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moderated Re: Reading documents in protected view

Ann Byrne
 

Press alt=+f, then i, then e and enter. Or f6 to get to the status bar, tab to allow editing, and enter.

Good luck!

If you alt-tab away from the document and alt-tab back, JAWS will read it even if it's in protected view.

At 04:12 PM 5/11/2021, you wrote:
I am using JAWS 21 with Windows 10 and Thunderbird email. How can I get JAWS to read attachments and downloaded documents that come down in protected view?

Thanks.

Marty

The Gospel is fully accessible to all.





moderated Reading documents in protected view

Marty Hutchings
 

I am using JAWS 21 with Windows 10 and Thunderbird email.  How can I get JAWS to read attachments and downloaded documents that come down in protected view?

Thanks.

Marty

The Gospel is fully accessible to all.


moderated sent message question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
When I used my Windows 7 computer after I sent a message Jaws would say "message
sent" once it had been sent successfully. Now with my Windows 10 computer I
don't get this message, is there a way for me to get this message again? Using
latest versions of Jaws, Office 365 and Windows 10.
Madison


moderated Jaws says formula bar

kevin meyers
 

 

Hello, I’m using most recent versions of Jaws2021, windows10 and Excel 2016. I will be in a cell and and press the Jaws key and up arrow on the key pad. Jaws first says formula bar and whatever is in the cell. Is there a way to stop from Jaws saying formula bar?

 

Thanks,

 

Kevin

 


moderated Re: ebook creation

Ryan Bondroff <deafblindadvocate@...>
 

Ryan here – can  I use  NFB  Newsline magazine files to be converted into  MS Word   ePub?

 

eom

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 11:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook creation

 

Hi Juan,

 

I’m a big fan of using software with which I’m already familiar. I’d recommend you create and format your documents to be converted to eBook ePub format with Microsoft Word since it is readily available and commonly used among the community and online support is easy to get. Next, I’d suggest you download the WordToEPUB Microsoft Word addin from the DAISY Consortium at this site:

 

https://daisy.org/activities/software/wordtoepub/

 

After you install this addin, a button will be added to your Microsoft Word ribbon bar which will convert the document you’re working with to ePub format.

 

Give this a go and see if it meets your needs.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ebook creation

 

HI All,

 

I want to create EPub ebooks.  Are there any authoring software out there?  I want to be able to take content and properly format a epub book, with table of contents, etc.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Best,

 

Juan

 

 




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moderated Re: Questions about QRead

Cristóbal
 

Still works perfectly fine on both my Windows 10 computers. In my case, I
use the portable version (3.21)that I have saved in my Google Drive account
so I can maintain synchronicity across both machines. How useable/navigable
a book or PDF or document will largely depend on how the document was
created/formatted to begin with. All my Bookshare downloads for example are
in ePub format and while some books are nicely marked up, there are still
some that don’t' have page numbering.
It may be that Acrobat Reader DC works better with PDFs, but I'm still
partial to QRead simply because it can handle all sorts of formats and
minimizes the number of programs I have to use and learn how to use.
It would be nice to have the ability to highlight passages or make notes,
but as others have mentioned, it seems that QRead development has stopped.
Not a deal breaker though. Truthfully, it's pretty complete for what it's
meant for already.
Still a good little ebook reading program in my opinion.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela
A. -ND
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 2:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Questions about QRead

I agree. I think it was $35 when I bought it a few years ago, and I believe
it definitely has been worth the money. At the time I bought it, I think I
was still using Windows 7, and was having more issues reading PDFs than I do
now.

Personally, I have never found a need for more support on this product.

I am glad they developed the product and do not feel that if a developer
moves on to something else, that they started out with the idea to rip off
blind people, as I seem to hear more often than I would like.

