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moderated Re: JAWS guide for MS Word?

David Kingsbury
 

Hello,

 

With the risk of sounding self-promoting, you could check out the book I wrote entitled “Format Your Word Documents with JAWS and NVDA: A Guide for Students and Professionals.” Depending on format chosen, you can purchase it for between 18 and 20 dollars at:

http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/WORD-FORMAT.html

 

Regards,

David

 


moderated Re: the list

Maria Campbell
 

Thanks.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

On 8/22/2019 11:06 AM, Larry Gassman wrote:
Maria,
Mike Capelle is the owner of the new list.
Larry



moderated the list

Larry Gassman
 

Maria,
Mike Capelle is the owner of the new list.
Larry


moderated Re: The List

Maria Campbell
 

Who is the owner and moderators of the new list?


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

On 8/22/2019 5:50 AM, Flor Lynch wrote:

Your messages arrive out-of-filter. The correct group address to send messages to, is: main@jfw.groups.io >.
 
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:59 AM
Subject: The List

Is Mike B a member of this list?

 

Pastor Gil


moderated Re: A potential suggestion for the list:

 

Also, "what's accessible with JAWS" comes up as part of the natural flow of topics on this very group, and the material can be accessed easily by searching the group archive.

Not that I don't think having a centralized repository isn't a good thing, but it does already exist and will continue to exist.

To Angel, if this is something you want it would be welcome here.  But if someone else isn't doing it, think about becoming that someone who is.  That's how this stuff generally gets started in the first place.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated Re: A potential suggestion for the list:

Gerald Levy
 


First of all, the list you are referring to was called JAWS Lite, not JFW Lite, an important distinction.?? This list is still in existence, but is mostly inactive and hence does not qualify as a bone fide list for the discussion of JAWS issues.?? There is already a resource that contains a comprehensive list of free, JAWS-accessible programs.?? It is the programs page of the JAWS-Users web site, which will continue to be accessible even though the JAWS-Users list has been shut down.


Gerald



On 8/21/2019 5:58 PM, Angel wrote:
???
When the old J F W lite list existed, its moderator and owner, debbie Scales, ??deliberately found free programs which were Jaws compliant.?? She shared them with the list.?? She died prior to the advent of the Windows 7 release.?? Thus the list was never continued.?? It would be nice if??similar free programs might be found.?? To share with the list.??


moderated The List

Pastor Gilbert Pries
 

Hi Laura,

Is this better?

 

Pastor Gil


moderated Re: The List

Flor Lynch
 

Your messages arrive out-of-filter. The correct group address to send messages to, is: main@jfw.groups.io >.
 

Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:59 AM
Subject: The List

Is Mike B a member of this list?

 

Pastor Gil


moderated Re: The List

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

I may join my voice welcoming all friends here. Fortunately, I had set up this home some time ago, so I am not a refugee now (smile).
G reetings from the Greek island of Euboea,
Takis

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Pursley
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: The List

Nice to see old friends here.

On 8/21/2019 4:55 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Yeah, it was pretty sudden. The main moderator (I think) said that it had been brewing for quite a while, but I really saw no evidence of poor behaviour at least in the public messages. Everyone has different standadrs, I guess.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of cecropia64
Sent: August 21, 2019 8:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: The List

yes, that was a total shocker.?? i was thinking the same thing. folks are going to need a place to talk all things jaws.?? hope this is it.


stew

On 8/21/2019 8:24 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:
Welll, now that the JAWS-Users list has been shut down, which happened
abruptly and without warning last night, this list is likely to become
even more active.


Gerald


to become even more

On 8/21/2019 8:16 AM, Pastor Gil Pries wrote:
It was very active when I was a member before.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of cecropia64
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: The List

on top of all that this list has been very quiet for a long time.?
little going on

On 8/21/2019 8:12 AM, Pastor Gil Pries wrote:
My emails are taking a very long time to get back to me which means I
am not approved as yet.

Pastor Gil










moderated Re: Jaws issue

Zel Iscel
 

Hi Michael,

This may not help but might be worth a try –

Check which view your files are opening in. I like draft view and the shortcut for that is Alt +w then e.

Sometimes that works.

Cheers

Zel

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Thursday, 22 August 2019 8:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Jaws issue

 

Hi all, this is Michael. I'm currently experiencing an issue with Jaws in Word.
Yestrerday, I asked my school's tech department to update my computer to the latest Windows 10 built 1903. After the update was completed, Jaws begin to act weird in Word. When I press the Left and right arrow key to read work by word instead of reading it, Jaws skip's them and read the next word proceeded to the word next to it.
Some time, It won't read the next word period. I want to know what really cause Jaws to do this? My tech instructor and I  tried every possible ways  to troubleshoot  and the issue still not resolved.
here are the  ways that we take to troubleshoot:
·       Open a series of documents in Word to make sure that it wasn’t one particular doc causing the problem.

·        and pasted text only into Word and this would work for a line or two.

·       Found a Windows 1903 packet that needed to be installed, downloaded and installed it.

·       Removed old downloads of JAWS, temp file cleanup, disk clean up.

