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Re: Accessibility of wordpress.com Versus Wordpress on a Hosted Site

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Hope!

Thanks for your below. This is very helpful. It sounds like, in the end, using a hosted site might be cheaper than wordpress.com. And, I understand you to be saying that there is not really a difference as regards accessibility between wordpress.com versus word press on a hosted site, right? Importantly, in your below you say that wordpress.com makes you use the "rich text editor." Is that different than the "classic editor?" I am brand new to wordpress, but I have read that accessibility is much better with the classic editor. Finally, I understand that you are saying that on a hosted site I *could* use the classic editor, right?

Many thanks,
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hope Williamson
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 3:19 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessibility of wordpress.com Versus Wordpress on a Hosted Site

The only thing I dislike about wordpress.com is that it makes you use the rich text editor. Oh that and they charge for domains, even if they're already registered. In other words, they charge a fee for you to point the domain there. They also charge you if you want to use plugins, or change your theme using HTML in any way.
I'd stick with the hosted site. That way you can install any plugins and/or custom tweaks you want without paying extra, other than your yearly hosting fee of course.


Re: Accessibility of wordpress.com Versus Wordpress on a Hosted Site

David Goldfield
 

Hi.

In my experience with Wordpress.com, which is what I use to compose and publish my Web site, I have not been charged any fees for pointing my domains to a Wordpress.com page. I actually own three domains, which all point to my main page on Wordpress.com and I've had no issues in doing this. My domains are registered using Namecheap.

While I don't mind using the rich text editor I know there is also a way to compose using a standard editor with HTML code. These two editors can be changed by selecting the appropriate radio button on the composer screen.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 2/7/2019 6:19 PM, Hope Williamson wrote:
The only thing I dislike about wordpress.com is that it makes you use the rich text editor. Oh that and they charge for domains, even if they're already registered. In other words, they charge a fee for you to point the domain there. They also charge you if you want to use plugins, or change your theme using HTML in any way.
    I'd stick with the hosted site. That way you can install any plugins and/or custom tweaks you want without paying extra, other than your yearly hosting fee of course.




Re: Accessibility of wordpress.com Versus Wordpress on a Hosted Site

Hope Williamson <ladyhope@...>
 

The only thing I dislike about wordpress.com is that it makes you use the rich text editor. Oh that and they charge for domains, even if they're already registered. In other words, they charge a fee for you to point the domain there. They also charge you if you want to use plugins, or change your theme using HTML in any way.
I'd stick with the hosted site. That way you can install any plugins and/or custom tweaks you want without paying extra, other than your yearly hosting fee of course.


Re: Faxing With J2019

HH. Smith Jr.
 

Hi Guys,

 

I use Metrofax for less than five bucks a month. It is about 200 out and 100 in or something like that.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 1:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Faxing With J2019

 

Your option 3 still requires the computer to have an internal fax modem card installed or it needs to be connected to an external fax modem.

I have not seen a new laptop in years which had a phone port, i.e. a built-in fax modem so in the case of a laptop it would definitely have to be an external fax modem.

Lastly the person who wants to use it must have a landline and at least I probably more people who don’t have a landline any more than people who do.

 

Option 1 is best, if it is just occasional faxing where mostly it is sending instead of receiving I believe there are even free services.

I have had basic service from Myfax.com which includes my own toll free fax number and I think 200 pages sending and receiving a month. It is way more than I need, but I haven’t felt like looking for anything more basic because I think this package is the smallest you can get from Myfax and if I change to a different service I would most likely get a new fax number and I have had this one for at least 10 years so all my suppliers have it.

I pay $10 US for this service a month, considering that it means I don’t need another landline which would cost more and I don’t have to fiddle with all-in-one printers/scanners/copiers/fax machines which are junk unless you buy a good one for several hundred Dollars, this is a pretty inexpensive and easy way to have a dedicated fax number, what is more, this service has never failed or went down in all those years.

Again, it really depends on your faxing needs, if you need to send 2 or 3 faxes a year you are much better off trying to find a free internet service or simply go to your nearest Staples or copy centre and ask them to send it. If you want to send and receive faxes on a regular bases a few times a month then something like Myfax is the way to go and you can probably find a service which may cost only $5 or $6 a month and give you a fax number and a few dozen pages of faxing. This way when you receive a fax it comes as a PDF attachment to an email and you can use Jaws OCR to read it right away. Sending faxes is just as easy, if it’s already a file on your computer, doesn’t matter if it’s a PDF, Word File, Excel, text document or JPG picture file, you just send it via email. With MyFax I send an email to the FaxNumber@..., make sure the message body is blank, you can put the name of the person to whom you are sending it in the subject field and then you attach your file or files and send it. It goes to the MyFax server and usually in about 5 minutes or less I get an email which tells me if the fax was sent successfully or if for some reason the transmission failed.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Faxing With J2019

 

Hi Richard,

 

Yes indeed, and here's something I found.

