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Re: Word 2007 and word count

david
 

hello;
try;
1, open the document,
2, press the f6key,
right arrow to word count press enter.
when you receive the info, just enter on the close button.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicole Massey
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 1:05 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Word 2007 and word count

What does Jaws+page down give you? Word is sometimes futzy with word count
reporting, and I've yet to find out why this is.

-----Original Message-----
From: John J. Fioravanti, Jr. [mailto:fioresq1@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 11:09 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Word 2007 and word count

Hi: I'm using jaws 14 with windows 7 and word 2007. When I try to get a word
count on a 20 page document, using control+shift+G it reports a word count
of 98. I also tried this in the review tab of the ribbon.
Can someone tell me how I can get jaws to read the word count for the entire
document?
Thank you.


Re: Word 2007 and word count

Mario
 

the notes I have when I used Word 2007:

press CTRL shift g and route jaws to pc, CTRL home to the top, and
down arrow until you hear what you are looking for.

If not, press the alt key to bring up the ribbons, right arrow until you arrive to the review ribbon and tab until you hear word count and press spacebar.

I think it also works in 2010 and 2013.


On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 1:01 PM, John J. Fioravanti, Jr. <fioresq1@gmail.com
wrote:
I do that but it's only reading me "98 and the document is 20 pages long,
it won't read the entire word count.



*From:* john.falter [mailto:john.falter@verizon.net]
*Sent:* Saturday, February 20, 2016 12:49 PM
*To:* jfw@groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Word 2007 and word count



Hello John:
To get the statistics for a document in Word 2007:
ALT-r followed by W.

On 2/20/2016 12:09 PM, John J. Fioravanti, Jr. wrote:

Hi: I'm using jaws 14 with windows 7 and word 2007. When I try to get a word

count on a 20 page document, using control+shift+G it reports a word count

of 98. I also tried this in the review tab of the ribbon.

Can someone tell me how I can get jaws to read the word count for the entire

document?

Thank you.
















Jaws hesitating

Robert Logue
 

Does this happen to you? Jaws stops responding or hesitating for about half a second while navigating through documents.
I'm finding several situations where Jaws hesitates as I navigate through a document with the down arrow.

It started some time ago while I still had Win 7 64 on a desktop custom built for DAW use.

I've just updated to Windows 10. I did not do the clean install from media as I want to just try things out before committing to 10.

I used the clean up tool from FS.
I only had Jaws 16 at the time.
I did not remove 16 after using the clean up tool.
I downloaded and installed and am running the latest Jaws 17 64 bit version.

All my apps and data and even some settings and log in information carried over nicely.
I just wonder if I also didn't Cary over all sorts of bugs.

It mostly happens on web pages using Firefox after the system has been in standby or sleeping. Usually, a restart fixes it.

Just wondering if others have seen this. No need to write if you have not had this problem.

I may do a clean install but might also take the system to a shop and have the components checked as I seem to have more then normal bugs.

BTW: Before upgrading; I did remove some tools that could run in the background such as CCleaner and Malwarebytes.

Bob


Re: textbook scanning for teaching purposes

Gudrun Brunot
 

Thanks, Debbie, for that tip. I've taken a look of what they offer. They have a lot of material, but much is from 2012 or earlier. I'll drop them a line, though.



Gudrun

-----Original Message-----
From: Debbie Kessler [mailto:jessesgirl@earthlink.net]
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 5:40 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: textbook scanning for teaching purposes

Haven't been following this thread much. You might contact the high tech center training unit in Cupertino. They are always coming up with solutions for alternate media at the college level.

DjAndChaz
Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 15, 2016, at 9:46 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:



Gudrun,

Thanks for the kind words. You are in a uniquely thorny position as far as scanning goes because you're trying to work in material that is in two separate languages. OCR has gotten extremely good, even on pretty sketchy copy, for material in a single language but I don't know whether the same can be said for things in two languages. As you know from our private exchanges, I've tried scanning one of the books you refer to in both Swedish and English and neither gives satisfactory results in both languages at once.

