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moderated Re: Changing voice in Kindle PC For Windows

Carol Smith
 

Thanks.  I couldn't come up with the command, but knew it had a v in it.  Sorry for not being more clear.

Carol


On 5/12/2018 2:36 PM, Mich Verrier wrote:
control shift v will do what you want. hth. from Mich.
 
From: Hope Williamson
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 7:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Changing voice in Kindle PC For Windows
 

Hi, I have the same issue. Well I don't necessarily need it to match the gender, but I can't stand the default narrator voice that the Kindle for PC uses. I'm pretty sure you used to be able to change it, but I could be wrong.


On 5/11/2018 4:37 PM, Tim Ford wrote:

Hello All,

\

I just started using the Kindle PC software on my PC.  I want to change from the default male voice to a female, to match the author’s gender.  How do I do that?

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

I found this website to be an excellent resource.

 

You can search for formulas and review specifics for formulas and how they are used.

 

https://exceljet.net/formulas

 

 

CathyAnne

 

 

CathyAnne Murtha

Access Technology Institute, LLC

cathy@...

www.blind.training

(520) 300-7859

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io mailto:main@jfw.groups.io On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

Hi.

 

I’m looking for a source to learn about the different formulas for Excel.  I purchased the book that CathyAnne Murtha wrote, but it doesn’t contain all the formulas that I’m looking for.  Essentially, I’d like a kind of Excel for Dummies where all the formulas are listed and how they work.  As an example, I’d like to know how to have Excel tell me the day of the week a date will be.  Also, I’d like to know how many days are between dates.  I looked through the book I got from Ms. Murtha, but it doesn’t list all the formulas.

 

Thanks for any help.  Dates aren’t the only thing I’m looking for.  I know Excel is a very powerful program, and I’d like to learn how to use it to its fullest potential.

 

Thanks for any info.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY




moderated Re: Changing voice in Kindle PC For Windows

Mich Verrier
 

control shift v will do what you want. hth. from Mich.
 

From: Hope Williamson
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 7:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Changing voice in Kindle PC For Windows
 

Hi, I have the same issue. Well I don't necessarily need it to match the gender, but I can't stand the default narrator voice that the Kindle for PC uses. I'm pretty sure you used to be able to change it, but I could be wrong.


On 5/11/2018 4:37 PM, Tim Ford wrote:

Hello All,

\

I just started using the Kindle PC software on my PC.  I want to change from the default male voice to a female, to match the author’s gender.  How do I do that?

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

I found this website to be an excellent resource.

 

You can search for formulas and review specifics for formulas and how they are used.

 

https://exceljet.net/formulas

 

 

CathyAnne

 

 

CathyAnne Murtha

Access Technology Institute, LLC

cathy@...

www.blind.training

(520) 300-7859

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io mailto:main@jfw.groups.io On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

Hi.

 

I’m looking for a source to learn about the different formulas for Excel.  I purchased the book that CathyAnne Murtha wrote, but it doesn’t contain all the formulas that I’m looking for.  Essentially, I’d like a kind of Excel for Dummies where all the formulas are listed and how they work.  As an example, I’d like to know how to have Excel tell me the day of the week a date will be.  Also, I’d like to know how many days are between dates.  I looked through the book I got from Ms. Murtha, but it doesn’t list all the formulas.

 

Thanks for any help.  Dates aren’t the only thing I’m looking for.  I know Excel is a very powerful program, and I’d like to learn how to use it to its fullest potential.

 

Thanks for any info.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY



moderated Re: Changing voice in Kindle PC For Windows

Hope Williamson <hopeslife83@...>
 

Hi, I have the same issue. Well I don't necessarily need it to match the gender, but I can't stand the default narrator voice that the Kindle for PC uses. I'm pretty sure you used to be able to change it, but I could be wrong.


On 5/11/2018 4:37 PM, Tim Ford wrote:

Hello All,

\

I just started using the Kindle PC software on my PC.  I want to change from the default male voice to a female, to match the author’s gender.  How do I do that?

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

I found this website to be an excellent resource.

 

You can search for formulas and review specifics for formulas and how they are used.

