Re: JAWS and Jarte

Joni Colver <earlybird@...>

I downloaded Jarte and it looks like a good program. However, it will not open my Word 2000 documents. I will paste in information I got from Jarte upon trying to open a file and then information from CNET about the converter pack. I am reluctant to install the converter pack since it does not mention whether it works with Windows 7. It was released in 2007, probably before Windows 7 was released. It may work and it may not. I have not decided if I want to try it or not, but I do like Jarte in the meantime, other than the fact that it won't open my doc files. That is the fault of Microsoft and not the company who offers Jarte.


Update (Aug 8, 2011): A recent Windows update has disabled Jarte's ability to use the graphics filters in the Office Converter Pack. Therefore, Jarte can
no longer display non-bitmap images in Word 97-2003 binary DOC files. The word around is to use Microsoft's free
Word Viewer
program to open those files.

Jarte can open Word 97-2003 DOC files created by the Word word processor if Microsoft's Office Converter Pack is installed on the computer.

The Office Converter Pack is no longer available at Microsoft's web site, however it can still be downloaded from CNET's web site using the
link below. Close and restart Jarte after you have installed the Office Converter Pack and Jarte will then be able to open Word 97-2003 DOC files.

Click here to go to CNET's download page for the Office Converter Pack

More information about the Office Converter Pack is available at Microsoft's
Office Converter Pack information page.

This is from the CNET website:
Office File Converter Pack
Download Now CNET Secure Download

Quick Specs

Version: 11
File size: 1.68MB
Date added: September 14, 2007
Price: Free
Operating system: Windows 2000/XP

-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Martineau
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 1:53 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: JAWS and Jarte

The page at clearly states that Jarte opens
.doc and .docx files. And that is the free version. The $19.95 version
does all that besides allowing for customizable keyboard shortcuts,
autocorrect and the storing of clipboard data between sessions.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@... [mailto:jfw-bounces@...]
On Behalf Of RJ Sandefur
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:34 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: JAWS and Jarte

But it won't open word documents RJ
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Levy" <bwaylimited@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS and Jarte

Jarte works very well with JAWS. In fact, if all you want is a basic word
processing program, then Jarte works even better than MS Word. It is
optimized to work with screen readers, and its menus are simple and
straightforward, unlike the confusing ribbon menus in Word 2007 and
higher. It even has a built-in spell checker and allows you to save
templates. Really a great little word processor.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joni Colver" <earlybird@...>
To: <Jfw@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 12:52 PM
Subject: JAWS and Jarte

Does anyone use a free word processing program called Jarte? The
features sound like they will meet my needs, but I wonder how well it
works with JAWS. The website is:

I have a lot of Word 2000 documents with the doc extension and WordPad
does not open this type of document in Windows 7. I am trying to find an
alternative to Word since I may not need to buy that program unless my
work situation changes. In the meantime, I would like access to all my
documents without having to convert each one to rtf format to open them
in WordPad on my new Windows 7 computer. Thanks.


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