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moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Shirley Tracy
 

I have to respectfully differ with you. I never had a problem with the “find” command until just lately. I’m not the sharpest person with technology, but I have used Word for many, many years. And control/F doesn’t always work now. Sometimes JAWS key plus control works, and sometimes not. I’ll have to try using H.

 

There can be many reasons why things of recently changed—but it’s not always the user.  

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 5:49 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 04:32 PM, JM Casey wrote:

There really shouldn’t’ be any instability. We’re talking about a kind of feature that has been around for as long as word processors or text editors themselves.

-
Precisely.

Were this instability anything near to universal or common the complaints from the embedded user base of MS-Word would be many and loud.

People just don't seem to want to accept that when something "quirky" is happening for them, but for very few others, the issue is likely one that lies either with some corruption in the installed software or the end user.

Ask anyone who is a professional computer technician, and they'll agree:  Most Computer Issues Are Idiosyncratic – Not Global
 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer

 


moderated Re: [External] : Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Don Mauck
 

I know there has been a lot of comments on this thread, but I’ve a question.

A long time ago, JAWS had what I always thought was a good key. When searching you could use insert+C to read a snippet of the text with  the search result part of the snippet.

Did anyone find this as useful as I did? I don’t believe anything like that exists.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: [External] : Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 04:32 PM, JM Casey wrote:

There really shouldn’t’ be any instability. We’re talking about a kind of feature that has been around for as long as word processors or text editors themselves.

-
Precisely.

Were this instability anything near to universal or common the complaints from the embedded user base of MS-Word would be many and loud.

People just don't seem to want to accept that when something "quirky" is happening for them, but for very few others, the issue is likely one that lies either with some corruption in the installed software or the end user.

Ask anyone who is a professional computer technician, and they'll agree:  Most Computer Issues Are Idiosyncratic – Not Global
 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 04:32 PM, JM Casey wrote:
There really shouldn’t’ be any instability. We’re talking about a kind of feature that has been around for as long as word processors or text editors themselves.
-
Precisely.

Were this instability anything near to universal or common the complaints from the embedded user base of MS-Word would be many and loud.

People just don't seem to want to accept that when something "quirky" is happening for them, but for very few others, the issue is likely one that lies either with some corruption in the installed software or the end user.

Ask anyone who is a professional computer technician, and they'll agree:  Most Computer Issues Are Idiosyncratic – Not Global
 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

JM Casey
 

Hi.

There really shouldn’t’ be any instability. We’re talking about a kind of feature that has been around for as long as word processors or text editors themselves. It may just be a matter of getting familiar with Word’s little quirks, I guess.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: September 8, 2021 04:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

I have found that both are unstable. I sometimes try one and then the other before I find the one that works. I didn’t know about control+H.

 

Shirley

 

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi Curtis/all,

While control-f appears not to be working effectively any longer, I use jawskey-contrl-f and it usually works well.

                                                                Hope this helps,

                                                Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: Τετάρτη, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021 22:15
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Greetings:

 

Control f while focused in a document in Word always has worked and continues to work for me. Something peculiar is happening as I believe this is the intended behavior in Word since time immemorial. Now, sometimes, after typing my search string and pressing enter and then escape, I find my focus in not on the word for which I was searching. But if I then press Control with page down, my focus moves where it is supposed t go.

 

Having Control with f not working in Word  is definitely a problem.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2021 12:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi, Brian. I just tried escape to clear the search dialog, and, not only did it not clear the search dialog, it did what Ann Byrne referred to in her last message. When I pressed CONTROL plus F, JAWS spoke nothing, and there was no search dialog box. This is why I clear the search in the search pane by going to it by using F6, and clearing the search box there.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM, Bill White wrote:

What has changed is that, once you have entered a search term into the search box, it is difficult to get the Find feature to search properly.

