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moderated Re: Book Share books format on NLS machine?

Chris Hill
 

You are going to have to save it as audio, the nls machines don't have a method for reading text.



On 10/15/2020 12:59, Marlo Green wrote:

Good Afternoon Everyone!

 

               Would anyone happen to know the format I would use to save a book from Book Share on a thumb drive to play on a NLS player? I was told Daisy, but I tried to play the file on the thumb drive and it wasn’t even there according to the files and folders option on the machine.  Anyone know? The California State library for the Blind doesn’t have a way to contact them by phone, and I have e-mailed already. Thought I would try all avenues.


moderated Re: The dreaded application mode

Mike B
 

See if the note below helps:
Note:  To get out of applications mode press the PC cursor twice quickly.  That is exactly right. That is exactly correct. Pressing the PC cursor key twice
quickly reactivates either the PC cursor or the virtual cursor. Most likely it will be the virtual
cursor assuming this is happening on a Web page.  Use this keystroke instead of the, Insert + Z, keystroke mentioned below in Aaron's reply.
 Original Message
From: Ann Byrne
What is application mode, and how does it affect what I am doing?
 
Thanks,
Ann
 
From:
Page, Aaron
Hi Ann,
 
Application Mode is a mode that JAWS will enter when it begins to interact with a web application. Application Mode is designed to treat the web application
as if it were a typical Windows-based program, and not as a web page. The advantage to this is that application-specific keyboard shortcuts will work without
the need to use the JAWS pass-through, the disadvantage is that typical JAWS keyboard shortcuts (i.e. "H" for headings, "B" for buttons) will not work
as these keystrokes are now being passed through JAWS to the application.
 
When using web applications that trigger JAWS' Application Mode, it is usually very helpful to learn keyboard shortcuts that are specific to the application
in order to effectively navigate and use the application. You should also have some success (if the application is accessible) navigating the web application
using tab and the arrow keys.
 
You can usually tell that you are entering an application as JAWS will announce "Application", and upon pressing Enter you should hear JAWS beep as if
it just entered a form. The most frustrating thing about application mode (in my opinion) is the difficulty in getting back out of the application. I usually
will press Insert+Z to set the Virtual PC Cursor to off, and then press Insert+Z again to turn the Virtual PC Cursor back on. After turning off and back
on the Virtual PC Cursor you should again be able to use normal JAWS keyboard shortcuts. If anyone on-list knows a better way to exit applications mode,
I would love to hear it. 
 
You can practice using applications mode  on this page:
https://www.tinymce.com/.
If you press "R" to move through the regions you will encounter the application region, at which point you can press Enter to enter applications mode and
begin interacting with the application. This example is an HTML text editor called TinyMCE, which is a commonly used editor that uses an application region
and is relatively accessible. 
 
Hope this helps!
Regards,
Aaron M. Page, B.S.
EIT Accessibility Specialist
Accessible Technology Services, University of Montana
Phone: (406) 243-2082
E-mail:
aaron.page@...

Take care and stay safe.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers & Rams!
Main's Law:  For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:47 AM
Subject: The dreaded application mode

Hi Fellow listerrs,

 

My university went about updating their Blackboard platform; however, all the input fields are in application mode. How do you deal with this? It has probably been discussed before, but I cannot find it at this time.

 

Thx


moderated Re: Book Share books format on NLS machine?

Cohn, Jonathan
 

If there is a folder called $vrdtb on the cartridge you are using, then you want to put the folder containing the daisy book in there. If not then just putting the folder in the main directory should work. So, all the daisy files must be in a folder not in the main directory of the cartridge or usb stick.
Also, the NLS readers do not understand  text only books, they must have sound files associated with them. 
HTH
Jonathan


On Oct 15, 2020, at 1:59 PM, Marlo Green <marlogreen@...> wrote:

Good Afternoon Everyone!
 
