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moderated Re: Alt + F2 takes you in to the gallery view in Zoom

Rick Miller
 

I did try this when I was in a meeting, but I didn’t hear a sound or a word of confirmation.  I think Gallery is a visual setting, and I don’t think you can enter into it unless you have a camera.  I could be wrong.

 

 

 

Rick Miller

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jon Nixey
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Alt + F2 takes you in to the gallery view in Zoom

 

According to the latest release of Zoom, Alt F2 takes you into the gallery view. I believe you have to be on a meeting screen for this to take effect.

 

Cheers, Jon


moderated Re: Question for those using One Drive at home

Marie
 

If you think about it, One year of DropBox with 1TB is around $120. You can get a one year subscription to Office 365 which you can share with family members. Each member can install on five systems and each one gets their own 1TB of One Drive space. In addition, as long as you are subscribed you get all updates to all the Office programs.

It's not rocket science!

On 7/17/2020 11:22 AM, David Diamond wrote:

I believe with an outlook or Hotmail account you get 5 Gs free of one drive space.  Not bad if you don’t need it.  Myself I ran out of the 5 Gs rather quickly as basically everything in my drop box is in my one drive now. 


moderated Re: drag and drop with Jaws

Teresa
 




 10R

On Jul 13, 2020, at 12:36 PM, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:


Hi Teresa,
 
Sometimes it requires more than 1 or 2 attempts:
Use the keystroke, CTRL, INSERT, + NUMPAD SLASH) for Drag and Drop .
This is used to drag items from one location and drop them in another.
Position the JAWS Cursor on the item you wish to move and press,
CTRL, INSERT + NUMPAD SLASH
You can leave the JAWS Cursor active, or you can switch to the PC Cursor. JAWS will keep speaking as you navigate. Once you have positioned
the JAWS or PC Cursor in the location to which you would like to move the item press,
CTRL, INSERT + NUMPAD SLASH
again, and the item will be moved to the position of the active cursor.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Teresa
To: JFW
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 6:55 AM
Subject: drag and drop with Jaws

Good morning list: I have jaws 2020 and I am running windows 10. Is it possible to drag and drop with Jaws? If yes, how would I do that? Thanks in advance. Teresa

  10R my iPhone  10O

  10R


moderated Re: Question for those using One Drive at home

David Diamond
 

I believe with an outlook or Hotmail account you get 5 Gs free of one drive space.  Not bad if you don’t need it.  Myself I ran out of the 5 Gs rather quickly as basically everything in my drop box is in my one drive now. 


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Bill White
 

Hi, Sharon. In order to copy text through speech history, you must first have JAWS read the text through Say All, then, once JAWS has read the text, use JAWS key plus SPACE, followed by the letter H.

This will take you to JAWS Speech History. Speech History will only save a few lines, however. Once in Speech History, CONTROL plus A will select all text within Speech History, and once selected, all the text within Speech History can be copied to the clipboard, and pasted into whichever application as desired, such as Notepad, Microsoft Word, or into an email message.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Copy text through speech history?
Can you elaborate on how to do so?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 1:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Only problems in Chrome are:
A. Copying text directly is not possible. You have to do it through speech history.
B. More importantly, you cannot navigate the document in para-wise form. Either you must go line by line or say all. The paras are not cleanly presented, as they are in Adobe.

But still better than Adobe.

Rahul
On Jul 17, 2020, at 8:44 PM, Dean Martineau <topdot@...> wrote:

I'm a fan of opening them in Word by default, but Chrome is good
also. I'm not sure on what basis to choose one over the other.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi,

The best reading experience for PDF files is in Chrome I believe.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: 24 June 2020 19:42
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi, Rahul. Instead of reading the pdf in Word, Press CONTROL A to
select all, copy all the text into Notepad, and try reading it as text.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its
own accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to
another. and has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to
bring it back where I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried.
That I might miss some vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail
to notice the jump. Does anyone else face this? How do you get around
it? Converting every pdf into word is not very viable.. and can muff
up footnotes. Copy pasting it into word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page
word doc. And makes quick reading very hard. So what can one do?

Rahul

















moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

 

On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 01:29 PM, Justin Williams wrote:
I remember hearing about a pdf converter which converts them to word.
Unless you have a really, really old version of Office, Word itself has been able to read in PDFs and save them out as MS-Word format it you so choose.  Many don't bother saving the converted result, but prefer to read the PDF in MS-Word.