Here's something I found that might be of interest to others that might want to fax from their Windows 10 computers using Jaws.  The best option for those without all in ones is probably option3, I put 3 stars in front of the 2 places that might be of the most interest.

 

How to fax with a Windows 10 PC
Fax Authority
 
How to fax with a Windows 10 PC

 

LAST UPDATE: August 30th, 2018

 

There are three ways to fax with a Windows 10 PC:

 

list of 3 items
An online fax service (a virtual fax machine accessed through the internet).
A fax machine (or multifunction printer/scanner/fax/copier) that connects to the computer and faxes through a landline phone line.
With software (such as Windows 10’s included “fax and scan” program) which turns the computer into a direct replacement of a hardcopy fax machine.
list end

 

Option 1 – online fax services compatible with Windows 10

 

An
online fax service
 is a dedicated fax number that is hosted by a service provider.

 

Compared with fax software (or a fax machine), an online fax service offers the ability to fax directly from the Internet without a dedicated landline
phone line in your house, as well as the ability to access or manage fax communications from anywhere you can access the internet.

 

Interfaces are very similar to a web-based email account (with the exception that you can send and receive faxes), and features such as faxing through
email, the web, and integration with popular programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) are available.

 

Online fax services can also be combined with other devices – for example faxing to and from another computer, a tablet, or a smartphone through the same
account.

 

For full details on online fax services compatible with Windows 10 and other operating systems, see our page on
Online Faxing.

 

Option 2 – fax through a connected fax

 

Many connected fax and multifunction printers have the option to fax through the machine from the computer.

 

While specific options depend on the fax machine’s manufacturer (and the software they offer), many units can send and receive faxes directly to the computer
through the fax machine. Instead of having to print a document and then fax it (or receive a document over the fax then scan it), connecting a fax machine
this way will let you send and receive faxes from the computer.

 

What you’ll need

 

To send an receive a fax from a Windows 10 computer through a connected fax or printer with fax, you’ll need the following:

 

list of 4 items
A computer running Windows 10
A
fax machine
 or multifunction (print / copy / scan / fax) printer that can fax from the computer
An active land-line phone line to connect the fax / multifunction printer to. The phone line should not be a VoIP phone connection as VoIP signals usually
scramble a fax signal – for more details on faxing with VoIP, see our page on “
why does my fax machine not work on my VoIP phone line?

A document to send
list end

 

Things to be aware of
list of 3 items
You will still need to connect the fax or multifunction printer to an active land-line phone line for this to work
A fax or multifunction printer with “wireless” (such as wifi or Bluetooth) does not allow you to send and receive faxes without a phone line. The “wireless”
portion of the fax/printer is only for communication between the computer and the printer – not between the fax/printer and the phone system. A “wireless”
fax/printer cannot connect wirelessly to the internet to be able to send and receive faxes.
When setting the system up, double check to see what happens with received faxes when the computer is not active. Some models will store received faxes
in the fax/printer’s memory. The challenge with this approach is a power interruption will erase any stored faxes (that the fax machine has already marked
as acknowledged).
list end

 

***Option 3 – using fax software

 

Windows 10 contains software already includes the ability to fax from your computer. The program is called “Windows Fax and Scan.”

 

System Requirements

 

To send (or receive) a fax from a Windows 10 Computer using Windows Fax and Scan you’ll need the following:

 

list of 4 items
A computer running Windows 10
Modem or Fax Board
 on the computer (the majority of computers that have a telephone line connection have this ability)
A land-line phone line. The phone line should not be a VoIP phone connection as VoIP signals usually scramble a fax signal – for more details on faxing
with VoIP, see our page on “
why does my fax machine not work on my VoIP phone line?

A document to send
list end

 

When using Windows Fax and Scan as a fax machine, the computer needs always to be on and connected to the phone line to receive a fax.

 

As well, the computer will not be able to use your internet connection to send and receive faxes – only the phone connection.

 

***Configuring Windows Fax and Scan

 

Windows Fax and Scan is quick to configure.

 

1) Start the program through the start menu

 

2) Click on “Tools” then “Fax Accounts”

 

3) Select “Add” to have your fax modem installed

 

4) Choose between Automatic or Manual Answering of the phone line

 

5) Go to “Tools” and “Fax Settings” to configure additional options, including changing the automatic or manual reception, changing the number of rings
before automatic pick up, configure TSID and CSID information, and automatically save or print a fax the moment it arrives.

 

Sending a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan

 

To use the Windows 10 Fax, you need to use the “Windows Fax and Scan” program.

 

list of 3 items
Click on the START button, select All Programs, and select “Windows Fax and Scan”
On the toolbar that appears in the program, select “New Fax” – if this is the first time that a fax is being sent, you’ll be directed to the new fax wizard.
This will allow you to set all the required settings to send a fax.
Create your fax, and then click send to send it to the receiving fax machine.
list end

 

Automatically Receive a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan

 

In order to receive a fax from a Windows 10 Computer, you first need to set up the service in Windows Fax and Scan.

