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You might want to check to make sure accessibility is set right
in libre-ofice. I'm not having the issues you mention about
sluggishness or something strange being spoken after character
movement. There is an accessibility section under tools/options,
the first checkbox probably needs checked.
On 12/2/2020 09:53, Richard Turner
I’m pasting the link to the help
documentation online so you can read through its offerings.
Also, it is very sluggish with both Jaws
and NVDA. There is a dealy after each character when you
arrow over it or when you type.
If I had to depend on this for all my
Office type needs, I think this would get frustrating.
Are there scripts or settings that can be
changed to help this?
Here is the help link:
Start Center (libreoffice.org)
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I went to the Libreoffice site
but could not find out just what is included in this
suite. I know it has word processing but what other
aps are included?
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:25 AM
Re: Free word processors
Hi. OpenOffice and LibreOffice
are very similar and they may appear identical on the
surface, especially for users of screen readers.
However, OpenOffice has a very slow development cycle.
LibreOffice receives many more updates and feature
additions and should offer even better compatibility
with more complex Office files. Therefore, I highly
recommend LibreOffice over OpenOffice.
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On 12/2/2020 8:18 AM, Richard
I would not depend on Google
Docs. Open Office works fine until someone can get
Word.I am not sure about the other one that has been
mentioned Libre or something like that.
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never used Google Docs precisely because of
this problem but apparently checking on Google
last week there are instructions for using
Google docs offline. As far as I can see
though this is certainly not the default and
ironically you need to be online to make this
setting change. So I imagine that if, for
example, your Wi-Fi suddenly goes down you may
indeed be locked out of all your documents.
who actually uses Google Docs may be able to
comment definitely on this though.
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Sent: 02 December 2020 09:20
Subject: Re: Free word processors
This was such a great
question. I know someone who needs a different
wordprocessor until they can get MS Word
Google Docs. A month or two ago, I would not
have recommended it. However, this was because
I never had any luck with it. I was wondering,
what if someone is not always near a WI-FI
connection, will Google Docs still work, or
would another program work better? I'm just
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November 28, 2020 2:59 AM
Subject: Free word
With all the latest
talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away
eventually due to lack of development, I was
wondering what other free word processors work
well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre
Any other suggestions?