-
Bill,

Try hitting Escape once you're done with the current search/find.  That clears the current search term and the next time you hit CTRL+F you're right back where you need to enter it.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer

 


moderated Re: problems jfw loading brailliant

Life in Six Dots
 

Hi Michelle and Jonathan,

 

I am deafblind. I have no issue with my braille display starting at login, provided it is connected by USB. Sometimes the Bluetooth protocol is slow at connecting at login. I don’t know about speech as I cannot hear.

 

Secondly, the Brailiant BI 32 as far as I am aware does not support HID Protocol. I strongly suggest selecting another option.

 

If that doesn’t work my next step would be to check to see if the COM Port has been set correctly in Device Manger. To do this press the WIN Key and type in Device Manger and hit ENTER. When the Device Manger has opened press TAB once. Now down arrow to “Port (COM & LPT) then Right Arrow. Right click on the COM Port listed in JAWS. It could say something like COM 4. Then press ENTER. Then navigate to “Update driver”, then select the option to "Browse my Computer". On the next screen, are probably a number of options to choose from but the one that works best for me was "USB Serial Device". Once selected click OK to confirm your selection.

 

If you are still having trouble please email me off list and I’ll endeavour to help you with this issue.

 

Paul

 

 

To do this press the WIN Key and type “Device Manager”

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, 08 September 2021 20:25
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: braille-display-users@groups.io
Subject: Re: problems jfw loading brailliant

 

Hello,

The only suggestion I have tis to  check the firmware version of your Brailliant bi. The  Humanware software used to install drivers also has a button to upgrade the firmware. You do need to be connected via USB.

 

Best of luck!

Jonathan 



On Sep 8, 2021, at 04:44, Michelle's Home Emails <m1stevens@...> wrote:

 

Hello, Michelle Stevens here, I am posting this on behalf of our Coordinator at Deafblind Victoria. 

 

 

I work with Deafblind Victoria, a community group run by and for Deafblind people in Victoria Australia.

 

I set up a Bralliant BI 32 braille display on a Windows 10 machine running JAWS 2021 Professional,   for use by multiple users with different logins. Each user is deafblind and so relies on the braille display output from JAWS.

JAWS has the Brailliant BI set as the default braille display in each user's instance of JAWS. The connection is via USB and the port set in JAWS is USB. The driver being used is the built-in Windows USB driver. The protocol on the Brailliant BI is set to the HID protocol of OpenBraille.

If I turn the computer on, JAWS communicates with the display at the login prompt and then after the login prompt. The problem comes when I switch users. 

At the login for the new user, JAWS stops talking with the braille display sometimes, or if it does display the login prompt, then after login I get the message "Cannot find braille driver".

The work around is to then remove and reinsert the USB cable and then JAWS finds the display and works. However, when restarting the computer, JAWS may not find the braille display automatically at the login screen, thus making the workaround tricky for deafblind users - they do not know if the login screen has loaded.

I have restored the default settings on the Brailliant BI, set the port again to USB and the protocol to OpenBraille, as advised by HumanWare, to no avail.

Is this a bug with a timing issue of JAWS loading the braille driver or am I missing a step?

 

Thanks in advance for your help,

 

Ntennis Davi

 


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Shirley Tracy
 

I have found that both are unstable. I sometimes try one and then the other before I find the one that works. I didn’t know about control+H.

 

Shirley

 

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 3:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi Curtis/all,

While control-f appears not to be working effectively any longer, I use jawskey-contrl-f and it usually works well.

                                                                Hope this helps,

                                                Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: Τετάρτη, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021 22:15
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Greetings:

 

Control f while focused in a document in Word always has worked and continues to work for me. Something peculiar is happening as I believe this is the intended behavior in Word since time immemorial. Now, sometimes, after typing my search string and pressing enter and then escape, I find my focus in not on the word for which I was searching. But if I then press Control with page down, my focus moves where it is supposed t go.

