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moderated Accessible typing test?

Ann Byrne
 

Can anyone please suggest a typing speed test that can be used with JAWS?

thanks a lot,

Ann


moderated Re: Excel and JAWS Question

Van Lant, Robin
 

This may be a case for using AIRA or asking the person who sent the file for a basic overview.  For example, my manager’s main file she uses for tracking each year’s group of interns has a list of all interns and multiple columns of data across the bottom, but the top of the worksheet has small tables where she is calculating various things like metrics on of hires by gender and school.  It took me a while to navigate around and try to determine each section of information.

 

Also note  I have found certain JAWS commands do not work if freeze panes is turned on.  Many sighted users use this feature to keep the left column visible as they navigate through the various columns to the right.  Similarly, they might turn this on to keep column headers visible.  JAWS wasn’t able to show me all cell comments while freze panes was on.  There must be a technical reason for this, as JAWS actually told me to unfreeze panes to make it work.  I need to email Vispero and ask why this is. 

 

Robin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg Daniel
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 11:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Excel and JAWS Question

 

Mike,

 

Spreadsheets can be written in formats from the sublime to the ridiculous.  As a totally blind user, I try to write down the headings and so get an idea of the organization of the spreadsheet.  However, since your co-worker is looking at a full screen and you are accessing the spreadsheet cell by cell, what you can learn depends entirely on the complexity of the spreadsheet itself.  No matter how you choose to learn about the functions of the spreadsheet, it’s going to take you longer than it would take a sighted person.  For complicated financial spreadsheets, even looking at the screen can be a daunting experience.

 

Greg

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Walker, Michael E
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 12:42 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Excel and JAWS Question

 

Hi,

 

What is the fastest way to get familiar with a large spreadsheet for the first time using JAWS, if you have no idea what is in it? My co-worker told me that as soon as she opens a spreadsheet, she can immediately see everything she needs to know on screen. I am trying to learn if there is a way to use a computer as fast as someone who can see in every situation. I am totally blind.

 

Thanks,

Mike

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moderated Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Excel and JAWS Question

Walker, Michael E
 

Thank you all for your responses. This makes sense about trying different keyboard shortcuts, to figure out what is best.

 

Mike

 

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Excel and JAWS Question

 

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Try moving down column A. Then using insert up arrow to read each line. Some of the smaller spreadsheets make it easier to understand that way.



On Sep 19, 2020, at 1:12 AM, Bob Kennedy <intheshop@...> wrote:




As far as being able to compete with a sighted user, the quick answer is no. You can get close if you have a fantastic memory and can remember all of the Jaws commands for reading. Don't mean to be discouraging, I'm being honest, which a lot of people don't like.

On Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:42:14 PM EDT, Walker, Michael E <michael.e.walker3@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi,

 

What is the fastest way to get familiar with a large spreadsheet for the first time using JAWS, if you have no idea what is in it? My co-worker told me that as soon as she opens a spreadsheet, she can immediately see everything she needs to know on screen. I am trying to learn if there is a way to use a computer as fast as someone who can see in every situation. I am totally blind.

 

Thanks,

Mike


moderated Re: synthesizer versus voice

 

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 11:20 PM, JM Casey wrote:
and this "uncanny valley" aspect is probably already nonexistent for some people.
-
I'd be one of those people, at least for certain voices under certain synthesizers.

It also really depends on just precisely what is being said.  There are voices that, to me, are "virtual perfection" in mimicking human speech until you get to one specific word that's seldom used or an inflection.  But even then, what sounds "normal" to me may very well sound "weird" to someone else.  One experiences that sensation quite often when listening to different human speakers.  (And I'm ignoring "as a second language" issues and regional accents for that sensation.)
 
--

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moderated Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Van Lant, Robin
 

Dave, I don't see the conflict as a JAWS issue to fix. Because laptop layout assumes you do not have a numpad and uses the Caps lock key to allow your right hand on the QWERTY keys to act like a numpad for JAWS navigation, you would eliminate some of that functionality by repurposing the CAPS lock and J keys to open the JAWS menu. I ten to open the JAWS menu by going to the JAWS icon in the system tray and then using the application key to open the context menu. Now that I know of caps lock, shift control option suggested in earlier messages, I think that will become my new norm.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Debby Hill
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:46 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Hi Daniel,

This is one I learned from this list just a couple of days ago. The keystroke is Control + shift + caps lock to get to the menus from the JAWS laptop layout.

I also have a JAWS shortcut on my desktop, and if you just press enter on that you get into the menus. I also put JAWS in the tray, so I know this works.