 

To set up the fax service:

 

list of 5 items
Click the “Start” button, type “Fax” in the search box, then choose “Windows Fax and Scan”
At the bottom of the left pane, choose “Fax”
Select “Tools” and then select “Fax Settings”.
Select the “General” tab, then ensure the “Allow device to receive fax calls” button is checked under “Send / Receive Options”
Select “Automatically Answer after ___ Rings”, set the number of rings you want the phone to ring before the fax service answers, then select “Ok”
list end

 

Manually Receive a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan

 

If you want to have the manual option to answer with the fax service when the phone rings, you need first to have the Windows Fax and Scan program running.

 

list of 3 items
Activate Windows Fax and Scan by clicking on the “start” button, searching for “Fax” in the search box, and then select “Windows Fax and Scan”
Click the Fax option at the bottom left pane
From the toolbar, select “Receive a Fax Now”. This will allow the computer to receive the fax when the phone rings.
list end
article end

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

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

Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:18 AM

Subject: Re: Faxing With J2019

 

 

I believe there are several Fax programs/services that handle them digitally so no modem is required.

A bit of web searching should turn them up.

HTH,

Richard

 

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -- Alice Walker

 


On Feb 7, 2019, at 5:15 AM, Mike B. <mike9902@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

An acquaintence is running a Windows 10 laptop with J2019 latest and would like to know what he needs to do to be able to send a fax from his laptop.  I believe a phone modem needs to be installed but, I'm not sure since I've never ran into this issue.  If any of y'all has experience with faxing from your laptop would you please tell me the steps on how to do this?  I don't know if there are external phone modems, if they are programs, or it it is hardware that needs to be installed.  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank y'all very much.

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.


Accessibility of wordpress.com Versus Wordpress on a Hosted Site

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

I am wondering about the level of accessibility of 1) putting up a blog on wordpress.com directly versus 2) having Wordpress installed onto a hosted site and blogging their?  To illustrate this difference, in the first case, the URL would be something like “myblog.wordpress.com.”  In the second case, the URL would be something like “myblog.com.”  That URL difference does not, per say, have anything to do with the accessibility of the website as far as using Wordpress to blog.  It just illustrates the difference between the two approaches.  On the one hand, going directly to wordpress.com is free whereas the hosted site would involve some minor fees; but that is not critical here.  The hosted site (e.g., bluehost.com) is professionally managed, is itself decently accessible and has great customer service.  And, the hosted site has “one click” installation of Wordpress scripts and also keeps that installation constantly up to date.  I do like the simplicity of having a clean URL like myblog.com as I would have with the hosted site, though.  So, the central question here is if there is much of an accessibility difference between these two different approaches?

 

Thanks,

Richard


Re: can anyone tell me whether norton online security is an online ap or not?

Dan Longmore
 

Hi,
Norton, while good for security, is not the best for screen readers. The program can also be a bit over bearing in my opinion in use of resources of the computer.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Ingram
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 1:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: can anyone tell me whether norton online security is an online ap or not?

hi list members, i'm not sure whether the Norton online security app is an online ap which would require jaws scripts or not!


can anyone tell me whether norton online security is an online ap or not?

David Ingram
 

hi list members, i'm not sure whether the Norton online security app is an online ap which would require jaws scripts or not!


Re: Faxing With J2019

Cristóbal
 

I used My Fax back in the day, but am currently with Nextiva. $5 a month for 500 pages. They all more or less work the same way. Either an online interface or by attaching a file to an email message and emailing to a specific address. Usually something like fax-service.your number@... or whatever.

Before Nextiva, I was with Rapid Fax, but they had some major disruption and were taking too long to get back up and running. Thus my switching to Nextiva.

Nextiva and I’m’ sure other companies offer number porting. The only thing that sucks about that is with Nextiva at least, it can take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks. I chose to just get a new number and update all my contacts and providers which while yes was a  pain, it was still less annoying than giving them the temporary number and then letting them know when they could use the old number again.

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 10:28 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Faxing With J2019

 

Your option 3 still requires the computer to have an internal fax modem card installed or it needs to be connected to an external fax modem.

I have not seen a new laptop in years which had a phone port, i.e. a built-in fax modem so in the case of a laptop it would definitely have to be an external fax modem.

Lastly the person who wants to use it must have a landline and at least I probably more people who don’t have a landline any more than people who do.

 

Option 1 is best, if it is just occasional faxing where mostly it is sending instead of receiving I believe there are even free services.

I have had basic service from Myfax.com which includes my own toll free fax number and I think 200 pages sending and receiving a month. It is way more than I need, but I haven’t felt like looking for anything more basic because I think this package is the smallest you can get from Myfax and if I change to a different service I would most likely get a new fax number and I have had this one for at least 10 years so all my suppliers have it.

