Moderated Re: JfW and Jarte Again

David Goldfield

Hi. If you're referring to the Office Compatibility Pack you can read more about it and download it from this link. The Jarte documentation indicates that this pack was automatically installed for users of Office 2007 or later. However, Microsoft must have at some point decided that this addon was no longer needed as I have Office 365 installed and I was not able to open a file in Jarte containing a .docx extension.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 12/2/2020 4:22 AM, Jasmine Kotsay wrote:


I’ve probably exhausted this thread, but how do you get the added office package?


From: <> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:04 AM
Subject: JfW and Jarte Again


In view of the problem someone  experienced, as an experiment  I  went onto another machine without Jarte.

I too found the enable screenreader copied to clipboard instruction did not work.

However the following did.

  1. Install Jarte
  2. Close Jaws and start NVDA
  3. Start Jarte, Jarte will announce screen reader mode.
  4. Close NVDA and start Jaws. Restart Jarte and it sticks in screenreader mode for Jaws  also now.
  5. .Now finally  with Jarte in focus use Jaws F2 and find settings centre for Jarte and create the profile. Type edit in the search box and then tab down to uncheck enhanced edit mode.
  6. The only other thing I  think is to install the office Add in pack to improve Jarte compliance with Office Documents.


This all seems to work nicely to get a free Jaws accessible Word Processor for now.


David G.

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