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moderated Esoteric punctuation question.

fenderwal@...
 

Hi, folks.
 
I decided to get serious about learning JFW. Lots of interesting discoveries, and, a few puzzles.
 
Here is one. I noticed that with or without punctuation spoken, JAWS kind of rushes past what I consider to be normal length punctuation pause intervals. With Window-Eyes, I was able to put a period character after char.chr dictionary entries, thereby increasing the pause interval. This does not work with the JAWS Eloquence voice, however. To my question.
 
Is there a setting in JAWS to adjust punctuation pause intervals?
 
Thank you in advance for your help,
Lou N.


moderated Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

Steve Matzura
 

I didn't even know what that Game Bar feature even did! I've heard tell that it gets in the way of OBS Studio sometimes, but what it's there fore, I never knew.


On 8/16/2019 4:09 PM, JM Casey wrote:

Neat. That game bar turns out to be more useful than I at first thought. I knew you can take screenshots with it, but was unaware it had a record feature. Makes sense, though. There are so many PC game playthrougs on youtube and I suppose nowadays a lot of them probably use this method.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly
Sent: August 16, 2019 11:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

 

Hi,

 

Depending on the computer, you can also use the Windows Game Bar to do this recording.  From the application where you want to record, press win+g.  You may have to answer a check box saying to treat the app like a game.  Then you can use win+alt+r to start and stop recording.  There are also options to include the microphone.

 

This requires Windows 10 but it is what I use most often these days.

 

Kelly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 10:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

 

Camtasia is OK, but I had a lot of difficulty configuring it and making it work to the point where the video was actually usable. Either too big or too small, sometimes I recorded and got blank (black) screens, so I uninstalled it.

OBS Studio is what you need. Do you want to also record your own voice to narrate along with JAWS?Then you need a mixer to mix JAWS audio with a microphone.

 

On 8/16/2019 10:26 AM, Ashleigh Piccinino wrote:

What about Studio Recorder? I know it records audio of JAWS, or I think it does anyway. I don’t know about the pictures, though.


On Aug 16, 2019, at 6:35 AM, Anders Boholdt-Petersen <english_correspondences@...> wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders



moderated Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

JM Casey
 

Neat. That game bar turns out to be more useful than I at first thought. I knew you can take screenshots with it, but was unaware it had a record feature. Makes sense, though. There are so many PC game playthrougs on youtube and I suppose nowadays a lot of them probably use this method.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kelly
Sent: August 16, 2019 11:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

 

Hi,

 

Depending on the computer, you can also use the Windows Game Bar to do this recording.  From the application where you want to record, press win+g.  You may have to answer a check box saying to treat the app like a game.  Then you can use win+alt+r to start and stop recording.  There are also options to include the microphone.

 

This requires Windows 10 but it is what I use most often these days.

 

Kelly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 10:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

 

Camtasia is OK, but I had a lot of difficulty configuring it and making it work to the point where the video was actually usable. Either too big or too small, sometimes I recorded and got blank (black) screens, so I uninstalled it.

OBS Studio is what you need. Do you want to also record your own voice to narrate along with JAWS?Then you need a mixer to mix JAWS audio with a microphone.

 

On 8/16/2019 10:26 AM, Ashleigh Piccinino wrote:

What about Studio Recorder? I know it records audio of JAWS, or I think it does anyway. I don’t know about the pictures, though.


On Aug 16, 2019, at 6:35 AM, Anders Boholdt-Petersen <english_correspondences@...> wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders

 


moderated Re: using linked in with Jaws

JM Casey
 

Good that you chimed in, then.

I suppose I just hate the entire concept and that predisposes  me to be less patient than usual. Haha

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rick Mladek
Sent: August 16, 2019 3:24 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: using linked in with Jaws

 

I will give the other side of this last comment. I use linkedin.com regularly and it is as all websites go with Jaws, you must learn the site, not as a blind person with Jaws but for the website and what it can offer the user of the said website. It is very useable if you work with jaws. Just learn the informatio needed for your profile and if you can use jaws with comfort, you will be able to use this site without any problem.

