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moderated Re: Spell Check Sluggish in Office 2016 and 2013

Adrian Spratt
 

Barbara,

 

I haven’t had this experience with Word or Outlook 2016. I have noticed that in Outlook only, spell-check will seem to stop suddenly. However, if I tab once, the dialog for the next spelling suggestion appears, telling me that JAWS simply hasn’t kept up with the spell-checker.

 

I wonder if you’ve tried a JAWS repair. If you’re unfamiliar with this procedure, please post again. It’s easy. Actually, so is a Microsoft Office repair. I’ve done both when one or the other starts misbehaving, sometimes with good results.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Sheinbein
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Spell Check Sluggish in Office 2016 and 2013

 

Yes and it does not make any difference.  This has been going on for a while.  I cannot recall when it first began.  I have had a lot of things going on in my life plus what is going on in our country of course.  I just do not recall when it began, but it has been a while.

 

Barbara

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Spell Check Sluggish in Office 2016 and 2013

 

I’ve not experienced this.

Have you closed everything and rebooted?

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Sheinbein
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:15 AM
To: JFW List <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Spell Check Sluggish in Office 2016 and 2013

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I have 2 computers one has Office 2016 and the second has Office 2013.  I mostly use Word and outlook.  When I use the spell check , most, but not all the time the spell check dialogue is sluggish. 

 

I have the latest version of JAWS 2020 installed.  I have windows 10 on both computers.

 

This occurs in both Office programs I mentioned earlier.  Alt-tab away from the window and returning back does not solve anything.  Sometimes if I close JAWS and launch it again, it does help.  It does not seem to matter if I have other programs open as well or not.  Any ideas on how to resolve this?

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Barbara


moderated Re: Converting mp4 files to either .wav or mp3 files

Judy Redlich <jredlichspeaks@...>
 

Thanks to all of you who have given me suggestions. Really appreciate this
list.
Judy


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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 8:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Converting mp4 files to either .wav or mp3 files

The ffmpeg command is very simple, just ffmpeg -i <mp4 file name> <wav file
name> and that's it. I have never tried this on Windows, so I have no idea
on how this works under that OS.

On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:17:42 -0400,
JM Casey wrote:

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Try audacity. You may have to install the ffmpeg library separately.
The latter has a command line interface that you could use and cut
audacity out of the equation (I think) but, it's a bit complicated. :D





From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Judy
Redlich
Sent: June 26, 2020 6:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Converting mp4 files to either .wav or mp3 files



Which is the best free accessible software to convert mp4 audio files
in to
mp3 or wav files.



2nd question: Is there a software that strips mp4 audio from a video
mp4 file that converts them to either .wav or mp3?



Thanks.

Judy








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moderated Re: Spell Check Sluggish in Office 2016 and 2013

Barbara Sheinbein
 

Yes and it does not make any difference.  This has been going on for a while.  I cannot recall when it first began.  I have had a lot of things going on in my life plus what is going on in our country of course.  I just do not recall when it began, but it has been a while.

 

Barbara

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Spell Check Sluggish in Office 2016 and 2013

 

I’ve not experienced this.

Have you closed everything and rebooted?

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Sheinbein
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:15 AM
To: JFW List <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Spell Check Sluggish in Office 2016 and 2013

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I have 2 computers one has Office 2016 and the second has Office 2013.  I mostly use Word and outlook.  When I use the spell check , most, but not all the time the spell check dialogue is sluggish. 

 

I have the latest version of JAWS 2020 installed.  I have windows 10 on both computers.

 

This occurs in both Office programs I mentioned earlier.  Alt-tab away from the window and returning back does not solve anything.  Sometimes if I close JAWS and launch it again, it does help.  It does not seem to matter if I have other programs open as well or not.  Any ideas on how to resolve this?

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Barbara


moderated Re: Spell Check Sluggish in Office 2016 and 2013

Richard Turner
 

I’ve not experienced this.

