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moderated Re: Using calculator

Barbara <batterseye@...>
 

Hi

 

I am assuming you are referring to the Windows calculator.  If not, disregard my message.

 

Once the calculator is open and you want to enter your numbers, I usually use the numbers above the letters, but I would assume you could use the num pad.  Anyhow the Plus is the plus on the top row.  The minus is the dash on the top row.  Multiply is the * above the 8 and divide is the forward slash at the bottom row.  Delete clears the field.  Enter acts as the equals.  You can perform with multiple numbers like 1 + 3+8 etc.  anytime you want to know what is the field information use the JAWS read current line hot key.

 

This works for both Windows 7 and 10.

 

I have never tried to go in more depth than this, so there could be more.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Barbara

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gezim Rexha
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Using calculator

 

Hi list,

 

I would appreciate if you could give me some basic instructions how to use calculator. I am using JAWS 2018 latest version.

 

Cheers,

Gezim

 


moderated Re: Problems with Outlook 365

Cohn, Jonathan
 

A lot of my Outlook hangs got resolved in the build that came out a few weeks ago. Also, I have heard some chatter about versions of Office from a few months back havig issues that are resolved in the newer versions. If you are not on the "monthly" channel of Office updates, you might want to consider being on it.  In either case, FS Support should be able to quickly verify if they know of issues with either your JAWS or Office versions.your version number is something like 2019.190


moderated Speech at Windows log-in screen

Vic Beckley
 

Is there any way to change the synthesizer that speaks on the Windows 10 log-in screen with JAWS 2019?

 

 

Vic

 


moderated Re: Odd Issue: Characters In a Document Not Consistently Speaking When Navigating in Word 365

David Goldfield
 

Hello.

I finally called FS technical support about this issue. I was told that Microsoft was aware of the problem with character or word navigation failing to work reliably and it was they who were working on the fix. This seems to confirm my suspicion that the problems I and others were noticing may have been caused by an update to Office 365. This morning I noticed that updates to Office were available. I downloaded and installed the updates and, so far, the issue seems to have been fixed but I will continue to monitor it to see if it really has been fixed. To check for updates, open an Office application such as Word and do the following.


1. Press Alt+F for the file menu or, as it's officially called, the backstage view.

2. Press D for the Account tab.

3. Press R for Updates.

 4. Press U to check for updates.



David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified: 2019 WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 9/7/2019 5:19 AM, David Goldfield wrote:

Hello. Regarding my previous message the problem with Word navigation seems to have fixed itself, which I am finding just as perplexing as the original problem. I did not alter any JAWS settings. I simply went into another program to see if the same issue occurred, the program being LibreOffice Writer. When navigating in a Writer document the cursor navigation behaved normally, consistently speaking each character as I pressed right arrow. When I closed Writer and opened Word the problem, at least for now, has magically fixed itself. I had, by the way, closed and reopened Word several times and this did not fix the problem. While I'm grateful that the issue seems to be fixed I'd still welcome any input in case it resurfaces as I'd like to understand what happened to break the navigation and what happened to correct it.

The one thing that just occurred to me is that I closed JAWS to see if the issue occurs with NVDA, which it did not. I suppose it's possible that the act of shutting down and restarting JAWS is likely what may have fixed the issue but I'd still like more information if any of you have any insights.


David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified: 2019 WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 9/7/2019 3:58 AM, David Goldfield wrote:

Hello.

I am recently encountering a perplexing problem which I am noticing on two different computers.

Both machines are running Windows 10, build 1903, with the latest set of updates for both Windows as well as Office 365.

When I navigate in a Word 365 document using left arrow or right arrow to move character by character I often hear silence instead of the character next to the caret. As an example, if I type

Now is the time for all good men

and begin navigating with right arrow from the beginning of the line I might hear the O in "now" but when I move to the W the character does not speak. It doesn't say "space" or something else, it is just silent. Yet when I press numpad-5 to read the current character it usually will speak the character.

Enhanced editing support is definitely enabled in the JAWS settings for Word. I wondered if this was a cursor blink rate issue. I notice that the JAWS cursor blink rate setting is set to 53, which it claims is the fastest setting. Concurrently, the cursor blink rate in my Keyboard settings in Control Panel is set for 100 and, no matter what I try to change it to, it always goes back to 100 once I select OK. It seems that the JAWS cursor blink rate setting is forcing the Windows cursor blink rate setting to conform to what JAWS wants, which I found absolutely mind-blowing. I first discovered this in Chrome when I was receiving inaccurate results when moving the cursor on a Web page I use at work but most other Web pages speak normally when moving the cursor. This all started today and I am at a total loss as to what is happening. I am open to ideas and suggestions from others who may have a clue as to what's going on as I clearly do not. I would really prefer to not have to do a JAWS repair but if doing so will absolutely fix the problem then I will do it.




--
David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified: 2019 WWW.David-Goldfield.Com


moderated Using calculator

Gezim Rexha
 

Hi list,

 

I would appreciate if you could give me some basic instructions how to use calculator. I am using JAWS 2018 latest version.