I hope this helps.

Take care and stay safe!

Debby

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Daniel Wolak
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Hi all,

I have occasion to use the laptop layout with Jaws 2020.

However, I'm unable to access the jaws menu as I prefer to run it from the system tray.

When I use the keyboard shortcut of jaws key (capslock in this case)+j, the only thing that's announced is blank.

Interestingly, when I plug in a keyboard that has an insert key and use that instead of capslock it works perfectly.

Does anyone know if the key to access the jaws menu from system tray is different in laptop layout?

Jaws help doesn't seem to have the answer.

Thanks,


Daniel












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moderated Re: [External] Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Cook, Steve
 

In laptop mode, caps lock key reads previous word. That's why it can't be used.

Thank You,
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Assistive Technology Consultant
Newsline Administrator
SC Commission for the Blind
1430 Confederate avenue
Columbia, SC 29201
Office: (803) 898-8788
Cell: (803) 908-3856
1-888-335-5951                        

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Durber via groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 5:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: [External] Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Debbie:

I realize that CTRL+SHIFT+CAPS LOCK+J, will open the JAWS menue, when you have JAWS set to use the laptop keyboard layout but, why make it so complicated, when CAPS LOCK+J, would be so much simplar. I am not aware of any situation, where CAPS LOCK+J, is used to perform any function for Windows or any third-party software package.

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Debby Hill" <dm-hill@comcast.net>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout


Hi Daniel,

This is one I learned from this list just a couple of days ago. The
keystroke is Control + shift + caps lock to get to the menus from the JAWS
laptop layout.

I also have a JAWS shortcut on my desktop, and if you just press enter on
that you get into the menus. I also put JAWS in the tray, so I know this
works.

I hope this helps.

Take care and stay safe!

Debby

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Daniel Wolak
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Hi all,

I have occasion to use the laptop layout with Jaws 2020.

However, I'm unable to access the jaws menu as I prefer to run it from the
system tray.

When I use the keyboard shortcut of jaws key (capslock in this case)+j, the
only thing that's announced is blank.

Interestingly, when I plug in a keyboard that has an insert key and use that
instead of capslock it works perfectly.

Does anyone know if the key to access the jaws menu from system tray is
different in laptop layout?

Jaws help doesn't seem to have the answer.

Thanks,


Daniel


moderated Re: [External] Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Cook, Steve
 

Press control shift and caps lock key HTH

Thank You,
Steve Cook, CPM
Assistive Technology Consultant
Newsline Administrator
SC Commission for the Blind
1430 Confederate avenue
Columbia, SC 29201
Office: (803) 898-8788
Cell: (803) 908-3856
1-888-335-5951                        

www.sccb.state.sc.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Daniel Wolak via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: [External] Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Hi all,

I have occasion to use the laptop layout with Jaws 2020.

However, I'm unable to access the jaws menu as I prefer to run it from the system tray.

When I use the keyboard shortcut of jaws key (capslock in this case)+j, the only thing that's announced is blank.

Interestingly, when I plug in a keyboard that has an insert key and use that instead of capslock it works perfectly.

Does anyone know if the key to access the jaws menu from system tray is different in laptop layout?

Jaws help doesn't seem to have the answer.

Thanks,


Daniel


moderated Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Dave Durber
 


David:
 
If some of the INSERT+key keystrokes cannot be used by CAPS LOCK+key keystrokes, it would be nice to know why the CAPS LOCK cannot be substituted for the INSERT key. I would be curious as to why these substitutions cannot be made.
 
Dave
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Hi Daniel,

 

There are a few commands for which the Insert and Caps Lock keys are not substitutable in laptop mode. Insert J to get to the JAWS menus is one of them, so you must hit Insert J, not Caps Lock J. Other keystrokes where you must use the Insert key are Insert W to get Windows keystroke help and Insert H to get JAWS keystroke help.

 

David


moderated Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Dave Durber
 

Debbie:

I realize that CTRL+SHIFT+CAPS LOCK+J, will open the JAWS menue, when you have JAWS set to use the laptop keyboard layout but, why make it so complicated, when CAPS LOCK+J, would be so much simplar. I am not aware of any situation, where CAPS LOCK+J, is used to perform any function for Windows or any third-party software package.

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Debby Hill" <dm-hill@comcast.net>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout


Hi Daniel,

This is one I learned from this list just a couple of days ago. The keystroke is Control + shift + caps lock to get to the menus from the JAWS laptop layout.

