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Re: word 2010, making changes stick

Adrian Spratt
 

Mario,

I believe you've pretty much solved your problem, but either for your benefit or for someone else's, let me clarify the two steps I take to set font and line spacing. I note that your current post includes a query about "mixed font and mixed style," which these steps resolve.

The surprisingly useful Word 2010 format dialog has the innocuous name of "paragraph." Actually, the settings you make here cover any selected text, including selection of an entire document. It also enables you to make your settings your default.

Select the text you wish to format. In your case, you want your settings to apply to current and future documents, so perhaps best to select all with control-a.

Then press the applications key followed by p. From here, you tab through your options. The second and third are for left and right margins, which I leave at 0.0. The fifth is for paragraph indent. If you want paragraphs indented by a tab, arrow up to 0.5. Otherwise, leave at 0.0, the left margin.

You then encounter two settings where I've found it best to set 0 point, as opposed to 10 point, etc. this has to do with the distance between lines.

Then you get to line spacing. Here's where your "mixed" issues come into play. Arrow up through the options. The most common ones, of course, are single and double. Select and keep tabbing.

The next possibly useful item is "set as default," one tab before the Okay button. Check with the spacebar if you want your settings to be the default. Then tab to Okay and press either enter or spacebar.

Note that you can use this same dialog if you want part of your document formatted differently. For example, when I'm indenting text, I set my margins at 0.5 and my paragraph indentation at 0.0. I also single-space. Your format change will affect only the text you select. Naturally, you wouldn't make this your default.

In my previous message, I indicated how I handle font style, size and color. I said to shift-tab from your color selection to the Okay button simply because forward tabbing takes forever.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 3:50 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: word 2010, making changes stick

Adrian, I'm wanting to establish all the changes as default for all
future documents. I didn't know you have to shift+tab out of the grid
after selecting the color?

On 1/29/2016 3:30 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
Mario, I'm assuming you're going into the word 2010 font dialog. I go in there frequently to change font type and size, after which pressing enter preserves my settings for that document. If I want to change color, however, once I've made the selection, I need to shift-tab back to Okay. Does that answer your question? Or are you asking how you can establish all these settings as your Word 2010 default for all documents you create?

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 2:43 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: word 2010, making changes stick

when I open word 2010 to type a letter and if I check the font size,
color, justification, etc. I get white on white as the color. I can
change it to black on white, but how do I get the change to persist so I
don't have to change the settings every time word is run?








Re: word 2010, making changes stick

Mario
 

Brian, with your directions and a note I made some time ago, I think it's ok now.

another problem I just noticed is when I type or copy someone's address to print an envelope and press control+d to check font size, JAWS reports point, where's the size?

also mixed font and mixed style is announced. how do I fix this and the above size problem?

On 1/29/2016 4:09 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Mario,

My Normal.dotm is also 21KB in size, but I'm not sure what
you're telling me with regard to "I got a ding when I down arrowed."

Another option you have is to force MS-Word to regenerate a
new Normal.dotm. This is usually done when something has infected
Normal.dotm, but you can do it for a reason such as this. It's
definitely not normal for Normal.dotm to have white text on white
background by default. The instructions for purging a bad Normal.dotm
and making Word regenerate it follow:

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Close Word. Search for normal.dot or normal.dotm and rename any you
find that are in the infected user's folders (In this case that's your
own AppData\Microsoft\Templates folder. I just rename the file
OldNormal.dotm or just plain OldNormal). Then open Word by using the
All Programs link not by opening a document. Word should create a new
normal template. In Word:

1. In Word 2010, click the *File *button, and then click *Options*.
2. Click *Advanced*.
3. Under *Save*, make sure the *Prompt before saving Normal
template* check box has a check in it.
4. Click *OK* to close the *Word Options* dialog box.

You can probably skip the next 4 instructions, but these were part of
the originals I had. I would just skip to closing Word, just below step
4. Since we're not dealing with an infected file/macros, it's not
pertinent in this case.

1. Click the *Microsoft Office Button* , and then click *Access Options*.
2. Click *Trust Center*, click *Trust Center Settings*, and then click
*Macro Settings*.
3. Click the options that you want:
* *Disable all macros with notification* This is the default
setting. Click this option if you want macros to be disabled,
but you want to get security alerts if there are macros present.
This way, you can choose when to enable those macros on a case
by case basis.
4. OK

Close Word. If it asks you to save the normal template say Yes this
time. In the future say No unless you have made a change to the default
- like font, font size or paper layout or similar.

