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moderated Re: battery question

Richard Turner
 

Jaws won't tell you unless someone has written a script, but Windows can alert you if you go in the sound scheme settings, and make sure a sound file that you can actually hear is connected to the appropriate events, like Critical battery and I think there is a low battery.
You just need to go through the events and find the appropriate ones for your needs.


Richard

"You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space, that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen."
-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

On Mar 2, 2021, at 10:51 AM, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> wrote:

I'm not sure about jaws specifically (I only use NVDA on my laptop) but
Windows should tell you when your battery is low. It may not give you a
*huge* amount of time/warning. Mine doesn't -- it's an old Lenovo Thinkpad
and I even got a supposedly fresh battery for it, but never have I ever
gottren satisfactory battery life out of the thing.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: March 2, 2021 01:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: battery question

Hi all,
I've decided that I should start using my laptop unplugged and only charge
it when I'm not using it, and well I know how to check the battery power I'm
wondering will Jaws tell me when my battery is getting low or will I just
have to keep checking? I'm using the latest Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks
Madison











moderated Re: battery question

Madison Martin
 

My laptop was produced in June of 2019

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: March 2, 2021 12:51 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: battery question

I'm not sure about jaws specifically (I only use NVDA on my laptop) but Windows
should tell you when your battery is low. It may not give you a
*huge* amount of time/warning. Mine doesn't -- it's an old Lenovo Thinkpad and I
even got a supposedly fresh battery for it, but never have I ever gottren
satisfactory battery life out of the thing.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: March 2, 2021 01:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: battery question

Hi all,
I've decided that I should start using my laptop unplugged and only charge it
when I'm not using it, and well I know how to check the battery power I'm
wondering will Jaws tell me when my battery is getting low or will I just have
to keep checking? I'm using the latest Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks Madison


moderated Re: battery question

JM Casey
 

I'm not sure about jaws specifically (I only use NVDA on my laptop) but
Windows should tell you when your battery is low. It may not give you a
*huge* amount of time/warning. Mine doesn't -- it's an old Lenovo Thinkpad
and I even got a supposedly fresh battery for it, but never have I ever
gottren satisfactory battery life out of the thing.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: March 2, 2021 01:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: battery question

Hi all,
I've decided that I should start using my laptop unplugged and only charge
it when I'm not using it, and well I know how to check the battery power I'm
wondering will Jaws tell me when my battery is getting low or will I just
have to keep checking? I'm using the latest Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks
Madison


moderated battery question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
I've decided that I should start using my laptop unplugged and only charge it
when I'm not using it, and well I know how to check the battery power I'm
wondering will Jaws tell me when my battery is getting low or will I just have
to keep checking? I'm using the latest Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks
Madison


moderated Re: Signing / filling out a document in word

 

This sounds like another among many very badly designed forms.

A correctly designed form should announce the field (and its type, e.g. checkbox) when you land in it, and in a way that's descriptive enough to let you know what it is you're supposed to do if it's not self explanatory.

Many people create "forms" in word that are nothing more than what would be printed out for pencil/pen and paper filling out.  That's not a form, in any meaningful sense, that's accessible or able to be easily filled out by anyone in Word itself.
--

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           ~ André Gide


moderated Re: Signing / filling out a document in word

Maria Reyes
 

Oh actually I hit enter and I seemed to be able to type, but when I hit down arrow, Jaws wouldn’t read the other fields.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Maria Reyes via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Signing / filling out a document in word

 

Hi,

I have a document that I have to sign and fill out in Word. When I navigate with Jaws 2019, I hear Participant’s name, rich text field. Click or tap to enter text. Do I just hit enter? Also how do you make a signature?


moderated Signing / filling out a document in word

Maria Reyes
 

Hi,

I have a document that I have to sign and fill out in Word. When I navigate with Jaws 2019, I hear Participant’s name, rich text field. Click or tap to enter text. Do I just hit enter? Also how do you make a signature?


moderated Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

Richard Turner
 

I use Microsoft Edge as my default but notice one thing I like better about Firefox.