 

Cheers,

Gezim

 


moderated Spelling error and Word

Jim L
 

Heya folks,

 

Using latest Jaws 2019, How do I stop Jaws from saying spelling error in Word 2010? As I found it in setting centre and turned it off and it still says spelling error as I  scroll thru the text.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 

 


moderated Re: Major Issue With Excel 2016

Ann Byrne
 

Try the following while in Excel:

1. Press alt-f, t, a (options/advanced).
2. Tab to "allow editing in cells" and be sure it is *not checked.

that solved the problem for me.

Good luck.


moderated Re: Major Issue With Excel 2016

Marty Hutchings
 

Tom, This happens to me once in a while and what I have found is that it seems to happen when the cell that I am trying to edit is not actually on the screen. I have found that if I route the JAWS curser to the PC curser by hitting Insert and numpad Minus, then hit the numpad Plus key to return to the PC Curser, the cell that I am trying to edit will become visible and the F2 key will then work. also, sometimes just arrowing down and then back up in the column that your are trying to edit in will bring the cell into range to edit. HTH



Love in Christ
Marty
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Lange
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:01 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Major Issue With Excel 2016

Hi,
I use Excel 2016 on Windows 10 with Jaws 2019 all day long at work and have few if any issues. However, one of my coworkers who has nearly an identical configuration can’t edit cells in a spreadsheet by pressing F2 and using the arrows to move around the cell. Jaws gives her no speech at all, just “blank blank blank”. Why is that happening and what can we do to fix the problem?

Thanks in advance.

Tom


moderated Re: subscribe

Cristóbal
 

If you’re emailing the list then you are already subscribed.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of TPP;petracek
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: subscribe

 

Please subscribe me to this group.

 


moderated Re: Major Issue With Excel 2016

Glenn / Lenny
 

I wonder if insert + S would help.
I think the default place is highlighted.
It rotates between three choices, All, None, and Highlighted.
HTH.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Lange" <lange85@...>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:01 PM
Subject: Major Issue With Excel 2016


Hi,
I use Excel 2016 on Windows 10 with Jaws 2019 all day long at work and have
few if any issues. However, one of my coworkers who has nearly an identical
configuration can’t edit cells in a spreadsheet by pressing F2 and using the
arrows to move around the cell. Jaws gives her no speech at all, just “blank
blank blank”. Why is that happening and what can we do to fix the problem?

Thanks in advance.

Tom


moderated Major Issue With Excel 2016

Tom Lange
 

Hi,
I use Excel 2016 on Windows 10 with Jaws 2019 all day long at work and have few if any issues. However, one of my coworkers who has nearly an identical configuration can’t edit cells in a spreadsheet by pressing F2 and using the arrows to move around the cell. Jaws gives her no speech at all, just “blank blank blank”. Why is that happening and what can we do to fix the problem?

Thanks in advance.

Tom


moderated Re: Help with Amazon order

Shirley Tracy
 

Thanks to all of you for your input. I just placed another order, and everything went fine. I even got the option to use another address, though I didn’t choose that one this time. They did send me a one-time password for authentification, which I used and all is well. Not sure what’s going on. I used the regular site. Yesterday, however, I was trying both sites with no luck.

 

Thanks again.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 


moderated subscribe

TPP;petracek
 

Please subscribe me to this group.

 


moderated Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

Sharon
 

The first item in the Google results list.

https://q-continuum.net/qread/


moderated Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

Sharon
 

https://q-continuum.net/qread/

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Sharon, what is “Qread?”  Can you post a link for it?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Qread does fine with Daisy. I do it every day!

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

I use QRead for pretty much all my eBook reading at this point. I can’t recall at the moment if QRead supports Daisy, but I do know it does support a lot of formats and since it’s an application whose sole purpose is for accessible eBook reading, I’d venture to guess it can handle them.

That said, for Bookshare books, I’ve long since switched my default download preference to ePub format to avoid situations like this to begin with.

Someone on one of these lists also posted something about another eBook reading application called bookworm, but I’m not familiar with it so can’t comment on it beyond that.

Good luck.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:30 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Hi!

 

I am using JAWS 2019 under Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.  The FS Reader 3 program constantly crashes on me, and is really sluggish.  Is there a more stable Daisy reader I could use?  Or, is there a way to make FS Reader 3 more stable?  BTW, the Daisy books I get from Bookshare are “text only;” although for some strange reason they seem to come through with images.

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

david
 

sorry; I'll take one more shot at the link:

 

http://bit.ly/30GC60P

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Sharon, what is “Qread?”  Can you post a link for it?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Qread does fine with Daisy. I do it every day!

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

I use QRead for pretty much all my eBook reading at this point. I can’t recall at the moment if QRead supports Daisy, but I do know it does support a lot of formats and since it’s an application whose sole purpose is for accessible eBook reading, I’d venture to guess it can handle them.

That said, for Bookshare books, I’ve long since switched my default download preference to ePub format to avoid situations like this to begin with.