The conversion is not always perfect, but it's generally pretty darned good if the PDF is not an ancient image-scanned PDF.
 
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The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

With Microsoft 365, and probably with stand-alone Word versions for a while, opening in PDF is a free feature.  I used to use the SendTo menu to send documents to Word, now I’ve just made it the default.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Justin Williams
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 1:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

 

I remember hearing about a pdf converter which converts thme to word.

 

I can't remember the name.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

 

Just curious if anyone has given new Chromium-based Edge an whirl with regard to reading PDFs?  Early reports in the Win10 for Screen Reader Users group were quite positive.  Even if you don't use it for anything else, it might be useful for PDFs if it does what you (some random you) are looking for.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

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


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Sharon
 

Copy text through speech history?
Can you elaborate on how to do so?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 1:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Only problems in Chrome are:
A. Copying text directly is not possible. You have to do it through speech history.
B. More importantly, you cannot navigate the document in para-wise form. Either you must go line by line or say all. The paras are not cleanly presented, as they are in Adobe.

But still better than Adobe.

Rahul
On Jul 17, 2020, at 8:44 PM, Dean Martineau <topdot@...> wrote:

I'm a fan of opening them in Word by default, but Chrome is good
also. I'm not sure on what basis to choose one over the other.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi,

The best reading experience for PDF files is in Chrome I believe.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: 24 June 2020 19:42
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi, Rahul. Instead of reading the pdf in Word, Press CONTROL A to
select all, copy all the text into Notepad, and try reading it as text.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its
own accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to
another. and has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to
bring it back where I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried.
That I might miss some vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail
to notice the jump. Does anyone else face this? How do you get around
it? Converting every pdf into word is not very viable.. and can muff
up footnotes. Copy pasting it into word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page
word doc. And makes quick reading very hard. So what can one do?

Rahul

















moderated printing to pdf

Sharon
 

Why can I print to pdf using Google Chrome sometimes, but not be able to do so on other web pages?

Can MS Edge do this as well?

Sometimes I want to safe a web page but cannot seem to select all text or if I can select it, copy and paste do not work.

Sharon

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

 

Just curious if anyone has given new Chromium-based Edge an whirl with regard to reading PDFs?  Early reports in the Win10 for Screen Reader Users group were quite positive.  Even if you don't use it for anything else, it might be useful for PDFs if it does what you (some random you) are looking for.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

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


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Justin Williams
 

I remember hearing about a pdf converter which converts thme to word.

 

I can't remember the name.

 

Justin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

 

Just curious if anyone has given new Chromium-based Edge an whirl with regard to reading PDFs?  Early reports in the Win10 for Screen Reader Users group were quite positive.  Even if you don't use it for anything else, it might be useful for PDFs if it does what you (some random you) are looking for.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

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


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

 

Just curious if anyone has given new Chromium-based Edge an whirl with regard to reading PDFs?  Early reports in the Win10 for Screen Reader Users group were quite positive.  Even if you don't use it for anything else, it might be useful for PDFs if it does what you (some random you) are looking for.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

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


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Rahul Bajaj
 

Only problems in Chrome are:
A. Copying text directly is not possible. You have to do it through speech history.
B. More importantly, you cannot navigate the document in para-wise form. Either you must go line by line or say all. The paras are not cleanly presented, as they are in Adobe.

But still better than Adobe.

Rahul

On Jul 17, 2020, at 8:44 PM, Dean Martineau <topdot@...> wrote:

I'm a fan of opening them in Word by default, but Chrome is good also. I'm
not sure on what basis to choose one over the other.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi,

The best reading experience for PDF files is in Chrome I believe.

All the best

Steve

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77 Exeter Close
Stevenage
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: 24 June 2020 19:42
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi, Rahul. Instead of reading the pdf in Word, Press CONTROL A to select
all, copy all the text into Notepad, and try reading it as text.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul
Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its own
accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to another. and
has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to bring it back where
I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried. That I might miss some
vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail to notice the jump. Does
anyone else face this? How do you get around it? Converting every pdf into
word is not very viable.. and can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into
word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very
hard. So what can one do?

