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Yeah, I've never experienced sluggishness either,
and I haven't made any changes with it.
Maybe it's something in the most recent Libra, as
mine is not updated.
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Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2020 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: Free word processors
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
On 12/2/2020 09:53, Richard Turner wrote:
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
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
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?
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Subject: Re: Free word
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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JAWS Certified, 2019
On 12/2/2020 8:18 AM, Richard Turner
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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I have 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
Someone who actually uses Google
Docs may be able to comment definitely on this
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Sent: 02 December 2020 09:20
Subject: Re: Free
This was such a great question. I know someone
who needs a different wordprocessor until they can get MS Word again.
Someone suggested 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 curious.
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Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 2:59
Subject: Free word processors
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 Office?
Any other suggestions?