I also have a JAWS shortcut on my desktop, and if you just press enter on that you get into the menus. I also put JAWS in the tray, so I know this works.

I hope this helps.

Take care and stay safe!

Debby

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Daniel Wolak
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Hi all,

I have occasion to use the laptop layout with Jaws 2020.

However, I'm unable to access the jaws menu as I prefer to run it from the system tray.

When I use the keyboard shortcut of jaws key (capslock in this case)+j, the only thing that's announced is blank.

Interestingly, when I plug in a keyboard that has an insert key and use that instead of capslock it works perfectly.

Does anyone know if the key to access the jaws menu from system tray is different in laptop layout?

Jaws help doesn't seem to have the answer.

Thanks,


Daniel


moderated Re: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout

Dave Durber
 

Daniel:

Not being able to access the JAWS menue with the CAPS LOCK+J key combination, has never been addressed by the programmers of JAWS, with the result that it has never been fixed. I do not know about other users of JAWS but, I have suggested they fix the problem several times over the years. Seemingly, they think there is not enough cudos and self-praise for them, in fixing such a small problem.

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Wolak" <danielwolak97@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:24 AM
Subject: Accessing jaws menu in laptop layout


Hi all,

I have occasion to use the laptop layout with Jaws 2020.

However, I'm unable to access the jaws menu as I prefer to run it from the system tray.

When I use the keyboard shortcut of jaws key (capslock in this case)+j, the only thing that's announced is blank.

Interestingly, when I plug in a keyboard that has an insert key and use that instead of capslock it works perfectly.

Does anyone know if the key to access the jaws menu from system tray is different in laptop layout?

Jaws help doesn't seem to have the answer.

Thanks,


Daniel





moderated Re: synthesizer versus voice

David Diamond
 

Funny because some prefer eloquence over real speak from JAWS. The person who did the Australian voice for JAWS said she had a huge manuscript the size of a phone book to record. Also the Texas version of U S English had slight variations. For me, the word motor sounded like murder. It could have been my hearing disability though.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: September 20, 2020 8:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: synthesizer versus voice

Cool writeup/analysis. I've no doubt we will get there, but I don't think we're
there yet -- I've heard a few top-of-the-lie commercial voice synthesisers
and to me they still haven't quite grasped the inflection and intonations of
the human voice. But they're getting eerily close. So ..in time. And of course,
all our ears are different, too, and this "uncanny valley" aspect is probably
already nonexistent for some people.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Orlando
Enrique Fiol via groups.io
Sent: September 20, 2020 11:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: synthesizer versus voice

At 09:00 PM 9/20/2020, Mark asked:
>what's the difference between a synthesizer and a voice?

A synthesizer uses electronic processes to fashion complex timbres from
acoustic or electronic sound sources. For example, a triangle wave may be
combined with clarinet samples to produce a "synthesized" clarinet.
However, I suspect your question pertains to our text-to-speech engines.
There, the distinction between speech synthesizer and voice operates on
two levels. The synthesizer is the speech engine as a whole, while individual
voices (such as male, female, child, etc.) can be chosen.
On a deeper level, though, the difference between synthesizer and voice
rests in the sources for phonemes used by a text-to-speech engine. With
purely synthesized speech, human speech is electronically modeled, just as
digital FM synthesizers such as the Yamaha DX7 attempted to create
acoustic-sounding timbres using electronic sources rather than actual
samples. There's a vital difference between trying to make an electronic
keyboard sound like a violin or banjo, and actually recording single notes on
violin or banjo in order to spread them out across the keyboard.
The old-fashioned speech synthesizer uses no human speech samples, while
most text-to-speech engines today do indeed use exclusively human speech
samples. That's why today's voices sound more realistic and human; they're
fashioned from recordings of human beings speaking different words or
parts of words, from which the speech engine constructs its vocabulary
libraries.
As a sidenote, this human speech sampling and modeling technology is at the
point where one can theoretically make a speech engine from anyone's
voice, which has produced some unintended byproducts. It is now possible
to create convincing audio recordings of people allegedly saying things they
never actually said. This is done by sampling enough of their recorded speech
to formulate a lexicon not only of vocabulary, but more important, of their
vocal inflections, the rises, falls, breaths and pauses in their speech.
With this modeling technology, we soon will not know for certain whether
people have actually said what we've heard them say on audio recordings or
videos.
So, there you have it: a little primer on synthesis and sampled sound.


