Re: Jaws retaining settings


Adrian Spratt
 

Ted, by "next generation," do you mean Office 2010? If so, it's encouraging.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 7:53 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: Jaws retaining settings

I'm willing to bet you'll like the next generation Office. The ribbon isn't
half bad, and FS has a fine training module. You also get on-the-fly PDF
creation, and a better, more compact, file format.

Ted

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Jean Menzies
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 10:50 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Jaws retaining settings

Hi Adrian,

Maybe I should change the subject line to Jaws not retaining settings.
lol.

Well, XP and Word 2003 aren't dead yet. The employer I am starting with
requires that combination. So, until all industries move on, it's still a
platform that is in considerable use. Right now I'm a happy camper and quite
glad I didn't get around to upgrading yet. I do like Word 2003 and dread the
day when I am forced to make the leap.

Jean


----- Original Message -----
From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@AdrianSpratt.com>
To: "'The Jaws for Windows support list.'" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 8:21 PM
Subject: RE: Jaws retaining settings


Hi, Jean.

I am also an Office 2003 hanger-on, and so I, too, would find this kind of
solution resorting to an old version of JAWS for a solution - ironic and
irritating. But in fairness, JAWS 13 was released not even in the 2007 era,
but the 2010 version of Office. I know my days of staying with my Dinosaur
applications are numbered, and FS will soon leave 2003 in its wake.

That said, Dave Carlson's comment that he experiences instability with the
combination of JAWS 13 and later Office versions is not acceptable. I'm sure
he's right because he's a lumberjack and he's okay.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com
[mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Jean Menzies
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 6:43 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Jaws retaining settings

Dave and all,

Ug, I finally went back to Jaws 8 for this project. Just another example of
why multiple versions of Jaws are needed. Word behaved beautifully, and all
went well with Jaws 8. Too bad it has to be this way.

Jean
----- Original Message -----
From: "Farfar the Lumberjack" <dgcarlson@sbcglobal.net>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws retaining settings


Jean,

That's a very good description of what I experience on a daily basis, with
many different applications. It does appear that JAWS "forgets" its settings
as I switch around in various windows during my workday. I usually notice it
first when JAWS stops reading highlighted text, and requires me to use the
Insert+7 keystroke to read the current item.

That's when I usually let out an audible sigh, kill JAWS and reload.

This was not an issue with JAWS 11 on my old XP machine. So I don't know if
its more due to Windows 7 or to JAWS 13, but I'd suspect the latter.

Write to FS and give them a couple scenarios. I doubt they'll be able to
replicate your exact results, but I'll bet that power users inside the FS
organization have already suffered the same issues.

I call it the "JAWS Getting Tired" syndrome.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and transmitted from somewhere in the Western United
States, using a Dell Latitude E6520 and Windows 7


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean Menzies" <jemenzies@shaw.ca>
To: "JFW list" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 08:46
Subject: Jaws retaining settings


A situation that is driving me crazy. I'm using Jaws 13, Word 2003, and
Duxbury 11.1 or whatever its most up-to-date version is. I'm working on
creating braille documents of some Word docs. My preferred method is to
use
the braille template in Word, coding the document, and then as needed,
pop
it into DBT with the DBT menu. This then means a lot of back and forth
between looking at the braille as I'm working, and then switching back
to
the Word doc to continue.

What I'm finding is that my Jaws settings for Word very quickly get
messed
up when I am alt-tabbing between documents. For example, I have styles
and
attributes set to be announced, and very quickly, they are not
announced. It
then very quickly gets so bad that the standard arrow keys don't read
text
either. The solution seems to be to restart Word every 10 minutes or so.

Do others experience this a lot when doing a lot of document switching?
Any
solutions? I noticed this unstable behaviour many versions ago, and I'm
horrified that it is still happening. Jaws 8 didn't do this, and I'd go
back
to that if it worked with IE 8, but it doesn't.

Jean
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