Have you closed everything and rebooted?

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara Sheinbein
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:15 AM
To: JFW List <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Spell Check Sluggish in Office 2016 and 2013

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I have 2 computers one has Office 2016 and the second has Office 2013.  I mostly use Word and outlook.  When I use the spell check , most, but not all the time the spell check dialogue is sluggish. 

 

I have the latest version of JAWS 2020 installed.  I have windows 10 on both computers.

 

This occurs in both Office programs I mentioned earlier.  Alt-tab away from the window and returning back does not solve anything.  Sometimes if I close JAWS and launch it again, it does help.  It does not seem to matter if I have other programs open as well or not.  Any ideas on how to resolve this?

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Barbara


moderated Spell Check Sluggish in Office 2016 and 2013

Barbara Sheinbein
 

Hi Everyone,

 

I have 2 computers one has Office 2016 and the second has Office 2013.  I mostly use Word and outlook.  When I use the spell check , most, but not all the time the spell check dialogue is sluggish. 

 

I have the latest version of JAWS 2020 installed.  I have windows 10 on both computers.

 

This occurs in both Office programs I mentioned earlier.  Alt-tab away from the window and returning back does not solve anything.  Sometimes if I close JAWS and launch it again, it does help.  It does not seem to matter if I have other programs open as well or not.  Any ideas on how to resolve this?

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Barbara


moderated Re: android vs ios.

David Csercsics
 

Braille support on Android is nonexistent. I tried to get this display working on 3 different Android devices, and got nothing. Yet the OS claimed it was supported. Braille support on all operating systems is very badly tested, and is of a poorer quality than speech support, which is sad times, but at least it's usable on everything else except Android. So if you need portable braille, you're pretty much stuck with Apple, sadly. Android has some nice options, and I'd prefer it, but I like to read a lot, so that doesn't work.


moderated Re: duck duck go browser

Randy Barnett
 

Thanks that was the only reason I didnt use it more.

On 6/27/2020 10:45 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
In Settings for DuckDuckGo, throw the toggle for "Infinite scroll" to On.   It will present quite a few more results before the need to activate the "More Results" button occurs.

I cannot find anything that allows you to tell it to return, say, 50 or 100 results per page.  But when Infinite Scroll is on, while no longer literally infinite, you get quite a few more results on each page.

--

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: android vs ios.

Randy Barnett
 

Oh, and for a list that lets you discuss anything blind related join blind-users@... by sending a e-mail to blind-users+subscribe@...

On 6/26/2020 11:23 PM, Patrick Murphy wrote:

hi folks,

 

i know that this is not the forum for this question, but maybe one of you good people might have some ideas as to where i should go.

currently, i have an old nokia phone about 300 years of age.

i have decided to take the great leap into the unknown and start using a modern tap screen phone.

i have a samsung android phone with talkback on it, but it is proving to be somewhat of a trouble.

i would say, that it is just because i am new to it, but web sites offering training tips seem to be non existent.

also, the braille keyboard seems to be a bit of a pain. i also dont want to have to attach a keyboard to it, as this defeats the purpose of having a phone you can carry around with you.

on the other hand, i have heard, that apple's voice over is much better.

again, training seems to be the problem. i should be able to get my hands on an ifone.

any thoughts?

anyone prefer one over the other?

cheers,

pat

 


moderated Re: android vs ios.

Randy Barnett
 

No one has mentioned the breill support on the android is no where as good as the I Phone. Jonathon Moson still thinks the Android phones are behind in both the screen reader and the breill support.