 

Rick

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 3:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: using linked in with Jaws

 

Sorry to be a downer, but while I know one or two blind people who have used it occasionally, the whole experience is highly unpleasant. I think even most sighted people hate the interface. I’m no stranger to persevering with something irritating if I think I’ll get something good out of it, but I pretty much threw up my hands in defeat not long after creating my linkedin account. They still send me junk mail every week. I have no tips, but, best of luck to you.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of jredlichspeaks@...
Sent: August 16, 2019 10:02 AM
To: 'To:' <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: using linked in with Jaws

 

Can anyone offer tips or a recent tutorial or podcast on using linked in with Jaws?

Thanks.

Judy

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let’s connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich

 


moderated Re: using linked in with Jaws

Jschliff@...
 

Agree however, as we all know Jaws does not work perfectly for everything.  I am an avid Jaws user and for Linkedin and facebook I use my Apple iphone with voice over active and I have a great experience mavigating both.  To be honest, I believe both of these products are geared towards mobile devices. 

 

Joseph

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 3:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: using linked in with Jaws

 

Sorry to be a downer, but while I know one or two blind people who have used it occasionally, the whole experience is highly unpleasant. I think even most sighted people hate the interface. I’m no stranger to persevering with something irritating if I think I’ll get something good out of it, but I pretty much threw up my hands in defeat not long after creating my linkedin account. They still send me junk mail every week. I have no tips, but, best of luck to you.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of jredlichspeaks@...
Sent: August 16, 2019 10:02 AM
To: 'To:' <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: using linked in with Jaws

 

Can anyone offer tips or a recent tutorial or podcast on using linked in with Jaws?

Thanks.

Judy

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let’s connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich

 


moderated Re: using linked in with Jaws

Rick Mladek
 

I will give the other side of this last comment. I use linkedin.com regularly and it is as all websites go with Jaws, you must learn the site, not as a blind person with Jaws but for the website and what it can offer the user of the said website. It is very useable if you work with jaws. Just learn the informatio needed for your profile and if you can use jaws with comfort, you will be able to use this site without any problem.

 

Rick

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 3:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: using linked in with Jaws

 

Sorry to be a downer, but while I know one or two blind people who have used it occasionally, the whole experience is highly unpleasant. I think even most sighted people hate the interface. I’m no stranger to persevering with something irritating if I think I’ll get something good out of it, but I pretty much threw up my hands in defeat not long after creating my linkedin account. They still send me junk mail every week. I have no tips, but, best of luck to you.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of jredlichspeaks@...
Sent: August 16, 2019 10:02 AM
To: 'To:' <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: using linked in with Jaws

 

Can anyone offer tips or a recent tutorial or podcast on using linked in with Jaws?

Thanks.

Judy

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let’s connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich

 


moderated Re: using linked in with Jaws

JM Casey
 

Sorry to be a downer, but while I know one or two blind people who have used it occasionally, the whole experience is highly unpleasant. I think even most sighted people hate the interface. I’m no stranger to persevering with something irritating if I think I’ll get something good out of it, but I pretty much threw up my hands in defeat not long after creating my linkedin account. They still send me junk mail every week. I have no tips, but, best of luck to you.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of jredlichspeaks@...
Sent: August 16, 2019 10:02 AM
To: 'To:' <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: using linked in with Jaws

 

Can anyone offer tips or a recent tutorial or podcast on using linked in with Jaws?

Thanks.

Judy

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let’s connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich

 


moderated Re: Announcing position

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

Indeed, this gives me a chance to learn something new.

 

In the Settings Center, locate Configure Verbosity Levels, and configure the level for your current verbosity level.  The item count setting is spoken by default if you use beginner or intermediate verbosity, and not if you use advanced verbosity. 