               Would anyone happen to know the format I would use to save a book from Book Share on a thumb drive to play on a NLS player? I was told Daisy, but I tried to play the file on the thumb drive and it wasn’t even there according to the files and folders option on the machine.  Anyone know? The California State library for the Blind doesn’t have a way to contact them by phone, and I have e-mailed already. Thought I would try all avenues.


moderated Book Share books format on NLS machine?

Marlo Green
 

Good Afternoon Everyone!

 

               Would anyone happen to know the format I would use to save a book from Book Share on a thumb drive to play on a NLS player? I was told Daisy, but I tried to play the file on the thumb drive and it wasn’t even there according to the files and folders option on the machine.  Anyone know? The California State library for the Blind doesn’t have a way to contact them by phone, and I have e-mailed already. Thought I would try all avenues.


moderated The dreaded application mode

HH. Smith Jr.
 

Hi Fellow listerrs,

 

My university went about updating their Blackboard platform; however, all the input fields are in application mode. How do you deal with this? It has probably been discussed before, but I cannot find it at this time.

 

Thx


moderated Re: email question

Marty Hutchings
 

It sounds like your problem is with your email provider. I would be wondering how much other email is being blocked from your in box.



Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020

-----Original Message-----
From: Madison Martin
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: email question

Hi all,
I don't know if anyone can help me, or if there's even anything that can be
done, but I'm getting desperate as getting a gmail account (which is what the
list owner/moderator suggested) for one list is silly. Here's the situation:
I'm subscribed to this email list that's on Google Groups, don't know how long
it's been there. Anyway, it's a grate list and I've been a member for years.
Anyway, I haven't received any emails from the list in months. At first I just
thought that it wasn't active anymore, but it's very much still active. Yes I'm
still subscribed, and the owner/moderator checked my settings and I'm supposed
to receive all list mail. Yes I've checked my junk/spam folder and there's
nothing there. The email address has been added to the trusted senders list, and
I've tried unsubscribing and re-subscribing more then once and still nothing. I
can send messages to the list and they go through and list members can reply,
but I just don't receive any list mail. I'm running Windows 10 version 1909,
Jaws 2018 and Outlook 2013. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas, anything
I/my carrier/the moderator could/should check/try? Like I said it's a grate list
and I really don't want to have to unsubscribe perminatly or get a gmail account
for one list. Please help. Look forward to any thoughts/suggestions anyone may
have!!!!! Thank you so much, any help is much appreciated!!

Madison


moderated Re: email question

Chris Hill
 

Some email providers are tossed onto spam lists by other providers.  There really isn't much you can do about it.  I have to really pay attention to email from this account, some places block the domain, and all I can do is use another email account in that case.

On 10/15/2020 10:10, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi all,
I don't know if anyone can help me, or if there's even anything that can be
done, but I'm getting desperate as getting a gmail account (which is what the
list owner/moderator suggested) for one list is silly. Here's the situation:
I'm subscribed to this email list that's on Google Groups, don't know how long
it's been there. Anyway, it's a grate list and I've been a member for years.
Anyway, I haven't received any emails from the list in months. At first I just
thought that it wasn't active anymore, but it's very much still active. Yes I'm
still subscribed, and the owner/moderator checked my settings and I'm supposed
to receive all list mail. Yes I've checked my junk/spam folder and there's
nothing there. The email address has been added to the trusted senders list, and
I've tried unsubscribing and re-subscribing more then once and still nothing. I
can send messages to the list and they go through and list members can reply,
but I just don't receive any list mail. I'm running Windows 10 version 1909,
Jaws 2018 and Outlook 2013. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas, anything
I/my carrier/the moderator could/should check/try? Like I said it's a grate list
and I really don't want to have to unsubscribe perminatly or get a gmail account
for one list. Please help. Look forward to any thoughts/suggestions anyone may
have!!!!! Thank you so much, any help is much appreciated!!