Pam

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon via
groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Questions about QRead

And if a person moves on to other things, he moves on to other things.
The program is out there if people want it as is.
It's a good program, and people have the choice as to whether or not to
purchase it.
I guess he could take it down because he isn't supporting it anymore.
Then we wouldn't have it at all.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Questions about QRead

It is not the charge ones are objecting too, it is the non-support and no
updates one gets or in the case of updates, doesn't get that is the
problem. I guess it is the old, "What do you expect for $10?" In these
times, if you charge for an app, you are reasonably expected to provide
updates. Even a low cost app years ago, after a few years, provided an
updated version to keep up with the changing software.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: May 9, 2021 7:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Questions about QRead

It's still out there. I've never been charged more than once even though I
tried to purchase it for other computers. A message would come up that I
already had a license so could just download it.
But the last time I tried was a couple years ago. I kept the downloaded file
in case I needed it again, but I don't know if it would work again.
But it works fine on my two machines where it is installed.
The person who used to write that program is no longer working on those now
I guess. But the money spent was more than well worth it, and I would have
paid ten times that much for that program gladly.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Questions about QRead

Q-read? Is it still out there? I thought the developer took their money
years ago and ran. Half grin. Seriously, I got the Q-cast years ago and
after about 2 years of trying to get support with no results or
acknowledgement of my queries , I opted for another program. I never did
use Q-reader as I was told Fire fox was just as good and at least it got
updated regularly. . For all I know the developers of all the Q-programs
are sitting on some island enjoying their monetary gain they got from the
... blind, laughing at them. Just so you know, I'm not the only one who got
non-support from the developers of the Q-programs. Several others got the
same disgraceful results.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: May 8, 2021 11:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Questions about QRead

Hi,

I am currently exploring QRead, I have Jaws 2021 on a Windows 10 machine.
Here are a couple of questions:

First, what advantages, in your view, does QRead have over Acrobat Reader
DC, for reading PDFs? Does it avoid the problem of words running together
and JAWS losing focus?

Second, how can one find out the page number of one's current location and
get to a specific page number in QRead?

Third, is there a way to access bookmarks made in a PDF, via QRead?

I had rejected it earlier, since it did not allow para-wise navigation with
JAWS. However, that seems doable with the demo I downloaded today.

Warmly,
Rahul



--
--
Rahul Bajaj
Judicial Law Clerk to Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Supreme Court of India
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018) University of Oxford


moderated Re: ebook creation

 

Hi Mario,

I have my doubts that the WordToEPUB Microsoft Word addin is compatible
with all versions of Word. I was able to download it and install it to Word
2010 on my Windows 7 computer but when I tested it there and converted a
Word document with headings to ePub, those headings were not properly
converted in the resulting ePub file or at any rate, they were not properly
seen as headings when I opened that ePub file in Voice Dream Reader. I just
converted another Word docx file with headings on my Windows 10 computer
running Microsoft Word 2019 using the WordToEPUB addin and the resulting
ePub file was perfect in Voice Dream Reader.

I'm sorry I can't be more specific about the Word versions supported by the
addin. I agree that they really should mention which versions of Microsoft
Word the addin works with. All I see on their site is that it works with
Windows 7, 8, and 10. The DAISY Consortium has a guidance website for the
addin that includes a couple of additional links explaining it which you
might check out here:

https://daisy.org/info-help/guidance-training/daisy-tools/wordtoepub-guidanc
e/

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 2:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook creation

Alan or anyone who knows, do you know if the addin is compatible with all
versions of Word? the page doesn't have any mention of this information.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Alan Lemly [mailto:walemly@gmail.com]
Subject: ebook creation
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021, 2:20 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Hi Juan,



I'm a big fan of using software with which I'm already familiar. I'd
recommend you create and format your documents to be converted to eBook ePub
format with Microsoft Word since it is readily available and commonly used
among the community and online support is easy to get. Next, I'd suggest you
download the WordToEPUB Microsoft Word addin from the DAISY Consortium at
this site:



https://daisy.org/activities/software/wordtoepub/



After you install this addin, a button will be added to your Microsoft Word
ribbon bar which will convert the document you're working with to ePub
format.