With Edge, I do a search, and get the results.  I activate the link I want in the results, and I have to activate it a second time to actually get to the page.

With Firefox, I am on the desired page after the first link activation.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

 

This is why I have pretty much abandoned Firefox, and now use Google Chrome as my main internet browser with Jaws.

 

I still have Firefox on my computers, but it is clearly my second choice.  I also find the constant updates quite anoying.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe DiNero
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

 

Hello,

 

I have had the same issue happen with both 2020 and 2021. I can initially navigate to a page, however, in the instance of Google, or another website that I am testing, when I enter text into a search field and do a search. The page loads and JAWS does not read anything, and indicates that there are no headings and links on the page, which is not possible.

 

Joe

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

 

Well it would help if you told us what version of JAWS your running. I'm assuming your running the current version which is 86?

On 3/2/2021 10:53 AM, Joe DiNero wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

I have a question as I have not used Firefox in several weeks. There was an update this morning for Firefox, and since then JAWS is not reading pages properly, in fact, with the exception of the main Google page, it does not read any content at all. Is anyone else experiencing this?

 

Thanks,

Joe


moderated Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

Tom Behler
 

This is why I have pretty much abandoned Firefox, and now use Google Chrome as my main internet browser with Jaws.

 

I still have Firefox on my computers, but it is clearly my second choice.  I also find the constant updates quite anoying.

 

Tom Behler

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe DiNero
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

 

Hello,

 

I have had the same issue happen with both 2020 and 2021. I can initially navigate to a page, however, in the instance of Google, or another website that I am testing, when I enter text into a search field and do a search. The page loads and JAWS does not read anything, and indicates that there are no headings and links on the page, which is not possible.

 

Joe

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

 

Well it would help if you told us what version of JAWS your running. I'm assuming your running the current version which is 86?

On 3/2/2021 10:53 AM, Joe DiNero wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

I have a question as I have not used Firefox in several weeks. There was an update this morning for Firefox, and since then JAWS is not reading pages properly, in fact, with the exception of the main Google page, it does not read any content at all. Is anyone else experiencing this?

 

Thanks,

Joe


moderated Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

Mike B.
 

Hi Sieghard,
 
Yes, that's why I stated that it might depend on the version of Word.  I have Word 2010 on my Windows 7 computer and access several of the options just by highlighting the status bar but, with Word 2016 on my Windows 10 computer I need to open the context menu with the applications key or shift + F10 to get all the options.
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2021 7:40 AM
Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

Hi Mike,

 

Not sure what version of Word you have, but for me with the subscription version I have to press Shift + F10 or the application key to include or exclude any items on the status bar. I, for example, had Word Count showing when I press F6 and arrow right, but pressing Jaws Key + Page Down would not read it and pressing either enter or spacebar on it would just open the detailed word count window, same as when I press Control + Shift + G. Only after I press Shift + F10 was I able to check or uncheck items.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 4:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

Hi Loreal,

 

You can set the status bar to read the word count when you press, Insert + page down, by turning on the word count feature in the status bar settings.  Try the following:

To show number of lines, line number, or many other options  in the status bar in Word try the following:
1. Press F6 until Jaws reports the Status bar is highlighted.
2. You can arrow down through a list of options after you have the status bar highlighted but, you'll get more options if you press the applications key or Shift + F10 to show a larger list of options.  This might depend on what version of Word you're running.
3. Down arrow through the available options, and when you have found word count or something else of interest press the spacebar to check or uncheck the item.
4. when done making modifications simply press AltF4 or escape key.
5. Review your status line to insure the settings have been properly modified.

 

 


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

Sent: Monday, March 01, 2021 2:29 PM

Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

The key command you gave me works, thank you very much.  I appreciate it!

 

Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

General, Legal, Medical Transcriptionist

Phone:  (518)330-5188

E-Mail:  LorealLavigna@...

