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moderated Re: Jaws speaking the word "bullet" before some links.

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Oh yes. I have none checked, but I always hear about bullets. Could be that they are considered graphics and not punctuation.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 2:50 PM
To: jaws <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws speaking the word "bullet" before some links.

For the most part, I finally managed to disable speaking of punctuation when browsing sites; however, Jaws still speaks the word "bullet" before some links. Is this something that can be disabled?


moderated Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Dave Durber
 

The latest version of MS Word I have is contained in Office 10.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "george b" <gbmagoo@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files


Also if you can scan to word and you have the latest 2016 version it will
let you save word docs into p d f

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: April 26, 2018 7:54
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

What format are the scans in? If they are JPG you could just Google "JPG to
PDF converters" and you'll find a ton of online converters most of which are
very accessible. You just click some button to upload your JPG file, then if
PDF is already selected as the output format (most of them let you convert
all sorts of things) then you click the "Convert" button and finally you
download your converted PDF image. There are of course also desktop
applications out there, but many of them might cost a bit and often they may
be less accessible. Unless you have to convert large numbers of files and
are unable to scan directly to PDF the online converters are the way to go.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Hello everyone:

I need to scan some documents and send them as pDF files.

Does anyone on the list know of a software package which is accessible and
can do what I am wanting to do and keep the original format and layout.

I used the Windows Fax and Scan program without much success.

Thank you all in advance for any and all suggestions.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber











moderated Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Dave Durber
 

I need to scan several sheets of paper. As I said previously, up till now, I have been using the Fax/Scanner software, which is installed with Windows. Unfortunately, the results, have varied enormously.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sieghard Weitzel" <sieghard@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files


What format are the scans in? If they are JPG you could just Google "JPG to PDF converters" and you'll find a ton of online converters most of which are very accessible. You just click some button to upload your JPG file, then if PDF is already selected as the output format (most of them let you convert all sorts of things) then you click the "Convert" button and finally you download your converted PDF image. There are of course also desktop applications out there, but many of them might cost a bit and often they may be less accessible. Unless you have to convert large numbers of files and are unable to scan directly to PDF the online converters are the way to go.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Hello everyone:

I need to scan some documents and send them as pDF files.

Does anyone on the list know of a software package which is accessible and can do what I am wanting to do and keep the original format and layout.

I used the Windows Fax and Scan program without much success.

Thank you all in advance for any and all suggestions.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber


moderated Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Dave Durber
 

The machine I have is a Canon MG 2500. It is a printer, scanner, photocopier.

I purchased it a week ago. I haven't had much time to learn how to use the software, let alone get to use the thing.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sieghard Weitzel" <sieghard@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files


What brand and model of scanner do you have? Most scanners these days come with software where you can choose whether you want to save your scanned image in JPG or PDF, PDF nowadays is much more common.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Hello everyone:

I need to scan some documents and send them as pDF files.

Does anyone on the list know of a software package which is accessible and can do what I am wanting to do and keep the original format and layout.

I used the Windows Fax and Scan program without much success.

Thank you all in advance for any and all suggestions.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber


moderated Re: Completely disabling punctuation

bob jutzi <jutzi1@...>
 

Yes. Jaws does have a strange way of disabling punctuation. For the most part, the above worked; however, symbols such as . , : are occasionally spoken when browsing some sites. That's when I had to go into Settings Center under Custom Punctuation, and set each to Most as setting to None made no difference. FS really does need to simplify this.

On 4/25/2018 7:06 PM, Dani Pagador wrote:
Bob,
Have you tried changing the setting to None under "Voice punctuation"?
That should do it, I think.
In the JFW window, go to Options, then Voices, then Voice adjustment.
Make sure the correct profile is selected, and that All Contexts is
selected. Tab to the Punctuation combo box and choose None. Hit OK to
close the dialog.

HTH,
Dani





On 4/24/18, bob jutzi <jutzi1@...> wrote:
Sorry for not clarifying. Global.
Just tried your suggestion so hope it works.

On 4/24/2018 4:59 PM, Mario wrote:
aw rats. ignore my response. made a mistake.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@...]
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 4:55 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Completely disabling punctuation

hold down insert and press the number 2 on the main keyboard until none
is announced. however you did not specify if you wanted to change this
globaly or for a particular program.


-------- Original Message --------
From: bob jutzi [mailto:jutzi1@...]
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 10:24 AM EST
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Completely disabling punctuation

Is it possible to completely disable speaking of punctuation. After
going into Custom Punctuation in Settings Center and changing to None
for each symbol, some character such as : and . are still spoken.












moderated Re: Subject ed Is the coding language Scratch accessible with JAWS?

Michael Malver
 

Last time I tried it, it was inaccessible. I wrote to the developers, and they never wrote back. The entire concept behind scratch is dragon graphical blocks around the screen.

Michael

On Apr 26, 2018, at 12:09 PM, Diana Brent <dlbrent50@...> wrote:

Hello all:

 

Coding clubs are using Scratch to teach coding to children and adults and would like to include visually impaired students in their programs. I am wondering if this program is accessible using JAWS. Any help is gratefully appreciated.