 

https://exceljet.net/formulas

 

 

CathyAnne

 

 

CathyAnne Murtha

Access Technology Institute, LLC

cathy@...

www.blind.training

(520) 300-7859

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

Hi.

 

I’m looking for a source to learn about the different formulas for Excel.  I purchased the book that CathyAnne Murtha wrote, but it doesn’t contain all the formulas that I’m looking for.  Essentially, I’d like a kind of Excel for Dummies where all the formulas are listed and how they work.  As an example, I’d like to know how to have Excel tell me the day of the week a date will be.  Also, I’d like to know how many days are between dates.  I looked through the book I got from Ms. Murtha, but it doesn’t list all the formulas.

 

Thanks for any help.  Dates aren’t the only thing I’m looking for.  I know Excel is a very powerful program, and I’d like to learn how to use it to its fullest potential.

 

Thanks for any info.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY



moderated Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

I have a Toshiba laptop and turning off fast start up gave me the Windows startup sound back, but Jaws still doesn’t load after logon.  I have the Jaws settings correct.

 

I’ll wiat and see if the next update changes anything.

 

I’m done waisting time with it.

 

Richard

 

 

 

 

“The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter.” 

- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stan Holdeman
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 6:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

 

Hi Bill: Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately it did not have the desired result.

 

I am using an HP laptop, and I bett the fast boot option has something to do with this.

 

I have a hot key for loading jaws and it works pretty fast. I think I will just plug along for awhile. See what develops.

 

Stan

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 12:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

 

Hi, Stan. Here’s how I have my options in JAWS set for Start JAWS Automatically. Probably all of these don’t necessarily need to be set the same way as I have them for JAWS to start successfully at login, but for what it’s worth, here’s my settings. If you don’t have them set this way, you might want to try these settings to see if anything improves.

 

Start JAWS at the Logon screen check box checked

 

Start JAWS after logon for all users check box checked

 

Start JAWS after logon for this user: Combo box

Always

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stan Holdeman
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 8:56 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: start jaws automatically after log in

 

I am running j2018 and windows 10.

 

Using the options/basics dialogue in j2018 I cannot get jaws to open automatically after log in. I can get it to load before sign in but then it is not running after I have logged in. I really don’t need or want to load before sign In, but I do want it to load after log in.

 

Appreciate your help.

 

Stan

 


moderated Re: Start JAWS System Error OK Button

Mario
 

George, control+windows+enter toggles Narrator on and off. hth a bit.

-------- Original Message --------
From: George Gray [mailto:blindtraveler2@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:16 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Start JAWS System Error OK Button

OK! As, indicated in the Subject Line I am receiving a "Start JAWS
System Error OK Button" after I updated my JAWS to whatever this
latest JAWS version last night.

I am also using Win10.1709.NNNN on a 64 bit laptop.

I have started Narrator (which I really have no idea how to use;
including how to turn it off and how to actually read a screen...all I
get when pressing the arrow keys are their names...I seem to be in
some kind of table view that I have to tab around) and have been able
to locate my original JAWS 2018 exe file and have enter on it. I then
get the now famous System Error OK buttn message and when I hit enter
my laptop then goes to the User message, so I check the agree message
and then hit enter on the Yes button. The JAWS install program starts
and then hangs up. I am thinking that it tried to tell me to turn off
all programs, but it jumps to the OK button, which I then cannot find.

I have also found and attempted this with an old JAWS 18 exe file that
I found. Same thing.

Any advice, or suggestions would be greatly appreciatd.

Thanks.


moderated Start JAWS System Error OK Button

George Gray
 

OK! As, indicated in the Subject Line I am receiving a "Start JAWS
System Error OK Button" after I updated my JAWS to whatever this
latest JAWS version last night.

I am also using Win10.1709.NNNN on a 64 bit laptop.

I have started Narrator (which I really have no idea how to use;
including how to turn it off and how to actually read a screen...all I
get when pressing the arrow keys are their names...I seem to be in
some kind of table view that I have to tab around) and have been able
to locate my original JAWS 2018 exe file and have enter on it. I then
get the now famous System Error OK buttn message and when I hit enter
my laptop then goes to the User message, so I check the agree message
and then hit enter on the Yes button. The JAWS install program starts
and then hangs up. I am thinking that it tried to tell me to turn off
all programs, but it jumps to the OK button, which I then cannot find.

