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Re: JAWS and numbered list in Word

 

Correction of sorts on my last post.  I somehow jumped from JAWS to NVDA but, as luck would have it, this is one of those instances where the command structure is precisely the same.  You can directly substitute "JAWS" everywhere I'd typed "NVDA" and have what I should have said.

Brian


Re: JAWS and numbered list in Word

 

With reference to "read current line" in NVDA:

Dave Carlson offered:  INSERT+NUM PAD 8, while I and others have said INSERT+UP ARROW.  These are the same thing, since NUM PAD 8 is UP ARROW when number lock is not on.  I'm just so used to using the hard directional arrow buttons on most keyboards that I forget that the NUM PAD keys are soft versions of the same thing with 2 being down arrow, 4 being left arrow, 8 being up arrow, and 6 being right arrow.  Of course, INSERT as the NVDA key and NUM PAD 8 as a viable alternative to the hard UP ARROW key only works if you're using desktop keyboard layout.  You can't do that if you have a laptop that does not have a full desktop keyboard on it.

Based on Jessica's query as to whether there was an alternative to INSERT+NUM PAD 8, I arrived at the conclusion that she must be using a laptop and a laptop that does not include a number pad, so that laptop keyboard layout must be used in that situation.  That or she has a laptop with a full keyboard but where NVDA is set to use laptop keyboard layout, which certain users prefer, particularly if they initially learned NVDA using the laptop keyboard layout.  I know of at least one NVDA user who switches his desktop computer to use laptop keyboard layout because he learned to use NVDA on a laptop and that's easier than relearning all the desktop keystroke variants.  If laptop keyboard layout is in use the NVDA key becomes CAPS LOCK and the keystroke combination for "read current line" is CAPS LOCK+I.

Brian


Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

Poppa Bear <heavens4real@...>
 

Hello Brian he is connected with a 6 month paid on the job training program that ranges from learning Office Skills, some culinary arts as well as some basic excel book keeping. It is a nonprofit organization.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:15 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

 

Poppa Bear,

         Do you know anything about where he's working?  I ask simply because it is not unusual for businesses to forbid any connection of "outside equipment" to their networks, not even as a reasonable accommodation.  Those that take that stance will often spend thousands of dollars to create the environment required but such that it's under their control entirely.  This is not directly relevant to your overarching question but is something that does need to be considered.

          ZoomText at 60 times is, without question, not practical for use in the workplace.  Given my own experience tutoring clients with ZoomText I'd be strongly encouraging them to look at screen reader solutions or else going to something like a big screen TV as their monitor of choice.  Pan and scan is difficult and disorienting at scales far below 60 times and would be a nightmare in a workplace.  Better to "scale up" the monitor such that lower magnification, or no magnification, might be needed.  I will say at the outset that I've had very little success with clients using ZoomText at high magnification levels.  It makes getting from place to place on the screen exceedingly tedious and it's very difficult to have any idea of where you are in the context of the entirety of a document, desktop, etc.

           As far as the shopping goes, my concern is almost entirely about comfort with the keyboard and/or mouse/mouse pad for a given user.  When keyboard access is your primary interaction method with a computer you really have to like the way the keyboard is laid out (e.g, key spacing and rake), the nature of the touch pressure for the keys, etc.  If this guy already has computer experience of any kind these sort of preferences are already formed, but there's no way to easily express them or categorize them - it's an "I know it when I feel it" thing.  If he doesn't have experience with a given hardware format (e.g., laptop, all-in-one,etc.) that's all the more reason to encourage him to do some basic exploration of what's out there as it will allow him to eliminate a lot of options due to reasons that have nothing to do with what he can or cannot see.  I wish I could convince more people that doing a "test drive" on a computer is as essential in making a buying choice for one as it is for an automobile.  There are just too many things that can only be revealed by actual interaction with the device itself.

           There's also the question:  "Is his vision stable?"  My approach with individuals whose visual profile is likely to remain unchanged is quite different than it is with individuals who are undergoing progressive loss that is unlikely to be halted.  I've got a client now who was once fully sighted, was losing his vision when we started working together and strongly preferred ZoomText because he could still see using it, but whose prognosis was for continued vision loss.  I told him early on that while I wanted him to know ZoomText I really wanted to spend some time while he could still see getting down the basics of a screen reader, because that was eventually going to be his one and only access method that would be practical.  He still uses magnification for books and the like, and very occasionally for a specific item on the computer, but he's slowly transitioned to being primarily a JAWS user precisely because ZoomText became impractical on a routine basis as his residual vision deteriorated.