-------------------------------------------------------------

Brian


Re: Reading Status Line in Outlook 2013

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

Mine will read something like:

125 messages, 98 unread. It did not do that until I called Microsoft Disability, then had to call JAWS, and JAWS repair was done. Anyway, when they got through, wonder of wonder, my status line read like it used to do in Outlook Express.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: brian albriton [mailto:cocanut50@ca.rr.com]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 10:27 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Reading Status Line in Outlook 2013

For a few weeks now, the read status line command in outlook does not tell me how many messages are in my inbox.

It says something like this:

All unread search current mailbox control-e, and so on.

I’m just wondering if others are seeing the same thing.

By the way, status line command? Jaws-key plus numpad three.


Re: word 2010, making changes stick

 

Mario,

           My Normal.dotm is also 21KB in size, but I'm not sure what you're telling me with regard to "I got a ding when I down arrowed."

           Another option you have is to force MS-Word to regenerate a new Normal.dotm.  This is usually done when something has infected Normal.dotm, but you can do it for a reason such as this.  It's definitely not normal for Normal.dotm to have white text on white background by default.  The instructions for purging a bad Normal.dotm and making Word regenerate it follow:

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Close Word.  Search for normal.dot or normal.dotm and rename any you find that are in the infected user's folders (In this case that's your own AppData\Microsoft\Templates folder.  I just rename the file OldNormal.dotm or just plain OldNormal).  Then open Word by using the All Programs link not by opening a document.  Word should create a new normal template.  In Word:

 

  1. In Word 2010, click the File button, and then click Options.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Under Save, make sure the Prompt before saving Normal template check box has a check in it.
  4. Click OK to close the Word Options dialog box.

 You can probably skip the next 4 instructions, but these were part of the originals I had.  I would just skip to closing Word, just below step 4.  Since we're not dealing with an infected file/macros, it's not pertinent in this case.

 

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Access Options.
  2. Click Trust Center, click Trust Center Settings, and then click Macro Settings.
  3. Click the options that you want:
    • Disable all macros with notification This is the default setting. Click this option if you want macros to be disabled, but you want to get security alerts if there are macros present. This way, you can choose when to enable those macros on a case by case basis.
  4. OK 
     

Close Word.  If it asks you to save the normal template say Yes this time.  In the future say No unless you have made a change to the default - like font, font size or paper layout or similar.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------

Brian


Re: word 2010, making changes stick

Mario
 

Brian, as you directed, when I opened the file, I got a ding when I down arrowed. the file name is normal.dotm with a size of 21 and a date of 1/29/2016.

On 1/29/2016 3:17 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Mario,

Someone has clearly tweaked your Normal.dotm at some point in the
past such that the default font color is white. Your Normal.dotm file
should be found under the following folder:

C:\Users\{insert your user ID or Windows Abbreviation for it
here}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

You can also use a Windows Search to find it provided you have made sure
to allow hidden files and folders to be shown.

You should edit this Normal document template, that serves as the basis
for all blank MS-Word documents you create, to have the default
properties you want. Do this by opening Word itself first, then opening
the Normal.dotm file by navigating to it in the File->Open browse
dialog. If you double click on it instead all that does is open a new
blank document in Word rather than editing the Normal document template
such that the changes you make stick.

Once you've tweaked anything you want to tweak, e.g., font, size, etc.,
simply save the file. After that any new blank documents you create
should have the precise properties you've set in the Normal.dotm file by
default.

Brian


Re: word 2010, making changes stick

Mario
 

Adrian, I'm wanting to establish all the changes as default for all future documents. I didn't know you have to shift+tab out of the grid after selecting the color?

On 1/29/2016 3:30 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
Mario, I'm assuming you're going into the word 2010 font dialog. I go in there frequently to change font type and size, after which pressing enter preserves my settings for that document. If I want to change color, however, once I've made the selection, I need to shift-tab back to Okay. Does that answer your question? Or are you asking how you can establish all these settings as your Word 2010 default for all documents you create?

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 2:43 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: word 2010, making changes stick

when I open word 2010 to type a letter and if I check the font size,
color, justification, etc. I get white on white as the color. I can
change it to black on white, but how do I get the change to persist so I
don't have to change the settings every time word is run?







Re: word 2010, making changes stick

Adrian Spratt
 

Mario, I'm assuming you're going into the word 2010 font dialog. I go in there frequently to change font type and size, after which pressing enter preserves my settings for that document. If I want to change color, however, once I've made the selection, I need to shift-tab back to Okay. Does that answer your question? Or are you asking how you can establish all these settings as your Word 2010 default for all documents you create?

