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moderated Re: importing contacts from Gmail to Out

Marianne Denning
 

Thank you for that information. If I sync my Gmail contacts with my outlook can I create groups in Outlook? That is really what I am trying to do here.


On Sep 9, 2021, at 3:43 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

The simple answer is, "Don't."

If you're using Gmail you really want any changes you make in Outlook synced to Gmail, and vice versa, as far as contacts go.  Why Microsoft has not created a graceful interface to third party contacts and calendars I will never understand.

I have recommended both Go Contact Sync Mod and Fruux Basic (if you only have a couple of accounts, as it's paid beyond 2 accounts or two devices - also requires you to create an account with them) when the need arises to sync contact information between Gmail and the Outlook Address Book.
--

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: importing contacts from Gmail to Out

 

The simple answer is, "Don't."

If you're using Gmail you really want any changes you make in Outlook synced to Gmail, and vice versa, as far as contacts go.  Why Microsoft has not created a graceful interface to third party contacts and calendars I will never understand.

I have recommended both Go Contact Sync Mod and Fruux Basic (if you only have a couple of accounts, as it's paid beyond 2 accounts or two devices - also requires you to create an account with them) when the need arises to sync contact information between Gmail and the Outlook Address Book.
--

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: importing contacts from Gmail to Out

Curtis Chong
 

For a bit of light reading on how to do this, refer to:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/import-gmail-contacts-to-outlook-edbacfde-f48c-49da-a6a3-bcbb8f4f4819

 

Cordially,

 

Curtis Chong

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marianne Denning
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2021 12:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: importing contacts from Gmail to Out

 

I have Office 365 and am running the most current version of JAWS. How do I import contacts from gmail to my Outlook contact list?


moderated importing contacts from Gmail to Out

Marianne Denning
 

I have Office 365 and am running the most current version of JAWS. How do I import contacts from gmail to my Outlook contact list?


moderated Re: Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

Using Vocalizer Tom Premium the Section symbol is read just fine.

Perhaps a setting got changed under verbosity?

 

 

 

 

Richard

“Reality is the leading cause of stress for those who are in touch with it.” – Jane Wagner

 

My Web site: https://www.turner42.com

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:52 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

 

I don't experience this, for me Jaws correctly read the section symbol when I read your message and even now when composing a message where I have inserted the same symbol below Jaws speaks it correctly. Unfortunately I have no idea why it won't speak it for you, I use Eloquence by the way, not sure if it could be specific to the synthesizer you use if you use a different one.

 

§

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: September 9, 2021 7:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

 

Hi Richard, I believe I heard something about this issue on a different mailing list, but I didn’t pay much of attention; however, if I recall well, it was something related to spelling alphanumeric data or spelling phonetically. You may check them out. In my case, this is not happening at all, and I have both of those options turned off. I’m sorry for the vagueness  of my feedback, but that’s all I got, may be someone familiarized with this issue will give you spot-on instructions.

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:51 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  Various basic symbols are not being spoken presently, when in the past they were.  For example, below is the “section symbol”:

 

§

 

Instead of JAWS speaking “section” it says “character 167.”  This symbol was inserted above using the JAWSKey+4 command.  So, it is not some rare, strange symbol.  In the past, JAWS use to properly speak it.

 

What has changed?  Is it, perhaps, some setting in my speech scheme or some other setting?

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Re: Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

 

Richard,

Have you by any chance changed synths?   I ask because the section symbol can be inserted by typing 167 then hitting ALT+X immediately afterward in MS-Word.  Its unicode keystroke is ALT+0167.