I pay $10 US for this service a month, considering that it means I don’t need another landline which would cost more and I don’t have to fiddle with all-in-one printers/scanners/copiers/fax machines which are junk unless you buy a good one for several hundred Dollars, this is a pretty inexpensive and easy way to have a dedicated fax number, what is more, this service has never failed or went down in all those years.

Again, it really depends on your faxing needs, if you need to send 2 or 3 faxes a year you are much better off trying to find a free internet service or simply go to your nearest Staples or copy centre and ask them to send it. If you want to send and receive faxes on a regular bases a few times a month then something like Myfax is the way to go and you can probably find a service which may cost only $5 or $6 a month and give you a fax number and a few dozen pages of faxing. This way when you receive a fax it comes as a PDF attachment to an email and you can use Jaws OCR to read it right away. Sending faxes is just as easy, if it’s already a file on your computer, doesn’t matter if it’s a PDF, Word File, Excel, text document or JPG picture file, you just send it via email. With MyFax I send an email to the FaxNumber@..., make sure the message body is blank, you can put the name of the person to whom you are sending it in the subject field and then you attach your file or files and send it. It goes to the MyFax server and usually in about 5 minutes or less I get an email which tells me if the fax was sent successfully or if for some reason the transmission failed.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Faxing With J2019

 

Hi Richard,

 

Yes indeed, and here's something I found.

Here's something I found that might be of interest to others that might want to fax from their Windows 10 computers using Jaws.  The best option for those without all in ones is probably option3, I put 3 stars in front of the 2 places that might be of the most interest.

 

How to fax with a Windows 10 PC
Fax Authority
 
How to fax with a Windows 10 PC

 

LAST UPDATE: August 30th, 2018

 

There are three ways to fax with a Windows 10 PC:

 

list of 3 items
An online fax service (a virtual fax machine accessed through the internet).
A fax machine (or multifunction printer/scanner/fax/copier) that connects to the computer and faxes through a landline phone line.
With software (such as Windows 10’s included “fax and scan” program) which turns the computer into a direct replacement of a hardcopy fax machine.
list end

 

Option 1 – online fax services compatible with Windows 10

 

An
online fax service
 is a dedicated fax number that is hosted by a service provider.

 

Compared with fax software (or a fax machine), an online fax service offers the ability to fax directly from the Internet without a dedicated landline
phone line in your house, as well as the ability to access or manage fax communications from anywhere you can access the internet.

 

Interfaces are very similar to a web-based email account (with the exception that you can send and receive faxes), and features such as faxing through
email, the web, and integration with popular programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) are available.

 

Online fax services can also be combined with other devices – for example faxing to and from another computer, a tablet, or a smartphone through the same
account.

 

For full details on online fax services compatible with Windows 10 and other operating systems, see our page on
Online Faxing.

 

Option 2 – fax through a connected fax

 

Many connected fax and multifunction printers have the option to fax through the machine from the computer.

 

While specific options depend on the fax machine’s manufacturer (and the software they offer), many units can send and receive faxes directly to the computer
through the fax machine. Instead of having to print a document and then fax it (or receive a document over the fax then scan it), connecting a fax machine
this way will let you send and receive faxes from the computer.

 

What you’ll need

 

To send an receive a fax from a Windows 10 computer through a connected fax or printer with fax, you’ll need the following:

 

list of 4 items
A computer running Windows 10
A
fax machine
 or multifunction (print / copy / scan / fax) printer that can fax from the computer
An active land-line phone line to connect the fax / multifunction printer to. The phone line should not be a VoIP phone connection as VoIP signals usually
scramble a fax signal – for more details on faxing with VoIP, see our page on “
why does my fax machine not work on my VoIP phone line?

A document to send
list end

 

Things to be aware of
list of 3 items
You will still need to connect the fax or multifunction printer to an active land-line phone line for this to work
A fax or multifunction printer with “wireless” (such as wifi or Bluetooth) does not allow you to send and receive faxes without a phone line. The “wireless”
portion of the fax/printer is only for communication between the computer and the printer – not between the fax/printer and the phone system. A “wireless”
fax/printer cannot connect wirelessly to the internet to be able to send and receive faxes.
When setting the system up, double check to see what happens with received faxes when the computer is not active. Some models will store received faxes
in the fax/printer’s memory. The challenge with this approach is a power interruption will erase any stored faxes (that the fax machine has already marked
as acknowledged).
list end

 

***Option 3 – using fax software

 

Windows 10 contains software already includes the ability to fax from your computer. The program is called “Windows Fax and Scan.”

 

System Requirements

 

To send (or receive) a fax from a Windows 10 Computer using Windows Fax and Scan you’ll need the following:

 

list of 4 items
A computer running Windows 10
Modem or Fax Board
 on the computer (the majority of computers that have a telephone line connection have this ability)
A land-line phone line. The phone line should not be a VoIP phone connection as VoIP signals usually scramble a fax signal – for more details on faxing
with VoIP, see our page on “
why does my fax machine not work on my VoIP phone line?