Orlando Enrique Fiol
Ph.D. in Music theory
University of Pennsylvania: November, 2018 Professional
Pianist/Keyboardist, Percussionist and Pedagogue Charlotte, North Carolina










moderated Re: looking for the keystrokes to insert a heading on a website using JAWS 2020

HH. Smith Jr.
 

Hi,

If you are editing the HTML code directly. The syntax is as follows:
<hx> the information you want displayed </hx>
the "x" denotes a number from 1 to 6 depending on what level the heading is on. The highest level is 1. HTH

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dacia Cole
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: looking for the keystrokes to insert a heading on a website using JAWS 2020

Hi,

I am having to edit a website I'm one of the administrators on and I am fairly new to this. I am wanting to create headings for various parts of the website. I know I have to type what I want the heading to say first then how do I go about making it a heading using the keyboard? What keystrokes do I use to make this happen? I'm using a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1 and JAWS 2020. Does it matter which browser I'm using to edit the website? Are the keystrokes the same no matter which browser I use?
thanks,

Dacia


moderated Re: synthesizer versus voice

JM Casey
 

Cool writeup/analysis. I've no doubt we will get there, but I don't think
we're there yet -- I've heard a few top-of-the-lie commercial voice
synthesisers and to me they still haven't quite grasped the inflection and
intonations of the human voice. But they're getting eerily close. So ..in
time. And of course, all our ears are different, too, and this "uncanny
valley" aspect is probably already nonexistent for some people.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Orlando Enrique
Fiol via groups.io
Sent: September 20, 2020 11:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: synthesizer versus voice

At 09:00 PM 9/20/2020, Mark asked:
>what's the difference between a synthesizer and a voice?

A synthesizer uses electronic processes to fashion complex timbres from
acoustic or electronic sound sources. For example, a triangle wave may be
combined with clarinet samples to produce a "synthesized" clarinet.
However, I suspect your question pertains to our text-to-speech engines.
There, the distinction between speech synthesizer and voice operates on two
levels. The synthesizer is the speech engine as a whole, while individual
voices (such as male, female, child, etc.) can be chosen.
On a deeper level, though, the difference between synthesizer and voice
rests in the sources for phonemes used by a text-to-speech engine. With
purely synthesized speech, human speech is electronically modeled, just as
digital FM synthesizers such as the Yamaha DX7 attempted to create
acoustic-sounding timbres using electronic sources rather than actual
samples. There's a vital difference between trying to make an electronic
keyboard sound like a violin or banjo, and actually recording single notes
on violin or banjo in order to spread them out across the keyboard.
The old-fashioned speech synthesizer uses no human speech samples, while
most text-to-speech engines today do indeed use exclusively human speech
samples. That's why today's voices sound more realistic and human; they're
fashioned from recordings of human beings speaking different words or parts
of words, from which the speech engine constructs its vocabulary libraries.
As a sidenote, this human speech sampling and modeling technology is at the
point where one can theoretically make a speech engine from anyone's voice,
which has produced some unintended byproducts. It is now possible to create
convincing audio recordings of people allegedly saying things they never
actually said. This is done by sampling enough of their recorded speech to
formulate a lexicon not only of vocabulary, but more important, of their
vocal inflections, the rises, falls, breaths and pauses in their speech.
With this modeling technology, we soon will not know for certain whether
people have actually said what we've heard them say on audio recordings or
videos.
So, there you have it: a little primer on synthesis and sampled sound.


Orlando Enrique Fiol
Ph.D. in Music theory
University of Pennsylvania: November, 2018 Professional Pianist/Keyboardist,
Percussionist and Pedagogue Charlotte, North Carolina


moderated Re: synthesizer versus voice

Orlando Enrique Fiol
 

At 09:00 PM 9/20/2020, Mark asked:
what's the difference between a synthesizer and a voice?
A synthesizer uses electronic processes to fashion complex timbres from acoustic or electronic sound sources. For example, a triangle wave may be combined with clarinet samples to produce a "synthesized" clarinet.
However, I suspect your question pertains to our text-to-speech engines. There, the distinction between speech synthesizer and voice operates on two levels. The synthesizer is the speech engine as a whole, while individual voices (such as male, female, child, etc.) can be chosen.
On a deeper level, though, the difference between synthesizer and voice rests in the sources for phonemes used by a text-to-speech engine. With purely synthesized speech, human speech is electronically modeled, just as digital FM synthesizers such as the Yamaha DX7 attempted to create acoustic-sounding timbres using electronic sources rather than actual samples. There's a vital difference between trying to make an electronic keyboard sound like a violin or banjo, and actually recording single notes on violin or banjo in order to spread them out across the keyboard.
The old-fashioned speech synthesizer uses no human speech samples, while most text-to-speech engines today do indeed use exclusively human speech samples. That's why today's voices sound more realistic and human; they're fashioned from recordings of human beings speaking different words or parts of words, from which the speech engine constructs its vocabulary libraries.
As a sidenote, this human speech sampling and modeling technology is at the point where one can theoretically make a speech engine from anyone's voice, which has produced some unintended byproducts. It is now possible to create convincing audio recordings of people allegedly saying things they never actually said. This is done by sampling enough of their recorded speech to formulate a lexicon not only of vocabulary, but more important, of their vocal inflections, the rises, falls, breaths and pauses in their speech.
With this modeling technology, we soon will not know for certain whether people have actually said what we've heard them say on audio recordings or videos.
So, there you have it: a little primer on synthesis and sampled sound.