 

Having Control with f not working in Word  is definitely a problem.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2021 12:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi, Brian. I just tried escape to clear the search dialog, and, not only did it not clear the search dialog, it did what Ann Byrne referred to in her last message. When I pressed CONTROL plus F, JAWS spoke nothing, and there was no search dialog box. This is why I clear the search in the search pane by going to it by using F6, and clearing the search box there.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM, Bill White wrote:

What has changed is that, once you have entered a search term into the search box, it is difficult to get the Find feature to search properly.

-
Bill,

Try hitting Escape once you're done with the current search/find.  That clears the current search term and the next time you hit CTRL+F you're right back where you need to enter it.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer

 


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

JM Casey
 

Hey.

 

You all can benefit from knowing that ctrl-pgdn and ctrl-pgup will place your cursor on the next and previous results. It’s pretty efficient this way. But yes, not the same as the find/replace dialogue, which you can get to with ctrl-h.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: September 8, 2021 03:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Greetings:

 

Control f while focused in a document in Word always has worked and continues to work for me. Something peculiar is happening as I believe this is the intended behavior in Word since time immemorial. Now, sometimes, after typing my search string and pressing enter and then escape, I find my focus in not on the word for which I was searching. But if I then press Control with page down, my focus moves where it is supposed t go.

 

Having Control with f not working in Word  is definitely a problem.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2021 12:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi, Brian. I just tried escape to clear the search dialog, and, not only did it not clear the search dialog, it did what Ann Byrne referred to in her last message. When I pressed CONTROL plus F, JAWS spoke nothing, and there was no search dialog box. This is why I clear the search in the search pane by going to it by using F6, and clearing the search box there.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM, Bill White wrote:

What has changed is that, once you have entered a search term into the search box, it is difficult to get the Find feature to search properly.

-
Bill,

Try hitting Escape once you're done with the current search/find.  That clears the current search term and the next time you hit CTRL+F you're right back where you need to enter it.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Hi Curtis/all,

While control-f appears not to be working effectively any longer, I use jawskey-contrl-f and it usually works well.

                                                                Hope this helps,

                                                Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curtis Chong
Sent: Τετάρτη, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021 22:15
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Greetings:

 

Control f while focused in a document in Word always has worked and continues to work for me. Something peculiar is happening as I believe this is the intended behavior in Word since time immemorial. Now, sometimes, after typing my search string and pressing enter and then escape, I find my focus in not on the word for which I was searching. But if I then press Control with page down, my focus moves where it is supposed t go.

 

Having Control with f not working in Word  is definitely a problem.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2021 12:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi, Brian. I just tried escape to clear the search dialog, and, not only did it not clear the search dialog, it did what Ann Byrne referred to in her last message. When I pressed CONTROL plus F, JAWS spoke nothing, and there was no search dialog box. This is why I clear the search in the search pane by going to it by using F6, and clearing the search box there.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM, Bill White wrote:

What has changed is that, once you have entered a search term into the search box, it is difficult to get the Find feature to search properly.

-
Bill,

Try hitting Escape once you're done with the current search/find.  That clears the current search term and the next time you hit CTRL+F you're right back where you need to enter it.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: problems jfw loading brailliant

Cohn, Jonathan
 

Hello,
The only suggestion I have tis to  check the firmware version of your Brailliant bi. The  Humanware software used to install drivers also has a button to upgrade the firmware. You do need to be connected via USB.

Best of luck!
Jonathan 

On Sep 8, 2021, at 04:44, Michelle's Home Emails <m1stevens@...> wrote:

Hello, Michelle Stevens here, I am posting this on behalf of our Coordinator at Deafblind Victoria. 


I work with Deafblind Victoria, a community group run by and for Deafblind people in Victoria Australia.

I set up a Brailliant BI 32 braille display on a Windows 10 machine running JAWS 2021 Professional,   for use by multiple users with different logins. Each user is deafblind and so relies on the braille display output from JAWS.

JAWS has the Brailliant BI set as the default braille display in each user's instance of JAWS. The connection is via USB and the port set in JAWS is USB. The driver being used is the built-in Windows USB driver. The protocol on the Brailliant BI is set to the HID protocol of OpenBraille.

If I turn the computer on, JAWS communicates with the display at the login prompt and then after the login prompt. The problem comes when I switch users. 

At the login for the new user, JAWS stops talking with the braille display sometimes, or if it does display the login prompt, then after login I get the message "Cannot find braille driver".

The work around is to then remove and reinsert the USB cable and then JAWS finds the display and works. However, when restarting the computer, JAWS may not find the braille display automatically at the login screen, thus making the workaround tricky for deafblind users - they do not know if the login screen has loaded.

I have restored the default settings on the Brailliant BI, set the port again to USB and the protocol to OpenBraille, as advised by HumanWare, to no avail.

Is this a bug with a timing issue of JAWS loading the braille driver or am I missing a step?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Ntennis Davi


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 02:16 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Brian. I just tried escape to clear the search dialog
-
Bill,

I think that many of us, and I include myself in this, are really talking at cross-purposes about different things here.  CTRL + F, in Word, has for the longest time opened what is called the Navigation Pane, which contains an edit box very much akin to the Find/Find & Replace dialog, which is an entirely different animal.

I don't have anything more recent than Word 2016 to work with here at home, but I've played with Word 2019 (or think I have at one point) and Word 365 and, at the time I did so, they were behaving precisely as Word 2016 does.

This is an instance where we all have to be very, very aware of precisely what function it is we're actually using, as at one time CTRL + F did invoke the Find Dialog, if memory serves.  It has been so long since I used any version of Word where that was the case, rather than the Navigation Pane coming up, that I honestly cannot be certain my memory is accurate or not.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Curtis Chong
 

Greetings:

 

Control f while focused in a document in Word always has worked and continues to work for me. Something peculiar is happening as I believe this is the intended behavior in Word since time immemorial. Now, sometimes, after typing my search string and pressing enter and then escape, I find my focus in not on the word for which I was searching. But if I then press Control with page down, my focus moves where it is supposed t go.

 

Having Control with f not working in Word  is definitely a problem.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2021 12:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi, Brian. I just tried escape to clear the search dialog, and, not only did it not clear the search dialog, it did what Ann Byrne referred to in her last message. When I pressed CONTROL plus F, JAWS spoke nothing, and there was no search dialog box. This is why I clear the search in the search pane by going to it by using F6, and clearing the search box there.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM, Bill White wrote:

What has changed is that, once you have entered a search term into the search box, it is difficult to get the Find feature to search properly.

-
Bill,

Try hitting Escape once you're done with the current search/find.  That clears the current search term and the next time you hit CTRL+F you're right back where you need to enter it.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Bill White
 

Hi, Brian. I just tried escape to clear the search dialog, and, not only did it not clear the search dialog, it did what Ann Byrne referred to in her last message. When I pressed CONTROL plus F, JAWS spoke nothing, and there was no search dialog box. This is why I clear the search in the search pane by going to it by using F6, and clearing the search box there.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM, Bill White wrote:

What has changed is that, once you have entered a search term into the search box, it is difficult to get the Find feature to search properly.

-
Bill,

Try hitting Escape once you're done with the current search/find.  That clears the current search term and the next time you hit CTRL+F you're right back where you need to enter it.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

CJ &AA MAY <chrisalismay@...>
 

For some time now I have been using control h instead of control f for find.
This is the find and replace command but it is easier to use than control f.

Alison

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: 08 September 2021 18:12
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

In Word 2019 It does seem to behave
differently. Often ctrl+f does
nothing. Sometimes I use alt+h, f, d and it works more often. Using JAWS
find seems about the best command.


At 11:47 AM 9/8/2021, you wrote:
On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:09 PM, Gezim Rexha wrote:
My impression is that it has changed from the older versions.

-The native Find feature in Word has been the same for some years now.Â
Well before Word 2016 it behaved as it does in that version and the
later versions which are its direct descendants. That is unless
they've done something very recently in Microsoft 365.--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043 Â

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between
thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly
different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the
power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

   ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

JM Casey
 

Hey guys.

