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moderated Re: Jaws 2021 and word2016

Don H
 

OK I maybe figured this out. I did have it set to say characters. However under the Word options there is a setting to auto capitalize the first letter in a sentence. If this is checked and you only type one word on a line it says the word when you hit enter. I unchecked auto capitalize and the problem is solved.

On 11/28/2020 1:21 PM, Richard Turner wrote:
When I am in Word and press insert+v to bring up the quick settings.
Then write typ (without the e on the end) and down arrow, to Typing echos, if I set it to characters, it doesn't read the word.
But, if you have characters and words set by mistake, that would give you the feedback you are talking about, assuming you are hearing each letter, then the entire word after you press enter.
I have mine set to just say words, as I don't want to hear each letter, but when I changed it to characters, it only spoke characters.
Richard
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 11:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2021 and word2016
Trying to figure out if this problem is a word setting or jaws setting issue. I will say the issue does not happen when using another screen reader so I assume it is a Jaws issue.
I start word and have a fresh document. If i type a word and hit enter Jaws says the word. Forexample if I type "hello" and press enter jaws says hello. If I type a word on the next line and hit enter it says the word again. How do I stop jaws from saying the word being typed. I have it to only say the characters as I type.
Thanks


moderated Re: Jaws 2021 and word2016

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

When I am in Word and press insert+v to bring up the quick settings.
Then write typ (without the e on the end) and down arrow, to Typing echos, if I set it to characters, it doesn't read the word.
But, if you have characters and words set by mistake, that would give you the feedback you are talking about, assuming you are hearing each letter, then the entire word after you press enter.
I have mine set to just say words, as I don't want to hear each letter, but when I changed it to characters, it only spoke characters.



Richard
"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 11:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws 2021 and word2016

Trying to figure out if this problem is a word setting or jaws setting issue. I will say the issue does not happen when using another screen reader so I assume it is a Jaws issue.
I start word and have a fresh document. If i type a word and hit enter Jaws says the word. Forexample if I type "hello" and press enter jaws says hello. If I type a word on the next line and hit enter it says the word again. How do I stop jaws from saying the word being typed. I have it to only say the characters as I type.
Thanks


moderated Jaws 2021 and word2016

Don H
 

Trying to figure out if this problem is a word setting or jaws setting issue. I will say the issue does not happen when using another screen reader so I assume it is a Jaws issue.
I start word and have a fresh document. If i type a word and hit enter Jaws says the word. Forexample if I type "hello" and press enter jaws says hello. If I type a word on the next line and hit enter it says the word again. How do I stop jaws from saying the word being typed. I have it to only say the characters as I type.
Thanks


moderated Windows Mail and Enhanced Edit

David Griffith
 

Ever since I have installed Jaws 2021 I had an annoyance that unlike Jaws2020 it was impossible to edit and read text properly when constructing an email in Windows Mail.

Following the discussion on this list re Thunderbird I decided to check the enhanced edit settings for Mail to see if that was possibly the issue.

When I looked enhanced edit was turned off.

I checked this and magically Jaws 2021 is now able to read and edit mail whilst I am typing it again. I am typing this with Jaws2021. As I have made no changes or imported any settings for Jaws2021 I am a bit mystified as to why this is not the default.

This is very confusing as I have the opposite setting, I think for Jaws2020 and that was working fine without enhanced edit support though I will check again later.

Still if anybody else has problems with Mail it is worth checking enhanced edit support and toggling it from whatever it is.

So turn if off for Jarte and turn it on for Mail is what I have learnt in the last 48 hours.

 

David G.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


moderated Re: Reading Status Line in Word

Joe
 

You could use the Caps Lock key but use the Page Down key from the “six pack “. I tried this and it does work.

Joe

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 11:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading Status Line in Word

 

Hi, Justin. Her laptop doesn't have a NumPad, so she can't do that.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading Status Line in Word

 

Try using the caps lokc key and the numpad key 3.