Orlando Enrique Fiol
Ph.D. in Music theory
University of Pennsylvania: November, 2018
Professional Pianist/Keyboardist, Percussionist and Pedagogue
Charlotte, North Carolina


moderated Re: synthesizer versus voice

Glenn / Lenny
 


A synthesizer is the software or hardware device, like Eloquence or Dectalk, and a voice is the variances, like Eloquence has Reed and Glenn and Dectalk has Harry and other names I cannot remember.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 8:00 PM
Subject: synthesizer versus voice

what's the difference between a synthesizer and a voice?


moderated synthesizer versus voice

Mark
 

what's the difference between a synthesizer and a voice?


moderated using spyware blaster

Mario
 

is anyone using version 6.0 of the mentioned program? I would like to know if it is accessible with JAWS 2020 (or NVDA), and is it a good program to have
and use?

I don't remember if he is on this list, but I remember Brian Vogel turned me on to using this program again a few years ago.


moderated Re: Not able to edit cells with latest Jaws and Excel 2016

Bob Kennedy
 


Hey Allen,

That did fix it. Sounds backwards to what I was trying to do, but it works now. Thanks

On Saturday, September 19, 2020, 09:42:20 AM EDT, Alan Robbins <arobbins1057@...> wrote:


Bob,

I had this problem a long time ago, the  below fixed it, give it a look:

1. Have Excel open.
2. Press “alt+f” to open the file menu then press “t” for the options.
3. Press “control+tab” until the focus is on the “Advanced” options page.
4. Press “alt+e” to toggle the “Allow editing directly in cells”
option. Ensure that this is unchecked.
5. Press “enter” to save the changes.
Editing cell contents should now work again.
Note that in turning this setting off, does change things slightly for visual users:
• With editing directly in cells enabled, when F2 is pressed, the caret appears in the cell itself. Text which would flow out of the cell flows to the right, then to lines below.  Cells covered by this text are hidden while this happens. Text in the edited cell is coloured to highlight cell references and parenthesis.
• With editing directly in cells disabled, when F2 is pressed, the caret appears in the formula bar above the worksheet.  Colouring of formula elements is also done in the formula bar rather than the cell while editing.
Only text which fits in the cell is visible in the cell while the formula is being edited.

I hope this helps,
Al

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Kennedy
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 2:36 PM
Cc: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Not able to edit cells with latest Jaws and Excel 2016

Hopefully someone has run into this as well.  When I open a cell with F2, unless it is a small number or maybe 2 words in a cell, I can't read by characters.  When I use the arrow keys Jaws says blank unless I am on the line with text and it will read the whole cell at once.  But I can't navigate to the text.

I copied the workbook and opened it on my work computer and I'm fine.  I opened settings for Jaws and both computers have the same settings checked.

I've had a couple people from FS tandem in and they couldn't find anything that would fix the problem.

Thanks for any help














moderated Re: Not able to edit cells with latest Jaws and Excel 2016

Bob Kennedy
 


You're my new hero! Almost sounds backwards to turn off a feature I was trying to do but it fixed the problem. Thanks so much!

On Saturday, September 19, 2020, 09:48:24 AM EDT, Ann Byrne <annakb@...> wrote:


Maybe.

1. Open Excel options, alt+f, then t.
2. Arrow down through the categories to advanced.
3. Tab to  "allow editing in cells" and be sure it is *not checked.

Good luck!







moderated Re: looking for the keystrokes to insert a heading on a website using JAWS 2020

 

I'm confused because it is the website editor (whether something online or standalone) that would determine what the keystroke is to take any specific action in that software.

The starting point is knowing what HTML editor you're using.
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