A document to send
list end

 

When using Windows Fax and Scan as a fax machine, the computer needs always to be on and connected to the phone line to receive a fax.

 

As well, the computer will not be able to use your internet connection to send and receive faxes – only the phone connection.

 

***Configuring Windows Fax and Scan

 

Windows Fax and Scan is quick to configure.

 

1) Start the program through the start menu

 

2) Click on “Tools” then “Fax Accounts”

 

3) Select “Add” to have your fax modem installed

 

4) Choose between Automatic or Manual Answering of the phone line

 

5) Go to “Tools” and “Fax Settings” to configure additional options, including changing the automatic or manual reception, changing the number of rings
before automatic pick up, configure TSID and CSID information, and automatically save or print a fax the moment it arrives.

 

Sending a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan

 

To use the Windows 10 Fax, you need to use the “Windows Fax and Scan” program.

 

list of 3 items
Click on the START button, select All Programs, and select “Windows Fax and Scan”
On the toolbar that appears in the program, select “New Fax” – if this is the first time that a fax is being sent, you’ll be directed to the new fax wizard.
This will allow you to set all the required settings to send a fax.
Create your fax, and then click send to send it to the receiving fax machine.
list end

 

Automatically Receive a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan

 

In order to receive a fax from a Windows 10 Computer, you first need to set up the service in Windows Fax and Scan.

 

To set up the fax service:

 

list of 5 items
Click the “Start” button, type “Fax” in the search box, then choose “Windows Fax and Scan”
At the bottom of the left pane, choose “Fax”
Select “Tools” and then select “Fax Settings”.
Select the “General” tab, then ensure the “Allow device to receive fax calls” button is checked under “Send / Receive Options”
Select “Automatically Answer after ___ Rings”, set the number of rings you want the phone to ring before the fax service answers, then select “Ok”
list end

 

Manually Receive a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan

 

If you want to have the manual option to answer with the fax service when the phone rings, you need first to have the Windows Fax and Scan program running.

 

list of 3 items
Activate Windows Fax and Scan by clicking on the “start” button, searching for “Fax” in the search box, and then select “Windows Fax and Scan”
Click the Fax option at the bottom left pane
From the toolbar, select “Receive a Fax Now”. This will allow the computer to receive the fax when the phone rings.
list end
article end

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

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

Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:18 AM

Subject: Re: Faxing With J2019

 

 

I believe there are several Fax programs/services that handle them digitally so no modem is required.

A bit of web searching should turn them up.

HTH,

Richard

 

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -- Alice Walker

 


On Feb 7, 2019, at 5:15 AM, Mike B. <mike9902@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

An acquaintence is running a Windows 10 laptop with J2019 latest and would like to know what he needs to do to be able to send a fax from his laptop.  I believe a phone modem needs to be installed but, I'm not sure since I've never ran into this issue.  If any of y'all has experience with faxing from your laptop would you please tell me the steps on how to do this?  I don't know if there are external phone modems, if they are programs, or it it is hardware that needs to be installed.  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank y'all very much.

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.


Re: Faxing With J2019

 

Your option 3 still requires the computer to have an internal fax modem card installed or it needs to be connected to an external fax modem.

I have not seen a new laptop in years which had a phone port, i.e. a built-in fax modem so in the case of a laptop it would definitely have to be an external fax modem.

Lastly the person who wants to use it must have a landline and at least I probably more people who don’t have a landline any more than people who do.

 

Option 1 is best, if it is just occasional faxing where mostly it is sending instead of receiving I believe there are even free services.

I have had basic service from Myfax.com which includes my own toll free fax number and I think 200 pages sending and receiving a month. It is way more than I need, but I haven’t felt like looking for anything more basic because I think this package is the smallest you can get from Myfax and if I change to a different service I would most likely get a new fax number and I have had this one for at least 10 years so all my suppliers have it.

I pay $10 US for this service a month, considering that it means I don’t need another landline which would cost more and I don’t have to fiddle with all-in-one printers/scanners/copiers/fax machines which are junk unless you buy a good one for several hundred Dollars, this is a pretty inexpensive and easy way to have a dedicated fax number, what is more, this service has never failed or went down in all those years.

Again, it really depends on your faxing needs, if you need to send 2 or 3 faxes a year you are much better off trying to find a free internet service or simply go to your nearest Staples or copy centre and ask them to send it. If you want to send and receive faxes on a regular bases a few times a month then something like Myfax is the way to go and you can probably find a service which may cost only $5 or $6 a month and give you a fax number and a few dozen pages of faxing. This way when you receive a fax it comes as a PDF attachment to an email and you can use Jaws OCR to read it right away. Sending faxes is just as easy, if it’s already a file on your computer, doesn’t matter if it’s a PDF, Word File, Excel, text document or JPG picture file, you just send it via email. With MyFax I send an email to the FaxNumber@..., make sure the message body is blank, you can put the name of the person to whom you are sending it in the subject field and then you attach your file or files and send it. It goes to the MyFax server and usually in about 5 minutes or less I get an email which tells me if the fax was sent successfully or if for some reason the transmission failed.