Website:  Click here for Transcripts By Loreal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of HH. Smith Jr.
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 5:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

Hi again,

 

It should be in the “Review” (alt-R) under proofing, if the Ctrl+shift+G does not work. HTH

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 4:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

Hi Loreal,

Is the word document window maximized?

Try windows key + up arrow, and then try the status command again.

HTH.

 

Glenn

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

Sent: Monday, March 01, 2021 2:59 PM

Subject: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

OK so since my last question went so well here’s another one.  I have to be able to accurately get a word count with my documents for one particular client.  I can have documents with as few as 100 words or as many as 15,000 words.  It used to be that when I opened a document I could immediately on opening the document use the JAWS key combination of JAWS Key plus Page Down and get the page and word counts.  Now JAWS says “page one of” however many pages followed by “spelling and grammar check no errors.”  How do I get it to continue saying the word count in the document instead of using the virtual ribbon and layered menus?  I know I can always do alt, R, P for proofing, then W for word count.  From there I have to enable to virtual cursor and get the word count from the dialogue that pops up.  Any suggestions on how to make this process a bit faster and go back to the way JAWS used to say things?  Should I turn off the spelling and grammar checker as documents are being typed?  Does that even have any effect on what I’m doing/attempting to do?

 

Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

General, Legal, Medical Transcriptionist

Phone:  (518)330-5188

E-Mail:  LorealLavigna@...

Website:  Click here for Transcripts By Loreal

 


moderated Re: headings aren't completely announced

Van Lant, Robin
 

You can test this hypothesis by doing Insert F6 to list all the headings in the document and see if the full heading you'd expect shows in that listbox.

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Subject: Re: headings aren't completely announced

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This sounds more like a formatting issue by the document creator, if they havent set all the text in the heading as a heading, i.e. they only selected the heading level on the first word, then that is all you will get from JAWS.
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Tuesday, 2 March 2021 10:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: headings aren't completely announced

using Word 2010, I have a Word document from the Internet with more than
20 headings, but JAWS doesn't announce the whole name of the heading when I press h after turning on quick keys mode. what do I have to do to get Jaws to announce the whole heading as I press h?






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moderated Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

Richard Turner
 

I just updated FireFox and did a search from duckduckgo.com, my default page, for Price of Tea in China, and got good results that the latest version of Jaws 2021 read just fine.
I do not use google.


Richard

"You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space, that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young."
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen."
-- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

On Mar 2, 2021, at 8:47 AM, Joe DiNero <joedinero68@...> wrote:



Hello,

 

I have had the same issue happen with both 2020 and 2021. I can initially navigate to a page, however, in the instance of Google, or another website that I am testing, when I enter text into a search field and do a search. The page loads and JAWS does not read anything, and indicates that there are no headings and links on the page, which is not possible.

 

Joe

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

 

Well it would help if you told us what version of JAWS your running. I'm assuming your running the current version which is 86?

On 3/2/2021 10:53 AM, Joe DiNero wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

I have a question as I have not used Firefox in several weeks. There was an update this morning for Firefox, and since then JAWS is not reading pages properly, in fact, with the exception of the main Google page, it does not read any content at all. Is anyone else experiencing this?

 

Thanks,

Joe


moderated Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

Joe DiNero
 

Hello,

 

I have had the same issue happen with both 2020 and 2021. I can initially navigate to a page, however, in the instance of Google, or another website that I am testing, when I enter text into a search field and do a search. The page loads and JAWS does not read anything, and indicates that there are no headings and links on the page, which is not possible.

 

Joe

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

 

Well it would help if you told us what version of JAWS your running. I'm assuming your running the current version which is 86?

On 3/2/2021 10:53 AM, Joe DiNero wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

I have a question as I have not used Firefox in several weeks. There was an update this morning for Firefox, and since then JAWS is not reading pages properly, in fact, with the exception of the main Google page, it does not read any content at all. Is anyone else experiencing this?