This is an instance where you could be the avant garde for your own needs and those of others, too. I know you've given Tracker Software's PDF XChange Viewer a try, and what they provide for free is pretty remarkable, but not enough to get what you need. I do not know whether one of their paid products might work, but it would be worth getting in touch with them to ask about that. If they claim that one would, I think it would be entirely reasonable to ask them to process a single file using that software and returning the result to you so that you can actually evaluate the result before considering purchase. I can't believe that the need for bilingual OCR is frequent, but it certainly is something that's going to occur for someone other than yourself. I would be shocked if someone has not developed something that supports this, but I'd have to do the same digging as you will to determine who.

As to finding the right assistant, no matter how much we love our loved ones and they love us in return, they're generally not the best option for several reasons. This is particularly so if someone is easily frustrated with technology that doesn't function perfectly all the time. A big part of it all is dealing with the inevitable issues that arise when you are putting software layer upon software layer and expecting them all to seamlessly communicate with each other. While we've come a long way in that department, you know better than most that we're not "there yet" as far as true seamlessness goes.

These days you can pretty much configure monolingual OCR to handle most of the formatting eventualities you typically see in print. Most can be easily set up to handle columns like in a newspaper, or tables. There are still problems, though, when a table is presented in columns but with no structure surrounding the table itself. Then the software has to make a guess as to whether it's something in "newspaper columnar" format or "table row and columnar" format and that's not easy to do absent clear delimiters that suggest one versus the other.

Brian


Re: Word 2007 and word count

Marianne Denning
 

Did you use ctrl A to select all and then the other steps?

On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 1:01 PM, John J. Fioravanti, Jr. <fioresq1@...> wrote:

I do that but it's only reading me "98 and the document is 20 pages long, it won't read the entire word count.

 

From: john.falter [mailto:john.falter@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 12:49 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Word 2007 and word count

 

Hello John:
To get the statistics for a document in Word 2007:
ALT-r followed by W.

On 2/20/2016 12:09 PM, John J. Fioravanti, Jr. wrote:

Hi: I'm using jaws 14 with windows 7 and word 2007. When I try to get a word
count on a 20 page document, using control+shift+G it reports a word count
of 98. I also tried this in the review tab of the ribbon.
Can someone tell me how I can get jaws to read the word count for the entire
document?
Thank you. 
 
 
 
 
 






--
Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053


Re: Word 2007 and word count

Nicole Massey <nyyki@...>
 

What does Jaws+page down give you? Word is sometimes futzy with word count
reporting, and I've yet to find out why this is.

-----Original Message-----
From: John J. Fioravanti, Jr. [mailto:fioresq1@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 11:09 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Word 2007 and word count

Hi: I'm using jaws 14 with windows 7 and word 2007. When I try to get a word
count on a 20 page document, using control+shift+G it reports a word count
of 98. I also tried this in the review tab of the ribbon.
Can someone tell me how I can get jaws to read the word count for the entire
document?
Thank you.


Re: Word 2007 and word count

John J. Fioravanti, Jr.
 

I do that but it's only reading me "98 and the document is 20 pages long, it won't read the entire word count.

 

From: john.falter [mailto:john.falter@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 12:49 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Word 2007 and word count

 

Hello John:
To get the statistics for a document in Word 2007:
ALT-r followed by W.

On 2/20/2016 12:09 PM, John J. Fioravanti, Jr. wrote:

Hi: I'm using jaws 14 with windows 7 and word 2007. When I try to get a word
count on a 20 page document, using control+shift+G it reports a word count
of 98. I also tried this in the review tab of the ribbon.
Can someone tell me how I can get jaws to read the word count for the entire
document?
Thank you. 
 
 
 
 
 




Changing themes, using the "start memu", to get rid of "task switching" ...

HAMILTON
 

Hello:

 

Some time ago, someone provided the following instructions to get rid of Task Switching:

 

“- Launch the Start Menu & type the word theme.

- Then, cursor down until you find Change the theme & press Enter.

- Then, cursor up & down & left & right until you find Windows Classic& press Enter to select it.

- Then, press alt to get the File Menu & press Enter on Close.

 

Although I have looked several times, the only choices I see are:

 

1.            “Unsaved Themes”

2.            “Synced Themes”

 

Then, I see:

 

“Windows”, followed by: “Lines and Colors” (spelled incorrectly) and ”Flowers”.