 

When you enter the Configure Speech Verbosity dialog, the first of the check boxes you encounter is Announce Position and Count while Navigating in Lists.  Uncheck it, and activate the OK button.

 

Dean

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Doering
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 2:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: Amelia Cazares <Amelia.Cazares@...>
Subject: Announcing position

 

Hello:

I am not sure if I used the correct term in my subject…

Is there anyway to stop JAWS from announcing your position when you go into a file list or the desk top?

i.e. When you go to the desk top and it will say something like “Google Chrome 14 of 21?.

Can we stop the announcement of the 14 of 21?

Any ideas will be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

Office: 4147783040 Extn:4063
Mobile:
445 S Curtis Rd West Allis, WI 53214
https://ibvi.org

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moderated Announcing position

John Doering
 

Hello:

I am not sure if I used the correct term in my subject…

Is there anyway to stop JAWS from announcing your position when you go into a file list or the desk top?

i.e. When you go to the desk top and it will say something like “Google Chrome 14 of 21?.

Can we stop the announcement of the 14 of 21?

Any ideas will be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

John Doering
Pricing Analyst

Office: 4147783040 Extn:4063
Mobile:
445 S Curtis Rd West Allis, WI 53214
https://ibvi.org

Industries for the Blind & Visually Impaired accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.


moderated Re: using facebook with Jaws

Jed Barton
 

Let me give you a hint from someone who uses fb all the time.
Absolutely use the mobile site whenever you can. It's way easier to
navigate

On 8/16/19, jredlichspeaks@gmail.com <jredlichspeaks@gmail.com> wrote:
I am using face book, but tab around a long time before finding what I
need.
This morning I created a post, but can't tell if it posted or not. Can
anyone give me some tips for easily creating a post and posting it? Also
some tips for navigating face book, too?

Thanks.

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let's connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich







moderated using facebook with Jaws

jredlichspeaks@...
 

I am using face book, but tab around a long time before finding what I need.   This morning I created a post, but can’t tell if it posted or not.  Can anyone give me some tips for easily creating a post and posting it?  Also some tips for navigating face book, too? 

Thanks.

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let’s connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich

 


moderated using linked in with Jaws

jredlichspeaks@...
 

Can anyone offer tips or a recent tutorial or podcast on using linked in with Jaws?

Thanks.

Judy

Judy

Helping people tell their story and find their highest potential

Encounter show host, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. KSIV Radio AM/FM St. Louis, MO

Let’s connect! JudyRedlich.com | linkedin.com/in/judy-redlich

 


moderated Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

Kelly <kelly@...>
 

Hi,

 

Depending on the computer, you can also use the Windows Game Bar to do this recording.  From the application where you want to record, press win+g.  You may have to answer a check box saying to treat the app like a game.  Then you can use win+alt+r to start and stop recording.  There are also options to include the microphone.

 

This requires Windows 10 but it is what I use most often these days.

 

Kelly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 10:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

 

Camtasia is OK, but I had a lot of difficulty configuring it and making it work to the point where the video was actually usable. Either too big or too small, sometimes I recorded and got blank (black) screens, so I uninstalled it.

OBS Studio is what you need. Do you want to also record your own voice to narrate along with JAWS?Then you need a mixer to mix JAWS audio with a microphone.

 

On 8/16/2019 10:26 AM, Ashleigh Piccinino wrote:

What about Studio Recorder? I know it records audio of JAWS, or I think it does anyway. I don’t know about the pictures, though.


On Aug 16, 2019, at 6:35 AM, Anders Boholdt-Petersen <english_correspondences@...> wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders

 


moderated Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

Steve Matzura
 

Camtasia is OK, but I had a lot of difficulty configuring it and making it work to the point where the video was actually usable. Either too big or too small, sometimes I recorded and got blank (black) screens, so I uninstalled it.