 

Thanks,

Joe


moderated Re: back

Gerald Levy
 


I am using both Google Chrome and MS Edge successfully with JAWS 2019 and Windows 7.  And while it is true that Windows 7 is somewhat vulnerable because it is no longer being supported, MSE database definitions are still updated every day and so this anti-virus program provides a reasonable level of protection. To be perfectly blunt,the small security risk of continuing to run Windows 7  as long as you follow safe surfing practices outweighs the bigger risk of having your computer screwed up or even losing speech altogether by a bad Windows 10 feature update.  Almost without exception, every Windows 10 feature update has caused problems for blind computer users, and feature update 21H1 will soon be released.  Who knows what havoc it may wreak? 


Gerald



On 3/2/2021 10:47 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

Google Chrome definitely works on Windows 7 systems as long as you have a fairly recent version of Jaws and I am almost certain that you can also install Edge on a Windows 7 system.

Of course it is not all that advisable to use Windows 7 any more since you get no more updates and as time goes by there will be more and more security risks.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of meow meow
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 6:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: back

 

thenk but it will not work on window 7

 

 

Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:52 PM

Subject: Re: back

 

you can also try all tab in case it's open the link in a new tab. And also fire fox isn't necessarily the greatest anymore. I would try the new Microsoft edge or chrome or brave anything  but firefox. basically any other chromium-based browser.

Randy Barnett


On Feb 27, 2021, at 6:39 PM, Andy <wq6r@...> wrote:



Try the Backspace key.

 

Andy

 

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

From: meow meow

Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:57 PM

Subject: back

 

hi

I'm using window 7, fire fox, Jaws 21

 

I have little hard time with firefox it hare to move but when I use website and want to back the website I was from firefox ask me to humm can't remember what is saying so I can not go back one  but only remove all that I usally use alt and left arrow and it will not go back one  so is there another hotkey or what can I do

I usally use internet  explored that will stop later and I do not  like firefox it hard to use it

 

any idea?

thanks Rosie

 

 


moderated Re: JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

Well it would help if you told us what version of JAWS your running. I'm assuming your running the current version which is 86?

On 3/2/2021 10:53 AM, Joe DiNero wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

I have a question as I have not used Firefox in several weeks. There was an update this morning for Firefox, and since then JAWS is not reading pages properly, in fact, with the exception of the main Google page, it does not read any content at all. Is anyone else experiencing this?

 

Thanks,

Joe


moderated JAWS and Firefox (New Update)

Joe DiNero
 

Hi everyone,

 

I have a question as I have not used Firefox in several weeks. There was an update this morning for Firefox, and since then JAWS is not reading pages properly, in fact, with the exception of the main Google page, it does not read any content at all. Is anyone else experiencing this?

 

Thanks,

Joe


moderated Re: back

 

Google Chrome definitely works on Windows 7 systems as long as you have a fairly recent version of Jaws and I am almost certain that you can also install Edge on a Windows 7 system.

Of course it is not all that advisable to use Windows 7 any more since you get no more updates and as time goes by there will be more and more security risks.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of meow meow
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 6:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: back

 

thenk but it will not work on window 7

 

 

Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:52 PM

Subject: Re: back

 

you can also try all tab in case it's open the link in a new tab. And also fire fox isn't necessarily the greatest anymore. I would try the new Microsoft edge or chrome or brave anything  but firefox. basically any other chromium-based browser.

Randy Barnett


On Feb 27, 2021, at 6:39 PM, Andy <wq6r@...> wrote:



Try the Backspace key.

 

Andy

 

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

From: meow meow

Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:57 PM

Subject: back

 

hi

I'm using window 7, fire fox, Jaws 21

 

I have little hard time with firefox it hare to move but when I use website and want to back the website I was from firefox ask me to humm can't remember what is saying so I can not go back one  but only remove all that I usally use alt and left arrow and it will not go back one  so is there another hotkey or what can I do

I usally use internet  explored that will stop later and I do not  like firefox it hard to use it

 

any idea?

thanks Rosie

 

 


moderated Re: MS Word and highlighting question

Richard Turner
 

Thank you very much for this Sieghard.

Once my sleepy brain hit 5 on the number row instead of 5 on the number pad, it works perfectly, of course.