Brian


Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

Poppa Bear <heavens4real@...>
 

I ended up requesting a 15 inch all in one NV HP unit with an I7, 12GB ram, I7 processor and a two TB hard drive with HDMI connections. It runs about $899 from Best Buy and includes keyboard and mouse. I also requested the Visio Book portable magnifier and a 43 Inch flat screen TV to work with the Visio Book at home or work for paper work.

 

From: Tony [mailto:Tony@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:59 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

 

Rather than hauling a 22” unit around, he might prefer to buy a couple of moniters and possibly keyboards to use at each place.

 

Newegg.com frequently has 24” monitors for about $110.  My wife really likes the picture on the one I got her.

 

Tony

 

From: Poppa Bear [mailto:heavens4real@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:42 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

 

I need to recommend a computer for a client who will be using JAWS with the state footing the bill. I am thinking about a 22 inch Desktop tablet that can sit stationary as well as be slipped into a bag and carried. I have one at my job that I use a keyboard with and even though it is touch screen I use it primarily as a desktop. I run Jaws 17 and windows 10 on it without any problems. I am thinking the portable rout for this guy in case he gets a job and needs to bring his own set up to work. He could just transport this back and forth to work and home. The one that I use seems to be pretty robust and I prefer it over a laptop. If anyone has any suggestions maybe you can point me in a direction for a good model.

 


Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

Poppa Bear <heavens4real@...>
 

Hello Barbra, perhaps I am misunderstanding something with the audio feedback of Zoom and how it relates to the magnification, but here is a snippet from the latest 10.1 Zoom Text release, “Flexible Magnification

Full range of magnification levels up to 36x (up to 60x in Windows 8). Levels include: 1x to 8x in steps of 1, 10x to 16x in steps of 2, 20x to 36x in steps of 4, and fractional powers of 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x and 2.5x.  30 levels of magnification in ZoomText 10.1:  1x to 2x in steps of 0.2; 2.25x, 2.5x, 2.75x, 3x, 3.5x, 4x, 4.5x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x; 10x to 16x in steps of 2; 20x to 36x in steps of 4; 42x, 48x, 54x, and 60x.”

 

From: Mcginnis, Barbara [mailto:barbara.mcginnis@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:20 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

 

What ZoomText goes to about 60 times?  The ZoomText software I have seen only goes to 36.

 

From: Poppa Bear [mailto:heavens4real@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:59 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

 

Hello Brian, he has a little bit of vision and can use Zoom text at about 60 times which is not so practical for a 6 to eight hour work day so we have been working on JAWS. I do want him to have the option to load Zoom text on the PC down the road if at all possible. I would tell him to shop around, but he is a complete novice for the most part and has only been training for the last three weeks so does not really even know what he likes at this point. A tablet may not be what he needs, but even an all in one box that he could maybe just take home on the weekends without having to worry about packing around a box and monitor would be a thought.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:43 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

 

Poppa Bear,

            Do you have any option for the client to do some of their own "shopping" for you?  It is amazing how big "the little things" can be when getting a computer that fits you.   I always encourage my clients to visit as many retailers as they can and to pay particular attention to the way the keyboard feels to them.  There are machines that I love (or hate) strictly because of keyboard feel.

            Also, if portability is truly a concern, a 22-inch is far, far too large for convenient portability.  As Dr. McCallister mentions, if the client in question cannot see the screen (and I know that wasn't stated, so it's an "if") then screen size is a non-issue and smaller is better as far as ease of portability goes.

Brian

 



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Re: JAWS and numbered list in Word

Poppa Bear <heavens4real@...>
 

What about Insert up arrow?

 

From: Jessica McDowell [mailto:jesmcdowelltvioandm@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 6:57 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and numbered list in Word

 

Thanks Dave

That makes sense, on a laptop is there alternative to numpad 8? HTH noted that Spacebar works to check also.

 

List etiquette question, on this list does everyone see all responses? I wanted thank HTH for his answer too. Should I reply to each response or does that clutter up thread?

 

I appreciate the quick replies,

Jessica

 

 

 


On Mar 31, 2016, at 7:14 PM, Dave Carlson <dgcarlson@...> wrote:

Um, sorry. Senior moment. Just read the subject line and answered my own question.

 

If the number does not speak, and I'm not at all surprised that it does not, then Insert+Numpad 8 will read the current line to verify.

 

It's possible that MS-Word is creating the next number after JAWS has read the next blank line.

 

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

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

Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 06:46 PM

Subject: Re: JAWS and numbered list in Word

 

Jessica,

 

Are you using MS-Word when you're seeing this behavior? Need a bit more detail here.