On 6/26/2020 11:23 PM, Patrick Murphy wrote:

hi folks,

 

i know that this is not the forum for this question, but maybe one of you good people might have some ideas as to where i should go.

currently, i have an old nokia phone about 300 years of age.

i have decided to take the great leap into the unknown and start using a modern tap screen phone.

i have a samsung android phone with talkback on it, but it is proving to be somewhat of a trouble.

i would say, that it is just because i am new to it, but web sites offering training tips seem to be non existent.

also, the braille keyboard seems to be a bit of a pain. i also dont want to have to attach a keyboard to it, as this defeats the purpose of having a phone you can carry around with you.

on the other hand, i have heard, that apple's voice over is much better.

again, training seems to be the problem. i should be able to get my hands on an ifone.

any thoughts?

anyone prefer one over the other?

cheers,

pat

 


moderated Re: duck duck go browser

 

In Settings for DuckDuckGo, throw the toggle for "Infinite scroll" to On.   It will present quite a few more results before the need to activate the "More Results" button occurs.

I cannot find anything that allows you to tell it to return, say, 50 or 100 results per page.  But when Infinite Scroll is on, while no longer literally infinite, you get quite a few more results on each page.

--

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: duck duck go browser

Randy Barnett
 

Do you know how to get it to display more than 10 results?

On 6/24/2020 9:26 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
I've been using DuckDuckGo for years, and I have it installed as my default search engine on every browser I use.  In the Chromium-based browsers, I also have the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension installed.

To my knowledge, there is no DuckDuckGo Browser for the PC platform.  They have introduced one for Android, though:  DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for Android.  All of the sites talking about using this for Windows end up talking about using an Android Emulator to run it, which is way more trouble than it's worth since.

In the PC world, it's a search engine and/or browser extension, but not a full-blown web browser.
--

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: Sharing a printer

Richard Turner
 

Is the printer supposed to also be a Wifi printer?

If so, you will need to consult the manufacturer’s instructions on how to set it up on the Wifi network.

 

If not, what Glen said is exactly what needs to happen.

Of course, consulting with the printer manufacturer is always useful.

 

 

 

 

Richard

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted extending it.)" - Edward Herbert

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Sharing a printer

 

Also, you will need to go to the printer settings on the computer it is connected to and set it as a shared printer, or you can connect the printer to your router.

That is the best way.

Glenn

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

From: Loy

Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:54 AM

Subject: Sharing a printer

 

We have three computers our home,  all connected by WiFi,  I have a printer connected to one by USB, I would like to be able to print from the other computers. I find conflicting instructions by searching Google. Can someone give me simple instructions on how to do this?


moderated Re: Sharing a printer

Glenn / Lenny
 

Also, you will need to go to the printer settings on the computer it is connected to and set it as a shared printer, or you can connect the printer to your router.
That is the best way.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:54 AM
Subject: Sharing a printer

We have three computers our home,  all connected by WiFi,  I have a printer connected to one by USB, I would like to be able to print from the other computers. I find conflicting instructions by searching Google. Can someone give me simple instructions on how to do this?


moderated Re: Sharing a printer

Glenn / Lenny
 

It helps to install the printer software on the other computers.
Then after the software is installed, you will look for a network printer, either in the printer software, or in control panel under printers.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:54 AM
Subject: Sharing a printer

We have three computers our home,  all connected by WiFi,  I have a printer connected to one by USB, I would like to be able to print from the other computers. I find conflicting instructions by searching Google. Can someone give me simple instructions on how to do this?


moderated Sharing a printer

Loy
 

We have three computers our home,  all connected by WiFi,  I have a printer connected to one by USB, I would like to be able to print from the other computers. I find conflicting instructions by searching Google. Can someone give me simple instructions on how to do this?


moderated Re: Keystroke Refresher for Word Count in Word 16

Dave Mitchell
 

  Thanks very much Bill,  That first one is the one that got away and I’ll be sure to save it this time.  Mitch

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Bill White
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Keystroke Refresher for Word Count in Word 16

 

Hi, Mitch. Try one of the following to get word count,

 

ALT plus R, W

 

or,

 

INSERT plus Three on the NumPad

 

or

 

CONTROL plus SHIFT plus G

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Mitchell
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Keystroke Refresher for Word Count in Word 16

 