 

That should help the original asker of the question to insure she is getting the results she wants.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: MS Word and highlighting question

 

Hi Richard,

 

After you highlight the text in yellow as described, go back to any letter in the text and press Jaws Key + 5 on the number row. This is the command to announce foreground and backgroun colours. Here is what I get if I do this:

 

black on yellow

 

Or you can use Jaws Key + F which is the command to announce the font and point size at the active cursor except it also give syo u even more information, here again what I get when I do this in Word:  

11 point
black on yellow
Calibri
Normal style
Line spacing: 1 lines.
Paragraph formatting: Aligned left
Outline level: body text

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 11:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: MS Word and highlighting question

 

Here is the way to do this with Jaws.

 

Select the text you want to highlight in yellow.

Then tap the following three keys speparately, alt, h, i.

The default highlight is Yellow so just hit enter.

Now, because it is a visual thing, Jaws will not report the highlight color, at least, I have not found a way to get Jaws to say squat about the highlight.

To remove the highlight, you simply repeat the steps above.  It is a toggle.

 

My sighted wife help me figure this out.

HTH,

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loreal Lavigna
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: MS Word and highlighting question
Importance: High

 

Thank you very much.  I totally understand highlighting is a visual thing and am trying to do a web search on this point presently.  Thanks again!

 

Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

General, Legal, Medical Transcriptionist

Phone:  (518)330-5188

E-Mail:  LorealLavigna@...

Website:  Click here for Transcripts By Loreal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 2:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: MS Word and highlighting question

 

Loreal,

Since highlighting is a visual thing, and may not serve a screenreader purpose, the answer may not be forthcoming from this list, and a web search might prove more fruitful for you.

Glenn

 

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

Sent: Monday, March 01, 2021 1:34 PM

Subject: Re: MS Word and highlighting question

 

That was what I did and my client said the following:  “Good job with the yellow, girl! One thing though, it’s not the text we make yellow. We just use the highlight tool to highlight the normal text yellow. Does that make sense?”

 

Based off that comment it sounds like there’s something else that needs to be done here.

 

Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

General, Legal, Medical Transcriptionist

Phone:  (518)330-5188

E-Mail:  LorealLavigna@...

Website:  Click here for Transcripts By Loreal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 2:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: MS Word and highlighting question

 

If you select the words, then use the application key or shift+F10, then hit f for font, tab to Color which is automatic by default and arrow down to standard colors.  And right arrow to yellow and hit enter then tab to OK and hit enter.

The word below is the word yellow, in yellow.

 

Yellow

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loreal Lavigna
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 11:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: MS Word and highlighting question
Importance: High

 

So here’s my challenge.  I am typing for a transcription client.  There are points in the text where a note needs to be normal text but the highlight is yellow, not necessarily the text color itself as yellow.  Does that make sense, and how do I go about doing this?  I’m using the latest version of JFW and Word 365.

 

 

Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

General, Legal, Medical Transcriptionist

Phone:  (518)330-5188

E-Mail:  LorealLavigna@...

Website:  Click here for Transcripts By Loreal


moderated Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

Hi Mike,

 

Not sure what version of Word you have, but for me with the subscription version I have to press Shift + F10 or the application key to include or exclude any items on the status bar. I, for example, had Word Count showing when I press F6 and arrow right, but pressing Jaws Key + Page Down would not read it and pressing either enter or spacebar on it would just open the detailed word count window, same as when I press Control + Shift + G. Only after I press Shift + F10 was I able to check or uncheck items.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 4:47 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

Hi Loreal,

 

You can set the status bar to read the word count when you press, Insert + page down, by turning on the word count feature in the status bar settings.  Try the following:

To show number of lines, line number, or many other options  in the status bar in Word try the following:
1. Press F6 until Jaws reports the Status bar is highlighted.
2. You can arrow down through a list of options after you have the status bar highlighted but, you'll get more options if you press the applications key or Shift + F10 to show a larger list of options.  This might depend on what version of Word you're running.
3. Down arrow through the available options, and when you have found word count or something else of interest press the spacebar to check or uncheck the item.
4. when done making modifications simply press AltF4 or escape key.
5. Review your status line to insure the settings have been properly modified.