 

-              and a line with:

 

“HP”, and 4 items under this heading:

“High Contrast #1”, “High Contrast #2”, “High Contrast Glack” and “High Contrast White”

 

I did not see “windows classic”.

 

By the way, I am using a Windows 8.1, 64-bit PC, with JAWS 17.0.1337.

 

Please tell me what I’m missing in these instructions.  Or, is there another way to get rid of “Task Switching”?

 

Thank you.

 

Jim H

 

 


Re: Word 2007 and word count

john.falter
 

Hello John:
To get the statistics for a document in Word 2007:
ALT-r followed by W.

On 2/20/2016 12:09 PM, John J. Fioravanti, Jr. wrote:
Hi: I'm using jaws 14 with windows 7 and word 2007. When I try to get a word
count on a 20 page document, using control+shift+G it reports a word count
of 98. I also tried this in the review tab of the ribbon.
Can someone tell me how I can get jaws to read the word count for the entire
document?
Thank you. 









Word 2007 and word count

John J. Fioravanti, Jr.
 

Hi: I'm using jaws 14 with windows 7 and word 2007. When I try to get a word
count on a 20 page document, using control+shift+G it reports a word count
of 98. I also tried this in the review tab of the ribbon.
Can someone tell me how I can get jaws to read the word count for the entire
document?
Thank you.


Re: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an exchange server.

david
 

I'm wondering, perhaps you should try loading outlook without ad-ins running.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 5:36 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an exchange server.

Michael, when JAWS freezes up, have you tried hitting Say All? It is
annoying, because it might jump you to a place below where you were, but
I find it usually works to get JAWS back in sync. Also, I have just hit
F-7 for Spellcheck, but the Say All seems to get me back quicker. I did
Hit Insert-Windows- F-4 a few times to notify F.S. I'd had a problem, but
it continues.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Pablo Morales [mailto:pablocmd2014@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 1:20 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an
exchange server.

Hi Mike,
I have a problem very similar with Outlook 2013.
My computer doesn't get frozen when I leave my computer alone. My
computer get frozen just when I am working on outlook. After 2 or 5 min,
continue working normally. I have reported this problem to fs before with
jaws 16, and with jaws 17, but it is very difficult to prove because just
restarting the computer the problem disappear..

From: Michael Mote [mailto:miketmote73@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 11:25 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an exchange
server.

Hi folks! I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue
before. If I leave Outlook open, and walk away from my computer for ten
minutes or so, it will freeze when I am connected to my exchange server
for work. Most of the time, I have to restart the computer to make
everything work right again. I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit, with the
latest build of JAWS 17. Any help would be appreciated.


Re: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an exchange server.

Jason White
 

In my case, the entire system becomes extremely slow to respond to keystrokes,
to the extent that it's impossible to use. Keystrokes are processed, but there
are delays of seconds at a time. Various programs (including Outlook itself)
cause the system to issue error dialogues which state that the program is "not
responding". Sometimes, the only way to deal with this situation effectively
is to resort to the power button - the worst available response to make on any
modern operating system, but when everything else fails, there isn't a good
alternative.

The system is Windows 7 x64 with Microsoft Office 2013 installed.

Michael Mote <miketmote73@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi folks! I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue before.
If I leave Outlook open, and walk away from my computer for ten minutes or
so, it will freeze when I am connected to my exchange server for work. Most
of the time, I have to restart the computer to make everything work right
again. I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit, with the latest build of JAWS 17.
Any help would be appreciated.







Re: textbook scanning for teaching purposes

Debbie Kessler
 

Haven't been following this thread much. You might contact the high tech center training unit in Cupertino. They are always coming up with solutions for alternate media at the college level.

DjAndChaz 
Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 15, 2016, at 9:46 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Gudrun,

            Thanks for the kind words.  You are in a uniquely thorny position as far as scanning goes because you're trying to work in material that is in two separate languages.  OCR has gotten extremely good, even on pretty sketchy copy, for material in a single language but I don't know whether the same can be said for things in two languages.  As you know from our private exchanges, I've tried scanning one of the books you refer to in both Swedish and English and neither gives satisfactory results in both languages at once.