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 2:43 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: word 2010, making changes stick

when I open word 2010 to type a letter and if I check the font size,
color, justification, etc. I get white on white as the color. I can
change it to black on white, but how do I get the change to persist so I
don't have to change the settings every time word is run?


Re: word 2010, making changes stick

 

Mario,

      Someone has clearly tweaked your Normal.dotm at some point in the past such that the default font color is white.  Your Normal.dotm file should be found under the following folder:

           C:\Users\{insert your user ID or Windows Abbreviation for it here}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

You can also use a Windows Search to find it provided you have made sure to allow hidden files and folders to be shown.

You should edit this Normal document template, that serves as the basis for all blank MS-Word documents you create, to have the default properties you want.  Do this by opening Word itself first, then opening the Normal.dotm file by navigating to it in the File->Open browse dialog.  If you double click on it instead all that does is open a new blank document in Word rather than editing the Normal document template such that the changes you make stick.

Once you've tweaked anything you want to tweak, e.g., font, size, etc., simply save the file.  After that any new blank documents you create should have the precise properties you've set in the Normal.dotm file by default.

Brian


word 2010, making changes stick

Mario
 

when I open word 2010 to type a letter and if I check the font size, color, justification, etc. I get white on white as the color. I can change it to black on white, but how do I get the change to persist so I don't have to change the settings every time word is run?


Re: How to have PDF files read in the Acrobat window and not Chrome

 

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:06 am, Londa Peterson <lpeterson@...> wrote:
Whenever you go back and edit one of your messages, we're getting it emailed a second time.

 Londa,

          Thanks, and that's part of the mystery solved.  Are you subscribed with the "All Messages" Email Delivery option?  The others are Plain Daily Digest, Full Featured Daily Digest, Special Notices Only, and No Email.

          I'm guessing that this is only occurring to those subscribed as "All Messages" which results in each edit generating a message.  On the forum it simply tweaks the existing message and does not add another one.  I'd imagine that the final version with whatever edit(s) I've made would go out once for digest subscribers provided a digest was not generated moments before a given edit occurred.

          I'll stop making any edits related to typographical errors in light of this.  However, if there's a correction or addition to be made I'll still probably edit the existing message so that future searchers will find pertinent material in a single message on the forum rather than spread out over several.

Brian


Re: How to have PDF files read in the Acrobat window and not Chrome

Londa Peterson
 

Whenever you go back and edit one of your messages, we're getting it emailed a second time. That's why we're getting multiple copies.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 1:35 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: How to have PDF files read in the Acrobat window and not Chrome

 

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:23 am, Shan Noyes <noyes01@...> wrote:

Brian can you please check your email sending options

I'm not interacting with the JFW list via e-mail, but via the groups.io web-based forums interface.  I can't imagine what's going on.  If this is occurring for anyone else then please contact groups.io technical support since I'm only posting what I'm posting one time.  If it's being e-mailed out more than once it's not at my request.

Brian, who notices that contributions often get quoted and requoted multiple times, but those repeats are contained in the posts by quoters


Re: How to have PDF files read in the Acrobat window and not Chrome

 
Edited

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:23 am, Shan Noyes <noyes01@...> wrote:
Brian can you please check your email sending options

I'm not interacting with the JFW list via e-mail, but via the groups.io web-based forums interface.  I can't imagine what's going on.  If this is occurring for anyone else then please contact groups.io technical support since I'm only posting what I'm posting one time.  If it's being e-mailed out more than once it's not at my request.

I did just find a Profile option that says "I always want copies of my own messages" that I just unchecked to see if that has any effect.  If the duplicate messages stop then that may be the culprit.

I have also edited this message twice, once for the comment regarding the profile option and once again to put this line in.  I suspect the duplicates in e-mail may be coming if I edit a message on the forums if you have your e-mail preferences set to send instant notifications rather than the digest.  If that's the case you'll likely have three copies of this message:  the original and one for each edit.  This could also be what's happening.  Please let me know what you're seeing.

Brian, who notices that contributions often get quoted and requoted multiple times, but those repeats are contained in the posts by quoters


Re: How to have PDF files read in the Acrobat window and not Chrome

Shan Noyes
 

Brian can you please check your email sending options because I am getting for every email from you two emails and sometimes for emails to the list

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 29, 2016, at 9:23 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Adrian,

         I cannot explain what is happening on your machine, but I have just "recreated" the entire sequence on mine.  I am using Chrome 47 on WIndows 10.