 

Diana Brent

 


moderated Jaws speaking the word "bullet" before some links.

bob jutzi <jutzi1@...>
 

For the most part, I finally managed to disable speaking of punctuation when browsing sites; however, Jaws still speaks the word "bullet" before some links.  Is this something that can be disabled?




moderated Subject ed Is the coding language Scratch accessible with JAWS?

Diana Brent
 

Hello all:

 

Coding clubs are using Scratch to teach coding to children and adults and would like to include visually impaired students in their programs. I am wondering if this program is accessible using JAWS. Any help is gratefully appreciated.

 

Diana Brent

 


moderated Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

Also if you can scan to word and you have the latest 2016 version it will
let you save word docs into p d f

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: April 26, 2018 7:54
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

What format are the scans in? If they are JPG you could just Google "JPG to
PDF converters" and you'll find a ton of online converters most of which are
very accessible. You just click some button to upload your JPG file, then if
PDF is already selected as the output format (most of them let you convert
all sorts of things) then you click the "Convert" button and finally you
download your converted PDF image. There are of course also desktop
applications out there, but many of them might cost a bit and often they may
be less accessible. Unless you have to convert large numbers of files and
are unable to scan directly to PDF the online converters are the way to go.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Hello everyone:

I need to scan some documents and send them as pDF files.

Does anyone on the list know of a software package which is accessible and
can do what I am wanting to do and keep the original format and layout.

I used the Windows Fax and Scan program without much success.

Thank you all in advance for any and all suggestions.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber


moderated Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

What format are the scans in? If they are JPG you could just Google "JPG to PDF converters" and you'll find a ton of online converters most of which are very accessible. You just click some button to upload your JPG file, then if PDF is already selected as the output format (most of them let you convert all sorts of things) then you click the "Convert" button and finally you download your converted PDF image. There are of course also desktop applications out there, but many of them might cost a bit and often they may be less accessible. Unless you have to convert large numbers of files and are unable to scan directly to PDF the online converters are the way to go.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Hello everyone:

I need to scan some documents and send them as pDF files.

Does anyone on the list know of a software package which is accessible and can do what I am wanting to do and keep the original format and layout.

I used the Windows Fax and Scan program without much success.

Thank you all in advance for any and all suggestions.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber


moderated Re: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

What brand and model of scanner do you have? Most scanners these days come with software where you can choose whether you want to save your scanned image in JPG or PDF, PDF nowadays is much more common.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Hello everyone:

I need to scan some documents and send them as pDF files.

Does anyone on the list know of a software package which is accessible and can do what I am wanting to do and keep the original format and layout.

I used the Windows Fax and Scan program without much success.

Thank you all in advance for any and all suggestions.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber


moderated Software to convert scanned images to PDF files

Dave Durber
 

Hello everyone:

I need to scan some documents and send them as pDF files.

Does anyone on the list know of a software package which is accessible and can do what I am wanting to do and keep the original format and layout.

I used the Windows Fax and Scan program without much success.

Thank you all in advance for any and all suggestions.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber


moderated Re: JAWS and Dell laptops

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

 

I personally don’t like the sound chips on Dell laptops, they cause grief with speech by clipping the beginnings of words when you don’t use them for a few seconds.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: 25 April 2018 18:31
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Dell laptops

 

 My experience with the Dell laptop has been good although some of the pre-installed Delta software should be disabled as it can give you some grief. HP is the one that I really prefer 

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Kelsey Nicolay <piano.girl0299@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:57:44 PM
To: jfw
Subject: JAWS and Dell laptops

 

Hello,
I am looking into getting a Dell Inspiron 3000 series laptop,
specifically the 3567. I have heard that JAWS does not work well with
Dell hardware. I've had a couple Dell desktops that didn't work well,
but I've never used one of their laptops. Therefore, for any Inspiron
owners, any suggestions on how to make JAWS perform better other than
changing the function keys in the BIOS? Is swapping the hard drive for
an SSD and upgrading the RAM to 16 gigs really necessary? I look
forward to hearing from anyone who uses or has used the Inspiron 3000
series laptops with JAWS. I am considering that model because it has a
number pad and optical drive whereas the Latitude does not.
Kind Regards,
Kelsey Nicolay



moderated Static on laptop

kevin meyers
 

 

Bill I had to go to the PC shop as that is where my laptop has been for weeks. I had them change accelerator option. It was on when they went into it. There was no static when it was on or off. I did everything in word and excel and I couldn’t get static to occur. When they first turned it on it did a Windows update. I wonder if that somehow corrected the problem. I will see what happens when I test it out.


moderated Re: Completely disabling punctuation

Dani Pagador
 

Bob,
Have you tried changing the setting to None under "Voice punctuation"?
That should do it, I think.
In the JFW window, go to Options, then Voices, then Voice adjustment.
Make sure the correct profile is selected, and that All Contexts is
selected. Tab to the Punctuation combo box and choose None. Hit OK to
close the dialog.

HTH,
Dani

On 4/24/18, bob jutzi <jutzi1@...> wrote:
Sorry for not clarifying. Global.
Just tried your suggestion so hope it works.