            This is an instance where you could be the avant garde for your own needs and those of others, too.  I know you've given Tracker Software's PDF XChange Viewer a try, and what they provide for free is pretty remarkable, but not enough to get what you need.  I do not know whether one of their paid products might work, but it would be worth getting in touch with them to ask about that.  If they claim that one would, I think it would be entirely reasonable to ask them to process a single file using that software and returning the result to you so that you can actually evaluate the result before considering purchase.  I can't believe that the need for bilingual OCR is frequent, but it certainly is something that's going to occur for someone other than yourself.  I would be shocked if someone has not developed something that supports this, but I'd have to do the same digging as you will to determine who.

             As to finding the right assistant, no matter how much we love our loved ones and they love us in return, they're generally not the best option for several reasons.  This is particularly so if someone is easily frustrated with technology that doesn't function perfectly all the time.  A big part of it all is dealing with the inevitable issues that arise when you are putting software layer upon software layer and expecting them all to seamlessly communicate with each other.  While we've come a long way in that department, you know better than most that we're not "there yet" as far as true seamlessness goes.

             These days you can pretty much configure monolingual OCR to handle most of the formatting eventualities you typically see in print.  Most can be easily set up to handle columns like in a newspaper, or tables.  There are still problems, though, when a table is presented in columns but with no structure surrounding the table itself.  Then the software has to make a guess as to whether it's something in "newspaper columnar" format or "table row and columnar" format and that's not easy to do absent clear delimiters that suggest one versus the other.

Brian


Re: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an exchange server.

Kimber Gardner
 

Hi All,

I'm seeing the same type of behavior on a win7 machine running outlook
2010 for work. The difference for me is it only occurs when I am
connected through VPN and working remotely.

I have a colleague who is scheduled to travel to FS headquarters to do
extensive testing to try and suss out this issue. She and I work for
the federal government which is why, I suppose, our problem is getting
attention. I will keep the list posted on her progress, if any.

Kimber

On 2/19/16, Michael Mote <miketmote73@gmail.com> wrote:
Totally agree. This happens to me too. Sometimes, I'll be checking
messages, and then I'll see an error message saying something like Outlook
has stopped working. Then, in about a minute or so, it reopens on its own.
I'm hoping I can start using Outlook 2016 soon to see if gets better. Not
sure if it's Outlook or the way JAWS is now processing Microsoft related
content.





From: Pablo Morales [mailto:pablocmd2014@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 12:20 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an exchange
server.



Hi Mike,

I have a problem very similar with Outlook 2013.

My computer doesn't get frozen when I leave my computer alone. My computer
get frozen just when I am working on outlook. After 2 or 5 min, continue
working normally. I have reported this problem to fs before with jaws 16,
and with jaws 17, but it is very difficult to prove because just restarting
the computer the problem disappear..



From: Michael Mote [mailto:miketmote73@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 11:25 AM
To: jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an exchange
server.



Hi folks! I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue before.
If I leave Outlook open, and walk away from my computer for ten minutes or
so, it will freeze when I am connected to my exchange server for work.
Most
of the time, I have to restart the computer to make everything work right
again. I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit, with the latest build of JAWS 17.
Any help would be appreciated.









--
Kimberly


Re: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

Dale Alton <blinkydale@...>
 

Hi Jeanette,

 

When I use drop downs in say a pivot table I use "alt+down arrow".  I hope this works.  If this is some thing that is able to be shared I would be willing to take a look at it for you.

 

Denver Dale

 

From: Jeanette McAllister [mailto:jeanette@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 6:10 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

 

I have a question. I cannot get drop down boxes in Excel to read. JAWS will tell me there’s a drop down box and tell me how to access it, and then he just says “blank”. I had a sighted individual tell me there is text in the drop down box for selection. I called Freedom Scientific and I was told this is an excel problem. I was told I could press tab and then shift tab and JAWS would read it; it does NOT work.  I have a student who needs this to do her job. Does anyone know of any keystrokes I can teach her to get JAWS to read what is in the drop down box?

 

My student is using JAWS 16 and Excel 2013.