I have also found and attempted this with an old JAWS 18 exe file that
I found. Same thing.

Any advice, or suggestions would be greatly appreciatd.

Thanks.



--
HAVE A MAGNIFICENT DAY

GEORGE BURRELL GRAY

Ocean Winds
Cabarete/Sosua
REPUBLICA DOMINICANA


moderated Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Sieghard. I just thought of something. I only have one power plan listed
under Power Options. My power plan is called High Performance. What I hadn't
thought of is this: Maybe Fast Startup isn't listed under all the power
plans which may be available under each machine. If you have more than one
plan listed, you may be required to switch the plan you are using before
Fast Startup is listed as an option.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 9:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Hmm, I have to take another look then, I do know how to get to it, but did
not see it when I checked a few weeks ago and thought that for some reason
maybe it was only a feature on laptops, i.e. computers which also have a
battery.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pastol Gil
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 1:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

I have the fast startup on my desk top.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 1:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Turning off fast startup may have an effect on Jaws speaking at the login
screen, but it should not affect Jaws starting once you put in your password
or PIN and the desktop loads. In what way did turning this off make things
worse, this is something I have never heard, it just means Windows doesn't
save certain things when it shuts down and in fact loading Windows from
scratch usually is always a better option. In any case, this also presumes
that this is on a laptop since I have never seen the fast startup ooption on
any of my desktops, only on my laptop.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 1:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Tried that and it made things worse for me so I had to restore it but that
may be a solution.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marten Post
Uiterweer
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 3:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Richard,

I had the same problem. Jaws was not speaking at boot time after updating
windows.
The solution was to turn off fast boot. Tis was turned on by the windows
update.
Go to Control Panel
Power Options
Choose what the power buttons do
and (Untick) fast boot.

Regards, Marten

On Fri, 11 May 2018 19:16:00 +0000 "Richard Turner"
<richardturner42@outlook.com> wrote:


I have the same settings as Bill, but since the last Windows update to
1803, JAWS never talks after logon.
I have to manually start JAWS.
I'll be reporting this to Microsoft and VFO.
Richard




"The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world
quieter."

- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1

On May 11, 2018, at 11:21 AM, Sieghard Weitzel
<sieghard@live.ca<mailto:sieghard@live.ca>> wrote:

Mine are basically the same except I don't usually check the "Start
Jaws
after logon for all users" since if you set the "for this user" to always
that should suffice.


From: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> On Behalf Of Bill
White
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 9:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Hi, Stan. Here's how I have my options in JAWS set for Start JAWS
Automatically. Probably all of these don't necessarily need to be set the
same way as I have them for JAWS to start successfully at login, but for
what it's worth, here's my settings. If you don't have them set this way,
you might want to try these settings to see if anything improves.

Start JAWS at the Logon screen check box checked

Start JAWS after logon for all users check box checked

Start JAWS after logon for this user: Combo box Always

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>

From: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stan Holdeman
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 8:56 AM
To: jfw@groups.io<mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: start jaws automatically after log in

I am running j2018 and windows 10.

Using the options/basics dialogue in j2018 I cannot get jaws to open
automatically after log in. I can get it to load before sign in but then it
is not running after I have logged in. I really don't need or want to load
before sign In, but I do want it to load after log in.

Appreciate your help.

Stan


moderated Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

Chris Chaffin
 

Hello all,

There used to be a list of excel functions listed by category in the Excel help.  Since I do not have the latest version of Excel, I can not say how accessible this still is to access.
You can also find out a lot by searching Google for the type of Excel function you are looking for.  I just always include the words excel and function in my search criteria.

Here is a web page from Office Support listing all excel functions by category:


Hope this helps!

Chris


On May 12, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

Kevin have you tried calling microsoft accessibility and asking if they have a list of all formulas?

Richard


“The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter.” 

- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1


On May 11, 2018, at 9:49 PM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

Actually, if you want to know what day a particular date is, just type the date in a cell, e.g. in A1 type 12/24/2018, then press Control+1 to format the cell and select the date format, then from the available options select the one that has the weekday included (for me it’s the second from the top).