The caps lock key replaces the jaws key.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:14 AM
To: JFW Mailing List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Reading Status Line in Word

 

In Microsoft Word, JAWS key plus NumPad 3 reads the Status Line. Is there a laptop keyboard layout keystroke for this, or is there a way to assign another key for this in Keyboard Manager for those without a NumPad?

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


moderated application settings

Don H
 

I thought I had come accross a key combo to determine what settings file is loaded for a particular application. I am running Word 2016 and want to modify the settings for this application. I tried modifying the settings for Word and Word classic and it doesn't seem that the settings when word is open had changed.


moderated Re: Reading Status Line in Word

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

Hi, Justin. Her laptop doesn't have a NumPad, so she can't do that.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading Status Line in Word

 

Try using the caps lokc key and the numpad key 3.

The caps lock key replaces the jaws key.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:14 AM
To: JFW Mailing List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Reading Status Line in Word

 

In Microsoft Word, JAWS key plus NumPad 3 reads the Status Line. Is there a laptop keyboard layout keystroke for this, or is there a way to assign another key for this in Keyboard Manager for those without a NumPad?

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


moderated Re: Openbook 9.0

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

Thank you David for finding and sharing this.

 

 

 

Richard

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There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Openbook 9.0

 

The following text is taken from the May 2020 edition of FSOpenLine.


VAUGHN:  Right.  And is there an update coming to OpenBook?  Or is it one of those products that it doesn’t need any of this stuff?

ERIC:  There is not an update coming for OpenBook.  I wouldn’t anticipate any changes there.  We will continue to evolve optical character recognition solutions for our other products.  But I think, as you say, you’re the type of a user that OpenBook is perfect because you are trying to read so much.  So it’s a good program for you.  So we’re glad to hear it’s still working for you. 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/27/2020 5:17 PM, Richard Turner wrote:

I was on the Openbook beta team, and since too many years ago to count, nothing has been said about Openbook even to the beta team.
It would be nice to get a definitive statement from Vispero about this, but I guess so long as they can still sell a $1000 OCR package to people, they will even though the only functionality I can find in it that isn't in other either mobile phone apps or the Jaws OCR is the ability to scan facing pages of a book and have them split into two pages automatically.
 
 
 
 
Richard
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There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 1:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Openbook 9.0
 
I believe you might be correct.  Other than a 2018 window dressing with a few languages added they seem to have abandoned the product.  I find that
even mobile scanning on my phone has about as good OCR.  I   look for the
OCR component to become a full function of JAWS.
 
Dan 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 12:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Openbook 9.0
 
FS has not updated Open book for many years and since OCR is built in to Jaws I don't think Open Book will ever be updated.
On 11/27/2020 11:36 AM, O.Addison Gethers wrote:
Hi All I have this Openbook 9.0 version  since 2010 ,Is there a new 
verson of Openbook version ? If so ,where can I get it from?
 
Addison
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


moderated Re: jaws and thunderbird

Don H
 

You hit it. For some reason Enhanced edit was not checked. I did not turn it off but not it is on and edit works as it should in Thunderbird. it but

On 11/28/2020 8:46 AM, David Goldfield wrote:
Two things come to mind. First, I have seen that if TB has been started before JAWS has been loaded cursor navigation commands in messages that you are composing tend not to work as expected. Cursor navigation in messages that you have opened from others are usually not affected.
Secondly, I'm wondering if enhanced editor support in Settings Center needed to be toggled?
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/28/2020 9:39 AM, Don H wrote:
I posted earlier the problem I was having not being able to review what I typed when typing a email message using Jaws 2021 and thunderbird 78.5.0.  The arrow keys would not allow me to review what I had typed. I solved the issue by importing a settings backup I had made a few days ago.  Now the question I have is what setting in Jaws would cause the loss of being able to review what you had typed in thunderbird.






moderated Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

David Griffith
 

To be fair the problems I had were some years ago when I was still using Office 2010. 365  and the subscription model did not even exist in those days. However it definitely screwed up my system then and I have to un-install both and reinstall Office 2010 to get proper functionality.

I now have Office subscription but once bitten twice shy and all that.