                                Hi, A helpful member recently posted a simple keystroke combination that delivered word document details including word count and much more but, of course, I misplaced it so need a reminder.  Thank you, Mitch

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


moderated Re: Keystroke Refresher for Word Count in Word 16

Bill White
 

Hi, Mitch. Try one of the following to get word count,

 

ALT plus R, W

 

or,

 

INSERT plus Three on the NumPad

 

or

 

CONTROL plus SHIFT plus G

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Mitchell
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Keystroke Refresher for Word Count in Word 16

 

                                Hi, A helpful member recently posted a simple keystroke combination that delivered word document details including word count and much more but, of course, I misplaced it so need a reminder.  Thank you, Mitch

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


moderated Keystroke Refresher for Word Count in Word 16

Dave Mitchell
 

                                Hi, A helpful member recently posted a simple keystroke combination that delivered word document details including word count and much more but, of course, I misplaced it so need a reminder.  Thank you, Mitch

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


moderated Re: android vs ios.

Tyler Wood
 

Hi,

This is all down to personal preference.

While Android devices don’t get as many software updates as iOS devices, the screen reader still receives updates independently of the software version, which means that, in a lot of cases, changes to Talkback can be pushed out more quickly and efficiently instead of waiting for iOS updates.

A lot of good things on both sides now, though. You can snatch up a budget Android phone, like the Moto g 7 or moto e series for less than an iPhone SE and get really good performance for most tasks, apart from being just a little slower in things like OCR. You can then pop in a Micro sd card to add some cheap storage.

Both companies are cracking down on security, and while apple is the most talked about in regards to assistive technology, Android is right up there in regards to most tasks that users perform on a handset. It really depends what you want out of a phone. I still have a Samsung Galaxy s4 from 2013. It’s running Android 5.1 – we’re now on Android 10 – and while it may not be the quickest, it still gets around just fine for most tasks. It also isn’t my daily driver – that is a OnePlus 6t which I love along with an iPhone 7. Apple really has software longevity on older devices going for it. That’s a huge plus, especially when someone spends money on one of their more flagship devices like the upcoming iPhone 12.

Android also allows one to do stereo recording in audio for those that like that sort of thing. I like having a file browser similar to my computer where I can copy and paste files wherever I may choose. I like copying files directly to the phone over USB with the computer rather than going through iTunes. I don’t like that companies make Android such an afterthought – voice dream reader has yet to release an actual change log for what has been added for Android, for instance, meanwhile iOS gets amazingly detailed ones. I like that iOS now has custom gestures. So many positives to both sides.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: android vs ios.

 

Nowadays both Android and iOS take from each other, there are just so many good ideas these developers have and it's of course normal that if Android developers come up with an awsome idea that iOS may implement something very similar and vice versa.

I think there is very little point to bash one platform over the other just as there is no point in bashing Jaws over NVDA or the other way around or Windows over Mac OS etc.

All of these platforms and systems nowadays are mature, advanced and it's good people have choices. I personally prefer iOS and Apple has given users many options to customize the UI. In iOS 14 they are going a step further by allowing users to change their default mail client and browser so if you wanted you could set Outlook as your default mail program or use Edge or Chrome as your default browser.

Once again, this is just my opinion, but Apple's control over both hardware and software has many good sides as well, their walled garden approach makes iOS somewhat less prone to exploits, a lot fewer devices make it easier for app developers to keep up with changes and one big thing for me is how Apple supports older devices for years and years with the latest software. In the most recent WWDC keynote Apple announced that iOS 14 will still support the iPhone 6S/6S Plus and the original iPhone SE, this means phones which were released in 2015 get the newest OS released in 2020. Not including iOS 9 which came with the iPhone 6S/6S Plus this is 5 major updates and support for 6 versions of iOS if you count the original iOS 9. If somebody bought an iPhone 6S in the fall of 2015 this means by the fall of 2021 when iOS 15 comes out and when, I assume, the iPhone 6S will not be supported any more, you can use your iPhone for 6 years and have the latest OS version. Of course you won't have all the features of the last couple of versions as iPhone 6S hardware may not support some of the newer stuff, but that is still impressive and very different from the more fractured landscape of Android where carriers may not push new updates beyond the first year or two.

