Date   
moderated Re: no context menu key

Jason White
 

With a Focus braille display, it’s dots 1-7-8 chord, j to simulate the Shift+F10.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: no context menu key

 

Not that it hasn't already been mentioned, but SHIFT+F10 is the standard Windows 2-key combination for the context menu.  Keyboards with the menu key/applications key came along much later in the hardware evolution.

See:  

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows - Windows Help

If you happen to want to search for a specific keyboard shortcut, it's generally easier if you activate the "Show All" link near the top of the page to expose all of them at once.

--

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

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

moderated Re: ebook editor

Jason White
 

No, and I’m not even sure that the Kindle format is documented anywhere, quite apart from the copyright and digital rights management issues involved.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Does pandoc support conversion from kindle to word?

                                                            Take care,

                                                            Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

It’s relatively easy to use from a command prompt, and the documentation covers the various options, including the Pandoc Markdown file format.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 14:23
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Well, this looks like a very complicated command line tool.

 

I did a simple install and there are no icons and the only thing I can find on my start menu, is the user guide.

 

I may have missed something.

 

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Hi Alan,

I did a search and found that one, it is free, and two, sounds amazingly complete.

Here is the about page with links to installing, etc.

https://pandoc.org/

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Jason,

 

Well, if you're going to use Microsoft Word, then you need to know how to create real headings with it and not attempt visual headings with formatting. Word seems to be widely used to I thought Juan might already have access to it.

 

Where does one obtain Pandoc, how much does it cost, and does it have the ability to save documents created with it in ePub format? If it can't create ePub documents, how do you convert them from its format to ePub?

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

If you are writing original material and wish to generate EPUB documents, then Pandoc would be an effective and accessible tool. You can write the documents in Pandoc Markdown (or one of the other formats supported by Pandoc) and convert them to EPUB.

 

I wouldn’t recommend Microsoft Word as the format in which to write, unless you’re careful to use styles properly throughout the document. Many users of Microsoft Word, unfortunately, use direct formatting extensively, leading to poorly structured documents that are less accessible to screen reader users and not as good as they should be when converted to other formats. The obvious sign of this is the lack of heading styles – for example, a paragraph in “normal” style which is marked as centered, and with fonts that make it look as though it’s a heading.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Alan Lemly <walemly@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:24
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Richard and Juan,

 

I was under the impression that Juan was composing original material which is why I suggested using Microsoft Word to do so and then using Codex to convert it to ePub. I just did a quick search of ePub documents on my computer and when I opened the context menu on one of those files and arrowed to Codex to check what conversion options were possible, Word 2007 was one of the choices. That would create a docx file from an ePub one.

 

Alan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Are they already in ePub format?

 

If so, I’m not sure.

 

Alan had suggested using Codex which can convert Word to ePub, but it may also be able to convert ePub to Word, then do your edits and convert it back.

Not sure if that would work, but might be worth a try.

 

Here is Alan’s message again:

Juan,

 

I'd recommend you do your document editing and preparation with Microsoft Word and then use the excellent Codex program developed by James Scholes to convert it to ePub format. Codex can convert 18 different input formats including docx to 8 different output formats including ePub. You can read about it here:

 

http://jscholes.net/project/codex/#features

 

Alan Lemly

 

HTH,

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ebook editor

 

HI All,

 

I have to edit and prepare some epub ebooks.  Is there an accessible editor for this? Calibre isn’t that accessible.

 

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

 

Best,

 

Juan

moderated Re: Trying to create a scheme to play a sound when web page loads JAWS2020

Jay <jcoffin@...>
 

I too am curious if this can be done. It would be awesome if it could be. If anyone has the knowledge of how this can be done, please respond. Thanks in advance.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shai
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Trying to create a scheme to play a sound when web page loads JAWS2020

Hello,
I am using JAWS2020 and I am trying to create a scheme to play a sound when a web page loads using the Chrome web browser.
I tried going into the speech and sounds scheme manager and also reading up on this but I cannot find a means to do this.
Can anyone assist?
Thank you in advance for any responses.

moderated Re: ebook editor

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Does pandoc support conversion from kindle to word?