David G.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 28 November 2020 13:11
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

I have Libre, open and mS offices on this machine and none of them even seem to notice each other. I don’t see any reason why they should. But yeah, there’s probably nothing to lose, in this case…

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: November 28, 2020 08:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

My own personal recommendation  in relation to Libre Office at least is to download and try  using it as a portable application if you are already running MS Office.

I may be unlucky but in the past when trying to install both on the same system they did not seem to play nice together.

Of course if you are on a machine without Office there is nothing to lose.

David G.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 28 November 2020 12:45
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also work with more recent MS Word files.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann

Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

                Hi everyone,

 

With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

~Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: jaws and thunderbird

David Goldfield
 

Two things come to mind. First, I have seen that if TB has been started before JAWS has been loaded cursor navigation commands in messages that you are composing tend not to work as expected. Cursor navigation in messages that you have opened from others are usually not affected.
Secondly, I'm wondering if enhanced editor support in Settings Center needed to be toggled?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/28/2020 9:39 AM, Don H wrote:
I posted earlier the problem I was having not being able to review what I typed when typing a email message using Jaws 2021 and thunderbird 78.5.0.  The arrow keys would not allow me to review what I had typed. I solved the issue by importing a settings backup I had made a few days ago.  Now the question I have is what setting in Jaws would cause the loss of being able to review what you had typed in thunderbird.





moderated jaws and thunderbird

Don H
 

I posted earlier the problem I was having not being able to review what I typed when typing a email message using Jaws 2021 and thunderbird 78.5.0. The arrow keys would not allow me to review what I had typed. I solved the issue by importing a settings backup I had made a few days ago. Now the question I have is what setting in Jaws would cause the loss of being able to review what you had typed in thunderbird.


moderated Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

Glenn / Lenny
 

I agree, Libra Office is good.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "JM Casey" <jmcasey@teksavvy.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:45 AM
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors


Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office
project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably
still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well
enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would
probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better
with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought
I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work
has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's
easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also
work with more recent MS Word files.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann
Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

Hi everyone,

With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away
eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word
processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?

Any other suggestions?

~Ann


moderated Re: What is a not well known but great JAWS commands

David Goldfield
 

I'm actually someone who has been using Paragraph navigation on the Web for many years and I find it to be a very efficient way to read. Reading a line of text can be a bit fragmented and I tend to want to hear a bit more than reading just one whole sentence at a time, which can be done by pressing alt up arrow for previous sentence or alt down arrow to read the next sentence. Reading a paragraph is, for me, perfect as I can hear what usually amounts to a few sentences at a time, not too little but also not too overwhelming. For lists of information you'll usually hear one whole list item, although you can press I to move to the next list item, as well. I'm so used to holding down the control key and regularly pressing down arrow to read that it's become second nature for me on many Web sites containing large blocks of text.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/27/2020 3:35 PM, David Kingsbury wrote:

Hi all,

 

Actually, I have never used the JAWS skim read because it reads either the first full sentence of every paragraph or first full line. I want to read just enough of a paragraph to get a sense of it and then move on. That does not always require reading a full sentence or line. Just the first four or five words might be enough. And if speed is the objective, and it is with skim reading, I don’t need to hear any more than what I need to hear. So you can do this in a couple of very quick and easy ways. First, hold down Control and keep it held down. Then press down arrow just enough to hear what you want to hear at the beginning of a paragraph, then hit down arrow again, and so on.

 

Or you can put JAWS in Quick keys mode with Insert Z and then just press P to jump to the next paragraph, P again and so on. Much more efficient than JAWS skim read.

 

David



moderated Re: Openbook 9.0

David Goldfield
 

The following text is taken from the May 2020 edition of FSOpenLine.

VAUGHN:  Right.  And is there an update coming to OpenBook?  Or is it one of those products that it doesn’t need any of this stuff?