 

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

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

Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 04:03 PM

Subject: JAWS and numbered list in Word

 

Hello
I am new to this group and I am hoping this is a good spot for general JAWS
questions (and apologies, some questions may be quite naïve). Let me know
if I am in the right place. I am a teacher for students who are blind or visually
impaired. I'm trying to hone my own skills using JAWS with Windows.

Running JAWS 16.0 40 minute mode with Windows 7 and Word 2013.
I am noticing when writing a numbered list in Word that when you hit enter,
JAWS does not say next number (says "blank") but it does appear on screen.
It behaves differently if cursor is end of document or in the middle of
document. Feels like you have to do some extra steps to confirm what
numbers are actually appearing in your document.

Is this a known issue or just something quirky happening for me?
thanks so much!
Jessica


Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

Poppa Bear <heavens4real@...>
 

Thanks Jeanette, I will have to look into one of those for personal use.

 

 

From: Jeanette McAllister [mailto:jeanette@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:41 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

 

I would recommend shopping around when thinking of purchasing a Lenovo. I paid $1500+ for mine; but they are being advertised online for 300+ and you may even be able to find them cheaper. It is extremely durable. I've had it for over two years (yes, I went through the windows 10 and office 2016 upgrades) and I travel all over the country with it. I would not trade it for anything. I hope this helps. It also syncs flawlessly with my brailliant and Braillenote.

Dr. Jeanette McAllister

757-346-0708

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Mar 31, 2016, at 12:01 PM, Poppa Bear <heavens4real@...> wrote:

Hello Jeanette, what did your tablet run you? I may look at something like that for a personal item. Is it pretty durable in your opinion.

 

From: Jeanette McAllister [mailto:jeanette@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:55 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

 

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad which came highly recommended by a couple of FS Employees who use JAWS. I can use it with/without the keyboard that comes with it and I highly recommend it. I too, am running JAWS 17 and Windows 10. My Lenovo doesn’t have a 22 inch screen (I think the screen is 11 or 13 inches – I would have to double check), since I can’t see it, it really doesn’t matter on screen size to me.

 

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From: Poppa Bear [mailto:heavens4real@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:42 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Question about an all in one tablet for JAWS

 

I need to recommend a computer for a client who will be using JAWS with the state footing the bill. I am thinking about a 22 inch Desktop tablet that can sit stationary as well as be slipped into a bag and carried. I have one at my job that I use a keyboard with and even though it is touch screen I use it primarily as a desktop. I run Jaws 17 and windows 10 on it without any problems. I am thinking the portable rout for this guy in case he gets a job and needs to bring his own set up to work. He could just transport this back and forth to work and home. The one that I use seems to be pretty robust and I prefer it over a laptop. If anyone has any suggestions maybe you can point me in a direction for a good model.

 

 

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Re: Jaws16 with Netflix?

Jeff Christiansen
 

Hi Carliss

 

I use Windows Ten with JFW 16 and find the Netflix  experience enjoyable as well as manageable.

I have had no problem with navigation or finding descriptive content.

Right now I am binge watching House Of Cards.

                HTH

jeff

 

From: Carliss [mailto:seejesus@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 11:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws16 with Netglix?

 

Hello Listers,

I'm considering using Netflix. will Jaws16 work with it?

Thanks for all your help!

 

 

Carliss


Jaws16 with Netglix?

Carliss
 

Hello Listers,

I'm considering using Netflix. will Jaws16 work with it?

Thanks for all your help!

 

 

Carliss


Re: Jaws 11 and zwindows 10.

 

As others have already mentioned, the free upgrade to Windows 10 is only available for devices running Windows 7 or later.  It seems that there have been a lot of questions popping up lately about upgrading very old equipment to Windows 10, and my own personal experience plus observations as a support tech clearly indicate that doing so is not likely to work.  See the thread entitled, Question if laptop will work for W10, on the Windows 10 Screen Reader Users forum for additional discussion.

I also agree with the general point that one must keep one's software at least reasonably up to date for the specific operating system environment in which you intend to use it.  JAWS 10 and JAWS 11 are, by all measures, "antique" now and there are all sorts of issues with trying to keep either alive under Windows 10, even if one could do so.  As already noted, NVDA is available at no cost if expense is an issue and if one happens to have MS-Office 2010 or later installed on their computer a fully functional version of Window-Eyes is available at no cost as well.