                                                            Take care,

                                                            Takis

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

It’s relatively easy to use from a command prompt, and the documentation covers the various options, including the Pandoc Markdown file format.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 14:23
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Well, this looks like a very complicated command line tool.

 

I did a simple install and there are no icons and the only thing I can find on my start menu, is the user guide.

 

I may have missed something.

 

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Hi Alan,

I did a search and found that one, it is free, and two, sounds amazingly complete.

Here is the about page with links to installing, etc.

https://pandoc.org/

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Jason,

 

Well, if you're going to use Microsoft Word, then you need to know how to create real headings with it and not attempt visual headings with formatting. Word seems to be widely used to I thought Juan might already have access to it.

 

Where does one obtain Pandoc, how much does it cost, and does it have the ability to save documents created with it in ePub format? If it can't create ePub documents, how do you convert them from its format to ePub?

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

If you are writing original material and wish to generate EPUB documents, then Pandoc would be an effective and accessible tool. You can write the documents in Pandoc Markdown (or one of the other formats supported by Pandoc) and convert them to EPUB.

 

I wouldn’t recommend Microsoft Word as the format in which to write, unless you’re careful to use styles properly throughout the document. Many users of Microsoft Word, unfortunately, use direct formatting extensively, leading to poorly structured documents that are less accessible to screen reader users and not as good as they should be when converted to other formats. The obvious sign of this is the lack of heading styles – for example, a paragraph in “normal” style which is marked as centered, and with fonts that make it look as though it’s a heading.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Alan Lemly <walemly@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:24
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Richard and Juan,

 

I was under the impression that Juan was composing original material which is why I suggested using Microsoft Word to do so and then using Codex to convert it to ePub. I just did a quick search of ePub documents on my computer and when I opened the context menu on one of those files and arrowed to Codex to check what conversion options were possible, Word 2007 was one of the choices. That would create a docx file from an ePub one.

 

Alan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Are they already in ePub format?

 

If so, I’m not sure.

 

Alan had suggested using Codex which can convert Word to ePub, but it may also be able to convert ePub to Word, then do your edits and convert it back.

Not sure if that would work, but might be worth a try.

 

Here is Alan’s message again:

Juan,

 

I'd recommend you do your document editing and preparation with Microsoft Word and then use the excellent Codex program developed by James Scholes to convert it to ePub format. Codex can convert 18 different input formats including docx to 8 different output formats including ePub. You can read about it here:

 

http://jscholes.net/project/codex/#features

 

Alan Lemly

 

HTH,

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ebook editor

 

HI All,

 

I have to edit and prepare some epub ebooks.  Is there an accessible editor for this? Calibre isn’t that accessible.

 

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

 

Best,

 

Juan

moderated Trying to create a scheme to play a sound when web page loads JAWS2020

Shai
 

Hello,
I am using JAWS2020 and I am trying to create a scheme to play a sound
when a web page loads using the Chrome web browser.
I tried going into the speech and sounds scheme manager and also
reading up on this but I cannot find a means to do this.
Can anyone assist?
Thank you in advance for any responses.

moderated Re: no context menu key

 

Not that it hasn't already been mentioned, but SHIFT+F10 is the standard Windows 2-key combination for the context menu.  Keyboards with the menu key/applications key came along much later in the hardware evolution.

See:  

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows - Windows Help

If you happen to want to search for a specific keyboard shortcut, it's generally easier if you activate the "Show All" link near the top of the page to expose all of them at once.

--

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

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

moderated Re: no context menu key

george b
 

Highlite the item
Shift f10 and the menu pops up

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Morey Worthington
Sent: January 25, 2020 18:27
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: no context menu key

Somestimes the Jaws key with the third key from the left on the number pad works also..hth

moderated Re: no context menu key

Morey Worthington
 

Somestimes the Jaws key with the third key from the left on the number pad works also..hth

moderated Re: i messed up my braille display

Jason White
 

Did you power cycle the braille display? If not, turn it off and then back on. Can you try a different USB cable? The latest NVDA has its own drivers, as I recall, so I’m wondering about the actual connection to the display. Also, trying a different USB port would be a good idea, and not using a USB hub (if you have one) is also recommended.