It could be a character that one synth "recognizes" with a name and another doesn't.
--

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: removing an Outlook account

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

1. Press Alt + F follow by I and tab until you get to Add Account, arrow down once to Account Settings, expand the sub menu with right arrow or enter, then press enter again on Account Settings.
2. Tab until you get to the list of the accounts you have set up, select the one you want to remove and press Shift + Tab until you get to "Remove", most likely it's 2 or 3 times or you can use the shortcut for Remove which in this case is Alt + M
3. I didn't want to delete any of my accounts so I can't remember if it will prompt you to confirm, but this is how you do it

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: September 9, 2021 8:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: removing an Outlook account

Hi all,
I'm having trouble removing an Outlook account, I can find the button to add an account but I can't find one to remove an account.
Shouldn't there be one? If so, any idea why it isn't showing up, and is there another way I can remove an account? Using latest versions of Jaws, Windows 10 and Office 365. Really hope someone can help me out again!! Thanks Madison


moderated Re: Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>
 

I don't experience this, for me Jaws correctly read the section symbol when I read your message and even now when composing a message where I have inserted the same symbol below Jaws speaks it correctly. Unfortunately I have no idea why it won't speak it for you, I use Eloquence by the way, not sure if it could be specific to the synthesizer you use if you use a different one.

 

§

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Leo
Sent: September 9, 2021 7:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

 

Hi Richard, I believe I heard something about this issue on a different mailing list, but I didn’t pay much of attention; however, if I recall well, it was something related to spelling alphanumeric data or spelling phonetically. You may check them out. In my case, this is not happening at all, and I have both of those options turned off. I’m sorry for the vagueness  of my feedback, but that’s all I got, may be someone familiarized with this issue will give you spot-on instructions.

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:51 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  Various basic symbols are not being spoken presently, when in the past they were.  For example, below is the “section symbol”:

 

§

 

Instead of JAWS speaking “section” it says “character 167.”  This symbol was inserted above using the JAWSKey+4 command.  So, it is not some rare, strange symbol.  In the past, JAWS use to properly speak it.

 

What has changed?  Is it, perhaps, some setting in my speech scheme or some other setting?

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated removing an Outlook account

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
I'm having trouble removing an Outlook account, I can find the button to add an
account but I can't find one to remove an account.
Shouldn't there be one? If so, any idea why it isn't showing up, and is there
another way I can remove an account? Using latest versions of Jaws, Windows 10
and Office 365. Really hope someone can help me out again!! Thanks Madison


moderated Re: Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

Leo
 

Hi Richard, I believe I heard something about this issue on a different mailing list, but I didn’t pay much of attention; however, if I recall well, it was something related to spelling alphanumeric data or spelling phonetically. You may check them out. In my case, this is not happening at all, and I have both of those options turned off. I’m sorry for the vagueness  of my feedback, but that’s all I got, may be someone familiarized with this issue will give you spot-on instructions.

 

Best,

     Leo Bado.

 

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not." Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:51 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  Various basic symbols are not being spoken presently, when in the past they were.  For example, below is the “section symbol”:

 

§

 

Instead of JAWS speaking “section” it says “character 167.”  This symbol was inserted above using the JAWSKey+4 command.  So, it is not some rare, strange symbol.  In the past, JAWS use to properly speak it.

 

What has changed?  Is it, perhaps, some setting in my speech scheme or some other setting?

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Re: Accessible PST Viewer?

Glenn / Lenny
 

Sometimes Outlook can't access its own PST files.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2021 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: Accessible PST Viewer?

I’ve never used one, but a quick web search found there are lots of free ones.

If you don’t hear from someone who has done this already, you may want to check some out.  I’d certainly run a virus scan on the .exe file before installing or reading lots of reviews ahead of time.

 

I have always had Outlook, so have had no need for this but it sounds like a very useful tool for folks in your situation.

 

Good luck,

 

 

 

Richard

“Reality is the leading cause of stress for those who are in touch with it.” – Jane Wagner

 

My Web site: https://www.turner42.com

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 11:47 PM
To: JAWS For Windows Mailing List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Accessible PST Viewer?

 

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Do any of you guys know what PST viewer is accessible to screenreaders like JAWS? I'd like to find a way to extract Contacts from an Outlook .pst folder without having Outlook on my computer. This way, I can add them to my Contacts folder within Windows. Anybody have any suggestions for me?


moderated Re: Accessible PST Viewer?

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

I’ve never used one, but a quick web search found there are lots of free ones.