         Once the Chrome PDF Viewer is disabled (and I've managed to turn off the "Always Open with System Viewer" option, which requires speed once it's on), the default action when click on a PDF link is saving the file.

         After saving the file the pop-up menu on the downloaded file icon at the lower left presents:  Open, Always Open with System Viewer, Open with System Viewer, Show in Folder, and Cancel (which is stippled out if the download is complete).  This is confirmed in this post from April 2015 in the Google Product Help Forums for Chrome.

         If I check the "Always Open with System Viewer" option all subsequent clicks on any PDF link cause it to open in whatever PDF viewer I have set up on my system as my default.

         I have just repeated the process on my Windows 7 machine and it varies only in slight details.  Adobe Reader XI is the default PDF viewer on this machine.  After the Chrome PDF viewer is turned off the first click on a PDF link causes a save dialog to pop up and after the download is complete the standard split button for a completed download shows in the Chrome Status Bar at the bottom left.  Clicking on the right side of the split button causes a pop-up menu to appear that has the following options, in order:  Open when done, Always open in Adobe Reader, Pause, Show in folder, Cancel - none of which are stippled out.  If I select the "Always open in Adobe Reader" option for this first file then all subsequent clicks on PDF links download the file "behind the scenes" and immediately open it in Adobe Reader.

         There is no doubt that Chrome can and does do the same thing that Firefox and IE can do with PDF files.  This may not be occurring for you, but it's not a feature lacking in Chrome, but an idiosyncrasy on your system.

Brian


Re: new jaws 17 update and outlook

Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@...>
 

I get that too, and have to hit Say All to get it back in sync. Freedom
Scientific suggested a repair, which was done a couple of months back. It
is a nuisance to hit Say All, then have to stop it and get back in sync,
but, it looks like right now, that is the what is that we have to deal
with. I say what is, because I'm always talking about the difference in
what if and what is.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: marvin hunkin [mailto:startrekcafe@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:34 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: new jaws 17 update and outlook

Hi. Got a question.

Will the new jaws 17 update that came out the other day fix the outlook
issue. A friend of mine, he uses outlook 2010 or 2013 or 2007, not sure.
But it keeps telling him, blank, all the time.

Will this update fix this issue.

Marvin.


Reading Status Line in Outlook 2013

brian albriton
 

For a few weeks now, the read status line command in outlook does not tell me how many messages are in my inbox.

It says something like this:

All unread search current mailbox control-e, and so on.

I’m just wondering if others are seeing the same thing.

By the way, status line command? Jaws-key plus numpad three.

 


Re: How to have PDF files read in the Acrobat window and not Chrome

 
Edited

Adrian,

         I cannot explain what is happening on your machine, but I have just "recreated" the entire sequence on mine.  I am using Chrome 47 on WIndows 10.

         Once the Chrome PDF Viewer is disabled (and I've managed to turn off the "Always Open with System Viewer" option, which requires speed once it's on), the default action when click on a PDF link is saving the file.

         After saving the file the pop-up menu on the downloaded file icon at the lower left presents:  Open, Always Open with System Viewer, Open with System Viewer, Show in Folder, and Cancel (which is stippled out if the download is complete).  This is confirmed in this post from April 2015 in the Google Product Help Forums for Chrome.

         If I check the "Always Open with System Viewer" option all subsequent clicks on any PDF link cause it to open in whatever PDF viewer I have set up on my system as my default.

         I have just repeated the process on my Windows 7 machine and it varies only in slight details.  Adobe Reader XI is the default PDF viewer on this machine.  After the Chrome PDF viewer is turned off the first click on a PDF link causes a save dialog to pop up and after the download is complete the standard split button for a completed download shows in the Chrome Status Bar at the bottom left.  Clicking on the right side of the split button causes a pop-up menu to appear that has the following options, in order:  Open when done, Always open in Adobe Reader, Pause, Show in folder, Cancel - none of which are stippled out.  If I select the "Always open in Adobe Reader" option for this first file then all subsequent clicks on PDF links download the file "behind the scenes" and immediately open it in Adobe Reader.

         There is no doubt that Chrome can and does do the same thing that Firefox and IE can do with PDF files.  This may not be occurring for you, but it's not a feature lacking in Chrome, but an idiosyncrasy on your system.

Brian

P.S.  The behavior carries over to Chrome 48.  It so happens that the update to Chrome 48 was in the "ready to apply at relaunch" on both machines.