Madison





moderated email question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
I don't know if anyone can help me, or if there's even anything that can be
done, but I'm getting desperate as getting a gmail account (which is what the
list owner/moderator suggested) for one list is silly. Here's the situation:
I'm subscribed to this email list that's on Google Groups, don't know how long
it's been there. Anyway, it's a grate list and I've been a member for years.
Anyway, I haven't received any emails from the list in months. At first I just
thought that it wasn't active anymore, but it's very much still active. Yes I'm
still subscribed, and the owner/moderator checked my settings and I'm supposed
to receive all list mail. Yes I've checked my junk/spam folder and there's
nothing there. The email address has been added to the trusted senders list, and
I've tried unsubscribing and re-subscribing more then once and still nothing. I
can send messages to the list and they go through and list members can reply,
but I just don't receive any list mail. I'm running Windows 10 version 1909,
Jaws 2018 and Outlook 2013. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas, anything
I/my carrier/the moderator could/should check/try? Like I said it's a grate list
and I really don't want to have to unsubscribe perminatly or get a gmail account
for one list. Please help. Look forward to any thoughts/suggestions anyone may
have!!!!! Thank you so much, any help is much appreciated!!

Madison


moderated email question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
I don't know if anyone can help me, or if there's even anything that can be
done, but I'm getting desperate as getting a gmail account (which is what the
list owner/moderator suggested) for one list is silly. Here's the situation:
I'm subscribed to this email list that's on Google Groups, don't know how long
it's been there. Anyway, it's a grate list and I've been a member for years.
Anyway, I haven't received any emails from the list in months. At first I just
thought that it wasn't active anymore, but it's very much still active. Yes I'm
still subscribed, and the owner/moderator checked my settings and I'm supposed
to receive all list mail. Yes I've checked my junk/spam folder and there's
nothing there. The email address has been added to the trusted senders list, and
I've tried unsubscribing and re-subscribing more then once and still nothing. I
can send messages to the list and they go through and list members can reply,
but I just don't receive any list mail. I'm running Windows 10 version 1909,
Jaws 2018 and Outlook 2013. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas, anything
I/my carrier/the moderator could/should check/try? Like I said it's a grate list
and I really don't want to have to unsubscribe perminatly or get a gmail account
for one list. Please help. Look forward to any thoughts/suggestions anyone may
have!!!!! Thank you so much, any help is much appreciated!!

Madison


moderated Re: Protected files in MS word

Cornelius
 

Any files downloaded from internet is protected for that matter. Just go to the file property and check the box which says “unblock”
You are good to go.
 

From: kevin meyers
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Protected files in MS word
 

Hello,

I’m using the most recent versions of Jaws2020 and MS word2016. When ever someone sent me a MS word file it is always in protected mode. A number of people that sent me the file didn’t send the file in protected mode. Is there a way to stop this from happening? To read it I have to move in and out of the window. I cannot save the file so I would copy it and paste it in another file. I was able to save attachments in Outlook. I still would like to be able to open the file from the email, read it and then save it.

Thanks,

Kevin

 


moderated Re: JAWS Help

Andrew Summers
 

No I have over 200 in my inbox.

It is the same for all of my folders.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: 15 October 2020 05:52
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS Help

 

Probably because you have 17 emails and you are on the first, hence 1 of 17.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrew Summers via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:28 PM
To: JAWS <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: JAWS Help

 

Hi,

Why does JAWS say when I open Outlook the name of the e-mail and then says one of 17 when I am at the top of the list?

I have the latest version of JAWS and office plus windows 10.

 

Andrew


moderated Re: JAWS Help

 

Probably because you have 17 emails and you are on the first, hence 1 of 17.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrew Summers via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:28 PM
To: JAWS <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: JAWS Help

 

Hi,

Why does JAWS say when I open Outlook the name of the e-mail and then says one of 17 when I am at the top of the list?

I have the latest version of JAWS and office plus windows 10.

 

Andrew


moderated Re: Protected files in MS word

Justin Williams
 

You can also do control s for save, then tab over.

