moderated Re: Finding Alternates to MS Word

JM Casey
 

Hm, interesting. I wonder if that is a JFW improvement or some weird quirk of my setup causing this, then.

Could well be the former of course; I know I’m by now quite behind with upgrades…

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: March 19, 2020 10:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Finding Alternates to MS Word

 

I had no problems with Libra and Jaws 2019.

Glenn

 

From: JM Casey

Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:15 PM

Subject: Re: Finding Alternates to MS Word

 

The last time I took a stab, I was kind of frustrated that the menus do not automatically read with my JFW version at least (2018) and you have to use the JAWS cursor if you want to go through choices. If you know how many times to arrow or if you know the keyboard shortcuts, that’s no problem really, but I was new to the programme and didn’t know any of that. The menus did read automatically in NVDA as I remember. And maybe newer JAWS VERSIONS WORK MORE RESPONSIVELY WITH Libre.

 

If not…

You can use Openoffice. It is not updated with the frequency that Libre is, but it is very similar, and as far as I know is not actually *dead*. The Writer appears to work quite well with JAWS.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: March 19, 2020 7:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Finding Alternates to MS Word

 

There are a whole set of tutorials on using Libre Office Writer on the following link.

They assume using NVDA but I  imagine most if not all of it will be transferable to Jaws also.

http://www.talking-computers.org.uk/jimonlibreoffice.html

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: 19 March 2020 22:37
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Finding Alternates to MS Word

 

Yes, Jaws works very well with jart and liberal office as well. I like using jart a lot, have a great day.

 

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020, 6:21 PM ann <tate886@...> wrote:

Hi,


Does anyone know if Jaws 2020 works with alternate word processors like
Jarte or OpenOffice or Libre Office? I'm looking for alternate to MS Word.


Thanks,

~Ann


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