OBS Studio is what you need. Do you want to also record your own voice to narrate along with JAWS?Then you need a mixer to mix JAWS audio with a microphone.


On 8/16/2019 10:26 AM, Ashleigh Piccinino wrote:
What about Studio Recorder? I know it records audio of JAWS, or I think it does anyway. I don’t know about the pictures, though.


On Aug 16, 2019, at 6:35 AM, Anders Boholdt-Petersen <english_correspondences@...> wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders



moderated Re: Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

What about Studio Recorder? I know it records audio of JAWS, or I think it does anyway. I don’t know about the pictures, though.


On Aug 16, 2019, at 6:35 AM, Anders Boholdt-Petersen <english_correspondences@...> wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders


moderated Software there can record picture and sound from JAWS

Anders Boholdt-Petersen
 

Hi everyone

 

I look after a software there can record picture and sound from JAWS. This is because I should record some pictures and sounds about what there happen in a special web formula with JAWS activated.

 

Do you have heard about a software there can do that?

 

I have found a software called Camtasia from https://www.techsmith.com/camtasia, but I not have an idea about the accessibility for blind users in this software.

 

Thanks in advance for your answer, and have a nice day.

 

Regards,

Anders


moderated Re: creating and using "bookmarks" in Jaws

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

This depends on whether you want to use your browser's bookmark capability,
which has nothing to do with JAWS, or if you want to use JAWS to mark places
on web pages to return easily to those places. They're called place markers,
and the help system has good instruction. Briefly, Go where you want the
place marker to appear, and press ctrl+shift+K, then alt+a
To add a place marker. Complete the fields, if you have questions, I can go
into more detail. Once you're on a site where you have created a place
marker, press K to navigate to it.

If place markers isn't your question, which browser are you using?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Pearson
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: creating and using "bookmarks" in Jaws

Hello list:

How do you create and use "bookmarks to navigate websites using the Jaws
screenreading program?

Sincerely,



David S. Pearson


moderated creating and using "bookmarks" in Jaws

David Pearson
 

Hello list:

How do you create and use "bookmarks to navigate websites using the Jaws screenreading program?

Sincerely,



David S. Pearson


moderated Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Mario
 

control+windows+alt page up or page down makes the change in rate
permanent. without the windows key in the preceeding keystroke, the
change is temporary.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Sieghard Weitzel [mailto:sieghard@live.ca]
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019, 11:25 AM
Subject: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Your problem was that you also pressed the Windows key along with Alt
and Control.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Got it now; and please don't ever ask me what my problem was...I mean
like total duh!

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Howdy Bob,

I don't know why it doesn't work for you, because it works for me on
both my Windows 7 & 10 computers with all installed versions of Jaws.
Maybe it's the sequence your pressingthe the, Control, Alt and Winkey,
with. Trying holding down the Control & Alt keys before pressing the
WinKey and see if that does any good.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob <mailto:onwardbob@roadrunner.com>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hey Mike I gave that "Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for
permanent changes"a try and couldn't get it to work. What up?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi David,

It's not the Insert key you press. Hold the,Control & Alt keys down
together and press pageup or pagedown.
Control, alt, + page up or down for temporary changes.

Control, alt, windows key, + page up or down for permanent changes.


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
that somebody screwed up.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Pearson <mailto:dshawnpearson@suddenlink.net>
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:00 AM
Subject: temporarily increasing/decreasing speech rate question

Hi:

Is the insert + pg up/dwn key presses simultaneous or done in sequence?

Sincerely yours,



David S. Pearson
















.


moderated Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

Mike B
 


Here's a couple of notes that might help.
 
There are three ways to start skim reading in MS Office Word.  
 
1. Press CTRL+INSERT+DOWN ARROW.  
 
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+INSERT+DOWN ARROW, tab to "Start Skim Reading", 
 
and hit enter.  
 
