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Re: alt text

Rick Mladek
 

Hi,

 

Thank you, I do route as you mentioned… to no avail…

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 4:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt text

 

Not sure if this is your problem or not, but when you use the right mouse button on the numpad, you have to actually make sure your mouse pointer is in the right place to activate that particular item. With JAWS, that’s why it’s usually best to route the JAWS cursor to the PC one before pressing that simulated right mouse button (or, really, you could just use the actual right mouse button at this point yourself).

I don’t exactly know how this works with the touch cursor though because I am rarely in a position where I have to use it.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Mladek
Sent: March 18, 2019 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt text

 

Yes, this I do know, your terminology of this menu bar is not one I have heard used previously. So, nothing within the menu-bar for alt-text. I attempted the applications key, as well and again, no format picture option. Not until my son used the mouse and right clicked and the options using this venue surely not the same as all attempted via the keyboard.

 

Thanks,

 

Rick

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 4:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt text

 

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 03:57 PM, Rick Mladek wrote:

Tell me how to get to this context menu.



Like one always does after an object is selected. Hit the menu/applications key, or Shift+F10, or right click (or emulated right click).  One of those always works.

 
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Re: alt text

JM Casey
 

Not sure if this is your problem or not, but when you use the right mouse button on the numpad, you have to actually make sure your mouse pointer is in the right place to activate that particular item. With JAWS, that’s why it’s usually best to route the JAWS cursor to the PC one before pressing that simulated right mouse button (or, really, you could just use the actual right mouse button at this point yourself).

I don’t exactly know how this works with the touch cursor though because I am rarely in a position where I have to use it.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Mladek
Sent: March 18, 2019 4:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt text

 

Yes, this I do know, your terminology of this menu bar is not one I have heard used previously. So, nothing within the menu-bar for alt-text. I attempted the applications key, as well and again, no format picture option. Not until my son used the mouse and right clicked and the options using this venue surely not the same as all attempted via the keyboard.

 

Thanks,

 

Rick

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 4:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt text

 

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 03:57 PM, Rick Mladek wrote:

Tell me how to get to this context menu.



Like one always does after an object is selected. Hit the menu/applications key, or Shift+F10, or right click (or emulated right click).  One of those always works.

 
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Re: alt text

Rick Mladek
 

Yes, this I do know, your terminology of this menu bar is not one I have heard used previously. So, nothing within the menu-bar for alt-text. I attempted the applications key, as well and again, no format picture option. Not until my son used the mouse and right clicked and the options using this venue surely not the same as all attempted via the keyboard.

 

Thanks,

 

Rick

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 4:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt text

 

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 03:57 PM, Rick Mladek wrote:

Tell me how to get to this context menu.



Like one always does after an object is selected. Hit the menu/applications key, or Shift+F10, or right click (or emulated right click).  One of those always works.

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


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Re: alt text

 

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 03:57 PM, Rick Mladek wrote:
Tell me how to get to this context menu.


Like one always does after an object is selected. Hit the menu/applications key, or Shift+F10, or right click (or emulated right click).  One of those always works.

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: alt text

Rick Mladek
 

I had my son right click on the image. I immediately foundd the format picture button, went to the alt text tab and entered my description. Then hit ok and ta-da, all working. When I tried using the right click on the num-pad, I did not get the same choices as when my son used the mouse.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 3:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt text

 

Rick,

         I don't think this has changed since Word 2010, though I recently updated to Word 2016.  When you bring up the context menu, does it have an item in it for "Edit Alt Text"?   If it doesn't, what are the options?

         My one machine that still has Word 2010 on it is currently being cranky about restarting.

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   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

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Re: alt text

Rick Mladek
 

Hi Brian,

 

Tell me how to get to this context menu.

 

Rick

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 3:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt text

 

Rick,

         I don't think this has changed since Word 2010, though I recently updated to Word 2016.  When you bring up the context menu, does it have an item in it for "Edit Alt Text"?   If it doesn't, what are the options?

