The Jaws 2019 January update was just
released this morning, version 2019.1901.66, maybe see if it
makes a difference in Word. The main new feature which was
added is a new option in the Jaws menu to sample, add and
remove Vocalizer voices, here is the direct download link
for the universal 32 and 64 Bit installer and the what's new
Jaws 2019.1901.66 direct download
Enhancements in JAWS 2019.1901.66
The following is a list of
improvements made in JAWS 2019 between the December 2018
update and the January 2019 update.
To download the latest release, visit
the Downloads web page . You must be logged on as an
administrator to install this software.
Add/Remove Vocalizer Expressive Voices
This new utility included in the
latest releases of JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion provides a
solution to seamlessly sample and install or remove the
Expressive 2 voices used by all three
products. This avoids the need to download anything from
external pages and makes the entire process much easier
across all products. And remember, once voices are set up
for one product, there is no need to install them again for
the other products.
From the JAWS main window, press ALT+O
to open the Options menu, expand the Voices submenu, and
then select Add/Remove Voices to open the Add/Remove
Vocalizer Expressive Voices utility.
This dialog includes:
• Language specific list of currently
available Vocalizer Expressive 2 Premium voices.
• Ability to select and Install as
many voices as you would like right from the list.
• See what voices are already
installed as you review the list.
• Hear a sample of the currently
focused voice in the list before deciding if you want to
select it to be installed. To play a sample, just press
ALT+P while focused on the voice name in the list.
• Option to uninstall one or more
• Option to uninstall all voices.
• Option to uninstall only the compact
voices that had been previously installed.
Note: If you remove a voice that is
currently in use, your JAWS, Fusion, or ZoomText will
continue to speak using that voice until you restart the
software or reboot the computer. Once you restart, it will
default to the next profile available.
If there are no more Vocalizer
Expressive Voices available, JAWS and Fusion will default
back to Eloquence.
In JAWS and Fusion, after installing a
premium voice, a profile is created for each of those new
individual voices which can be further customized using the
Voice Adjustment dialog box. You can also easily switch
between all the new voices by pressing CTRL+INSERT+S to open
the Select a Voice Profile dialog box, pressing the first
letter of the voice you want to use, and then pressing
ENTER. If you prefer not to have a profile generated for
each installed voice, open the Voice Adjustment dialog box
and clear the "Enable Additional Voice Profiles for
installed Vocalizer Expressive 2 voices" check box so that
only the standard Vocalizer Expressive factory and user
profiles are listed.
If you find that compact voice
collections had previously been installed, there is also an
option to remove all compact voices. This is especially
beneficial for users of Fusion or ZoomText 2018 or later
which installs dozens of the compact voices by default. If
you do not need all of these voices and languages, this
makes it easy to remove all compact voices at once.
Improved Kindle Support
We have made several improvements to
performance when using JAWS with the Kindle for PC app from
Amazon. In particular, you can now do the following while
reading a book:
• Use U or SHIFT+U to move to the
next or prior link in a book.
• Use N or SHIFT+N to move to the
next or prior block of text that is not a link.
• Use INSERT+UP ARROW or INSERT+NUM
PAD 5 twice quickly to spell the current line or word just
like in other applications.
• Press INSERT+PAGE DOWN to read the
Kindle status bar.
In addition, JAWS now announces when
you move to a new page while reading.
• In a Remote Desktop or Citrix
connection, resolved an issue with speech not being
interrupted as expected when pressing CTRL or when typing.
• JAWS now correctly reads emojis in
messages you receive in Outlook.
• Resolved an issue with JAWS not
reading as expected when attempting to select an address
from the Autocomplete list in an Outlook message.
• When switching views in the Outlook
calendar, removed extraneous speech so that only details for
the current view are announced.
• You can now configure whether or not
levels are announced when navigating Word documents or
Outlook emails, such as when moving in and out of lists. To
toggle this feature, open Quick Settings (INSERT+V ) and
navigate to "Outline Level Indication."
• If you hear the buzzer sound while
typing in Word or Outlook to indicate a misspelled word,
when you manually correct or delete the word, JAWS now plays
a ding sound to indicate the error has been corrected. With
this feature enabled, JAWS also indicates spelling errors in
documents as you navigate. If you prefer not to have JAWS
indicate misspellings as you navigate, or you want to know
about spelling errors, but you do not want to be alerted as
type and make a correction, open Quick
Settings (INSERT+V ), turn off the "Spelling Buzzer on
mistyped words" option, and then you will be able to
configure the "Spelling Error Detection" setting.
• When attempting to insert a symbol
in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, resolved an issue where JAWS
was not reading as expected while navigating the available
• Resolved issues with table
navigation as well as columns not being reported correctly
in certain non-uniform tables in Word.
• When doing a Say All ( INSERT+DOWN
ARROW ) in Word 2013, addressed a customer reported issue
where text was being skipped if a page break was
• Links selected in Research It
results now open in the user's default web browser.
• Resolved a reported issue where
position information in lists was not being announced as
expected when the "Announce Position and Count when
navigating in lists" option in the Configure Verbosity
Levels section of Settings Center was disabled. When this
option is off, JAWS should only announces position
information when the list first gains focus or when pressing
INSERT+UP ARROW or INSERT+TAB .
• Resolved customer reported issues in
Adobe Reader where JAWS was repeating table column titles
multiple times and was not always reading the first line of
a new page if the previous page ended with a list.
• Addressed a reported issue in Adobe
Reader where keystrokes such as CTRL+PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN
to move by page were not working in certain PDF documents.
• Addressed a reported issue where
JAWS language auto detection was not working in PDF
• Addressed an issue in Chrome where
bulleted list items were being shown with the bullet on a
separate line from the content.
• When you activate the JAWS Quick
Keys mode in Google Docs ( INSERT+SPACEBAR, Q ), you can now
press M or SHIFT+M to move to the next or previous
spelling error. In addition, you can now press QUESTION
MARK to display help for this layer.
• Resolved an issue where JAWS was
saying "0 of minus 1" while navigating combo boxes in
Internet Explorer or when using Virtual Ribbons in Office.
• Resolved reported issues using JAWS
with the iManage desksite software.
• JAWS now includes a Czech language
braille table which can be selected in the Computer Braille
Tables dialog box in Settings Center.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: Problem using Word 2016
I have this problem whenst moving word
Jaws2019 word2016 and windows 10;
Jaws will say nothing as I ctrol-left
and right arrows;,
Like it loses its place or something.
Ph: 618 783 9331
On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:19
Subject: Re: Problem using Word 2016
JAWS2019 is struggling with Word for
me, as well sometimes it reports that
a page is blank, when NVDA and
Narrator can read a pageful of text.
Unload/reload is the only solution I
At 09:05 AM 1/31/2019, you wrote:
>Hello, For some reason I will be
in Word 2016 and Outlook 2016. I'm
>using Windows10 and Jaws 2018. I
will flip back and forth between word
>and outlook. Eventually Jaws has a
hard time reading when I arrow up or
>down. Sometimes I can read the
line and sometimes it cannot. Many times
>I cann't even move word by word. I
can unload Jaws and reload and the
>problem goes away for a few
minutes. Then it comes back and unloading
>Jaws doesn't work. I then have to
close out of everything and reboot.
>What could be causing this
>Microsoft accessibility cannot
determine what is causing the problem.