3. Press INSERT+F2, down arrow to "Skim Reading Tool", hit enter. Now, 
 
tab to "Start Skim Reading", and hit enter.  
 
You can stop Skim Reading by pressing CTRL key, or by pressing any arrow 
 
key.
 
***
 
The following will explain skim reading.
 
Skim Reading And Skim Reading With Summary
 
 How many times have you received a manual for a device or software in
electronic form only to find that important passages or phrases are marked
with bold or italic text? Even worse you have a huge document several
hundred pages long you know has important information in it but it has no
table of contents. A sighted person would simply flick the pages over or
scroll the document down the screen until a phrase or text colour or font
caught their eye. They'd then stop and read to see if it was what they were
after. For a Braille user this is harder to do but can be done with
practice. But how do you do it with speech only?
 
 In Jaws 6.0 a function called Skim Reading was introduced which allows you
to do exactly the kind of thing sighted people can do so easily. If you're
using Jaws version 6.0 I strongly suggest you update to 6.2 to get the full
functionality of this feature. Jaws 6.2 is a free update for you and can be
downloaded from
 
 
 Skim reading will work in any word processor. It will even work in Note
Pad or on a web page. To enter the Skim Reading dialog box press Control
+Shift +Jaws Key  +Down Arrow. The Jaws key is usually the Insert on the
number pad unless you have changed your keyboard layout. If you're using the
Laptop layout it's the Caps Lock.
 
 The skim reading feature is very powerful but simple enough to operate.
When you first open the skim reading window you are on a series of 4 radio
buttons. These switch between the various ways of reading. I will discuss
them briefly below. If you keep pressing the Tab key you will cycle through
5 other options that appear regardless of the Skim Reading method selected.
 
 Skim Reading Indication
 
When checked, this will cause Jaws to produce a sound while searching for
text. This tells you that Jaws is still searching and is especially useful
in large documents if the occurrences of the text are few.
 
 Start Skim Reading
 
Pressing space or enter on this button closes the Skim Reading dialog box.
Jaws will then start to read out any text matches it finds. Pressing the
control key will silence jaws and halt the Skim Reading process.
 
 Create Summary
 
This is probably the most useful way to Skim Read. This option will go
through the entire document and dump any results into a separate window.
Each result will be on it's own line and is a link. Pressing enter on any of
these links will drop you back onto the document at the exact spot that text
occurs.
 
 Close
 
Pressing Space or Enter on this option will close the Skim Reading dialog
without any further action.
 
 Help
 
This will bring up the Jaws Help with information on the Skim Reading
feature.
 
 As stated above there are 4 ways you can Skim Read in a document using
Jaws. The first 2 really don't need any explanation:  Read First Line Of
Every Paragraph and Read First Sentence of Every Paragraph.
 
 The next 2 do need some explanation:
 
 Text Rules Apply For Reading
 
This option allows you to search for every occurrence of a string of text in
the document. Use the up and down arrow keys to select this option from the
radio buttons then press tab. The Rules history combo box is extremely
useful. Jaws actually remembers any rules you have defined in the past. Use
the arrows to select a rule if you wish to use one of the ones you created
earlier. Pressing Tab again gets you to the edit box to type in the text you
want to search for. Press tab again and select either the line, sentence or
paragraph depending on how you want the results displayed. You can then tab
to the Skim Read or Create Summary buttons.
 
 There are more advanced ways of searching for text which I won't go into
here. If you want more information on these you can download the Skim
Reading tutorial from the Freedom Scientific web site.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

This is great information!  How do you invoke the skim feature while in Word?

 

Joseph?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Navigating highlighted text in word

 

Another possible way of doing this is using the JAWS skim reading utility. If you bring up the utility, and then go down to the fourth item, you can select colors and attributes to search for. There is then a quick nav key to go to the next item, and I believe one can also get a list of all matches.
 This is a great feature for when you get a PDF and are told to read the items marked in red. I don't think it works in excel,
but that would be cool if it did.

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