Brian


Re: Jaws 11 and zwindows 10.

david Jennette
 

Ok, if the computer has Vista you’d have to update to windows seven before you could upgrade to windows ten if you wanted to take advantage of the free upgrade. Let’s also not forget needing to upgrade jaws. It’s my opinion that you’d probably be better off just getting a new laptop. Maybe use NVDA until you could upgrade jaws if expense is an issue.

 

From: Walt Smith [mailto:ka3lists@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 2, 2016 10:28 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 11 and zwindows 10.

 

Not to mention that there are a lot of other things that are no longer compatible with JAWS 11. If one is totally dependent on an access application to use the computer and doesn't keep that application 100% current, my totally uncharitable opinion is that they shouldn't even try to use a computer. Yes, it costs money to keep an access application up-to-date, but it also costs money to live from day to day.

 


From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 1:39 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 11 and zwindows 10.

Hi, Shane. Only JAWS 16 or 17 is compatible with Windows 10.

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

Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 10:33 AM

Subject: Jaws 11 and zwindows 10.

 

Hi guys,
I have Kodi15.2 installed on my Windows Vista laptop. I'm thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 to install Kodi 16, as it currently crashes, that's why I'm running 15.
My question is, can I upgrade Vista to Windows 10, and would Jaws 11 be compatible with Windows 10? And how would I update to 10?

 

 


Re: Jaws 11 and zwindows 10.

Walt Smith
 

Not to mention that there are a lot of other things that are no longer compatible with JAWS 11. If one is totally dependent on an access application to use the computer and doesn't keep that application 100% current, my totally uncharitable opinion is that they shouldn't even try to use a computer. Yes, it costs money to keep an access application up-to-date, but it also costs money to live from day to day.



From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 1:39 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 11 and zwindows 10.

Hi, Shane. Only JAWS 16 or 17 is compatible with Windows 10.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 10:33 AM
Subject: Jaws 11 and zwindows 10.

Hi guys,
I have Kodi15.2 installed on my Windows Vista laptop. I'm thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 to install Kodi 16, as it currently crashes, that's why I'm running 15.
My question is, can I upgrade Vista to Windows 10, and would Jaws 11 be compatible with Windows 10? And how would I update to 10?


 


Re: JAWS and numbered list in Word

Marianne Denning
 

I turn all auto features off. If I want numbers, bullets...I put them
in. I have done that with JAWS for many years.

On 3/31/16, Jessica McDowell <jesmcdowellTVIOandM@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello
I am new to this group and I am hoping this is a good spot for general JAWS
questions (and apologies, some questions may be quite naïve). Let me know
if I am in the right place. I am a teacher for students who are blind or
visually
impaired. I'm trying to hone my own skills using JAWS with Windows.
Running JAWS 16.0 40 minute mode with Windows 7 and Word 2013.
I am noticing when writing a numbered list in Word that when you hit enter,
JAWS does not say next number (says "blank") but it does appear on screen.
It behaves differently if cursor is end of document or in the middle of
document. Feels like you have to do some extra steps to confirm what
numbers are actually appearing in your document.
Is this a known issue or just something quirky happening for me?
thanks so much!
Jessica
--
Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053


Re: best accessible update software for windows 10

 

The honest-to-God answer to that question, regardless of your version of Windows, is none.

As a repair technician with some years experience I can tell you that there are only two locations from which you should ever obtain driver updates for your computer, in this order:

  1. The support page of your computer's manufacturer for the specific model you have.
  2. If nothing is available at number one, then the support page of the manufacturer of a specific component or peripheral that you know is installed or that you have installed yourself.

Driver updater software is one of the primary causes of all sorts of computer chaos, including spyware, malware, and viruses.  Most major manufacturers now include a "background support assistant" of some sort that actually constantly checks to see if they've released any driver updates and that will either download and install them automatically or notify you that they're available and to download them manually.  Those, unlike third party driver updaters, can be trusted.

Brian


best accessible update software for windows 10

Marvin Hunkin <startrekcafe@...>
 

Hi. What’s the bst free update driver software, that works with jaws. And windows 10? Any ideas.

Marvin.


Re: JAWS and numbered list in Word

HH. Smith Jr.
 

Hi Barbara,

 

I have 2016 and it works the same way.

 

From: Mcginnis, Barbara [mailto:barbara.mcginnis@...]
Sent: Friday, April 1, 2016 9:57 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and numbered list in Word

 

When I use Word 2013 and JAWS 15, I can type the number one and enter information, press enter, and JAWS says number 2.  When I have a free computer, I will check it using JAWS 16. 

 

From: Dave Carlson [mailto:dgcarlson@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:14 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and numbered list in Word

 

Um, sorry. Senior moment. Just read the subject line and answered my own question.

