moderated Re: Problem with word2016 with Jaws 2020 the latest update

Artur Räpp



Try with Microsoft Word shortcut key

CTRL+8 (show/hide all hidden symbols)

JAWS can read these marks and show on braille display. NVDA can not as far as I know.


It is quite easy to switch this option accidentally on when you wish to write ( (shft+8) and press ctrl instead of shift.






From: <> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2020 7:58 PM
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Subject: Problem with word2016 with Jaws 2020 the latest update


Hi All,


Asking this for someone on another list.  Hope someone can help.


When I type anything in my word2016 and save the file.

When I open it with Jaws2020 the latest update, I can read the text but after each word I get the placemarkers speech and I see the placemarkers sign in my Braille display too.

When I close Jaws and start NVDA, AND OPEN THE SAME FILE, I don’t have any problem.

So my understanding is that the problem is only within Jaws.


Any solution or help, please.


Moti Azrad 

Musician and Piano-Tuner         







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