Someone on one of these lists also posted something about another eBook reading application called bookworm, but I’m not familiar with it so can’t comment on it beyond that.

Good luck.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:30 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Hi!

 

I am using JAWS 2019 under Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.  The FS Reader 3 program constantly crashes on me, and is really sluggish.  Is there a more stable Daisy reader I could use?  Or, is there a way to make FS Reader 3 more stable?  BTW, the Daisy books I get from Bookshare are “text only;” although for some strange reason they seem to come through with images.

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

david
 

https://mush42.github.io/bookworm/user-guide/

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

sorry folks;

I posted the wrong link again;

hope this works better.

 

https://mush42.github.io/bookworm/user-guide/

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

sorry;

try this link;

 

 

Bookworm for windows,

 

https://babluboy.github.io/bookworm/

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

hi,

you may find the user guide helpful;

 

https://mush42.github.io/bookworm/user-guide/

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Sharon, what is “Qread?”  Can you post a link for it?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Qread does fine with Daisy. I do it every day!

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

I use QRead for pretty much all my eBook reading at this point. I can’t recall at the moment if QRead supports Daisy, but I do know it does support a lot of formats and since it’s an application whose sole purpose is for accessible eBook reading, I’d venture to guess it can handle them.

That said, for Bookshare books, I’ve long since switched my default download preference to ePub format to avoid situations like this to begin with.

Someone on one of these lists also posted something about another eBook reading application called bookworm, but I’m not familiar with it so can’t comment on it beyond that.

Good luck.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:30 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Hi!

 

I am using JAWS 2019 under Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.  The FS Reader 3 program constantly crashes on me, and is really sluggish.  Is there a more stable Daisy reader I could use?  Or, is there a way to make FS Reader 3 more stable?  BTW, the Daisy books I get from Bookshare are “text only;” although for some strange reason they seem to come through with images.

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

david
 

sorry folks;

I posted the wrong link again;

hope this works better.

 

https://mush42.github.io/bookworm/user-guide/

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

sorry;

try this link;

 

 

Bookworm for windows,

 

https://babluboy.github.io/bookworm/

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

hi,

you may find the user guide helpful;

 

https://mush42.github.io/bookworm/user-guide/

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Sharon, what is “Qread?”  Can you post a link for it?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Qread does fine with Daisy. I do it every day!

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

I use QRead for pretty much all my eBook reading at this point. I can’t recall at the moment if QRead supports Daisy, but I do know it does support a lot of formats and since it’s an application whose sole purpose is for accessible eBook reading, I’d venture to guess it can handle them.

That said, for Bookshare books, I’ve long since switched my default download preference to ePub format to avoid situations like this to begin with.

Someone on one of these lists also posted something about another eBook reading application called bookworm, but I’m not familiar with it so can’t comment on it beyond that.

Good luck.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:30 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Hi!

 

I am using JAWS 2019 under Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.  The FS Reader 3 program constantly crashes on me, and is really sluggish.  Is there a more stable Daisy reader I could use?  Or, is there a way to make FS Reader 3 more stable?  BTW, the Daisy books I get from Bookshare are “text only;” although for some strange reason they seem to come through with images.

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

david
 

sorry;

try this link;

 

 

Bookworm for windows,

 

https://babluboy.github.io/bookworm/

 

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of david via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

hi,

you may find the user guide helpful;

 

https://mush42.github.io/bookworm/user-guide/

 

       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Sharon, what is “Qread?”  Can you post a link for it?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Qread does fine with Daisy. I do it every day!

Sharon

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

I use QRead for pretty much all my eBook reading at this point. I can’t recall at the moment if QRead supports Daisy, but I do know it does support a lot of formats and since it’s an application whose sole purpose is for accessible eBook reading, I’d venture to guess it can handle them.

That said, for Bookshare books, I’ve long since switched my default download preference to ePub format to avoid situations like this to begin with.

Someone on one of these lists also posted something about another eBook reading application called bookworm, but I’m not familiar with it so can’t comment on it beyond that.

Good luck.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:30 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Is there a more stable Daisy reader than FS Reader 3?

 

Hi!

 

I am using JAWS 2019 under Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.  The FS Reader 3 program constantly crashes on me, and is really sluggish.  Is there a more stable Daisy reader I could use?  Or, is there a way to make FS Reader 3 more stable?  BTW, the Daisy books I get from Bookshare are “text only;” although for some strange reason they seem to come through with images.

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Problems with Outlook 365

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi group,

 

I'm using the latest Jaws with Outlook 365. I am making my way through CathyAnne Mertha's immersion textbook but still have a number of problems I'm hoping to get some help with:

 

Problems with Jaws

-inconsistent in reporting message status when arrowing through message list

-Seems to hang randomly, but occurs most after executing reply command

 

What I've tried

-made sure Outlook is maximized

-Updated to latest Jaws

-Close and reopen outlook 365

-Restart PC

-Double checked   Jaws settings

 

Thanks,

Norma