I have a friend in Germany who bought an iPhone 5S in 2013 and every time a new phone comes out as recently the new iPhone SE he thinks about upgrading and then he says that for what he does his iPhone 5S works so well and he like sthe smaller form factor so much that he ends up not doing it. He had the battery replaced once in that time and I think even the biggest Android fan must admit that it's impressive that you can still use an almost 7-year old device.

Of course personally I also never recommend people buy a new iPhone now as we are only 3 months and possible a bit less away from the new 2020 phones being released. If you do definitely buy the new SE (if you are looking for a budget phone) or maybe last year's iPhone 11, but given the rumours and even some of what Apple has recently confirmed with respect to the iPhone 12 this fall, I would totally hold off. For one thing if you do plan to keep your phone for years to come, the iPhone 12 series phones will have 5G support which will be rolling out over the next couple of years and it would seem that Apple will actually drop the price by $50 as well as include a 20 Watt fast charger and Lightning to USB-C cable, another $50 value unless the iPhone 12 of course switches from Lightning to USB-C in the frist place.

 

Best regards,

Sieghard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: android vs ios.

 

I use both an Android phone with Talkback and an iPhone with voice over! It was just as hard to learn Voiceover as it was to learn Talkback. Also Android 11, which will come out in the fall, will have a lot of the same multi-finger gestures as Voiceover. Android is better because you can use third party apps instead of using just what Apple will let you use. You can customize your Android phone much more, and what do you know, Ios 14 is adding the app drawer just like android. IOS 14 is taking from Android and Google. What range of phone are you using? please join the ANATAD list. It standds for Android apps news talk and deals.
anatad+subscribe@...
it is a very helpful list with a weekly podcast called the anatad podcast that you can find with any podcast service. You need a good phone, even with Android. Please email me off list. I will give you plenty of tutorials and the truth about both the iPhone and Android.
David Moore

 

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020, 2:23 AM Patrick Murphy <murphy.patrick42@...> wrote:

hi folks,

 

i know that this is not the forum for this question, but maybe one of you good people might have some ideas as to where i should go.

currently, i have an old nokia phone about 300 years of age.

i have decided to take the great leap into the unknown and start using a modern tap screen phone.

i have a samsung android phone with talkback on it, but it is proving to be somewhat of a trouble.

i would say, that it is just because i am new to it, but web sites offering training tips seem to be non existent.

also, the braille keyboard seems to be a bit of a pain. i also dont want to have to attach a keyboard to it, as this defeats the purpose of having a phone you can carry around with you.

on the other hand, i have heard, that apple's voice over is much better.

again, training seems to be the problem. i should be able to get my hands on an ifone.

any thoughts?

anyone prefer one over the other?

cheers,

pat

 


moderated Re: android vs ios.

 

On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 04:03 AM, CJ &AA MAY wrote:
Whichever you choose, expect to have at least two weeks of utter frustration!
-
If not more.   I constantly have to tell people who think taking the leap from PC to Mac, or iPhone to Android, or any of a number of similar leaps is going to solve their issues and frustrations that it won't.   And it definitely won't whenever you are new to anything.

If you happen to already be intimately familiar with one operating system's or device's way of doing things, then go to another, you also have the added frustration of having to unlearn a lot of what you already know in the context of the new ecosystem.  A great deal of frustration comes from "doing what I've always done" before thinking about it, but having it either not work or do something entirely different than what one had been accustomed to.

Learning a brand new device and ecosystem is a long, flat learning curve.  You do not go "from zero to stunningly competent" in a short period of time.  You pick up the essentials, then slowly learn other stuff in dribs and drabs.
 
--

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