 

If the number does not speak, and I'm not at all surprised that it does not, then Insert+Numpad 8 will read the current line to verify.

 

It's possible that MS-Word is creating the next number after JAWS has read the next blank line.

 

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

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

Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 06:46 PM

Subject: Re: JAWS and numbered list in Word

 

Jessica,

 

Are you using MS-Word when you're seeing this behavior? Need a bit more detail here.

 

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

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

Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 04:03 PM

Subject: JAWS and numbered list in Word

 

Hello
I am new to this group and I am hoping this is a good spot for general JAWS
questions (and apologies, some questions may be quite naïve). Let me know
if I am in the right place. I am a teacher for students who are blind or visually
impaired. I'm trying to hone my own skills using JAWS with Windows.

Running JAWS 16.0 40 minute mode with Windows 7 and Word 2013.
I am noticing when writing a numbered list in Word that when you hit enter,
JAWS does not say next number (says "blank") but it does appear on screen.
It behaves differently if cursor is end of document or in the middle of
document. Feels like you have to do some extra steps to confirm what
numbers are actually appearing in your document.

Is this a known issue or just something quirky happening for me?
thanks so much!
Jessica

 



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Re: Text Boxes

Londa Peterson
 

 For future reference, press control + shift + o. This brings up a list of objects in the document. Press enter on the one you want to work with. Then you can press control + a to select all and control + c to copy. Go to a new document and paste. Then alt + tab back to the original and repeat the process. I'm not sure how it's done, but I have seen documents that were converted from publisher to Word, and they often come out like this. I've actually received entire restaurant menus that people wanted in Braille that were like this. Getting them into a format that Duxbury could actually work with was quite a time consuming task.   

 

From: Cindy Ray [mailto:cindyray@...]
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2016 3:16 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Text Boxes

 

Ho do you get into them, select, and then select all and save it to clipboard. I suspect this was produced by MS Publisher, but I’m not sure. I know my pastor can fix it, but she’s in Pennsylvania or somewhere.

Cindy

 

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, April 1, 2016 1:50 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Text Boxes

 

I've not yet found instructions on how to "de-text box" documents and convert them to strictly plain text, which is what I presume you're trying to do.   There's probably a way to select a text box and remove the text box while preserving the text.

A tedious way to do this would be to select each text box one-by-one, hit CTRL+A to select all the text that's in it, CTRL+C to copy the text, and then paste that copied text into a new document.  I just tried that in Word 2010 and it works, but text boxes are implemented slightly differently than in earlier versions of Word and I have no old Word files with old-style text boxes to confirm that the same thing applies.  If you're stuck and in a hurry it's worth a try though.

Brian 


Re: Text Boxes

Cindy Ray <cindyray@...>
 

It is actually claiming to be in Word. I will send it. It is just a dumb er I mean, it is just a bulletin.

CL

 

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, April 1, 2016 2:19 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Text Boxes

 

Cindy,

           If the material in question is not of a private nature I'm making the offer to take a look at the file in question if you'll e-mail it to me.  Since this is my "report writing afternoon" and I'm in Word anyway, de-text-boxing two text boxes should be easy.

           Also, if the file has a dot doc extension it is a word document.  If it's from publisher it should be dot pub, and word will not open those and will complain if you try.

Brian


Re: Text Boxes

 

Cindy,

           If the material in question is not of a private nature I'm making the offer to take a look at the file in question if you'll e-mail it to me.  Since this is my "report writing afternoon" and I'm in Word anyway, de-text-boxing two text boxes should be easy.

           Also, if the file has a dot doc extension it is a word document.  If it's from publisher it should be dot pub, and word will not open those and will complain if you try.

Brian


Re: Text Boxes

Cindy Ray <cindyray@...>
 

Ho do you get into them, select, and then select all and save it to clipboard. I suspect this was produced by MS Publisher, but I’m not sure. I know my pastor can fix it, but she’s in Pennsylvania or somewhere.

Cindy

 

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, April 1, 2016 1:50 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Text Boxes

 

I've not yet found instructions on how to "de-text box" documents and convert them to strictly plain text, which is what I presume you're trying to do.   There's probably a way to select a text box and remove the text box while preserving the text.

A tedious way to do this would be to select each text box one-by-one, hit CTRL+A to select all the text that's in it, CTRL+C to copy the text, and then paste that copied text into a new document.  I just tried that in Word 2010 and it works, but text boxes are implemented slightly differently than in earlier versions of Word and I have no old Word files with old-style text boxes to confirm that the same thing applies.  If you're stuck and in a hurry it's worth a try though.

Brian