GWX Control Panel Program For Getting Rid Of "Get Windows 10" Anoyance

Tom Behler
 

Hello, everyone.

 

I had some extra time this morning, so I downloaded, installed, and ran the GWX control panel program for getting rid of the nagging "get windows 10" message on this computer.  And, I think it worked.  Sure hope those aren't famous last words!  (grin)

 

Anyway, I appreciate everyone's patience as I have addressed this issue over the last week or so.

 

I do plan to upgrade to Windows 10 here at some point (probably this summer), but would like the option and the timing of it to be under my control.

 

Dr.  Tom Behler from Michigan

 


Re: new media sharing group on yahoo. You are welcome to join!

James Homuth
 

Another day, another Maheen email address, another Maheen ban. Thanks to those of you who brought him to my attention, not that he tried that hard to hide himself.
 
James,
List Admin


From: Maheen [mailto:theblindcountryman@...]
Sent: January-29-16 4:01 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: new media sharing group on yahoo. You are welcome to join!

There is now a brand new audio sharing list on yahoo this time. If you're interested, subscribe to everything-audio. You can share audiobooks, music, TV shows etc.
See you there!


Re: What is "toast notification"? JAWS update, Version 17.0.1377, what it does.

Peter Tesar
 

Hello,

So what is "toast notification"

Where do I find how to change the voice for "toast notification"? 
I looked in the JAWS voices sub menu.

Is toast notification supposed to be automatic? I have autoplay turned on.

When I select "eject", I hear a tone, and the Windows+v keystroke gives me the notification.
  e.g. ... safe to remove the USB device ...

Peter T.



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Today's JAWS update, Version 17.0.1377, what it does.
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:06:42 -0800
From: Tim Ford <ttford@...>
Reply-To: jfw@groups.io
To: jfw@groups.io


[I took the following directly from the FS web site.]
 

Enhancements in JAWS 17.0.1377 (January 2016)

The following is a list of improvements made between the JAWS 17 November 2015 release and the January 2016 update.

To download the latest release, visit the Downloads web page.

JAWS

  • The INSERT+X command, which temporarily toggles Smart Navigation, now uses the default selection configured in the Startup Wizard. For instance, if the default setting is Off, performing this command toggles between Controls and Tables and Off. If the default setting is Controls, performing this command toggles between Off and Controls.
  • When typing in Contracted Braille using the keyboard on the Focus display, resolved an issue where text was not being entered into edit fields if the particular field was completely empty.
  • When JAWS is configured to display text in Unified English Braille (UEB), resolved an issue where the word "in" was being incorrectly contracted when followed by a punctuation mark or preceded by a quotation mark.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue with UEB translation where the "ever" contraction was being used incorrectly in some instances.
  • Resolved an issue where the dollar sign (dot 4 followed by dots 2-3-4) was not being entered as expected when typing in Unified English Braille Grade 2.
  • On the Braille Settings page in the Startup Wizard, the Placement of Status Cells and Dot Firmness options will now only be available when a braille display supporting these features is connected.
  • Added new braille tables for Dutch.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was unexpectedly speaking the system time after pressing ENTER from the Search Box in the Windows 7 Start menu.
  • Added links in the JAWS Help to the web page where users can download the Freedom Scientific Developer Network (FSDN).
  • A new option, Annotation Indication, has been added to the Reading Options group in Quick Settings for all applications. It determines whether or not JAWS detects annotations such as comments, footnotes, and endnotes in rich text documents.
  • Resolved an issue with the Technology News from CNet Research It lookup source where results containing an apostrophe were not being displayed correctly.
  • If JAWS is configured to start automatically at the logon screen or after you have logged into Windows, you can now press and hold both the ALT and CTRL keys as Windows boots to prevent JAWS from starting. This is useful if you need to troubleshoot any startup related issues you may be experiencing.
  • A new speech output type has been added which enables JAWS to automatically announce toast notifications. These are notifications apps can use to display time-sensitive or personally relevant notifications regardless of whether the user is in another app or on the Start screen, Lock screen, or Desktop. For example, a toast may be used to alert a user to an incoming VOIP call, instant message, or text message. The new Toasts output type is selected for all verbosity levels and can be configured using the Configure Verbosity Levels group in Settings Center.
  • Resolved reported issues using JAWS with the Miranda NG instant messaging client.
  • Resolved a customer reported issue where pressing INSERT+PAGE UP in a command prompt window was reading the next line instead of reading from the cursor to the end of the current line as expected.
  • Addressed a reported issue with dialog boxes that are generated using JAWS scripts not being spoken as expected.
  • Worked with Pitney Bowes to resolve several reported issues that impacted their company employees using JAWS.

IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes)

  • Due to limitations with JAWS support for IBM Notes, Smart Navigation does not work as well as it does in other applications that use the Virtual Cursor. At this time, we have disabled this feature in IBM Notes until we can get it working properly.

Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox

  • When navigating the contents of some edit fields, resolved an issue where the last and first words of consecutive lines were being read as a single word.
  • Improvements continue to be made to JAWS performance with Google Docs and Google Sheets. These include the paragraph navigation commands (CTRL+UP ARROW and CTRL+DOWN ARROW) as well as the commands for reading the current line and current paragraph (INSERT+UP ARROW and INSERT+NUM PAD 5) now working as expected, the document content edit field now being properly recognized as a multiline edit, and JAWS now speaking the correct label for the document content edit field and no longer displaying it on every line in Braille.
  • You can now use the JAWS cursor to navigate web page content in Firefox.
  • Resolved an issue where spaces in the content of some tables were being ignored by JAWS.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS domain-specific settings for a specific web page were not being loaded as expected in some situations.
  • When pressing ENTER or SPACEBAR on a toolbar button, JAWS no longer exits Forms Mode, enabling you to continue interacting with the toolbar until focus changes.
  • Resolved a reported issue with JAWS not reading form field descriptions as expected when the aria-describedby property is applied to a fieldset.
  • When pressing INSERT+F5 to open a list of form fields on a web page, addressed an issue where some fields were not being displayed properly if they contained HTML markup.
  • While typing into a multiline edit field, JAWS no longer exits Forms Mode when the ENTER key is pressed to add a new line.

Microsoft Outlook

  • Addressed a reported issue with shared calendars not being read by JAWS in some versions of Outlook 2010.
  • In the Outlook 2013 calendar, resolved a reported issue where JAWS was not indicating the "checked" status of shared calendars.
  • In an email message that contains tables, addressed a reported issue where the SHIFT+COMMA and SHIFT+PERIOD keystrokes were not moving to the beginning or end of the current table.

Microsoft Word

  • If ALT+UP ARROW is pressed from the files list in the Open dialog box to move to the parent folder, resolved an issue where this keystroke would not work unless the Pass Key Through command (INSERT+3) was pressed first.
  • Addressed an issue with using the F11 and SHIFT+11 keystrokes to move through form fields in a document.
  • Resolved an issue where Research It could not be launched while focused in the Backstage view.

Skype

  • When using Skype in Windows 10, addressed an issue where JAWS was not correctly announcing the title of chat windows.

Windows Live Mail

  • Addressed a customer reported issue where information was not being spoken as expected when selecting messages.

Windows 10

  • In the Windows 10 Calculator, you can now press INSERT+CTRL+D to move focus to the Display field so you can review a result, or the numbers you entered for a calculation. If you are using a Focus braille display, you can press D CHORD.
  • Improved JAWS performance on the Windows 10 lock screen, which gains focus when you press WINDOWS Key+L to log off.
  • Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing too much information in the Choose Default Apps dialog box.



Re: How to have PDF files read in the Acrobat window and not Chrome

Adrian Spratt
 

No, the save option does not come up. I’ve since confirmed that Gerald’s instructions work for Firefox as well as IE, but not Chrome. For anyone not following this thread, those instructions are for having PDF files open in Adobe Acrobat Reader instead of the browser, which makes them easier for JAWS to handle. If anyone else has any ideas, I’d appreciate it. Otherwise, this is one more way in which Chrome is not completely accessible.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:19 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: How to have PDF files read in the Acrobat window and not Chrome

 

Adrian,

          I may have a discovery.  I just clicked on a PDF link and did a save on that link from within Chrome.  As you know, when chrome saves a file it puts a downloads bar across the bottom of the window by default.  In that bar, when I clicked the split button that gives the options about what to do with the file, for the first time ever the option "Open with system viewer" showed up, and I chose that.  It did not cause the original file I'd just saved to open, but now all subsequent PDF links I'm clicking in Chrome are opening in PDF XChange Viewer, which is what I have set up as my default.

         If you are able to save a single PDF and try what I've mentioned above please report back.  I also looked into the Chrome Download Manager but only after I'd already done what I outlined above.  The same option may be available there, but I can't say that with any certainty.  Even though I'm on Windows 10 this was clearly something being tweaked by Chrome itself.

Brian