 

If that doesn’t help, then communicating with your braille display vendor would be in order.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: i messed up my braille display

 

Okay:

First, I did reboot, and jaws still no display detected;

Next,

I tried to use nvda and even though the computer makes the connect noise when  I plug it in,

Nvda doesn’t see it either;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: i messed up my braille display

 

Definitely reboot the system so that JAWS is restarted. If that doesn’t work, test whether NVDA can detect the display, just in case it’s a connection issue.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: i messed up my braille display

 

I did not see a remove option,

Just a combo box saying I can change the default display;

And even if I pick pm display,

And then hit ok,

It still doesn’t see it;

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: i messed up my braille display

 

Can you use the Synthesizer and Braille Manager in the Options menu to remove the display, then re-configure it again?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: i messed up my braille display

 

Hey guys:

 

Somehow,

Jaws says the active display is no display, but,

The default combo box says that pm display is default;

How do I reset the active display so it says pmdisplay and then sees it?

Right now, jaws thinks that there is no braille display;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

moderated Re: no context menu key

Chris Hill
 

Sometimes keyboards will have a different combination to do the same thing.  One of mine used the right alt with print-screen.  Most of the time, shift-f10 will work, and that is the simplest.



On 1/25/2020 15:39, Marvin Kotler wrote:

Good afternoon listers; got a wireless keyboard with no context menu key that \i can find.  Is there another way to get to context menu? Thanks in advance.

marv

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

moderated Re: no context menu key

Pastor Gil Pries
 

Yes,

Do a shift plus F10.

 

Pastor Gil

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marvin Kotler
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: no context menu key

 

Good afternoon listers; got a wireless keyboard with no context menu key that \i can find.  Is there another way to get to context menu? Thanks in advance.

marv

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

moderated Re: i messed up my braille display

mike mcglashon
 

Okay:

First, I did reboot, and jaws still no display detected;

Next,

I tried to use nvda and even though the computer makes the connect noise when  I plug it in,

Nvda doesn’t see it either;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: i messed up my braille display

 

Definitely reboot the system so that JAWS is restarted. If that doesn’t work, test whether NVDA can detect the display, just in case it’s a connection issue.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: i messed up my braille display

 

I did not see a remove option,

Just a combo box saying I can change the default display;

And even if I pick pm display,

And then hit ok,

It still doesn’t see it;

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: i messed up my braille display

 

Can you use the Synthesizer and Braille Manager in the Options menu to remove the display, then re-configure it again?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: i messed up my braille display

 

Hey guys:

 

Somehow,

Jaws says the active display is no display, but,

The default combo box says that pm display is default;

How do I reset the active display so it says pmdisplay and then sees it?

Right now, jaws thinks that there is no braille display;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

moderated Re: no context menu key

Cristóbal
 

Shift plus F10 or the Jaws commands to mimic the mouse buttons.

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marvin Kotler
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:39 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: no context menu key

 

Good afternoon listers; got a wireless keyboard with no context menu key that \i can find.  Is there another way to get to context menu? Thanks in advance.

marv

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

moderated no context menu key

Marvin Kotler
 

Good afternoon listers; got a wireless keyboard with no context menu key that \i can find.  Is there another way to get to context menu? Thanks in advance.

marv

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

moderated Re: i messed up my braille display

Jason White
 

Definitely reboot the system so that JAWS is restarted. If that doesn’t work, test whether NVDA can detect the display, just in case it’s a connection issue.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: i messed up my braille display

 

I did not see a remove option,

Just a combo box saying I can change the default display;

And even if I pick pm display,

And then hit ok,

It still doesn’t see it;

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: i messed up my braille display

 

Can you use the Synthesizer and Braille Manager in the Options menu to remove the display, then re-configure it again?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: i messed up my braille display

 

Hey guys:

 

Somehow,

Jaws says the active display is no display, but,

The default combo box says that pm display is default;

How do I reset the active display so it says pmdisplay and then sees it?

Right now, jaws thinks that there is no braille display;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

moderated Re: i messed up my braille display

mike mcglashon
 

I did not see a remove option,

Just a combo box saying I can change the default display;

And even if I pick pm display,

And then hit ok,

It still doesn’t see it;

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: i messed up my braille display

 

Can you use the Synthesizer and Braille Manager in the Options menu to remove the display, then re-configure it again?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: i messed up my braille display

 

Hey guys:

 

Somehow,

Jaws says the active display is no display, but,

The default combo box says that pm display is default;

How do I reset the active display so it says pmdisplay and then sees it?