If, for example, I enter 12/25/2018 into A1 and then apply that format, it will read “Tuesday, December 25, 2018” so I now know that Christmas day this year is on a Tuesday.

Now, if I want to know how many days it is until Christmas from today (May 11), I type 5/11/2018 into cell A2, then in cell A3 I subtract the larger date (Christmas) from the smaller date (today), so I put =A1-A2 and the result in this case will be 228 which is the correct number of days from May 11 until December 25.

 

the day

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 6:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

Hi,

Following is a formula to calculate the day of the week  from an input date.

In the first cell, in this case A4, type in 3/12/1988 and the cell with the formula will display the week day. 

 

=TEXT(A4,"dddd")

 

Depending on where you live and the date format, you may need to change the formula a little.  This formula  works on 3 December 1988 and not December 12 format.  But then it may not need to be altered at all.  You’ll just need to experiment.

 

HTH

Tom

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Saturday, 12 May 2018 9:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

Hi.

 

I’m looking for a source to learn about the different formulas for Excel.  I purchased the book that CathyAnne Murtha wrote, but it doesn’t contain all the formulas that I’m looking for.  Essentially, I’d like a kind of Excel for Dummies where all the formulas are listed and how they work.  As an example, I’d like to know how to have Excel tell me the day of the week a date will be.  Also, I’d like to know how many days are between dates.  I looked through the book I got from Ms. Murtha, but it doesn’t list all the formulas.

 

Thanks for any help.  Dates aren’t the only thing I’m looking for.  I know Excel is a very powerful program, and I’d like to learn how to use it to its fullest potential.

 

Thanks for any info.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY


moderated Re: Strange Word Problem With Jaws

Dan Longmore
 

In addition to others suggestions make sure that “Reading Pane” is not checked under the “View” setting on your Word ribbon.

Dan

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 9:19 PM
To: JFW List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Strange Word Problem With Jaws

 

Hi All,

 

Asking for a friend:

From: Marie
I have a rather strange problem with Word 2016 but I had the same problem with 2010.  I'm running Win 10 1803 with J2018 latest, but get the same result using NVDA as well.  When I am in a document and am arrowing down it will skip pages. It will go from page one to page three, then page five, etc. It does not do this when doing a say all or if I am arrowing right or reading word by word with the insert + right arrow. This only happens on my desktop and not the laptop so I am pretty sure it is some odd setting that I have accidently made. But I have gone over and over the options and can not figure out what setting is causing this.
Before installing 2016, I uninstalled 2010 thinking the problem would not persist but I was wrong. Does anyone have an idea what setting is causing this & how I can fix it?  Thank you all very much.
Marie

Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


moderated Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Stan Holdeman
 

Hi Bill: Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately it did not have the desired result.

 

I am using an HP laptop, and I bett the fast boot option has something to do with this.

 

I have a hot key for loading jaws and it works pretty fast. I think I will just plug along for awhile. See what develops.

 

Stan

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 12:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

 

Hi, Stan. Here’s how I have my options in JAWS set for Start JAWS Automatically. Probably all of these don’t necessarily need to be set the same way as I have them for JAWS to start successfully at login, but for what it’s worth, here’s my settings. If you don’t have them set this way, you might want to try these settings to see if anything improves.

 

Start JAWS at the Logon screen check box checked

 

Start JAWS after logon for all users check box checked

 

Start JAWS after logon for this user: Combo box

Always

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stan Holdeman
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 8:56 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: start jaws automatically after log in

 

I am running j2018 and windows 10.

 

Using the options/basics dialogue in j2018 I cannot get jaws to open automatically after log in. I can get it to load before sign in but then it is not running after I have logged in. I really don’t need or want to load before sign In, but I do want it to load after log in.

 

Appreciate your help.

 

Stan

 


moderated Re: Strange Word Problem With Jaws

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Ashleigh,
 
This was the fix for the problem.

I would try going to the View ribbon and choosing 1 page to be displayed.
The key sequence is Alt+W, followed by number row 1.