 

 


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

Sent: Monday, March 01, 2021 2:29 PM

Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

The key command you gave me works, thank you very much.  I appreciate it!

 

Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

General, Legal, Medical Transcriptionist

Phone:  (518)330-5188

E-Mail:  LorealLavigna@...

Website:  Click here for Transcripts By Loreal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of HH. Smith Jr.
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 5:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

Hi again,

 

It should be in the “Review” (alt-R) under proofing, if the Ctrl+shift+G does not work. HTH

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 4:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

Hi Loreal,

Is the word document window maximized?

Try windows key + up arrow, and then try the status command again.

HTH.

 

Glenn

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

Sent: Monday, March 01, 2021 2:59 PM

Subject: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

OK so since my last question went so well here’s another one.  I have to be able to accurately get a word count with my documents for one particular client.  I can have documents with as few as 100 words or as many as 15,000 words.  It used to be that when I opened a document I could immediately on opening the document use the JAWS key combination of JAWS Key plus Page Down and get the page and word counts.  Now JAWS says “page one of” however many pages followed by “spelling and grammar check no errors.”  How do I get it to continue saying the word count in the document instead of using the virtual ribbon and layered menus?  I know I can always do alt, R, P for proofing, then W for word count.  From there I have to enable to virtual cursor and get the word count from the dialogue that pops up.  Any suggestions on how to make this process a bit faster and go back to the way JAWS used to say things?  Should I turn off the spelling and grammar checker as documents are being typed?  Does that even have any effect on what I’m doing/attempting to do?

 

Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

General, Legal, Medical Transcriptionist

Phone:  (518)330-5188

E-Mail:  LorealLavigna@...

Website:  Click here for Transcripts By Loreal

 


moderated Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

To expand on this, after you press F6 to go to the status line, press Shift + F10 or your application key, this brings up a list of items which can be included and you can select Word Count or Character Count as well and deselect things like Language, Zoom etc.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 2:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

Hi, Loreal. You must go to the status line by repeatedly pressing F6 until you are in the status line. Then make sure Word Count is checked on the Status Line. Then when you press JAWS key plus Page Down, you should hear Word Count.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Loreal Lavigna
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out
Importance: High

 

Yep I’ve tried that and it makes no difference one way or the other.  Same results.

 

Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

General, Legal, Medical Transcriptionist

Phone:  (518)330-5188

E-Mail:  LorealLavigna@...

Website:  Click here for Transcripts By Loreal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 4:27 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

Hi Loreal,

Is the word document window maximized?

Try windows key + up arrow, and then try the status command again.

HTH.

 

Glenn

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

Sent: Monday, March 01, 2021 2:59 PM

Subject: Another MS Word question, JAWS saying zoom in/out

 

OK so since my last question went so well here’s another one.  I have to be able to accurately get a word count with my documents for one particular client.  I can have documents with as few as 100 words or as many as 15,000 words.  It used to be that when I opened a document I could immediately on opening the document use the JAWS key combination of JAWS Key plus Page Down and get the page and word counts.  Now JAWS says “page one of” however many pages followed by “spelling and grammar check no errors.”  How do I get it to continue saying the word count in the document instead of using the virtual ribbon and layered menus?  I know I can always do alt, R, P for proofing, then W for word count.  From there I have to enable to virtual cursor and get the word count from the dialogue that pops up.  Any suggestions on how to make this process a bit faster and go back to the way JAWS used to say things?  Should I turn off the spelling and grammar checker as documents are being typed?  Does that even have any effect on what I’m doing/attempting to do?

 

Sincerely,

Loreal Lavigna

General, Legal, Medical Transcriptionist

Phone:  (518)330-5188

E-Mail:  LorealLavigna@...

Website:  Click here for Transcripts By Loreal

 

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