Word lists, pretty cool things!

Ashleigh Piccinino


     No, I’m not Smith, but I can give you a little tutorial on the word list. When you’re in a Microsoft Word document, or something else I presume and you want to bring up the word list, just hit insert CTRL and w. This’ll bring up the word list, and words are indexed by how many times they’ve been used. In other words, if you’ve used the word sociology a bunch of times in your document, it’ll show up with that number of uses behind it in the list. The words which’ve only been used once won’t have a number, but they’ll be near the bottom of the list. Here’s the neat thing though! If you search for a word—I’d do this by either trying to type a couple letters of it but searching the list by arrow works too--, you can press enter on the first time that word’s used. When your navigation quick keys are turned on (insert z), you can hit a plain w to go to the next instance of that word. However, IF YOU SEEK TO ARROW THROUGH this document while your quick-nav is running, you will have to turn it back on in order to find the next occurrence of your word. You cannot edit the document when this is on, so you’d have to turn it off beforehand. However, the word list gives you an idea of how many times you’ve used certain words/the whole documents worth of words common or not. If you need any more help, feel free to either send to apiccinino@... or write to the list. Yes, this goes for everyone here since, in my opinion, these aren’t really talked about. When you need extra help than I’ve provided, the JAWS help topics in training (JAWS window and alt h for the help) can assist you. Word lists are near the bottom of the books of training materials. If you’ve not updated this in a while, just press enter as if you were going to read and follow any instructions to download a new version of the book.

Thank you for reading, and I hope these tips help,

Ashleigh S. Piccinino


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From: john clayton
Sent: Sunday, July 9, 2017 9:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: question on jaws finder


Hello Smith,

I haven't heard about wordlists at all,besides of course when pressing w on a webpage. so could you explain what they are and how do they work?

or point me to a help file/dock that explains it?

Thank you!


On 9 July 2017 at 01:43, HH. Smith Jr. <teos1@...> wrote:



Just pulling a rabbit out of my hat, a word list just might be the only solution to your query; unless, someone has a better solution.


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of nishantrana3@...
Sent: Saturday, July 8, 2017 12:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: question on jaws finder


Hello all,

 I am new to this list but not really new to using jaws. However recently I find myself using the jaws finder a lot of times,and had  a question so figured what place better than here to ask about it?

My question is,is there a way jaws can find multiple words or look for not just 1 string but more than 1?
I.E currently,if I do ctrl f when browsing a page,and type john for instance jaws will look for the occurrence of the word john on the page. now is there a way I could make it look for not only john but also  jane on the page at once?
So that when I press f3,it gets to me either of the words it finds first,press f3 again and it does the same?
If this can only be done through scripts and the like,could someone help me out as I am not at all good with jaws scripting and bairly know a thing about it.


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