Mauricio
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:52 AM
Subject: Re: Strange Word Problem With Jaws

I don’t know what’s causing your issue/seems to be working fine for me—appears to read consecutive pages when down arrowing for me. So sorry I wasn’t able to help more.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 8:19:01 PM
To: JFW List
Subject: Strange Word Problem With Jaws
 
Hi All,
 
Asking for a friend:
From: Marie
I have a rather strange problem with Word 2016 but I had the same problem with 2010.  I'm running Win 10 1803 with J2018 latest, but get the same result using NVDA as well.  When I am in a document and am arrowing down it will skip pages. It will go from page one to page three, then page five, etc. It does not do this when doing a say all or if I am arrowing right or reading word by word with the insert + right arrow. This only happens on my desktop and not the laptop so I am pretty sure it is some odd setting that I have accidently made. But I have gone over and over the options and can not figure out what setting is causing this.
Before installing 2016, I uninstalled 2010 thinking the problem would not persist but I was wrong. Does anyone have an idea what setting is causing this & how I can fix it?  Thank you all very much.
Marie
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


moderated Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

Kevin have you tried calling microsoft accessibility and asking if they have a list of all formulas?

Richard


“The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter.” 

- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1


On May 11, 2018, at 9:49 PM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

Actually, if you want to know what day a particular date is, just type the date in a cell, e.g. in A1 type 12/24/2018, then press Control+1 to format the cell and select the date format, then from the available options select the one that has the weekday included (for me it’s the second from the top).

If, for example, I enter 12/25/2018 into A1 and then apply that format, it will read “Tuesday, December 25, 2018” so I now know that Christmas day this year is on a Tuesday.

Now, if I want to know how many days it is until Christmas from today (May 11), I type 5/11/2018 into cell A2, then in cell A3 I subtract the larger date (Christmas) from the smaller date (today), so I put =A1-A2 and the result in this case will be 228 which is the correct number of days from May 11 until December 25.

 

the day

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 6:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

Hi,

Following is a formula to calculate the day of the week  from an input date.

In the first cell, in this case A4, type in 3/12/1988 and the cell with the formula will display the week day. 

 

=TEXT(A4,"dddd")

 

Depending on where you live and the date format, you may need to change the formula a little.  This formula  works on 3 December 1988 and not December 12 format.  But then it may not need to be altered at all.  You’ll just need to experiment.

 

HTH

Tom

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Saturday, 12 May 2018 9:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

Hi.

 

I’m looking for a source to learn about the different formulas for Excel.  I purchased the book that CathyAnne Murtha wrote, but it doesn’t contain all the formulas that I’m looking for.  Essentially, I’d like a kind of Excel for Dummies where all the formulas are listed and how they work.  As an example, I’d like to know how to have Excel tell me the day of the week a date will be.  Also, I’d like to know how many days are between dates.  I looked through the book I got from Ms. Murtha, but it doesn’t list all the formulas.

 

Thanks for any help.  Dates aren’t the only thing I’m looking for.  I know Excel is a very powerful program, and I’d like to learn how to use it to its fullest potential.

 

Thanks for any info.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY


moderated Re: Strange Word Problem With Jaws

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

I don’t know what’s causing your issue/seems to be working fine for me—appears to read consecutive pages when down arrowing for me. So sorry I wasn’t able to help more.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 8:19:01 PM
To: JFW List
Subject: Strange Word Problem With Jaws
 
Hi All,
 
Asking for a friend:
From: Marie
I have a rather strange problem with Word 2016 but I had the same problem with 2010.  I'm running Win 10 1803 with J2018 latest, but get the same result using NVDA as well.  When I am in a document and am arrowing down it will skip pages. It will go from page one to page three, then page five, etc. It does not do this when doing a say all or if I am arrowing right or reading word by word with the insert + right arrow. This only happens on my desktop and not the laptop so I am pretty sure it is some odd setting that I have accidently made. But I have gone over and over the options and can not figure out what setting is causing this.
Before installing 2016, I uninstalled 2010 thinking the problem would not persist but I was wrong. Does anyone have an idea what setting is causing this & how I can fix it?  Thank you all very much.
Marie
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


moderated Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Hmm, I have to take another look then, I do know how to get to it, but did not see it when I checked a few weeks ago and thought that for some reason maybe it was only a feature on laptops, i.e. computers which also have a battery.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pastol Gil
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 1:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