 

Regards,

Sieghard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Faxing With J2019

 

Hi Richard,

 

Yes indeed, and here's something I found.

Here's something I found that might be of interest to others that might want to fax from their Windows 10 computers using Jaws.  The best option for those without all in ones is probably option3, I put 3 stars in front of the 2 places that might be of the most interest.

 

How to fax with a Windows 10 PC
Fax Authority
 
How to fax with a Windows 10 PC

 

LAST UPDATE: August 30th, 2018

 

There are three ways to fax with a Windows 10 PC:

 

list of 3 items
An online fax service (a virtual fax machine accessed through the internet).
A fax machine (or multifunction printer/scanner/fax/copier) that connects to the computer and faxes through a landline phone line.
With software (such as Windows 10’s included “fax and scan” program) which turns the computer into a direct replacement of a hardcopy fax machine.
list end

 

Option 1 – online fax services compatible with Windows 10

 

An
online fax service
 is a dedicated fax number that is hosted by a service provider.

 

Compared with fax software (or a fax machine), an online fax service offers the ability to fax directly from the Internet without a dedicated landline
phone line in your house, as well as the ability to access or manage fax communications from anywhere you can access the internet.

 

Interfaces are very similar to a web-based email account (with the exception that you can send and receive faxes), and features such as faxing through
email, the web, and integration with popular programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) are available.

 

Online fax services can also be combined with other devices – for example faxing to and from another computer, a tablet, or a smartphone through the same
account.

 

For full details on online fax services compatible with Windows 10 and other operating systems, see our page on
Online Faxing.

 

Option 2 – fax through a connected fax

 

Many connected fax and multifunction printers have the option to fax through the machine from the computer.

 

While specific options depend on the fax machine’s manufacturer (and the software they offer), many units can send and receive faxes directly to the computer
through the fax machine. Instead of having to print a document and then fax it (or receive a document over the fax then scan it), connecting a fax machine
this way will let you send and receive faxes from the computer.

 

What you’ll need

 

To send an receive a fax from a Windows 10 computer through a connected fax or printer with fax, you’ll need the following:

 

list of 4 items
A computer running Windows 10
A
fax machine
 or multifunction (print / copy / scan / fax) printer that can fax from the computer
An active land-line phone line to connect the fax / multifunction printer to. The phone line should not be a VoIP phone connection as VoIP signals usually
scramble a fax signal – for more details on faxing with VoIP, see our page on “
why does my fax machine not work on my VoIP phone line?

A document to send
list end

 

Things to be aware of
list of 3 items
You will still need to connect the fax or multifunction printer to an active land-line phone line for this to work
A fax or multifunction printer with “wireless” (such as wifi or Bluetooth) does not allow you to send and receive faxes without a phone line. The “wireless”
portion of the fax/printer is only for communication between the computer and the printer – not between the fax/printer and the phone system. A “wireless”
fax/printer cannot connect wirelessly to the internet to be able to send and receive faxes.
When setting the system up, double check to see what happens with received faxes when the computer is not active. Some models will store received faxes
in the fax/printer’s memory. The challenge with this approach is a power interruption will erase any stored faxes (that the fax machine has already marked
as acknowledged).
list end

 

***Option 3 – using fax software

 

Windows 10 contains software already includes the ability to fax from your computer. The program is called “Windows Fax and Scan.”

 

System Requirements

 

To send (or receive) a fax from a Windows 10 Computer using Windows Fax and Scan you’ll need the following:

 

list of 4 items
A computer running Windows 10
Modem or Fax Board
 on the computer (the majority of computers that have a telephone line connection have this ability)
A land-line phone line. The phone line should not be a VoIP phone connection as VoIP signals usually scramble a fax signal – for more details on faxing
with VoIP, see our page on “
why does my fax machine not work on my VoIP phone line?

A document to send
list end

 

When using Windows Fax and Scan as a fax machine, the computer needs always to be on and connected to the phone line to receive a fax.

 

As well, the computer will not be able to use your internet connection to send and receive faxes – only the phone connection.

 

***Configuring Windows Fax and Scan

 

Windows Fax and Scan is quick to configure.

 

1) Start the program through the start menu

 

2) Click on “Tools” then “Fax Accounts”

 

3) Select “Add” to have your fax modem installed

 

4) Choose between Automatic or Manual Answering of the phone line

 

5) Go to “Tools” and “Fax Settings” to configure additional options, including changing the automatic or manual reception, changing the number of rings
before automatic pick up, configure TSID and CSID information, and automatically save or print a fax the moment it arrives.