ERIC:  There is not an update coming for OpenBook.  I wouldn’t anticipate any changes there.  We will continue to evolve optical character recognition solutions for our other products.  But I think, as you say, you’re the type of a user that OpenBook is perfect because you are trying to read so much.  So it’s a good program for you.  So we’re glad to hear it’s still working for you. 


David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/27/2020 5:17 PM, Richard Turner wrote:

I was on the Openbook beta team, and since too many years ago to count, nothing has been said about Openbook even to the beta team.
It would be nice to get a definitive statement from Vispero about this, but I guess so long as they can still sell a $1000 OCR package to people, they will even though the only functionality I can find in it that isn't in other either mobile phone apps or the Jaws OCR is the ability to scan facing pages of a book and have them split into two pages automatically.




Richard
"The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of flying.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
--Douglas Adams, from Life, The Universe and Everything, p.59

Check out my web site at: https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.turner42.com%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C123200da52964152264808d8932242d8%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637421122636275078%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=gUKX0obKmKykWQvHM8y1qw%2FFaRYUsFY9G%2F%2BJv6B00XI%3D&amp;reserved=0

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 1:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Openbook 9.0

I believe you might be correct.  Other than a 2018 window dressing with a few languages added they seem to have abandoned the product.  I find that
even mobile scanning on my phone has about as good OCR.  I   look for the
OCR component to become a full function of JAWS.

Dan 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 12:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Openbook 9.0

FS has not updated Open book for many years and since OCR is built in to Jaws I don't think Open Book will ever be updated.
On 11/27/2020 11:36 AM, O.Addison Gethers wrote:
Hi All I have this Openbook 9.0 version  since 2010 ,Is there a new 
verson of Openbook version ? If so ,where can I get it from?

Addison




















moderated Re: Reading Status Line in Word

Phil Cox
 

Hi
 
InWord 2007  insert+ pagedown  reads the status line.
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:14 AM
Subject: Reading Status Line in Word

In Microsoft Word, JAWS key plus NumPad 3 reads the Status Line. Is there a laptop keyboard layout keystroke for this, or is there a way to assign another key for this in Keyboard Manager for those without a NumPad?

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


moderated Re: Reading Status Line in Word

Justin Williams
 

Try using the caps lokc key and the numpad key 3.

The caps lock key replaces the jaws key.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:14 AM
To: JFW Mailing List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Reading Status Line in Word

 

In Microsoft Word, JAWS key plus NumPad 3 reads the Status Line. Is there a laptop keyboard layout keystroke for this, or is there a way to assign another key for this in Keyboard Manager for those without a NumPad?

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


moderated Reading Status Line in Word

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>
 

In Microsoft Word, JAWS key plus NumPad 3 reads the Status Line. Is there a laptop keyboard layout keystroke for this, or is there a way to assign another key for this in Keyboard Manager for those without a NumPad?

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 


moderated Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

JM Casey
 

I have Libre, open and mS offices on this machine and none of them even seem to notice each other. I don’t see any reason why they should. But yeah, there’s probably nothing to lose, in this case…

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: November 28, 2020 08:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

My own personal recommendation  in relation to Libre Office at least is to download and try  using it as a portable application if you are already running MS Office.

I may be unlucky but in the past when trying to install both on the same system they did not seem to play nice together.

Of course if you are on a machine without Office there is nothing to lose.

David G.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 28 November 2020 12:45
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also work with more recent MS Word files.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann

Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

                Hi everyone,

 

With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

~Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

David Goldfield
 

Hi. I'm not intending to contradict the previous poster or to in any way invalidate his experiences. I'm running Windows 10, version 2004 with LibreOffice 7 and Microsoft 365 Personal installed and am experiencing no issues when running either set of applications.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/28/2020 8:01 AM, David Griffith wrote:

My own personal recommendation  in relation to Libre Office at least is to download and try  using it as a portable application if you are already running MS Office.

I may be unlucky but in the past when trying to install both on the same system they did not seem to play nice together.

Of course if you are on a machine without Office there is nothing to lose.

David G.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 28 November 2020 12:45
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also work with more recent MS Word files.

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann

Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

                Hi everyone,

 

With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

~Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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