Right now, jaws thinks that there is no braille display;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

moderated Re: i messed up my braille display

Jason White
 

Can you use the Synthesizer and Braille Manager in the Options menu to remove the display, then re-configure it again?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: i messed up my braille display

 

Hey guys:

 

Somehow,

Jaws says the active display is no display, but,

The default combo box says that pm display is default;

How do I reset the active display so it says pmdisplay and then sees it?

Right now, jaws thinks that there is no braille display;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

moderated Re: i messed up my braille display

Richard Turner
 

Did you disconnect your display while Jaws was active?

 

Try rebooting your computer with the braille display connected and see if it sorts itself out.

 

Otherwise, this may be worth going through Freedom Scientific support.

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of mike mcglashon
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: i messed up my braille display

 

Hey guys:

 

Somehow,

Jaws says the active display is no display, but,

The default combo box says that pm display is default;

How do I reset the active display so it says pmdisplay and then sees it?

Right now, jaws thinks that there is no braille display;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

moderated i messed up my braille display

mike mcglashon
 

Hey guys:

 

Somehow,

Jaws says the active display is no display, but,

The default combo box says that pm display is default;

How do I reset the active display so it says pmdisplay and then sees it?

Right now, jaws thinks that there is no braille display;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

moderated Re: ebook editor

Jason White
 

It’s relatively easy to use from a command prompt, and the documentation covers the various options, including the Pandoc Markdown file format.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 14:23
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Well, this looks like a very complicated command line tool.

 

I did a simple install and there are no icons and the only thing I can find on my start menu, is the user guide.

 

I may have missed something.

 

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Hi Alan,

I did a search and found that one, it is free, and two, sounds amazingly complete.

Here is the about page with links to installing, etc.

https://pandoc.org/

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Jason,

 

Well, if you're going to use Microsoft Word, then you need to know how to create real headings with it and not attempt visual headings with formatting. Word seems to be widely used to I thought Juan might already have access to it.

 

Where does one obtain Pandoc, how much does it cost, and does it have the ability to save documents created with it in ePub format? If it can't create ePub documents, how do you convert them from its format to ePub?

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

If you are writing original material and wish to generate EPUB documents, then Pandoc would be an effective and accessible tool. You can write the documents in Pandoc Markdown (or one of the other formats supported by Pandoc) and convert them to EPUB.

 

I wouldn’t recommend Microsoft Word as the format in which to write, unless you’re careful to use styles properly throughout the document. Many users of Microsoft Word, unfortunately, use direct formatting extensively, leading to poorly structured documents that are less accessible to screen reader users and not as good as they should be when converted to other formats. The obvious sign of this is the lack of heading styles – for example, a paragraph in “normal” style which is marked as centered, and with fonts that make it look as though it’s a heading.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Alan Lemly <walemly@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:24
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Richard and Juan,

 

I was under the impression that Juan was composing original material which is why I suggested using Microsoft Word to do so and then using Codex to convert it to ePub. I just did a quick search of ePub documents on my computer and when I opened the context menu on one of those files and arrowed to Codex to check what conversion options were possible, Word 2007 was one of the choices. That would create a docx file from an ePub one.

 

Alan

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: ebook editor

 

Are they already in ePub format?

 

If so, I’m not sure.

 

Alan had suggested using Codex which can convert Word to ePub, but it may also be able to convert ePub to Word, then do your edits and convert it back.

Not sure if that would work, but might be worth a try.

 

Here is Alan’s message again:

Juan,

 

I'd recommend you do your document editing and preparation with Microsoft Word and then use the excellent Codex program developed by James Scholes to convert it to ePub format. Codex can convert 18 different input formats including docx to 8 different output formats including ePub. You can read about it here:

 

http://jscholes.net/project/codex/#features

 

Alan Lemly

 

HTH,

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:47 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ebook editor

 

HI All,

 

I have to edit and prepare some epub ebooks.  Is there an accessible editor for this? Calibre isn’t that accessible.

 

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

 

Best,

 

Juan