Give this a go and see if it meets your needs.



Alan Lemly



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ebook creation



HI All,



I want to create EPub ebooks. Are there any authoring software out there?
I want to be able to take content and properly format a epub book, with
table of contents, etc.



Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Best,



Juan


moderated Re: using Amazon's filtering

Glenn / Lenny
 

Hi,
I find it better to search Amazon with my search engine.
In the search field, I'll put
amazon.com + what I'm looking for
and I get some specific links, and some Amazon links which are full of
hundreds of things that meet my search criteria.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@hotmail.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 2:21 PM
Subject: using Amazon's filtering


does Amazon have a filtering feature where specifics can be selected to
narrow down what one is looking for? my nephew uses it often, but I
don't know how to. I'd appreciate how to get started and any hints or
tips to using it.


moderated Re: ebook creation

Mario
 

Requirements:
■ Windows 7, 8 or 10 (earlier versions may work but are untested)
■ Word 2010 or newer (earlier versions may also work)

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Subject: ebook creation
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021, 3:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Alan or anyone who knows, do you know if the addin is compatible with
all versions of Word?  the page doesn't have any mention of this
information.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Alan Lemly [mailto:walemly@gmail.com]
Subject: ebook creation
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021, 2:20 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Hi Juan,



I'm a big fan of using software with which I'm already familiar. I'd
recommend you create and format your documents to be converted to eBook
ePub
format with Microsoft Word since it is readily available and commonly used
among the community and online support is easy to get. Next, I'd suggest
you
download the WordToEPUB Microsoft Word addin from the DAISY Consortium at
this site:



https://daisy.org/activities/software/wordtoepub/



After you install this addin, a button will be added to your Microsoft Word
ribbon bar which will convert the document you're working with to ePub
format.



Give this a go and see if it meets your needs.



Alan Lemly



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ebook creation



HI All,



I want to create EPub ebooks.  Are there any authoring software out there?
I want to be able to take content and properly format a epub book, with
table of contents, etc.



Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Best,



Juan



















.


moderated using Amazon's filtering

Mario
 

does Amazon have a filtering feature where specifics can be selected to narrow down what one is looking for? my nephew uses it often, but I don't know how to. I'd appreciate how to get started and any hints or tips to using it.


moderated Re: ebook creation

Mario
 

Alan or anyone who knows, do you know if the addin is compatible with all versions of Word? the page doesn't have any mention of this information.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Alan Lemly [mailto:walemly@gmail.com]
Subject: ebook creation
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021, 2:20 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Hi Juan,



I'm a big fan of using software with which I'm already familiar. I'd
recommend you create and format your documents to be converted to eBook ePub
format with Microsoft Word since it is readily available and commonly used
among the community and online support is easy to get. Next, I'd suggest you
download the WordToEPUB Microsoft Word addin from the DAISY Consortium at
this site:



https://daisy.org/activities/software/wordtoepub/



After you install this addin, a button will be added to your Microsoft Word
ribbon bar which will convert the document you're working with to ePub
format.



Give this a go and see if it meets your needs.



Alan Lemly



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ebook creation



HI All,



I want to create EPub ebooks. Are there any authoring software out there?
I want to be able to take content and properly format a epub book, with
table of contents, etc.



Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Best,



Juan


moderated Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Mario
 

thanks Bill for the clarification.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@att.net]
Subject: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021, 12:03 PM
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Hi, Mario. I believe that only the versions of JAWS that are installed using the "subscription" method, rather than the "SMA" method of authorization will revert to 40-minute mode when the subscription expires.

Bill White

billwhite92701@att.net

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

but the one caveat someone mentioned is if the subscription is not
renewed when it expires, any versions of JAWS that might be already
installed (ie. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)will revert to the 40 minute demo
mode. true or false?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Sieghard Weitzel [mailto:sieghard@live.ca]
Subject: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021, 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Why doesn't your friend just call Vispero, then he or she can explain
their situation, what version they have now and ask for the cost to
upgrade using the traditional method and the subscription method. But as
others already said, if they are using 2018 this means they are 3
versions behind and we are half way to 2022 so the subscription approach
probably does make the most sense and it will always ensure they have
access to the latest version. Yes, you can continue to use Jaws without
an SMA if you are not using the subscription version as your friend
obviously has been doing, but I never believed in not always maintaining
my SMA's so essentially I was paying every 2 years instead of annually
and at $90 a year ($7.50 a month) this really is not a financial burdon.
The nice thing with the subscription for somebody who is several
versions behind is that all they do is pay their $90 and they are
instantly able to download the latest version without first having to
pay several hundred Dollars to bring their SMA up to date.

Best regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dani Pagador
Sent: Friday, May 7, 2021 6:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Milton,
Just for clarification, you're suggesting buying a new version of
JFW2021 and going with either the 1, 3, or 5-year subscription option?

Thanks,
Dani



On 5/7/21, Cornelius <cornelius02@gmail.com> wrote:
Also your friend has to remember that after the annual subscription
expired,

he or she cannot use JAWS without paying for renewal. There are pros
and cons of annual subs versus the SMA. If you still wish to run JAWS
without worring about expired date then go for SMA. But if you are
fine to renew each time then go for annual subs.



-----Original Message-----
From: Milton Ota
Sent: Friday, May 7, 2021 8:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Hi,

I'll tell you that the best is to go the Annual Online Renewal and
jump right up to the 2021. If the individual goes with the SMA Service
Maintaineance Agreement he will have to pay for all the years skipped
and that is just not worth it any more for his situation. With the
online portal

he can then buy a multiple year subscription for either 1, 2, 3, or 5
years.

Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dani
Pagador
Sent: Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:34 PM
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Hi, Guys.
A friend wants to upgrade from JFW2018 to JFW2021 and asked me about
the different radio button options for payment that came up when he
tried to upgrade. Where should I look on FS/Vespero's website to
understand payment/plan options?

Thanks,
Dani






































.


moderated Re: ebook creation

 

Hi Juan,

 

I’m a big fan of using software with which I’m already familiar. I’d recommend you create and format your documents to be converted to eBook ePub format with Microsoft Word since it is readily available and commonly used among the community and online support is easy to get. Next, I’d suggest you download the WordToEPUB Microsoft Word addin from the DAISY Consortium at this site:

 

https://daisy.org/activities/software/wordtoepub/

 

After you install this addin, a button will be added to your Microsoft Word ribbon bar which will convert the document you’re working with to ePub format.

 

Give this a go and see if it meets your needs.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ebook creation

 

HI All,

 

I want to create EPub ebooks.  Are there any authoring software out there?  I want to be able to take content and properly format a epub book, with table of contents, etc.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Best,

 

Juan

 

 


moderated Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Bill White
 

Hi, Mario. I believe that only the versions of JAWS that are installed using the "subscription" method, rather than the "SMA" method of authorization will revert to 40-minute mode when the subscription expires.

Bill White

billwhite92701@att.net

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

but the one caveat someone mentioned is if the subscription is not
renewed when it expires, any versions of JAWS that might be already
installed (ie. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)will revert to the 40 minute demo
mode. true or false?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Sieghard Weitzel [mailto:sieghard@live.ca]
Subject: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021, 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Why doesn't your friend just call Vispero, then he or she can explain
their situation, what version they have now and ask for the cost to
upgrade using the traditional method and the subscription method. But as
others already said, if they are using 2018 this means they are 3
versions behind and we are half way to 2022 so the subscription approach
probably does make the most sense and it will always ensure they have
access to the latest version. Yes, you can continue to use Jaws without
an SMA if you are not using the subscription version as your friend
obviously has been doing, but I never believed in not always maintaining
my SMA's so essentially I was paying every 2 years instead of annually
and at $90 a year ($7.50 a month) this really is not a financial burdon.
The nice thing with the subscription for somebody who is several
versions behind is that all they do is pay their $90 and they are
instantly able to download the latest version without first having to
pay several hundred Dollars to bring their SMA up to date.

Best regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dani Pagador
Sent: Friday, May 7, 2021 6:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Milton,
Just for clarification, you're suggesting buying a new version of
JFW2021 and going with either the 1, 3, or 5-year subscription option?

Thanks,
Dani



On 5/7/21, Cornelius <cornelius02@gmail.com> wrote:
Also your friend has to remember that after the annual subscription
expired,

he or she cannot use JAWS without paying for renewal. There are pros
and cons of annual subs versus the SMA. If you still wish to run JAWS
without worring about expired date then go for SMA. But if you are
fine to renew each time then go for annual subs.



-----Original Message-----
From: Milton Ota
Sent: Friday, May 7, 2021 8:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Hi,

I'll tell you that the best is to go the Annual Online Renewal and
jump right up to the 2021. If the individual goes with the SMA Service
Maintaineance Agreement he will have to pay for all the years skipped
and that is just not worth it any more for his situation. With the
online portal

he can then buy a multiple year subscription for either 1, 2, 3, or 5
years.

Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dani
Pagador
Sent: Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:34 PM
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Hi, Guys.
A friend wants to upgrade from JFW2018 to JFW2021 and asked me about
the different radio button options for payment that came up when he
tried to upgrade. Where should I look on FS/Vespero's website to
understand payment/plan options?

Thanks,
Dani


moderated Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Mario
 

but the one caveat someone mentioned is if the subscription is not renewed when it expires, any versions of JAWS that might be already installed (ie. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)will revert to the 40 minute demo mode. true or false?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Sieghard Weitzel [mailto:sieghard@live.ca]
Subject: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021, 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Why doesn't your friend just call Vispero, then he or she can explain their situation, what version they have now and ask for the cost to upgrade using the traditional method and the subscription method. But as others already said, if they are using 2018 this means they are 3 versions behind and we are half way to 2022 so the subscription approach probably does make the most sense and it will always ensure they have access to the latest version. Yes, you can continue to use Jaws without an SMA if you are not using the subscription version as your friend obviously has been doing, but I never believed in not always maintaining my SMA's so essentially I was paying every 2 years instead of annually and at $90 a year ($7.50 a month) this really is not a financial burdon. The nice thing with the subscription for somebody who is several versions behind is that all they do is pay their $90 and they are instantly able to download the latest version without first having to pay several hundred Dollars to bring their SMA up to date.

Best regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dani Pagador
Sent: Friday, May 7, 2021 6:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Milton,
Just for clarification, you're suggesting buying a new version of
JFW2021 and going with either the 1, 3, or 5-year subscription option?

Thanks,
Dani



On 5/7/21, Cornelius <cornelius02@gmail.com> wrote:
Also your friend has to remember that after the annual subscription
expired,

he or she cannot use JAWS without paying for renewal. There are pros
and cons of annual subs versus the SMA. If you still wish to run JAWS
without worring about expired date then go for SMA. But if you are
fine to renew each time then go for annual subs.



-----Original Message-----
From: Milton Ota
Sent: Friday, May 7, 2021 8:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Hi,

I'll tell you that the best is to go the Annual Online Renewal and
jump right up to the 2021. If the individual goes with the SMA Service
Maintaineance Agreement he will have to pay for all the years skipped
and that is just not worth it any more for his situation. With the
online portal

he can then buy a multiple year subscription for either 1, 2, 3, or 5
years.

Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dani
Pagador
Sent: Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:34 PM
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Hi, Guys.
A friend wants to upgrade from JFW2018 to JFW2021 and asked me about
the different radio button options for payment that came up when he
tried to upgrade. Where should I look on FS/Vespero's website to
understand payment/plan options?

Thanks,
Dani


moderated Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

 

Why doesn't your friend just call Vispero, then he or she can explain their situation, what version they have now and ask for the cost to upgrade using the traditional method and the subscription method. But as others already said, if they are using 2018 this means they are 3 versions behind and we are half way to 2022 so the subscription approach probably does make the most sense and it will always ensure they have access to the latest version. Yes, you can continue to use Jaws without an SMA if you are not using the subscription version as your friend obviously has been doing, but I never believed in not always maintaining my SMA's so essentially I was paying every 2 years instead of annually and at $90 a year ($7.50 a month) this really is not a financial burdon. The nice thing with the subscription for somebody who is several versions behind is that all they do is pay their $90 and they are instantly able to download the latest version without first having to pay several hundred Dollars to bring their SMA up to date.

Best regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dani Pagador
Sent: Friday, May 7, 2021 6:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Milton,
Just for clarification, you're suggesting buying a new version of
JFW2021 and going with either the 1, 3, or 5-year subscription option?

Thanks,
Dani



On 5/7/21, Cornelius <cornelius02@gmail.com> wrote:
Also your friend has to remember that after the annual subscription
expired,

he or she cannot use JAWS without paying for renewal. There are pros
and cons of annual subs versus the SMA. If you still wish to run JAWS
without worring about expired date then go for SMA. But if you are
fine to renew each time then go for annual subs.



-----Original Message-----
From: Milton Ota
Sent: Friday, May 7, 2021 8:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Hi,

I'll tell you that the best is to go the Annual Online Renewal and
jump right up to the 2021. If the individual goes with the SMA Service
Maintaineance Agreement he will have to pay for all the years skipped
and that is just not worth it any more for his situation. With the
online portal

he can then buy a multiple year subscription for either 1, 2, 3, or 5
years.

Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dani
Pagador
Sent: Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:34 PM
To: main <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Looking for Info to Help a Friend Upgrade JFW

Hi, Guys.
A friend wants to upgrade from JFW2018 to JFW2021 and asked me about
the different radio button options for payment that came up when he
tried to upgrade. Where should I look on FS/Vespero's website to
understand payment/plan options?

Thanks,
Dani
















moderated ebook creation

Juan Hernandez
 

HI All,

 

I want to create EPub ebooks.  Are there any authoring software out there?  I want to be able to take content and properly format a epub book, with table of contents, etc.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Best,

 

Juan

 

 


moderated Re: Questions about QRead

Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

I agree. I think it was $35 when I bought it a few years ago, and I believe it definitely has been worth the money. At the time I bought it, I think I was still using Windows 7, and was having more issues reading PDFs than I do now.

Personally, I have never found a need for more support on this product.

I am glad they developed the product and do not feel that if a developer moves on to something else, that they started out with the idea to rip off blind people, as I seem to hear more often than I would like.

Pam

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Questions about QRead

And if a person moves on to other things, he moves on to other things.
The program is out there if people want it as is.
It's a good program, and people have the choice as to whether or not to purchase it.
I guess he could take it down because he isn't supporting it anymore.
Then we wouldn't have it at all.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Questions about QRead

It is not the charge ones are objecting too, it is the non-support and no updates one gets or in the case of updates, doesn't get that is the problem. I guess it is the old, "What do you expect for $10?" In these times, if you charge for an app, you are reasonably expected to provide updates. Even a low cost app years ago, after a few years, provided an updated version to keep up with the changing software.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: May 9, 2021 7:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Questions about QRead

It's still out there. I've never been charged more than once even though I tried to purchase it for other computers. A message would come up that I already had a license so could just download it.
But the last time I tried was a couple years ago. I kept the downloaded file in case I needed it again, but I don't know if it would work again.
But it works fine on my two machines where it is installed.
The person who used to write that program is no longer working on those now I guess. But the money spent was more than well worth it, and I would have paid ten times that much for that program gladly.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Questions about QRead