On 4/24/2018 4:59 PM, Mario wrote:
aw rats. ignore my response. made a mistake.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@...]
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 4:55 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Completely disabling punctuation

hold down insert and press the number 2 on the main keyboard until none
is announced. however you did not specify if you wanted to change this
globaly or for a particular program.


-------- Original Message --------
From: bob jutzi [mailto:jutzi1@...]
Sent: Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 10:24 AM EST
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Completely disabling punctuation

Is it possible to completely disable speaking of punctuation. After
going into Custom Punctuation in Settings Center and changing to None
for each symbol, some character such as : and . are still spoken.













moderated Re: jaws restart and punctuation

Soronel Haetir
 

First jaws will try to detect that the main process has quit
responding and auto-restart, if that doesn't work (has become far more
reliable since first introduced) you can hit jaws+win+f4 and force a
restart (jaws meaning either the ins or caps lock key depending on
user selection).

On 4/25/18, Juan Hernandez <juanhernandez98@...> wrote:
HI All,



I have two questions:



1. Does jaws have a restart feature like window-eyes did? If I loose
speech, or if it is slow, can I just do a ctrl+alt+j to restart it? When
Back when, with window-eyes I could hit ctrl+alt+w, and it would restart
window-eyes.
2. I can't seem to figure out how I can set my punctuation level on an
application bases. I can set it in the default settings, but no where
else.
Is this true? Or how do I set this in my app? I want in my code editor to
read all punctuation, but on my web browser to read minimal ppunctuation.
You get the idea.



Thanks for your help

--
Soronel Haetir
soronel.haetir@...


moderated jaws restart and punctuation

Juan Hernandez
 

HI All,

 

I have two questions:

 

  1. Does jaws have a restart feature like window-eyes did? If I loose speech, or if it is slow, can I just do a ctrl+alt+j to restart it?  When Back when, with window-eyes I could hit ctrl+alt+w, and it would restart window-eyes.
  2. I can’t seem to figure out how I can set my punctuation level on an application bases.  I can set it in the default settings, but no where else.  Is this true? Or how do I set this in my app? I want in my code editor to read all punctuation, but on my web browser to read minimal ppunctuation.  You get the idea.

 

Thanks for your help


moderated Re: JAWS and Dell laptops

bob jutzi <jutzi1@...>
 

Also, if an Enhanced tab is present, check Disable enhanced settings.

I need to do this with my Dell Inspiron desktop or the audio sounds rather strange.

On 4/25/2018 2:02 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Kelsey. In addition to what others have said about Del computers with JAWS, I would advise the following.
Under Control panel/Speakers/Properties/Advanced, there may be a setting called:
Allow Hardware Acceleration of Audio with this Device
You might want to make sure this is unchecked to prevent static and stuttering of JAWS with the internal soundcard which is onboard the motherboard.
Bill White
billwhite92701@...
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kelsey Nicolay
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:58 AM
To: jfw
Subject: JAWS and Dell laptops
Hello,
I am looking into getting a Dell Inspiron 3000 series laptop,
specifically the 3567. I have heard that JAWS does not work well with
Dell hardware. I've had a couple Dell desktops that didn't work well,
but I've never used one of their laptops. Therefore, for any Inspiron
owners, any suggestions on how to make JAWS perform better other than
changing the function keys in the BIOS? Is swapping the hard drive for
an SSD and upgrading the RAM to 16 gigs really necessary? I look
forward to hearing from anyone who uses or has used the Inspiron 3000
series laptops with JAWS. I am considering that model because it has a
number pad and optical drive whereas the Latitude does not.
Kind Regards,
Kelsey Nicolay


moderated JAWS Braille Support for GoogleDocs

jerry.berrier@...
 

Is there a way to get braille to work with JAWS when using GoogleDocs or GoogleSheets?

 

Thanks.

 

 

Jerry Berrier

Director of Education Technology

Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown MA 02472
P: 617-972-7826
Perkins.org

 

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moderated Re: JAWS and Dell laptops

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Kelsey. In addition to what others have said about Del computers with JAWS, I would advise the following.

Under Control panel/Speakers/Properties/Advanced, there may be a setting called:

Allow Hardware Acceleration of Audio with this Device

You might want to make sure this is unchecked to prevent static and stuttering of JAWS with the internal soundcard which is onboard the motherboard.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kelsey Nicolay
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:58 AM
To: jfw
Subject: JAWS and Dell laptops

Hello,
I am looking into getting a Dell Inspiron 3000 series laptop,
specifically the 3567. I have heard that JAWS does not work well with
Dell hardware. I've had a couple Dell desktops that didn't work well,
but I've never used one of their laptops. Therefore, for any Inspiron
owners, any suggestions on how to make JAWS perform better other than
changing the function keys in the BIOS? Is swapping the hard drive for
an SSD and upgrading the RAM to 16 gigs really necessary? I look
forward to hearing from anyone who uses or has used the Inspiron 3000
series laptops with JAWS. I am considering that model because it has a
number pad and optical drive whereas the Latitude does not.
Kind Regards,
Kelsey Nicolay