Rahul

















moderated Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

netbat66
 

i get this sometimes. and i have to go into the properties and the shortcut will be there but will not work until i put it back to none, click on ok to save it and re set it back to control alt j again. then it will start working again.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 7:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Sometimes that keystroke seems to get lost. Doublecheck in
properties that it is still assigned.
1. Go to the desktop.
2. Locate the JAWS icon, do not press enter.
3. Press alt+enter. This should give you properties.
4. Tab to shortcut, and be sure it is set to ctrl+alt+j.
5. Tab to okay. sometimes you get an error message saying that only
an administrator can make this change. Okay the message, then you
can okay the change.
6. While still on the JAWS icon, press alt+enter again and check to
be sure it worked.

Good luck!

At 08:23 AM 7/17/2020, you wrote:

Hi all,



I am working with a student who, when she hits Control Alt J to open JAWS, nothing happens. Same thing with hitting Control Alt N to open NVDA. I know that it is set correctly in JAWS shortcut Properties and she has admin privileges, so that is not the problem. Any idea what the problem might be? Does it have anything to do with updating drivers or something like that? If so, what do you do?



Any assistance is appreciated.



Thanks,

David



moderated jaws with internet controls.

Patrick Murphy
 

Hi,

 

I have several nas devices on my network with different web interfaces.

The buffalo link station is particularly inaccessible.

There are various button controls on it, depending on what you are doing.

With jaws, there seems to be no way to activate them.

I have tried:

Using the “enter” key.

Pressing “spacebar”.

Routing pc to jaws and left-clicking.

Same thing but right-clicking.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how these controls might be accessed?

Buffalo say that they are addressing this, but i wont hold my breath.

I have tried it with jaws 2018 and 2020 (latest update).

Most likely, whoever developed the interface didn’t label anything.

It also doesn’t seem to matter what browser is being used.

I have tried:

Internet explorer, edge (latest version), google chrome (latest version) and brave.

 

pat

 


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

I'm a fan of opening them in Word by default, but Chrome is good also. I'm
not sure on what basis to choose one over the other.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi,

The best reading experience for PDF files is in Chrome I believe.

All the best

Steve

--
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77 Exeter Close
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
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T: +44(0)1438-742286
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: 24 June 2020 19:42
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi, Rahul. Instead of reading the pdf in Word, Press CONTROL A to select
all, copy all the text into Notepad, and try reading it as text.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul
Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its own
accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to another. and
has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to bring it back where
I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried. That I might miss some
vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail to notice the jump. Does
anyone else face this? How do you get around it? Converting every pdf into
word is not very viable.. and can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into
word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very
hard. So what can one do?

Rahul


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Tom Behler
 

Steve:

I use Google Chrome as my main web browser.

How do you get to the PDF reader in Chrome.

Right now, I either read PDF's through Adobe Acrobat DC, or convert them to
word documents in Microsoft 365.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi,

The best reading experience for PDF files is in Chrome I believe.

All the best

Steve

--
Computer Room Services
77 Exeter Close
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 4PW
T: +44(0)1438-742286
M: +44(0)7956-334938
F: +44(0)1438-759589
E: steve@...
W: https://www.comproom.co.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: 24 June 2020 19:42
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi, Rahul. Instead of reading the pdf in Word, Press CONTROL A to select
all, copy all the text into Notepad, and try reading it as text.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul
Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its own
accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to another. and
has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to bring it back where
I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried. That I might miss some
vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail to notice the jump. Does
anyone else face this? How do you get around it? Converting every pdf into
word is not very viable.. and can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into
word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very
hard. So what can one do?

Rahul


moderated Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Larry Gassman
 

Yes, with this key combination, you need to press the letter "J" and tab to
Okay.
Other key combinations like CTRL+SHIFT+ need to be pressed in combination
with the letter you choose.
So with regard to your example, press alt+enter tab then to the shortcut key
and press J
And then tab to Okay.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 7:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

I checjked how mine was set as it wasn't working with control alt j. It was
set to none. The only other options were control alt up or control alt down.
Is there a way to set it to control alt J?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Sometimes that keystroke seems to get lost. Doublecheck in properties that
it is still assigned.
1. Go to the desktop.
2. Locate the JAWS icon, do not press enter.
3. Press alt+enter. This should give you properties.
4. Tab to shortcut, and be sure it is set to ctrl+alt+j.
5. Tab to okay. sometimes you get an error message saying that only an
administrator can make this change. Okay the message, then you can okay the
change.
6. While still on the JAWS icon, press alt+enter again and check to be sure
it worked.

