moderated Re: Odd Issue: Characters In a Document Not Consistently Speaking When Navigating in Word 365
I have been experiencing a similar issue for a while now. I am running Windows 7 and MS Word 2007 with JAWS 18 and things have been working beautifully until a couple of months ago. When I type a date in Word such as October 23 and then read my document either by Say all or just line by line with the Down Arrow, JAWS will not say anything when I get to the line of text with the date in it. If I am reading by Say All, JAWS will just stop at that line without reading it, no matter if there is text before the date in the line or after it. I can read the line letter by letter. This is just weird.
)PS. I just read this email before sending it and JAWS read it perfectly.
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From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2019 4:19 AM
Subject: Re: Odd Issue: Characters In a Document Not Consistently Speaking When Navigating in Word 365
Hello. Regarding my previous message the problem with Word navigation seems to have fixed itself, which I am finding just as perplexing as the original problem. I did not alter any JAWS settings. I simply went into another program to see if the same issue occurred, the program being LibreOffice Writer. When navigating in a Writer document the cursor navigation behaved normally, consistently speaking each character as I pressed right arrow. When I closed Writer and opened Word the problem, at least for now, has magically fixed itself. I had, by the way, closed and reopened Word several times and this did not fix the problem. While I'm grateful that the issue seems to be fixed I'd still welcome any input in case it resurfaces as I'd like to understand what happened to break the navigation and what happened to correct it.
The one thing that just occurred to me is that I closed JAWS to see if the issue occurs with NVDA, which it did not. I suppose it's possible that the act of shutting down and restarting JAWS is likely what may have fixed the issue but I'd still like more information if any of you have any insights.
David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified: 2019 WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 9/7/2019 3:58 AM, David Goldfield wrote: