboard, provided that your num lock setting is set
to off. Once you are there, press Alt plus the letter H to
bring up the help menu. Then you can use the arrow keys to
find the training option. Press enter to open this menu.
You should land in a table of contents for all of the
training materials. Depending on how JAWS was installed on
your system, you can either select the particular module you
are wanting to read, or download it. You can use the arrow
keys to navigate through the page, and find all of the
choices. I hope this is helpful for you. Good luck! I
know that being a new JAWS user can be very overwhelming at
first. I was there and I haven't forgotten how confusing it
was for me. I urge you to go through these training
modules. They will be very helpful to you. They are guided
as well with audio to listen to, if you don't want to read
the information.

From: <>
[] On Behalf Of Shannon
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:01 PM
To: <>
Subject: New user here; JAWs questions and concerns

Good morning,

I am a potential new user of JAWS. I would be one of many
conversions from WindowEyes.

I have downloaded the trial of JAWS 18 and pretty concerned
about what it can and cannot do.

I know that there is a large learning curve I will have to
go through, and that is only one of my concerns.

I have been reading the list for the last few days and a few
things mentioned by others concern me.

I also use here at work Office 2010, Outlook, Word and Excel
all the time.

I saw a mention of excel not working well with JAWS? Is that
true? That would be a deal breaker for me.

I use spread sheets every single day to do my job. I also
use on a daily basis the MS Query feature. Will JAWS handle
the queries?

I make mail merge documents frequently and they tie to the
MS Databases.

Will Jaws work with outlook 2010? I have over 10 different
email profiles set up and I need access to them.

Does JAWS have a way to search the screen for text or
buttons to be clicked by the mouse or a "HotSpot" feature as
WE did/does? I use that feature everyday along with custom
scripts to get access to the time keeping software programs.

The language in the control panel seams so foreign to me. I
can't tell, but it seems as if Jaws acknowledges 4 kinds of
cursers? A virtual curser, a JAWS curser, PC Curser, and
something called Mouse overlay?

Is the Jaws curser the mouse? What is the Mouse overlay? Can
I read the screen with the mouse?

Since I am new and don't know how it works and how to
configure it I can't tell what I can and can't do.

I can tell that many functions of the accounting program,
and the three programs that are involved in time tracking do
not behave well and most likely are going to require special
custom scripts.

Before I spend a lot of money and time I want to know if
Jaws can even do the little stuff like Office and surfing
the web?

If JAWS doesn't like Office 2010 what version does it like?

Thanks for your time.


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