·       Downloaded fresh JAWS install and ran a JAWS repair successfully.
NVDA was able to, but not JAWS.

We then opened Out look and did the same thing and  Outlook  can read the same text that I pasted from word with out any issue.

 

 

All feed back are greatly appreciate it.

Thanks 

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

--

 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

 Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 


moderated Re: The List

Jim Pursley
 

Nice to see old friends here.

On 8/21/2019 4:55 PM, JM Casey wrote:
Yeah, it was pretty sudden. The main moderator (I think) said that it had been brewing for quite a while, but I really saw no evidence of poor behaviour at least in the public messages. Everyone has different standadrs, I guess.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of cecropia64
Sent: August 21, 2019 8:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: The List

yes, that was a total shocker.?? i was thinking the same thing. folks are going to need a place to talk all things jaws.?? hope this is it.


stew

On 8/21/2019 8:24 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:
Welll, now that the JAWS-Users list has been shut down, which happened
abruptly and without warning last night, this list is likely to become
even more active.


Gerald


to become even more

On 8/21/2019 8:16 AM, Pastor Gil Pries wrote:
It was very active when I was a member before.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of cecropia64
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: The List

on top of all that this list has been very quiet for a long time.?
little going on

On 8/21/2019 8:12 AM, Pastor Gil Pries wrote:
My emails are taking a very long time to get back to me which means I
am not approved as yet.

Pastor Gil









moderated Re: The List

Ibraheem Fakir
 

Oh man, this sucks.
Wish our information sources weren’t so easily disposable.
All best,
Ibrahim


Mistakes sent from my iPhone

On Aug 21, 2019, at 4:50 PM, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

I didn’t realise the archive was also gone. That’s pretty bad; there were years and years of data there.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: August 21, 2019 4:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: The List

 

JM,

          My central point being, if you want to walk away from list ownership, that's fine.  But you can do that without literally taking it offline.

          It's a simple matter to either lock the list and walk away if you want to encase the current content of the archive in amber and have it accessible for others (or at least members, if it was a private list) to search or to announce that you're walking away and the list is now unmoderated, making sure you throw open the permissions before you head out the door.

           Either of those is a more decent and reasonable thing to do than just closing up shop and blowing it up.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated Re: The List

Mike B
 


Hi Angel,
 
The subscribe link is below:
 

 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
From: Angel
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: The List

How does one subscribe to the newly created group?
----- Original Message -----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: The List

Yeah… It just came off as a small and petty. Anyway… I think I’m going to hold off on joining. Who knows how many refugees from the old list will even hear about the new one. I’m guessing at first anyway, the majority of folks who join will be the same people on this blindtech and the other JFW list. Seriously… To just blow it up like that without even a heads up. There were probably a lot of folks on that list who need more help than others to find their way. Just to cast them out like that… Messed up. I believe that David guy is also a member of one or two other lists I belong too. Who knows if he’ll interact with them or if it was an entire withdrawal type of deal. 

On Aug 21, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Cristobal,

          As so many owner martinets do!

          However, it appears that someone promptly created a group here on Groups.io that is the stub of a replacement.  I am mentioning this only because of this topic, which I believe is legitimate to discuss here:  Jaws Help Website

           If there's a way to get at the help content historically available, regardless of where it is, that's worth sharing in my opinion, even on a "competing list" like this one.  And I really don't consider the lists in competition in any meaningful sense.

            I'd love to see "blind technology" traffic become less fragmented, not more, though there is definite room for separate lists for things like JAWS, NVDA, Narrator, etc.  I still, for myself, would prefer a grand, unified "screen reader and blind technology" group myself, as there is a lot of information on each of these that are completely applicable or easily translatable to the others.   But history often dictates structure, and it sure does at the moment.

             With list management software like Groups.io has, each user can easily tailor their own experience even on high-traffic groups if they wish to do so.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated Re: The List

Mike B
 

Hi Pastor Gil,
 
Yes I am, and I've read a lot of crap that's very 2 faced from people that if, the truth were told they wouldn't be looking as good as what they're portraying.  One truth is that the Jaws-Users linst wouldn't have allowed this kind of talk about another list or other people.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is that somebody screwed up.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:59 PM
Subject: The List

Is Mike B a member of this list?

 

Pastor Gil


moderated Re: The List

 

For any Groups.io group, including this one, to independently locate the group and its addresses:

1. Go to the Groups.io Search page.

2. Navigate to the search box and enter your search terms, in this case try JAWS or JAWS Users, but you can use any word, words, or quote-enclosed phrase just like on any search.

3. All groups whose names or descriptions include your search terms are returned, arranged by name.

4. All group home pages are presented as links, that are also at heading level 5, so use your favored method to cruise through all headings at level 5, which will vary by screen reader.

5. Activate the link when you find what you think is the group of interest.

6. After reading whatever you may want to check out, probably the group description, use screen reader search to locate "Group Email Addresses".

7. The actual post, subscribe, unsubscribe, etc. addresses are presented as a list directly after the "Group Email Addresses" heading.  Each address is a mailto link.