If you don’t hear from someone who has done this already, you may want to check some out.  I’d certainly run a virus scan on the .exe file before installing or reading lots of reviews ahead of time.

 

I have always had Outlook, so have had no need for this but it sounds like a very useful tool for folks in your situation.

 

Good luck,

 

 

 

Richard

“Reality is the leading cause of stress for those who are in touch with it.” – Jane Wagner

 

My Web site: https://www.turner42.com

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 11:47 PM
To: JAWS For Windows Mailing List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Accessible PST Viewer?

 

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Do any of you guys know what PST viewer is accessible to screenreaders like JAWS? I'd like to find a way to extract Contacts from an Outlook .pst folder without having Outlook on my computer. This way, I can add them to my Contacts folder within Windows. Anybody have any suggestions for me?


moderated Re: problems jfw loading brailliant

Ben Moxey
 

Hi everyone

 

Michelle, Follow the official Humanware instructions listed on the site below to install their official Brailliant drivers. As previously mentioned, I would check for a firmware update too.

 

Humanware Brailliant Support

 

All the best.

 

Ben

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Life in Six Dots
Sent: Thursday, 9 September 2021 6:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: problems jfw loading brailliant

 

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 Why are basic symbols not being spoken?

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  Various basic symbols are not being spoken presently, when in the past they were.  For example, below is the “section symbol”:

 

§

 

Instead of JAWS speaking “section” it says “character 167.”  This symbol was inserted above using the JAWSKey+4 command.  So, it is not some rare, strange symbol.  In the past, JAWS use to properly speak it.

 

What has changed?  Is it, perhaps, some setting in my speech scheme or some other setting?

 

Thanks,

Richard


moderated Accessible PST Viewer?

Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Hi, it's Annabelle.
Do any of you guys know what PST viewer is accessible to screenreaders like JAWS? I'd like to find a way to extract Contacts from an Outlook .pst folder without having Outlook on my computer. This way, I can add them to my Contacts folder within Windows. Anybody have any suggestions for me?


moderated Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

Jeff Christiansen
 

 

 

Just my own interest, for those that have trouble opening the search dialog via the use of, Control+F

What happens when you pass the key stroke through?

Insert+3   Not NumPad 3 then

Control+f

 

I have no problems opening the dialog or landing on the correct result after pressing enter and escape

Thank you for any feedback

 

jeff

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 2:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

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

Michelle's Home Emails
 

hi Jonathan and Ron 

Thank you so much for your message. I am still in lock down and recovering from surgery a baha op. 

I will get Ntennis to have a go. 

Thank you so much. 
Ps a side note to this issue. I use the focus 40 fifth gen on the same computer at work no problems. That is connected seperately ′smiles.′ 



On 9 Sep 2021, at 6:18 am, Life in Six Dots <hello@...> wrote:



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
 

Okay. I’ll give you that one. I just don’t want to think there’s anything wrong with my computer, software, or the JAWS program which I would then have to do some repairs. But in all honesty, I didn’t notice the find problem until the last JAWS update. I already had to have help from Microsoft with my files hiding everywhere (I only slightly exaggerate).

 

Have a good day.

 

Shirley

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 6:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to use Find feature in MS Word

 

Shirley,

You can differ with me if you like, it doesn't change the fact that this is most likely a software problem on your machine, or something you're doing.

The fact that you never had problems with find before support my position, they don't weaken it.  There are a couple of people who've reported issues in this very topic, which is about problems with find, while as many or more say they're not having them.  That supports my position, too.  If these were actual widespread bugs a very, very great many people should be having the same, or very similar issues.
--

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

 

Shirley,

You can differ with me if you like, it doesn't change the fact that this is most likely a software problem on your machine, or something you're doing.

The fact that you never had problems with find before support my position, they don't weaken it.  There are a couple of people who've reported issues in this very topic, which is about problems with find, while as many or more say they're not having them.  That supports my position, too.  If these were actual widespread bugs a very, very great many people should be having the same, or very similar issues.
--

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

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.

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

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