 

Thank you,

Jeanette McAllister  PhD

President / CEO

Assistive Technology Tutor

 

                                

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         --Robert Louis Stevenso

 

From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 7:21 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

 

I can confirm that Weather is now working in Research It with JAWS 16.  But to be perfectly blunt, I really don’t understand the infatuation with Research It, anyway.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  If the weather option stops working again, you can always get your local weather from Weather Underground whose forecasts and current conditions are just as comprehensive as those provided by Research It. And Weather Underground always works, so enter your zip code and save it in your bookmarks or favorites list, and whenever you want your local weather, just click on it:

 

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:05 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

just now i keyed in my zipcode for weather research it and worked like acharm:)

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:55 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

Yep. Working here, as well. So likely problem was that the weather web site had some sort of glitch in its API or page layout. Hope it sticks.

 

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:54 AM

Subject: Weather Research It now working

 

Hi,  Just now, the weather Research It feature seems to be working normally.  Mitch

 

Statistically, 100% of the shots you don't take,
                                  don't go in. 
                           (Wayne Gretzky)

 

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Re: facebook

john.falter
 

You may get better results if you go to quick settings while you are using FaceBook:
uncheck flash movies recognize
page refresh off
announce live regions off


On 2/19/2016 9:11 PM, Judy Garrow wrote:

Hi Drew,

 

I have JAWS 14 and it jumps all over also. I wonder if it is fb refreshing all the time.

 

Judy

 

From: Drew Hunthausen [mailto:dhunthausen@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:48 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: facebook

 

Dear list,

I haven’t upgraded to V17 yet, but am wondering if any of the recent fixes have helped with facebook. I’m using the latest build of V16 and it jumps all over the place in FB without any notice. Thanks

 

Drew





Re: facebook

Judy Garrow <garrowjt@...>
 

Hi Drew,

 

I have JAWS 14 and it jumps all over also. I wonder if it is fb refreshing all the time.

 

Judy

 

From: Drew Hunthausen [mailto:dhunthausen@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:48 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: facebook

 

Dear list,

I haven’t upgraded to V17 yet, but am wondering if any of the recent fixes have helped with facebook. I’m using the latest build of V16 and it jumps all over the place in FB without any notice. Thanks

 

Drew


Re: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an exchange server.

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Michael, when JAWS freezes up, have you tried hitting Say All? It is
annoying, because it might jump you to a place below where you were, but
I find it usually works to get JAWS back in sync. Also, I have just hit
F-7 for Spellcheck, but the Say All seems to get me back quicker. I did
Hit Insert-Windows- F-4 a few times to notify F.S. I'd had a problem, but
it continues.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Pablo Morales [mailto:pablocmd2014@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 1:20 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an
exchange server.

Hi Mike,
I have a problem very similar with Outlook 2013.
My computer doesn't get frozen when I leave my computer alone. My
computer get frozen just when I am working on outlook. After 2 or 5 min,
continue working normally. I have reported this problem to fs before with
jaws 16, and with jaws 17, but it is very difficult to prove because just
restarting the computer the problem disappear..

From: Michael Mote [mailto:miketmote73@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 11:25 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: JAWS freezing with Outlook 2013, when connected to an exchange
server.

Hi folks! I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue
before. If I leave Outlook open, and walk away from my computer for ten
minutes or so, it will freeze when I am connected to my exchange server
for work. Most of the time, I have to restart the computer to make
everything work right again. I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit, with the
latest build of JAWS 17. Any help would be appreciated.


Re: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

Jeanette McAllister
 

Thank you!!!

Dr. Jeanette McAllister
757-346-0708

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 19, 2016, at 3:12 PM, HH. Smith Jr. <teos1@...> wrote:

By the way, I did follow the directions and created a drop list using Excel2016, Windows10, JAWS17

 

From: HH. Smith Jr. [mailto:teos1@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 4:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

 

Hi Jeanette,

 

I got these instructions straight from Microsoft:

Provide a more efficient worksheet by using drop-down lists in a cell where your customers can make a yes or no choice, pick a date from a calendar, or pick from another list you insert. Someone using your worksheet clicks an arrow, and then clicks an entry in the list.