Justin

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Protected files in MS word

To turn off protected view in Word or Excel:

1. Press alt-f for the files menu and backstage view.
2. Press the letter 't' for options. This displays a list of categories
with settings you can tab to.
3. Arrow to the final category, which is trust center.
4. Tab to trust center settings dot dot dot and press enter. Here is yet
another list of categories with a gridful of options.
5. Arrow through the categories to protected view. there are three
checkboxes. Choose your preferences and tab to OK. You are still in the
grid and have to do another OK.



At 05:31 PM 10/14/2020, you wrote:

When I open them, I hit f6 and tab to enable editing and it works.

Then I can do a save as.

Microsoft is trying to be helpful and keep us from unwittingly opening
a file with a virus macro so it defaults to putting attachments in
protected view.

I find it is not hard to work with them and there may be a setting
buried somewhere that would let you remove that protection from happening.

I never open an attachment unless I am 100% sure it is from someone I
know and that I was expecting it.





Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must
pass himself," and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of
ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have
regretted not granting grace to others, I've never once regretted
extending it.)" - Edward Herbert



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Protected files in MS word



Hello,

I'm using the most recent versions of Jaws2020 and MS word2016. When
ever someone sent me a MS word file it is always in protected mode.
A number of people that sent me the file didn't send the file in
protected mode. Is there a way to stop this from happening? To read it
I have to move in and out of the window. I cannot save the file so I
would copy it and paste it in another file. I was able to save
attachments in Outlook. I still would like to be able to open the file
from the email, read it and then save it.

Thanks,

Kevin




moderated Re: Protected files in MS word

Justin Williams
 

If you need to turn off for a document protection you get,
Just do
Alt f, i then e.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Protected files in MS word

To turn off protected view in Word or Excel:

1. Press alt-f for the files menu and backstage view.
2. Press the letter 't' for options. This displays a list of categories
with settings you can tab to.
3. Arrow to the final category, which is trust center.
4. Tab to trust center settings dot dot dot and press enter. Here is yet
another list of categories with a gridful of options.
5. Arrow through the categories to protected view. there are three
checkboxes. Choose your preferences and tab to OK. You are still in the
grid and have to do another OK.



At 05:31 PM 10/14/2020, you wrote:

When I open them, I hit f6 and tab to enable editing and it works.

Then I can do a save as.

Microsoft is trying to be helpful and keep us from unwittingly opening
a file with a virus macro so it defaults to putting attachments in
protected view.

I find it is not hard to work with them and there may be a setting
buried somewhere that would let you remove that protection from happening.

I never open an attachment unless I am 100% sure it is from someone I
know and that I was expecting it.





Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must
pass himself," and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of
ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have
regretted not granting grace to others, I've never once regretted
extending it.)" - Edward Herbert



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Protected files in MS word



Hello,

I'm using the most recent versions of Jaws2020 and MS word2016. When
ever someone sent me a MS word file it is always in protected mode.
A number of people that sent me the file didn't send the file in
protected mode. Is there a way to stop this from happening? To read it
I have to move in and out of the window. I cannot save the file so I
would copy it and paste it in another file. I was able to save
attachments in Outlook. I still would like to be able to open the file
from the email, read it and then save it.

Thanks,

Kevin




moderated Importing a Calendar into Google Calendar with JAWS

Rick Miller
 

Dear Listers:

 

Is there a shortcut key combination to use if you want to import an .ics calendar into Google calendar?  If so, how do you do it?

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 


moderated Re: Protected files in MS word

Ann Byrne
 

To turn off protected view in Word or Excel:

1. Press alt-f for the files menu and backstage view.
2. Press the letter 't' for options. This displays a list of categories with settings you can tab to.
3. Arrow to the final category, which is trust center.
4. Tab to trust center settings dot dot dot and press enter. Here is yet another list of categories with a gridful of options.
5. Arrow through the categories to protected view. there are three checkboxes. Choose your preferences and tab to OK. You are still in the grid and have to do another OK.

At 05:31 PM 10/14/2020, you wrote:

When I open them, I hit f6 and tab to enable editing and it works.