 

It might be important to know what version of Word you all are using.

For me, using Word 2016, find is pretty simple and doesn’t require moving between the paynes. Once I find my first result, I press escape, and the search box disappears, placing me in the correct position of the document. Then to find the next or previous occurrences, you can use ctrl-pgdown and ctrl-pgup respectively.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: September 8, 2021 12:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi, Gezim. The first time you use the Find feature in Microsoft Word (CONTROL plus F), it works the same way it always did. What has changed is that, once you have entered a search term into the search box, it is difficult to get the Find feature to search properly. What I do is to make sure the Search pane is turned on in the status line, so that, when you press F6, the search pane will eventually appear. If this is done, you can press F6 until Search comes up, and then remove the previous search term, and enter another search term.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gezim Rexha
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 9:09 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi List,

 

Could somebody please tell me how to use Find feature in MS Word? My impression is that it has changed from the older versions.

 

Cheers,

Gezim


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM, Bill White wrote:
What has changed is that, once you have entered a search term into the search box, it is difficult to get the Find feature to search properly.
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Bill,

Try hitting Escape once you're done with the current search/find.  That clears the current search term and the next time you hit CTRL+F you're right back where you need to enter it.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Ann Byrne
 

In Word 2019 It does seem to behave differently. Often ctrl+f does nothing. Sometimes I use alt+h, f, d and it works more often. Using JAWS find seems about the best command.

At 11:47 AM 9/8/2021, you wrote:
On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:09 PM, Gezim Rexha wrote:
My impression is that it has changed from the older versions.

-The native Find feature in Word has been the same for some years now. Well before Word 2016 it behaved as it does in that version and the later versions which are its direct descendants. That is unless they've done something very recently in Microsoft 365.--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043 Â

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

   ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Bill White
 

Hi, Gezim. The first time you use the Find feature in Microsoft Word (CONTROL plus F), it works the same way it always did. What has changed is that, once you have entered a search term into the search box, it is difficult to get the Find feature to search properly. What I do is to make sure the Search pane is turned on in the status line, so that, when you press F6, the search pane will eventually appear. If this is done, you can press F6 until Search comes up, and then remove the previous search term, and enter another search term.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gezim Rexha
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 9:09 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi List,

 

Could somebody please tell me how to use Find feature in MS Word? My impression is that it has changed from the older versions.

 

Cheers,

Gezim


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 12:09 PM, Gezim Rexha wrote:
My impression is that it has changed from the older versions.
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The native Find feature in Word has been the same for some years now.  Well before Word 2016 it behaved as it does in that version and the later versions which are its direct descendants.  That is unless they've done something very recently in Microsoft 365.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Curtis Chong
 

Hello:

I erred in my previous email. To use JAWS to find something in word, press CTRL with the JAWS key and the letter f.



Kind regards,

Curtis Chong


On Sep 8, 2021, at 10:09 AM, Gezim Rexha <gezim_rexha@...> wrote:



Hi List,

 

Could somebody please tell me how to use Find feature in MS Word? My impression is that it has changed from the older versions.

 

Cheers,

Gezim


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Curtis Chong
 

Good morning:

 

It is difficult to know how to answer your very broad question about the Find function in Word. What about how it behaves now is causing you trouble? At its core, Find in Word works a lot like it used to with a few minor exceptions. The one thing that has improved is what JAWS brings to the table. In a Word document, you can press the JAWS key with the letter f to invoke the JAWS find function. Pressing the JAWS key with F3 repeats the find to move you to the next occurrence.

 

If I missed the mark on this one, please let us know what your issue is.

 

Thanks.

 

With kind regards,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gezim Rexha
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2021 10:09 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Hi List,

 

Could somebody please tell me how to use Find feature in MS Word? My impression is that it has changed from the older versions.

 

Cheers,

Gezim

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