1.     On a new worksheet, type the entries that you want to appear in your drop-down list. The entries should be in a single column or row without any blank cells, like this:

Tip    Now is a good time to Sort our data in the order you want it to appear in your drop-down list.

2.    Select all of your entries, right-click, and then click Define Name.

3.    In the Name box, type a name for your entries, for example, ValidDepts, and then click OK. Be sure your name doesn’t have any spaces in it. This name won’t show up in your list, but you need to name it so you can link it to your drop-down list.

4.    Click in the cell in the worksheet where you want the drop-down list.

5.    Click Data >Data Validation.

Tips    Can’t click Data Validation? Here are a few reasons why that might happen.

o    Drop-down lists can’t be added to tables that are linked to a SharePoint site. Unlink the table or remove the table formatting, and then try step 5 again.

o    The worksheet might be protected or shared. Remove the protection or stop sharing the worksheet, and then try step 5 again.

6.    On the Settings tab, in the Allow box, click List.

7.    In the Source box, type and equal sign (=), immediately followed by the name you gave your list in step 3. For example, =ValidDepts.

8.    Check the In-cell dropdown box.

9.    If it’s OK for people to leave the cell empty, check the Ignore blank box.

10.  Click the Input Message tab.

11.   If you want a message to pop up when the cell is clicked, check the Show input message when cell is selected box, and type a title and message in the boxes (up to 225 characters). If you don’t want a message to show up, clear the check box.

12.  Click the Error Alert tab.

13.  Check the Show error alert after invalid data is entered box, pick an option from the Style box, and type a title and message. If you don’t want a message to show up, clear the check box.

Not sure which option to pick in the Style box?

o    To show a message that doesn’t stop people from entering data that isn’t in the drop-down list, click Information or Warning. Information will show a message with this icon and Warning will show a message with this icon .

o    To stop people from entering data that isn’t in the drop-down list, click Stop.

Note   If you don't add a title or text, the title defaults to "Microsoft Excel" and the message to: "The value you entered is not valid. A user has restricted values that can be entered into this cell."

 

 

From: Jeanette McAllister [mailto:jeanette@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 9:10 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

 

I have a question. I cannot get drop down boxes in Excel to read. JAWS will tell me there’s a drop down box and tell me how to access it, and then he just says “blank”. I had a sighted individual tell me there is text in the drop down box for selection. I called Freedom Scientific and I was told this is an excel problem. I was told I could press tab and then shift tab and JAWS would read it; it does NOT work.  I have a student who needs this to do her job. Does anyone know of any keystrokes I can teach her to get JAWS to read what is in the drop down box?

 

My student is using JAWS 16 and Excel 2013.

 

Thank you,

Jeanette McAllister  PhD

President / CEO

Assistive Technology Tutor

 

                                

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From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 7:21 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

 

I can confirm that Weather is now working in Research It with JAWS 16.  But to be perfectly blunt, I really don’t understand the infatuation with Research It, anyway.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  If the weather option stops working again, you can always get your local weather from Weather Underground whose forecasts and current conditions are just as comprehensive as those provided by Research It. And Weather Underground always works, so enter your zip code and save it in your bookmarks or favorites list, and whenever you want your local weather, just click on it:

 

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:05 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

just now i keyed in my zipcode for weather research it and worked like acharm:)

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Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:55 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

Yep. Working here, as well. So likely problem was that the weather web site had some sort of glitch in its API or page layout. Hope it sticks.

 

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

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Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:54 AM

Subject: Weather Research It now working

 

Hi,  Just now, the weather Research It feature seems to be working normally.  Mitch

 

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                                  don't go in. 
                           (Wayne Gretzky)

 

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Re: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

HH. Smith Jr.
 

By the way, I did follow the directions and created a drop list using Excel2016, Windows10, JAWS17

 

From: HH. Smith Jr. [mailto:teos1@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 4:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

 

Hi Jeanette,

 

I got these instructions straight from Microsoft:

Provide a more efficient worksheet by using drop-down lists in a cell where your customers can make a yes or no choice, pick a date from a calendar, or pick from another list you insert. Someone using your worksheet clicks an arrow, and then clicks an entry in the list.