 

Sending a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan

 

To use the Windows 10 Fax, you need to use the “Windows Fax and Scan” program.

 

list of 3 items
Click on the START button, select All Programs, and select “Windows Fax and Scan”
On the toolbar that appears in the program, select “New Fax” – if this is the first time that a fax is being sent, you’ll be directed to the new fax wizard.
This will allow you to set all the required settings to send a fax.
Create your fax, and then click send to send it to the receiving fax machine.
list end

 

Automatically Receive a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan

 

In order to receive a fax from a Windows 10 Computer, you first need to set up the service in Windows Fax and Scan.

 

To set up the fax service:

 

list of 5 items
Click the “Start” button, type “Fax” in the search box, then choose “Windows Fax and Scan”
At the bottom of the left pane, choose “Fax”
Select “Tools” and then select “Fax Settings”.
Select the “General” tab, then ensure the “Allow device to receive fax calls” button is checked under “Send / Receive Options”
Select “Automatically Answer after ___ Rings”, set the number of rings you want the phone to ring before the fax service answers, then select “Ok”
list end

 

Manually Receive a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan

 

If you want to have the manual option to answer with the fax service when the phone rings, you need first to have the Windows Fax and Scan program running.

 

list of 3 items
Activate Windows Fax and Scan by clicking on the “start” button, searching for “Fax” in the search box, and then select “Windows Fax and Scan”
Click the Fax option at the bottom left pane
From the toolbar, select “Receive a Fax Now”. This will allow the computer to receive the fax when the phone rings.
list end
article end

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

Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:18 AM

Subject: Re: Faxing With J2019

 

 

I believe there are several Fax programs/services that handle them digitally so no modem is required.

A bit of web searching should turn them up.

HTH,

Richard

 

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On Feb 7, 2019, at 5:15 AM, Mike B. <mike9902@...> wrote:

Hi All,

 

An acquaintence is running a Windows 10 laptop with J2019 latest and would like to know what he needs to do to be able to send a fax from his laptop.  I believe a phone modem needs to be installed but, I'm not sure since I've never ran into this issue.  If any of y'all has experience with faxing from your laptop would you please tell me the steps on how to do this?  I don't know if there are external phone modems, if they are programs, or it it is hardware that needs to be installed.  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank y'all very much.

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
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Re: Sending attachments Outlook 2016

Van Lant, Robin
 

I think that happens if your message format is set to Rich Text.  If it’s set to Plan Text or HTML, it will attach in the normal place.  That’s at least the distinction I’ve seen at work.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Sending attachments Outlook 2016

 

I copied the file but when I hit control +V it only copied it into my message.

 

Laura

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:40 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Sending attachments Outlook 2016

 

Laura,

 

Generally speaking, you can open your My documents folder and copy the file with Control C.  If you need to navigate to it, you can open file explorer with the Windows key E, then Shift Tab once to the tree view and arrow down to documents.  Hit space bar or enter, then tab once back to the file list.   

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura Richardson
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:54 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Sending attachments Outlook 2016

 

Hello,

 

I would like to send an email and attach a file from my documents …… I’m using Jaws 18 and Outlook 2016.

 

Would somebody please tell me how to do this? …… Thank you for any help.

 

Laura

 

 



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Re: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

Dave...
 


Brian,
 
Very welcome information, very obvious once you know the trick, but something I had never thought to attempt. Thanks!
 
Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 09:37
Subject: Re: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

By the way, if you're in a situation where you want the vast majority of files/folders in a given location selected, but need to leave a few out, you can do this process "in reverse" as well

Hit CTRL+A to Select ALL
Hold down the CTRL Key, keeping it held, and up/down arrow to the individual files/folders you don't want and hit Spacebar when you're on them to deselect
Release the CTRL Key

It can be a lot less tedious when you want most, but not all, than selecting them one by one with CTRL held down.
--

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Re: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

John Doering
 

Thanks Brian.

 

 

 

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:37 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

 

By the way, if you're in a situation where you want the vast majority of files/folders in a given location selected, but need to leave a few out, you can do this process "in reverse" as well

Hit CTRL+A to Select ALL
Hold down the CTRL Key, keeping it held, and up/down arrow to the individual files/folders you don't want and hit Spacebar when you're on them to deselect
Release the CTRL Key

It can be a lot less tedious when you want most, but not all, than selecting them one by one with CTRL held down.
--

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Re: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

 

By the way, if you're in a situation where you want the vast majority of files/folders in a given location selected, but need to leave a few out, you can do this process "in reverse" as well

Hit CTRL+A to Select ALL
Hold down the CTRL Key, keeping it held, and up/down arrow to the individual files/folders you don't want and hit Spacebar when you're on them to deselect
Release the CTRL Key

It can be a lot less tedious when you want most, but not all, than selecting them one by one with CTRL held down.
--

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   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

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Re: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

John Doering
 

Chris and Jason:

Thanks, just what I was looking for.

