moderated Re: the first of 2 questions

Shirley Tracy

Thanks, Mike. I like your suggested change in settings, because I’d prefer correcting my spelling after I have finished. Otherwise, the corrections interrupt my flow of thoughts. But, unfortunately, the computer is still making some changes on my behalf which I haven’t authorized. I don’t even know about them. For example, If I key in 2 hyphens to make a dash, the computer changes it to an n dash without telling me. That’s not so bad, but that’s the best example I can give you right now.


Perhaps I will look into Word settings just as someone else suggested.


Shirley Tracy


From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: the first of 2 questions


Hi Shirley,


Try the following to see if this'll help:

1. Open the Settings Center with, Insert + 6, on the number row, now press, control, shift + D, to open default all applications.


2. Down arrow to, Text processing closed right arrow to open.


3. Down arrow to, Proofing closed, right arrow to open.


4. Down arrow 1 time to, Detect spelling while navigating..., now press the
spacebar until Jaws reports, Off.


5. Tab to,apply, press the spacebar, tab to, Okay, press enter to save / close.



Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 5:49 AM

Subject: Re: the first of 2 questions


Thanks, Chris, but it wasn’t doing it until the latest update of JAWS. I have checked the settings in Word, and they are the same as they have always been. Could the latest update for windows have effected this? I use Word 2016.



Shirley Tracy


From: Chris Hill
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: the first of 2 questions


It isn't jaws doing that, word is doing that.  Open word, hit alt+f, arrow up to options and hit enter.  Arrow down to proofing and hit tab.  All the options are there.  You can decide what is auto-corrected, or turn it off altogether under auto correct options. 



On 6/22/2020 06:23, Shirley Tracy wrote:

Hi everyone,


How do I keep JAWS from automatically making corrections in Word? I don’t even know the corrections have been made, and sometimes a spelling word is not incorrect (such as an unusual spelling of a name).   


Shirley Tracy




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