         My one machine that still has Word 2010 on it is currently being cranky about restarting.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


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Re: alt text

 

Rick,

See also:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/add-alternative-text-to-a-shape-picture-chart-smartart-graphic-or-other-object-44989b2a-903c-4d9a-b742-6a75b451c669#bkmk_o2010

http://accessproject.colostate.edu/udl/modules/word/tut_alt_text.php?display=pg_2 

https://etc.usf.edu/techease/4all/web-accessibility/adding-alternate-text-to-images-in-microsoft-word-2010/ 

or 

Add alt text to an image in Microsoft Word 2010 - elinks.ecc.edu

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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: alt text

 

Rick,

         I don't think this has changed since Word 2010, though I recently updated to Word 2016.  When you bring up the context menu, does it have an item in it for "Edit Alt Text"?   If it doesn't, what are the options?

         My one machine that still has Word 2010 on it is currently being cranky about restarting.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: jaws updates

Mike B.
 


Hi Bill & All,
 
You can try assigning the shortcut keystroke from a different Jaws icon, and
I believe it will solve your disappearing keystroke problem.  I assign my
pin to Taskbar shortcut from this Jaws icon and never have to mess with it
after a Jaws build update.  Try the following:
1. Open the Start menu, navigate to the Programs folder and open it.
2. Use first letter navigation to the version of Jaws you want to assign the shortcut keystroke to.  Press the letter, J, until you reach JAWS2019, for example.
3. With the preferred version of JAWS highlighted Press enter or right arrow to open, up or down arrow to, JAWS, and this is the icon that you want to
use for creating the shortcut keystroke.
4. So, with the JAWS icon highlighted press, Alt + Enter, to open the JAWS
properties, or press the applications key or Shift + F10 to open the context
menu, and press enter on properties.
5. Assign your keystroke, tab to, Apply, press the spacebar, tab to, Okay,
and press Enter.
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sennt from my iBarstool.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: jaws updates

The only way to correct this is to not update, or to put your choice of hotkey back into the shortcut for JAWS.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Denise J Moses
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws updates

This happens to me too.  I didn't realize it happened when there was an update.  I thought I had accidently deleted the key stroke.  How do you stop this from happening?
Denise

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws updates

Why oh Why does any Jaws update remove the hot key from the shortcut on the desktop.  Have to reset it every time.















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alt text

Rick Mladek
 

Hi all,

I am sorry if I've missed any recent talk regarding alt text but I am needing to add some alt text to a photo within a 2010 Word document. Using Word 2010, can anyone explain the short-cuts using Jaws latest version and Windows 10? Reading information on the web, it says to right click on the image and I've tried this. It says to then click on the format picture, I cannot find the format picture button. It then says to add the alt text. Is there any way to get this done more easy?

Thank you for putting up with me,

Rick


Re: jaws updates

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

The only way to correct this is to not update, or to put your choice of hotkey back into the shortcut for JAWS.

Bill White

billwhite92701@dslextreme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Denise J Moses
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: jaws updates

This happens to me too. I didn't realize it happened when there was an update. I thought I had accidently deleted the key stroke. How do you stop this from happening?
Denise

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws updates

Why oh Why does any Jaws update remove the hot key from the shortcut on the desktop. Have to reset it every time.


Re: March Jaws update

Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) <steven.hicks@...>
 

It is on the download page.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: 13 March 2019 20:59
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: March Jaws update

How do you find out what changed in the Jaws 2019 March update?

Thanks







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Re: Key stroke for double spacing a document

Vaughn Brown
 

I believe it is control 2 after you select all or the text you want
double spacing.

On 3/18/19, Laura Richardson <laurakr65@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks …… I’ll give it a shot.



Laura





From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marianne Denning
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Key stroke for double spacing a document



You need to select everything you want to have double spaced and then, ctrl
+ 2 will double space it.