Q-read? Is it still out there? I thought the developer took their money years ago and ran. Half grin. Seriously, I got the Q-cast years ago and after about 2 years of trying to get support with no results or acknowledgement of my queries , I opted for another program. I never did use Q-reader as I was told Fire fox was just as good and at least it got updated regularly. . For all I know the developers of all the Q-programs are sitting on some island enjoying their monetary gain they got from the ... blind, laughing at them. Just so you know, I'm not the only one who got non-support from the developers of the Q-programs. Several others got the same disgraceful results.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: May 8, 2021 11:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Questions about QRead

Hi,

I am currently exploring QRead, I have Jaws 2021 on a Windows 10 machine. Here are a couple of questions:

First, what advantages, in your view, does QRead have over Acrobat Reader DC, for reading PDFs? Does it avoid the problem of words running together and JAWS losing focus?

Second, how can one find out the page number of one's current location and get to a specific page number in QRead?

Third, is there a way to access bookmarks made in a PDF, via QRead?

I had rejected it earlier, since it did not allow para-wise navigation with JAWS. However, that seems doable with the demo I downloaded today.

Warmly,
Rahul



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Rahul Bajaj
Judicial Law Clerk to Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Supreme Court of India Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018) University of Oxford


moderated Re: Stopping JAWS from reading flashing clock

Mike B.
 


Hi Craig,
 
Does this Simian software have it's own clock?  It sounds like Jaws is capturing another clock since it only does this with the Simian software.  If you open the Settings Center with the Simian software running maybe you can suppress the time announcement by turning off progress bar updates or something.
 
You could also try switching your speech and sound scheme for this software with the, Insert, Alt + S, keystroke.  Invoke this keystroke with the Simian software running to open your list of speech and sound schemes and try them 1 by 1 to see which might work best for this situation.  The speech and sound schemes can be modified as well.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2021 10:57 AM
Subject: Stopping JAWS from reading flashing clock

Greetings,
I am using JAWS 2019 with Windows 7.  I do some work for a local radio
station, using their Simian broadcast software.  JAWS continuously
reads the updated time on the flashing clock, updating every second,
which prevents me from being able to read the log.  I have tried
cycling through the read modes with insert S.  However, even in
highlighted only mode, it continues to read the updating time, even
though the current song is the only highlighted text.
Any ideas for getting JAWS to stop announcing the updating time?
Thank you very much.
Regards,
Craig Cooper





moderated Re: Miranda: followup to Jaws and Facebook Messenger app

JM Casey
 

Miranda is indeed a cross-platform all purpose messaging/chat programme.
It's actually been around for a really long time -- I remember trying to use
it in the early 2000s when it allowed one to simultaneously connect to and
use IRC, MSN, AIM and ICQ. I knew a couple of blind people, at least, who
were using it, so it wasn't beyond possibility, but I was never patient
enough to get it working. Interesting that it's still around...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Orlando Enrique
Fiol via groups.io
Sent: May 8, 2021 01:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Miranda: followup to Jaws and Facebook Messenger app

Hi all. After receiving a few confirmations that others of you are
experiencing the same chronic misspellings with JAWS and Facebook's
Messenger app, both downloaded from Microsoft's store and on Facebook's
mobile site, someone suggested what I thought I heard as Google Miranda.
Searches revealed no Google Miranda, but rather an open-source
cross-messaging platform that hasn't even reached version 1. I downloaded
and installed this thing, but found no special accessible contacts or other
accessibility options during the install process.
Furthermore, when I run this Miranda, I only get a combo box for selecting
two drivers and a mysterious edit field into which I'm supposed to type some
information to create a user profile. Since the edit field has no field
data, I haven't a clue what kind of information is required: a username,
email address, real name, etc.
Something tells me, this is not the Miranda to which the original poster
referred. What gives? If Jed, who I believe sent me down this Miranda rabbit
hole, is reading this, please reply either here or privately.
Thanks,


Orlando Enrique Fiol
Charlotte, North Carolina
Professional Pianist/Keyboardist, Percussionist and Pedagogue Ph.D. in Music
theory University of Pennsylvania: November, 2018
Home: (980) 585-1516
Mobile: (267) 971-7090

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