Then I can do a save as.

Microsoft is trying to be helpful and keep us from unwittingly opening a file with a virus macro so it defaults to putting attachments in protected view.

I find it is not hard to work with them and there may be a setting buried somewhere that would let you remove that protection from happening.

I never open an attachment unless I am 100% sure it is from someone I know and that I was expecting it.





Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself," and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I've never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Protected files in MS word



Hello,

I'm using the most recent versions of Jaws2020 and MS word2016. When ever someone sent me a MS word file it is always in protected mode. A number of people that sent me the file didn't send the file in protected mode. Is there a way to stop this from happening? To read it I have to move in and out of the window. I cannot save the file so I would copy it and paste it in another file. I was able to save attachments in Outlook. I still would like to be able to open the file from the email, read it and then save it.

Thanks,

Kevin




moderated Re: Protected files in MS word

David Diamond
 

Thanks. I was just about to ask how to remove protective view from a document that was sent to me a few years ago.  The person in question, just resent it to me in unprotected mode.  I obviously don’t need to remove the protective view now, but, it is good to know these things in the future. 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tammy Freitag
Sent: October 14, 2020 3:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Protected files in MS word

 

Kevin,

When I open an attachment, I just press F6.  Can then arrow to the word “Enable” and select it.  You can then save it or you can save the attachment, then press F6 and keep on going.

 

Hope that helps!

Tammy

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Protected files in MS word

 

Hello,

I’m using the most recent versions of Jaws2020 and MS word2016. When ever someone sent me a MS word file it is always in protected mode. A number of people that sent me the file didn’t send the file in protected mode. Is there a way to stop this from happening? To read it I have to move in and out of the window. I cannot save the file so I would copy it and paste it in another file. I was able to save attachments in Outlook. I still would like to be able to open the file from the email, read it and then save it.

Thanks,

Kevin

 

 

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moderated Re: Protected files in MS word

Tammy Freitag
 

Kevin,

When I open an attachment, I just press F6.  Can then arrow to the word “Enable” and select it.  You can then save it or you can save the attachment, then press F6 and keep on going.

 

Hope that helps!

Tammy

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Protected files in MS word

 

Hello,

I’m using the most recent versions of Jaws2020 and MS word2016. When ever someone sent me a MS word file it is always in protected mode. A number of people that sent me the file didn’t send the file in protected mode. Is there a way to stop this from happening? To read it I have to move in and out of the window. I cannot save the file so I would copy it and paste it in another file. I was able to save attachments in Outlook. I still would like to be able to open the file from the email, read it and then save it.

Thanks,

Kevin

 


Virus-free. www.avast.com


moderated Re: Protected files in MS word

 

Richard,

            Pretty much any of my tutorials are in MS-Word, but, I also tend to put "(docx)" or "(MS-Word)" afterward as part of the link to identify as such.  I don't have that on this link in my own MS-Word file I copy the link from, so I'll add it.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Protected files in MS word

Richard Turner
 

Thank you Mr. Vogel.

 

I have a very nit-picky request.

Since your link did not say it was to a word document, I clicked on it thinking it would take me to a web site.

Since I know you are trustworthy, I opened the file and enable editing.

 

Please state when a link is to a file rather than a web resource.

 

Or, what I and others might prefer is to just paste the contents into the body of the message.

 

Like I say, I know that is being a bit nit-picky, but there you have it.

 

Thanks for the directions, they are very helpful.

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Protected files in MS word

 

Adjusting Protected View Settings in MS-Office Programs

I am like Mr. Turner in that I only open any MS-Office file format if I have every reason to believe it is safe to do so.  Anything downloaded, whether via e-mail or otherwise, is scanned by Windows Security before I can ever touch it.

I agree that Microsoft is trying to  be helpful, but for me, personally, it's overkill.  If one is circumspect about what one opens, and the sources from which one will open something, you are very unlikely to have an issue.  If you're someone who does not wish to do this, then keep protected mode on, as it could save a world of hurt.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss

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