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Re: jaws updates

Denise J Moses
 

This happens to me too. I didn't realize it happened when there was an update. I thought I had accidently deleted the key stroke. How do you stop this from happening?
Denise

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:23 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: jaws updates

Why oh Why does any Jaws update remove the hot key from the shortcut on the desktop. Have to reset it every time.


jaws updates

Don H
 

Why oh Why does any Jaws update remove the hot key from the shortcut on the desktop.  Have to reset it every time.


JAWS 2019.1903.47 Update Download Link + What's New

Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
Okay, another build update, JAWS 2019.1903.47, has been released.  The download link and what's new are below.
 
32 & 64 Bit:
 
 

Enhancements in JAWS 2019.1903.47 (March 2019)
This update to the March 2019 release resolves a reported issue where JAWS could restart automatically when switching focus away from Chrome. This occurred
in Chrome builds earlier than build 74.
 
Enhancements in JAWS 2019.1903.9 (March 2019)
 
The following is a list of improvements made in JAWS 2019 between the January 2019 update and the March 2019 update.
 
Picture Smart for Describing Images with JAWS and Fusion
 
Picture Smart allows you to choose a photo and submit it to be analyzed. A description of the image is then displayed in the JAWS Results Viewer window.
Descriptions might include details such as the number of people in the photo, recognizable landmarks, landscape details such as "outdoors with a blue sky
and green grass," if there are vehicles such as automobiles or trains, and more. If there is text in the picture, it will OCR the text and provide that
as well.
 
To use Picture Smart, press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by P. Once the Picture Smart layer is active, the following keystrokes are available:
 
list of 5 items
• A - Open the Picture Smart dialog box where you can acquire an image from a flatbed scanner or the Freedom Scientific PEARL camera.
• F - Describes the currently selected image in File Explorer. Supported images include BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIF, or PNG.
• C - Describes an image associated with the current control. For instance, a graphic on a web page or in an email message.
• B - Describes the contents of the Windows Clipboard if it contains an image.
• QUESTION MARK - Displays help for the Picture Smart layer.
list end
 
JAWS now also creates a new PictureSmart folder which is located in your user documents folder under My Pictures. If a single image is saved to this folder,
JAWS will automatically submit it for analyzing and display the resulting description.
 
To use Picture Smart, the "submit annonymous usage data" option must be enabled in Settings Center. This sends encrypted information to Freedom Scientific.
The images from Picture Smart are then submitted to the various services (such as Microsoft and Google) which analyze the images and returns the descriptions
back to us. These descriptions are then displayed in the Results Viewer. If you attempt to use Picture Smart and this setting is off, a message displays
prompting you to turn it on.
 
Note: Picture Smart is currently only available while in the English Language UI of JAWS and Fusion as the services that perform the image analysis do
not currently support international languages for descriptions of images. For users of localized versions of JAWS running in versions of Windows other
than English, you must switch the JAWS UI language to English to try out this feature. We plan to make Picture Smart available in more languages in the
future as these services continue to expand to include additional languages.
 
Improvements With Selecting and Copying Content in Chrome
 
After working closely with developers at Google, we are pleased to announce that starting with Chrome version 74.0.3717, an update scheduled for release
by April 2019, selecting and copying text using the keyboard will now include the HTML markup as we have done in Internet Explorer for years. The functionality
is included for all users of JAWS and Fusion 2019, providing the ability to copy live links, lists of items, and even tables from the Chrome browser and
pasting them into Email messages or Documents without losing the formatting.
 
Virtual Cursor Support in PowerPoint Presentations
 
When you press F5 to start a slide show in PowerPoint, you can now use the Virtual Cursor to navigate slide content just like a web page. This enables
you to do the following:
 
list of 6 items
• Navigate the slide show and read all content, including text, labeled graphics, and other objects.
• Use TAB or SHIFT+TAB to move to links and activate them with ENTER or SPACEBAR.
• Use Navigation Quick Keys to move to various object types such as headings.
• Use the JAWS table reading keystrokes (ALT+CTRL+ARROW keys) to navigate in tables.
• Obtain lists of objects including links, headings, tables, graphics from a running slide-show and be able to activate or move to the desired item in
the list.
• Use the INSERT+F or INSERT+5 (on the number row) commands to check the format and color info of text on a slide.
list end
 
Filter Consecutive Duplicate Links Now Off in Chrome and Firefox
 
Frequently, web page authors will create a graphical link and a text link that appears to look the same. Visually, sighted users think of this as one link,
but it is really two different links that point to the same location on the web. For screen reader users, you end up having to read the link twice with
no real benefit. For years, to help stream line the reading experience, JAWS has offered a feature in Settings Center called "Filter Consecutive Duplicate
Links," which is enabled by default. As a result, when reading web pages with the Virtual Cursor and you encounter consecutive links that point to the
same location, one graphical and one text, only the text link is announced.
 
Beginning wit the March 2019 update, this setting is now off by default in Chrome and Firefox due to visual tracking issues when using TAB or SHIFT+TAB
on a page. The visual PC focus that moves as you TAB can get out of sync with the virtual focus that is following, especially in Chrome and Firefox. This
could cause confusion for anyone looking at the screen or using JAWS in conjunction with screen magnification software like Fusion. For users of Chrome
or Firefox who are willing to accept the possible confusion because of the visual aspect described above, you can always open Settings Center (INSERT+6
on the number row), search for "Duplicate", and  reenable this feature. This setting is still on by default in Internet Explorer.
 
Other Changes
list of 12 items
• In Speech On Demand (INSERT+SPACEBAR, S), all sounds played by JAWS are now muted. This includes the sound you hear when pressing INSERT+SPACEBAR to
enter Layered Keys mode as well as the sound heard when completing an address in Outlook.
• The options for configuring spelling and grammar error detection have been expanded and are now available in Settings Center. You can find these settings
under the new Proofing group in Text Processing.
• JAWS spelling error detection now works when editing slides in PowerPoint.
• Resolved a reported issue with Braille where the display was blank when first starting a PowerPoint slide show.
• Resolved a reported issue where Track Changes was not working correctly with JAWS in the retail version of Word 2016.
• In Word, addressed a reported issue where JAWS was not announcing the word count in a document when pressing the Word keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+G.
• Addressed a reported issue where JAWS would close unexpectedly when sscanning a document with Adobe DC Pro.
• It is no longer necessary to restart JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion when installing or removing voices through the Add/Remove Voices utility. Voices are immediately
available when installed and no longer displayed when removed.
• A description of the layered keystroke to copy the speech history to the clipboard (INSERT+SPACEBAR, CTRL+H) has been added to the layered help (INSERT+SPACEBAR,
QUESTION MARK).
• Addressed a reported issue where JAWS was not saying "Not Selected" when using CTRL+SPACEBAR to unselect an item.
• JAWS now reads subtitle information for items in Windows Settings (WINDOWS Key+I). This information is automatically spoken for the Beginner verbosity
level and is off by default for the Intermediate and Advanced verbosity levels.
• The "Use Accessibility Driver for Screen Capture" option in Settings Center is now unavailable when running as Fusion.
list end

 
Take care.  Mike.  Sennt from my iBarstool.
Book: a utensil used to pass time while waiting for the computer repairman!


Re: Key stroke for double spacing a document

Laura Richardson
 

Thanks …… I’ll give it a shot.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marianne Denning
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 11:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Key stroke for double spacing a document

 

You need to select everything you want to have double spaced and then, ctrl + 2 will double space it.

 

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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA

Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired

(513) 607-6053


Re: Key stroke for double spacing a document

Marianne Denning
 

You need to select everything you want to have double spaced and then, ctrl + 2 will double space it.

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


Key stroke for double spacing a document

Laura Richardson
 

Hello,

 

Would somebody please tell me how to double space an already existing document?  Thank you for any help.

 

Laura