Re: highlighted text


Marquette, Ed <Ed.Marquette@...>
 

Client sent document with the statement, "Note the highlighted language. We need to discuss."
So, this was someone telling me they had highlighted something.
Without that, I wouldn't know unless I turned on the "colors" scheme in JAWS.
I think you are seeing highlighting in documents that you and/or others may have edited -- without necessarily mentioning that there is highlighting.
I guess that means you have to read everything initially with "colors" scheme, or in the alternative, just check using the search technique I mentioned -- though that is pretty awkward. You might try a Word macro.
Also, one source of "stuff" like this is copying and pasting. I always paste from other documents using "paste special," using Unicode text.
That way you get the text and nothing but the text.

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Jean Menzies
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:51 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: highlighted text

Hi Ed,

So, how did you know your document had the same problem in the first place?
Do you typically use the attributes and colors scheme just to be sure? I
guess my question is since I've never known about this before, how do you
know about it in the first place? I'm thinking, since this is an imprtant
document template, it might e best to check that Highlight combo box and set
it to none before typing anything. That at least might prevent the problem.

Thanks.

Jean
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marquette, Ed" <Ed.Marquette@KutakRock.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 11:42 AM
Subject: RE: highlighted text


By the way,
I just had a document with exactly the same problem. I followed the steps I
outlined for you, and it worked like a charm.
One thing to remember. If you do the search for "highlighting," be sure to
turn it off.
Otherwise, the next time you look for a string of text, Word will look for
both the string and the highlighting. You turn off the search for
highlighting the same way I described how to turn it on.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Jean Menzies
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:30 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: highlighted text

Ed,

This sounds very promising. Your description makes sense, even if I don't
know how highlighting got applied in the first place. On my next file, I
will see what the default settings are on that toolbar as the document
template loads. You might have just nailed this nasty problem.

I'll let you know ...

Jean

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marquette, Ed" <Ed.Marquette@KutakRock.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:41 AM
Subject: RE: highlighted text


Jean:
Dave is correct. The sighted world will often refer to something that is in
yellow as being highlighted. Nevertheless, I am going to go out on a limb
here because what has happened to you has happened to me too.
In Word 2003 there is an obscure function called highlighting which produces
a color change but, in fact, isn't, in the world of Word, a font color
change at all.
Do this:
Press ALT.
Then press control plus tap several times -- until JAWS says "display for
review"
This is the tool bar that lets you "accept" and "reject" text. I know this
seems like an unlikely place for "highlighting," but trust me this far.
Now, hit tab about 7 times (shift plus tab is closer, but I think it helps
just to hear all the options on this tool bar.
If you get past "comments," the tool bar item you want is next.
This tool bar item is, in fact, called "highlighting."
Use down arrow. The first option is "none." Other options include
"yellow," "red," and "green."
Now, you know where the culprit is, how do you get rid of the
"highlighting?"
Remember, this is technically not a font change, so control plus d won't
work.
As Dave said, use the scheme "Colors" and identify the text that is in a
different color. Usually, it is "yellow, but as you saw, it could be green
or red too.
Once it is "selected," go into the tool bar item I mentioned and choose
"none."
That will solve your problem. No more highlighting!
Now, you ask, "Do I have to read every line to find this "highlighted"
text."
Actually, you can search for it.
Press control plus f.
Make sure nothing is in the search box. Press back space just to be sure.
Then, tab forward until you hear "more." Hit the space bar.
Now, keep tabbing until you hear "format."
This lets you search for all sorts of formatting stuff, including, guess
what, "highlighting"
Hit down arrow until you hear "highlighting."
Complete the search. That should put you on the proper text. Double check
with the cursor and the "colors" scheme, as mentioned above.
Again, as mentioned above, "select" the text and, from the tool bar item,
select "none."
Repeat the find operation with shift plus F-4 to find other occurrences.
Do not feel bad that you didn't know about this "highlighting" feature. As
you can see from the above, it is pretty obscure.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com]
On Behalf Of Jean Menzies
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:08 PM
To: JFW list
Subject: highlighted text

Maybe someone here can shed some light on this problem. I'm stumped.

I've recently created two documents for a job I am training on. I was just
told that in each case, some of the text remained highlighted. I'm not sure
what that really means or how it got that way or, better yet, how to
identify and remove it. I've never had JAWS tell me highlighted text other
than when I select it for copy and paste, or to look up a specific word,
etc. This is with Word 2003, but note that the proprietary software that
runs in with Word might be affecting this problem. But is there a way to
have Jaws identify highlighted text in a Word document? I gather this is
some kind of visual formatting that stays with the text. I do have Jaws set
to read text and attributes.

Jean
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