 

Regards,

 

 

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Delaunay Christophe
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

 

Hi John,

 

Did you try to press and hold the <ctrl> key while moving in the folder with the arrow keys? And when you want to select the element you are on, just press the space bar. Release the <ctrl> key only when you are finished with selecting all the elements you want.

 

Note: If you press an arrow key once more after having released the <ctrl> key, the selection is cancelled.

 

I do it all the time on windows 7. I had occasions to do it on a windows 8.1 computer but only can hope it still works the same in windows 10.

 

HTH. Have a nice day. Chris D

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Doering
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

 

Hello:

I just can’t remember how to select a group of noncontiguous folders from a folder list in File Explorer.

Can someone please refresh me?

If needed, I am using Windows 10 with JAWS 2019.

 

Thanks,

 

 

John Doering

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Re: Copying content information from an internet site

Marty Hutchings
 

What is Balabolka?



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Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Pramit
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 2:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Copying content information from an internet site

I use Firefox - I just do Control + A to select all and then Control + C
to copy.

I then paste in Balabolka to read line by line using cursor keys or use
its voice reader to read aloud or convert to MP3.

Pramit


On 2/6/2019 1:37 PM, CJ &AA MAY wrote:
This method works but be warned that when you paste it into another
document, all the web formatting will be there.
Alison


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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Palmer Loux
Sent: 05 February 2019 13:03
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Copying content information from an internet site

Thanks Mike!
On Feb 2, 2019, at 7:20 AM, Mike Rogers <harpman9@...> wrote:

I'm not great at using any aspect of the computer, but just copied a long
page from a site. I hit the home key to get to the beginning of the first
line. Then use shift, down arrow to copy each line, then control C to copy.
Using latest Jaws and winddows 10.
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"Palmer Loux" <plmrlx@...> wrote:

Good morning friends,

Is there an easy fool proof way to copy content information from an
internet site? I realize that web sites behave differently. So if
there is more than one way to do that I would be interested.

Stay warm out there

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Re: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

Delaunay Christophe
 

Hi John,

 

Did you try to press and hold the <ctrl> key while moving in the folder with the arrow keys? And when you want to select the element you are on, just press the space bar. Release the <ctrl> key only when you are finished with selecting all the elements you want.

 

Note: If you press an arrow key once more after having released the <ctrl> key, the selection is cancelled.

 

I do it all the time on windows 7. I had occasions to do it on a windows 8.1 computer but only can hope it still works the same in windows 10.

 

HTH. Have a nice day. Chris D

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Doering
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

 

Hello:

I just can’t remember how to select a group of noncontiguous folders from a folder list in File Explorer.

Can someone please refresh me?

If needed, I am using Windows 10 with JAWS 2019.

 

Thanks,

 

 

John Doering

Administrative Pricing Asst 

 

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Re: Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

Jason White
 

John Doering <john.doering@...> wrote:
I just can't remember how to select a group of noncontiguous folders from a folder list in File Explorer.
Can someone please refresh me?

Move focus to the first folder to be selected; hold down the control key; move
to each subsequent folder that needs to be selected and press space to select
it. Upon completion, release the control key.


Selecting noncontiguous folders from list in File Explorer

John Doering
 

Hello:

I just can’t remember how to select a group of noncontiguous folders from a folder list in File Explorer.

Can someone please refresh me?

If needed, I am using Windows 10 with JAWS 2019.

 

Thanks,

 

 

John Doering

Administrative Pricing Asst 

 
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Re: Marking text to go to the clipboard with Jaws

Jerry Berrier <jerry.berrier@...>
 

How about control-Windows-k to begin marking?


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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nino
Dagostino
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2019 2:35 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Marking text to go to the clipboard with Jaws

"smile" its that last step it will always get you

Thanks



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marten Post
Uiterweer
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Marking text to go to the clipboard with Jaws

Nino,

You forget a step.
ctrl-shift-k to begin marking.
ins-space, m, to end the mark. Press ctrl-c. Now your text is on the
clipboard.

Regards, Marten


On Sat, 2 Feb 2019 14:34:19 -0500 "Nino Dagostino" <ndagostino3@...>
wrote:

Hello:



I tried to mark some text with Jaws using the control windows keys and
k



I can mark the text but when I press jaws key and spacebar and then
press c for copy, Jaws says no text on the clipboard.



What is the best way to copy text form the clipboard I have to mark a
lot of text.



Any help would be appreciated.








Re: numbering using Jaws

Richard Turner
 

When you are in the folder, try reading the status bar with insert+pagedown.

Note that if there are folders inside that folder, they will be counted as an item.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of G. Gray
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: numbering using Jaws

 

Hello All-

 

Is there a way to list numberically the files in a folder using Jaws?  I use Jaws 2019 with windows 7.  This would be helpful in showing how many files are in a folder.  Thanks...I’m a relatively new Jaws user.

 

George 

 

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