I have the fast startup on my desk top.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 1:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Turning off fast startup may have an effect on Jaws speaking at the login screen, but it should not affect Jaws starting once you put in your password or PIN and the desktop loads. In what way did turning this off make things worse, this is something I have never heard, it just means Windows doesn't save certain things when it shuts down and in fact loading Windows from scratch usually is always a better option. In any case, this also presumes that this is on a laptop since I have never seen the fast startup ooption on any of my desktops, only on my laptop.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 1:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Tried that and it made things worse for me so I had to restore it but that may be a solution.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 3:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Richard,

I had the same problem. Jaws was not speaking at boot time after updating windows.
The solution was to turn off fast boot. Tis was turned on by the windows update.
Go to Control Panel
Power Options
Choose what the power buttons do
and (Untick) fast boot.

Regards, Marten

On Fri, 11 May 2018 19:16:00 +0000 "Richard Turner"
<richardturner42@outlook.com> wrote:


I have the same settings as Bill, but since the last Windows update to
1803, JAWS never talks after logon.
I have to manually start JAWS.
I'll be reporting this to Microsoft and VFO.
Richard




"The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world
quieter."

- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1

On May 11, 2018, at 11:21 AM, Sieghard Weitzel
<sieghard@live.ca<mailto:sieghard@live.ca>> wrote:

Mine are basically the same except I don't usually check the "Start
Jaws
after logon for all users" since if you set the "for this user" to always that should suffice.


From: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> On Behalf Of Bill
White
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 9:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Hi, Stan. Here's how I have my options in JAWS set for Start JAWS
Automatically. Probably all of these don't necessarily need to be set the same way as I have them for JAWS to start successfully at login, but for what it's worth, here's my settings. If you don't have them set this way, you might want to try these settings to see if anything improves.

Start JAWS at the Logon screen check box checked

Start JAWS after logon for all users check box checked

Start JAWS after logon for this user: Combo box Always

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>

From: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stan Holdeman
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 8:56 AM
To: jfw@groups.io<mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: start jaws automatically after log in

I am running j2018 and windows 10.

Using the options/basics dialogue in j2018 I cannot get jaws to open
automatically after log in. I can get it to load before sign in but then it is not running after I have logged in. I really don't need or want to load before sign In, but I do want it to load after log in.

Appreciate your help.

Stan


moderated Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

Actually, if you want to know what day a particular date is, just type the date in a cell, e.g. in A1 type 12/24/2018, then press Control+1 to format the cell and select the date format, then from the available options select the one that has the weekday included (for me it’s the second from the top).

If, for example, I enter 12/25/2018 into A1 and then apply that format, it will read “Tuesday, December 25, 2018” so I now know that Christmas day this year is on a Tuesday.

Now, if I want to know how many days it is until Christmas from today (May 11), I type 5/11/2018 into cell A2, then in cell A3 I subtract the larger date (Christmas) from the smaller date (today), so I put =A1-A2 and the result in this case will be 228 which is the correct number of days from May 11 until December 25.

 

the day

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 6:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

Hi,

Following is a formula to calculate the day of the week  from an input date.

In the first cell, in this case A4, type in 3/12/1988 and the cell with the formula will display the week day. 

 

=TEXT(A4,"dddd")

 

Depending on where you live and the date format, you may need to change the formula a little.  This formula  works on 3 December 1988 and not December 12 format.  But then it may not need to be altered at all.  You’ll just need to experiment.

 

HTH

Tom

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Saturday, 12 May 2018 9:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

Hi.

 

I’m looking for a source to learn about the different formulas for Excel.  I purchased the book that CathyAnne Murtha wrote, but it doesn’t contain all the formulas that I’m looking for.  Essentially, I’d like a kind of Excel for Dummies where all the formulas are listed and how they work.  As an example, I’d like to know how to have Excel tell me the day of the week a date will be.  Also, I’d like to know how many days are between dates.  I looked through the book I got from Ms. Murtha, but it doesn’t list all the formulas.

 

Thanks for any help.  Dates aren’t the only thing I’m looking for.  I know Excel is a very powerful program, and I’d like to learn how to use it to its fullest potential.

 

Thanks for any info.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY


moderated Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Sieghard. I am using a desktop right now, and it has a fast start-up
option. If this is enabled, I will never hear my Windows startup sound.

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard
Weitzel
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 1:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Turning off fast startup may have an effect on Jaws speaking at the login
screen, but it should not affect Jaws starting once you put in your password
or PIN and the desktop loads. In what way did turning this off make things
worse, this is something I have never heard, it just means Windows doesn't
save certain things when it shuts down and in fact loading Windows from
scratch usually is always a better option. In any case, this also presumes
that this is on a laptop since I have never seen the fast startup ooption on
any of my desktops, only on my laptop.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 1:11 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Tried that and it made things worse for me so I had to restore it but that
may be a solution.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marten Post
Uiterweer
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 3:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Richard,

I had the same problem. Jaws was not speaking at boot time after updating
windows.
The solution was to turn off fast boot. Tis was turned on by the windows
update.
Go to Control Panel
Power Options
Choose what the power buttons do
and (Untick) fast boot.

Regards, Marten

On Fri, 11 May 2018 19:16:00 +0000 "Richard Turner"
<richardturner42@outlook.com> wrote:


I have the same settings as Bill, but since the last Windows update to
1803, JAWS never talks after logon.
I have to manually start JAWS.
I'll be reporting this to Microsoft and VFO.
Richard




"The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world
quieter."

- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1

On May 11, 2018, at 11:21 AM, Sieghard Weitzel
<sieghard@live.ca<mailto:sieghard@live.ca>> wrote:

Mine are basically the same except I don't usually check the "Start
Jaws
after logon for all users" since if you set the "for this user" to always
that should suffice.


From: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> On Behalf Of Bill
White
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 9:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: start jaws automatically after log in

Hi, Stan. Here's how I have my options in JAWS set for Start JAWS
Automatically. Probably all of these don't necessarily need to be set the
same way as I have them for JAWS to start successfully at login, but for
what it's worth, here's my settings. If you don't have them set this way,
you might want to try these settings to see if anything improves.

Start JAWS at the Logon screen check box checked

Start JAWS after logon for all users check box checked

Start JAWS after logon for this user: Combo box Always

Bill White
billwhite92701@dslextreme.com<mailto:billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>

From: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stan Holdeman
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 8:56 AM
To: jfw@groups.io<mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: start jaws automatically after log in

I am running j2018 and windows 10.

Using the options/basics dialogue in j2018 I cannot get jaws to open
automatically after log in. I can get it to load before sign in but then it
is not running after I have logged in. I really don't need or want to load
before sign In, but I do want it to load after log in.

Appreciate your help.

Stan


moderated Re: Changing voice in Kindle PC For Windows

Tim Ford
 

Hello Carol,

 

Thanks much for the suggestions.  I did figure it out, after your suggestions did not work for me.  I went into the Windows Ease of Access Center, tabbed to and pressed enter on the link for using a computer without a monitor, and there are the available voices.  For me, I had just 2, and the other one was female.  I hit okay on that one, and it is now the default.  That process is much less handy than having a switch right in the Kindle, but in cases where I might want to switch often, I can just leave the voice selection menu open.

 

Tim Ford

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carol Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 6:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Changing voice in Kindle PC For Windows

 

It has been a while since I have done anything with the PC version, but try either control-v or alt-v and if these don't work, you might just get lucky with control-alt-v.� The change goes from a female to a male voice.� I do remember the hot key is v for voice.�

Carol

On 5/11/2018 7:37 PM, Tim Ford wrote:

Hello All,

\

I just started using the Kindle PC software on my PC.� I want to change from the default male voice to a female, to match the author�s gender.� How do I do that?

�

Tim Ford

�

�

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

�

I found this website to be an excellent resource.

�

You can search for formulas and review specifics for formulas and how they are used.

�

https://exceljet.net/formulas

�

�

CathyAnne

�

�

CathyAnne Murtha

Access Technology Institute, LLC

cathy@...

www.blind.training

(520) 300-7859

�

�

�

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

�

Hi.

�

I�m looking for a source to learn about the different formulas for Excel.� I purchased the book that CathyAnne Murtha wrote, but it doesn�t contain all the formulas that I�m looking for.� Essentially, I�d like a kind of Excel for Dummies where all the formulas are listed and how they work.� As an example, I�d like to know how to have Excel tell me the day of the week a date will be.� Also, I�d like to know how many days are between dates.� I looked through the book I got from Ms. Murtha, but it doesn�t list all the formulas.

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Thanks for any help.� Dates aren�t the only thing I�m looking for.� I know Excel is a very powerful program, and I�d like to learn how to use it to its fullest potential.

�

Thanks for any info.

�

Have a blessed day and don�t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY

 


moderated Re: Changing voice in Kindle PC For Windows

Carol Smith
 

It has been a while since I have done anything with the PC version, but try either control-v or alt-v and if these don't work, you might just get lucky with control-alt-v.� The change goes from a female to a male voice.� I do remember the hot key is v for voice.�

Carol


On 5/11/2018 7:37 PM, Tim Ford wrote:

Hello All,

\

I just started using the Kindle PC software on my PC.� I want to change from the default male voice to a female, to match the author�s gender.� How do I do that?

�

Tim Ford

�

�

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of CathyAnne Murtha
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

�

I found this website to be an excellent resource.

�

You can search for formulas and review specifics for formulas and how they are used.

�

https://exceljet.net/formulas

�

�

CathyAnne

�

�

CathyAnne Murtha

Access Technology Institute, LLC

cathy@...

www.blind.training

(520) 300-7859

�

�

�

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 4:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

�

Hi.

�

I�m looking for a source to learn about the different formulas for Excel.� I purchased the book that CathyAnne Murtha wrote, but it doesn�t contain all the formulas that I�m looking for.� Essentially, I�d like a kind of Excel for Dummies where all the formulas are listed and how they work.� As an example, I�d like to know how to have Excel tell me the day of the week a date will be.� Also, I�d like to know how many days are between dates.� I looked through the book I got from Ms. Murtha, but it doesn�t list all the formulas.

�

Thanks for any help.� Dates aren�t the only thing I�m looking for.� I know Excel is a very powerful program, and I�d like to learn how to use it to its fullest potential.

�

Thanks for any info.

�

Have a blessed day and don�t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY



moderated Strange Word Problem With Jaws

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Asking for a friend:
From: Marie
I have a rather strange problem with Word 2016 but I had the same problem with 2010.  I'm running Win 10 1803 with J2018 latest, but get the same result using NVDA as well.  When I am in a document and am arrowing down it will skip pages. It will go from page one to page three, then page five, etc. It does not do this when doing a say all or if I am arrowing right or reading word by word with the insert + right arrow. This only happens on my desktop and not the laptop so I am pretty sure it is some odd setting that I have accidently made. But I have gone over and over the options and can not figure out what setting is causing this.
Before installing 2016, I uninstalled 2010 thinking the problem would not persist but I was wrong. Does anyone have an idea what setting is causing this & how I can fix it?  Thank you all very much.
Marie
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


moderated Re: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

Tom <tomcat509@...>
 

Hi,

Following is a formula to calculate the day of the week  from an input date.

In the first cell, in this case A4, type in 3/12/1988 and the cell with the formula will display the week day. 

 

=TEXT(A4,"dddd")

 

Depending on where you live and the date format, you may need to change the formula a little.  This formula  works on 3 December 1988 and not December 12 format.  But then it may not need to be altered at all.  You’ll just need to experiment.

 

HTH

Tom

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Saturday, 12 May 2018 9:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Where can I learn about formulas for Excel?

 

Hi.

 

I’m looking for a source to learn about the different formulas for Excel.  I purchased the book that CathyAnne Murtha wrote, but it doesn’t contain all the formulas that I’m looking for.  Essentially, I’d like a kind of Excel for Dummies where all the formulas are listed and how they work.  As an example, I’d like to know how to have Excel tell me the day of the week a date will be.  Also, I’d like to know how many days are between dates.  I looked through the book I got from Ms. Murtha, but it doesn’t list all the formulas.

 

Thanks for any help.  Dates aren’t the only thing I’m looking for.  I know Excel is a very powerful program, and I’d like to learn how to use it to its fullest potential.

 

Thanks for any info.

 

Have a blessed day and don’t work too hard.

Kevin Minor and the amazing Jilly, Lexington, KY