1.     On a new worksheet, type the entries that you want to appear in your drop-down list. The entries should be in a single column or row without any blank cells, like this:

Tip    Now is a good time to Sort our data in the order you want it to appear in your drop-down list.

2.    Select all of your entries, right-click, and then click Define Name.

3.    In the Name box, type a name for your entries, for example, ValidDepts, and then click OK. Be sure your name doesn’t have any spaces in it. This name won’t show up in your list, but you need to name it so you can link it to your drop-down list.

4.    Click in the cell in the worksheet where you want the drop-down list.

5.    Click Data >Data Validation.

Tips    Can’t click Data Validation? Here are a few reasons why that might happen.

o    Drop-down lists can’t be added to tables that are linked to a SharePoint site. Unlink the table or remove the table formatting, and then try step 5 again.

o    The worksheet might be protected or shared. Remove the protection or stop sharing the worksheet, and then try step 5 again.

6.    On the Settings tab, in the Allow box, click List.

7.    In the Source box, type and equal sign (=), immediately followed by the name you gave your list in step 3. For example, =ValidDepts.

8.    Check the In-cell dropdown box.

9.    If it’s OK for people to leave the cell empty, check the Ignore blank box.

10.  Click the Input Message tab.

11.   If you want a message to pop up when the cell is clicked, check the Show input message when cell is selected box, and type a title and message in the boxes (up to 225 characters). If you don’t want a message to show up, clear the check box.

12.  Click the Error Alert tab.

13.  Check the Show error alert after invalid data is entered box, pick an option from the Style box, and type a title and message. If you don’t want a message to show up, clear the check box.

Not sure which option to pick in the Style box?

o    To show a message that doesn’t stop people from entering data that isn’t in the drop-down list, click Information or Warning. Information will show a message with this icon and Warning will show a message with this icon .

o    To stop people from entering data that isn’t in the drop-down list, click Stop.

Note   If you don't add a title or text, the title defaults to "Microsoft Excel" and the message to: "The value you entered is not valid. A user has restricted values that can be entered into this cell."

 

 

From: Jeanette McAllister [mailto:jeanette@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 9:10 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Excel, drop down boxes, and JAWS

 

I have a question. I cannot get drop down boxes in Excel to read. JAWS will tell me there’s a drop down box and tell me how to access it, and then he just says “blank”. I had a sighted individual tell me there is text in the drop down box for selection. I called Freedom Scientific and I was told this is an excel problem. I was told I could press tab and then shift tab and JAWS would read it; it does NOT work.  I have a student who needs this to do her job. Does anyone know of any keystrokes I can teach her to get JAWS to read what is in the drop down box?

 

My student is using JAWS 16 and Excel 2013.

 

Thank you,

Jeanette McAllister  PhD

President / CEO

Assistive Technology Tutor

 

                                

A Heart Staffing                                                   

PO Box 1277

Franklin, VA 23851

Direct: 757-346-0708

www.aheartstaffing.com

www.linkedin.com/in/aheartstaffing

 

Member-National Employment Committee – NFB

http://employment.nfb.org/

                                                                    

Member-  Virginia State Rehabilitation Council

                  Dept for the Blind and Visually Impaired         

 

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

         --Robert Louis Stevenso

 

From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 7:21 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

 

I can confirm that Weather is now working in Research It with JAWS 16.  But to be perfectly blunt, I really don’t understand the infatuation with Research It, anyway.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  If the weather option stops working again, you can always get your local weather from Weather Underground whose forecasts and current conditions are just as comprehensive as those provided by Research It. And Weather Underground always works, so enter your zip code and save it in your bookmarks or favorites list, and whenever you want your local weather, just click on it:

 

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:05 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

just now i keyed in my zipcode for weather research it and worked like acharm:)

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:55 PM

Subject: Re: Weather Research It now working

 

Yep. Working here, as well. So likely problem was that the weather web site had some sort of glitch in its API or page layout. Hope it sticks.

 

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:54 AM

Subject: Weather Research It now working

 

Hi,  Just now, the weather Research It feature seems to be working normally.  Mitch

 

Statistically, 100% of the shots you don't take,
                                  don't go in. 
                           (Wayne Gretzky)

 

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