Good luck!

At 08:23 AM 7/17/2020, you wrote:

Hi all,



I am working with a student who, when she hits Control Alt J to open
JAWS, nothing happens. Same thing with hitting Control Alt N to open
NVDA. I know that it is set correctly in JAWS shortcut Properties and
she has admin privileges, so that is not the problem. Any idea what the
problem might be? Does it have anything to do with updating drivers or
something like that? If so, what do you do?



Any assistance is appreciated.



Thanks,

David



moderated Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Mario
 

just press j, the control+alt is automatically assumed unless you want
to use some other combination.

-------- Original Message --------
From: kevin meyers [mailto:kman2020@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Friday, July 17, 2020, 10:34 AM
Subject: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS
I checjked how mine was set as it wasn't working with control alt j. It was
set to none. The only other options were control alt up or control alt down.
Is there a way to set it to control alt J?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Sometimes that keystroke seems to get lost. Doublecheck in properties that
it is still assigned.
1. Go to the desktop.
2. Locate the JAWS icon, do not press enter.
3. Press alt+enter. This should give you properties.
4. Tab to shortcut, and be sure it is set to ctrl+alt+j.
5. Tab to okay. sometimes you get an error message saying that only an
administrator can make this change. Okay the message, then you can okay the
change.
6. While still on the JAWS icon, press alt+enter again and check to be sure
it worked.

Good luck!

At 08:23 AM 7/17/2020, you wrote:

Hi all,



I am working with a student who, when she hits Control Alt J to open
JAWS, nothing happens. Same thing with hitting Control Alt N to open
NVDA. I know that it is set correctly in JAWS shortcut Properties and
she has admin privileges, so that is not the problem. Any idea what the
problem might be? Does it have anything to do with updating drivers or
something like that? If so, what do you do?



Any assistance is appreciated.



Thanks,

David










.


moderated Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

The best reading experience for PDF files is in Chrome I believe.

All the best

Steve

--
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77 Exeter Close
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 4PW
T: +44(0)1438-742286
M: +44(0)7956-334938
F: +44(0)1438-759589
E: steve@...
W: https://www.comproom.co.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: 24 June 2020 19:42
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi, Rahul. Instead of reading the pdf in Word, Press CONTROL A to select
all, copy all the text into Notepad, and try reading it as text.

Bill White
billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rahul
Bajaj
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Reading pdfs with confidence

Hi. I open PDFs in Adobe Reader. JAWS sometimes jumps around of its own
accord in pdfs, especially when transitioning from one page to another. and
has to be redirected. Even jaws 2020. While I am able to bring it back where
I need to when it jumps, I remain quite worried. That I might miss some
vital info or internalize it wrongly if I fail to notice the jump. Does
anyone else face this? How do you get around it? Converting every pdf into
word is not very viable.. and can muff up footnotes. Copy pasting it into
word makes a 10 page pdf a 30 page word doc. And makes quick reading very
hard. So what can one do?

Rahul


moderated Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

Pat Seed
 

Hi Larry and All,
Like you said, Larry, before installing any new version of JAWS, I always change the shortcut of the older version to be:
(control alt 0) for JAWS 2020,
(control alt 9) if it is JAWS 2019,
(control alt 8) if it is JAWS 2018, and so on.
 
Then I install the updated JAWS, which then, can use the
(control alt j).
 
This numbering system works great for using older versions of JAWS, because it is easy to remember, should I like to use an older version for something in particular.
 
Blessings and All the Very Best,
Pat
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

David,

Does she have other versions of JAWS on her PC that might be sharing that shortcut.

It has happened to me.

I had to check each version to see what the shortcut key was.

Sometimes you have to change it in older versions that might be on the computer in order for the version you are using to work properly.

Larry

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 6:23 AM
To: 'JAWS Main Discussion List' <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Control Alt J Not Working to Open JAWS

 

Hi all,

 

I am working with a student who, when she hits Control Alt J to open JAWS, nothing happens. Same thing with hitting Control Alt N to open NVDA. I know that it is set correctly in JAWS shortcut Properties and she has admin privileges, so that is not the problem. Any idea what the problem might be? Does it have anything to do with updating drivers or something like that? If so, what do you do?

 

Any assistance is appreciated.

 

Thanks,

David