The better you are about your initial search criteria when doing the search the less dross you'll have to slog through in terms of groups returned.   If you search on something like, say, "horses" you are going to get many, many pages of results.   If you use something like the phrase "Morgan Horses" (or any specific breed, enclosed in quotes) you'll get fewer, in the case of this particular example as of this writing, one.

You can always add search terms and search again if you get too many results or remove a search term or two if what you gave gets you zero results.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated Re: The List

Angel
 


How does one subscribe to the newly created group?

----- Original Message -----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: The List

Yeah… It just came off as a small and petty. Anyway… I think I’m going to hold off on joining. Who knows how many refugees from the old list will even hear about the new one. I’m guessing at first anyway, the majority of folks who join will be the same people on this blindtech and the other JFW list. Seriously… To just blow it up like that without even a heads up. There were probably a lot of folks on that list who need more help than others to find their way. Just to cast them out like that… Messed up. I believe that David guy is also a member of one or two other lists I belong too. Who knows if he’ll interact with them or if it was an entire withdrawal type of deal. 

On Aug 21, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Cristobal,

          As so many owner martinets do!

          However, it appears that someone promptly created a group here on Groups.io that is the stub of a replacement.  I am mentioning this only because of this topic, which I believe is legitimate to discuss here:  Jaws Help Website

           If there's a way to get at the help content historically available, regardless of where it is, that's worth sharing in my opinion, even on a "competing list" like this one.  And I really don't consider the lists in competition in any meaningful sense.

            I'd love to see "blind technology" traffic become less fragmented, not more, though there is definite room for separate lists for things like JAWS, NVDA, Narrator, etc.  I still, for myself, would prefer a grand, unified "screen reader and blind technology" group myself, as there is a lot of information on each of these that are completely applicable or easily translatable to the others.   But history often dictates structure, and it sure does at the moment.

             With list management software like Groups.io has, each user can easily tailor their own experience even on high-traffic groups if they wish to do so.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

         ~ Eric Hoffer


moderated A potential suggestion for the list:

Angel
 


When the old J F W lite list existed, its moderator and owner, debbie Scales,  deliberately found free programs which were Jaws compliant.  She shared them with the list.  She died prior to the advent of the Windows 7 release.  Thus the list was never continued.  It would be nice if similar free programs might be found.  To share with the list. 


moderated The List

Pastor Gilbert Pries
 

Is Mike B a member of this list?

 

Pastor Gil


moderated Re: The List

Melissa Stott
 

Yes, we are talking about the Jaws Users group.  I had a feeling that it would come to this, but still, it was quite a shock.

 

                Melissa

 

From: Don H
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: The List

 

Sorry I missed something which list are we talking about and who was the

owner?

 

On 8/21/2019 4:12 PM, Pastor Gil Pries wrote:

> That’s terrible!

>

> I hope all the other list members from that list come here.

>

> Pastor Gil

>

> *From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *JM Casey

> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:50 PM

> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io

> *Subject:* Re: The List

>

> I didn’t realise the archive was also gone. That’s pretty bad; there

> were years and years of data there.

>

> *From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Brian Vogel

> *Sent:* August 21, 2019 4:44 PM

> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io

> *Subject:* Re: The List

>

> JM,

>

>            My central point being, if you want to walk away from list

> ownership, that's fine.  But you can do that without literally taking it

> offline.

>

>            It's a simple matter to either lock the list and walk away if

> you want to encase the current content of the archive in amber and have

> it accessible for others (or at least members, if it was a private list)

> to search or to announce that you're walking away and the list is now

> unmoderated, making sure you throw open the permissions before you head

> out the door.

>

>             Either of those is a more decent and reasonable thing to do

> than just closing up shop and blowing it up.

> --

>

> Brian *-*Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362

>

> Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.

>

>           ~ Eric Hoffer

>

>

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: Jaws issue

Chris Hill
 

 think you might have one more thing to try.  Call Freedom Scientific.  I suspect your problem is something nobody else is likely to solve for you.  I haven't heard anyone mention it here before and all is well on my stuff.



On 8/21/2019 19:20, Michael Munn wrote:
Hi all, this is Michael. I'm currently experiencing an issue with Jaws in Word.
Yestrerday, I asked my school's tech department to update my computer to the latest Windows 10 built 1903. After the update was completed, Jaws begin to act weird in Word. When I press the Left and right arrow key to read work by word instead of reading it, Jaws skip's them and read the next word proceeded to the word next to it.
Some time, It won't read the next word period. I want to know what really cause Jaws to do this? My tech instructor and I  tried every possible ways  to troubleshoot  and the issue still not resolved.
here are the  ways that we take to troubleshoot:
·       Open a series of documents in Word to make sure that it wasn’t one particular doc causing the problem.

·        and pasted text only into Word and this would work for a line or two.

·       Found a Windows 1903 packet that needed to be installed, downloaded and installed it.

·       Removed old downloads of JAWS, temp file cleanup, disk clean up.

·       Downloaded fresh JAWS install and ran a JAWS repair successfully.
NVDA was able to, but not JAWS.

We then opened Out look and did the same thing and  Outlook  can read the same text that I pasted from word with out any issue.




All feed back are greatly appreciate it.
Thanks 
Best regards 
Michael Munn 
--

Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org
 Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind