track changes and Jaws & Word 2013


Paul Martz <skewmatrix@...>
 

Hi Kimberly. Thanks for re-posting this.

Lauren, as some additional info, try the following: While in MS Word, hit
INSERT+F1 twice quickly. This opens up the JAWS help topic specific to the
MS Word application. Follow the link labeled "Helpful Hints for Using JAWS
with Word". There, you'll find another link labeled "Track Changes". This
section is very informative.
-Paul

-----Original Message-----
Hi Lauren,

I've pasted below the text of a message from about a month ago on this
list.
It deals with this exact question.

If after reading it you have questions about how to modify your quick
access
toolbar, let me know. I received some rather good instructions from
another
list member and would be glad to share them.

What follows is that post:

I cleared the quick access toolbar of its defaults, then added the
following
commands:
- Previous change or comment.
- Next change or comment.
- Accept revision.
- Reject revision.
In that order, so you can execute them with alt+1, alt+2, alt+3, and alt+4
respectively.

I also customized the verbosity. INSERT+V to bring up JAWS settings in
word,
search for "track changes" and crank up the verbosity. Then search for
"comments" and do the same. After this change, just arrowing to a modified
line will tell you number of revisions and comments. Arrowing into
modified or tagged text will tell you date of change, who the author was,
etc. Very useful.

I also use INSERT+V to change the verbosity of how JAWS reads punctuation.
When dealing with track changes, you really want this set to "all", in my
opinion.

Another way to jump around is to turn on quick nav keys with INSERT+Z.
Then "r" moves to next revision, and "n" moves to next comment. But, in my
experience, it's easy to forget that quick nav is off, and you end up
inserting
a bunch of "r" and "n" characters all over the place. Beware.

Even if you can move to revisions, determining exactly what the change was
is rather a complex task. When JAWS tells you "paragraph style changed",
for example, you're left scratching your head as to exactly what was
changed.
Okay, to be fair, a sighted user has the same problem.

I may have missed some things, but that's the bulk of how I do track
changes. And I just discussed this about a week ago in this very list, so
you
might look back and check for posts in that thread. It might contain info
that
I failed to mention in this message.


Kevin Hourigan <kevinthourigan@...>
 

Hello Lauren,
With track changes on as Tim advises navigate to the revision, and when the cursor is on the change, press the applications key, and arrow down to accept or reject.
Cheers Kevin.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Ford via Jfw
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2015 8:41 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Tim Ford
Subject: Re: track changes and Jaws & Word 2013

Hello Lauren,

AT least up through Word 2010, an easy way to display a clean version is an
old Word keyboard shortcut,
control plus shift plus the letter e. Depending on your JAWS verbosity
setting, JAWS will respond with "track changes on" or "track changes off",
or just "on" and "off". This command does not actually accept track
changes, it simply imbeds the track changes so you see just the text of the
document as it currently is. Very handy.

I do not remember how to accept track changes, but assume someone else on
this list does.

Tim Ford

-----Original Message-----
From: Lauren via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2015 8:52 PM
To: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Cc: Lauren
Subject: track changes and Jaws & Word 2013

Hi:



How can I accept changes someone has made. I can hear Jaws say inserted or
deleted followed by what someone else has done to my document, but can't
figure out how to accept those changes so they become a seamless part of the
document?







Sincerely,



Lauren



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Tim Ford
 

Hello Lauren,

AT least up through Word 2010, an easy way to display a clean version is an old Word keyboard shortcut,
control plus shift plus the letter e. Depending on your JAWS verbosity setting, JAWS will respond with "track changes on" or "track changes off", or just "on" and "off". This command does not actually accept track changes, it simply imbeds the track changes so you see just the text of the document as it currently is. Very handy.

I do not remember how to accept track changes, but assume someone else on this list does.

Tim Ford

-----Original Message-----
From: Lauren via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2015 8:52 PM
To: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Cc: Lauren
Subject: track changes and Jaws & Word 2013

Hi:



How can I accept changes someone has made. I can hear Jaws say inserted or
deleted followed by what someone else has done to my document, but can't
figure out how to accept those changes so they become a seamless part of the
document?







Sincerely,



Lauren



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Kimber Gardner
 

Hi Lauren,

I've pasted below the text of a message from about a month ago on this
list. It deals with this exact question.

If after reading it you have questions about how to modify your quick
access toolbar, let me know. I received some rather good instructions
from another list member and would be glad to share them.

What follows is that post:

I cleared the quick access toolbar of its defaults, then added the following
commands:
- Previous change or comment.
- Next change or comment.
- Accept revision.
- Reject revision.
In that order, so you can execute them with alt+1, alt+2, alt+3, and alt+4
respectively.

I also customized the verbosity. INSERT+V to bring up JAWS settings in word,
search for "track changes" and crank up the verbosity. Then search for
"comments" and do the same. After this change, just arrowing to a modified
line will tell you number of revisions and comments. Arrowing into modified
or tagged text will tell you date of change, who the author was, etc. Very
useful.

I also use INSERT+V to change the verbosity of how JAWS reads punctuation.
When dealing with track changes, you really want this set to "all", in my
opinion.

Another way to jump around is to turn on quick nav keys with INSERT+Z. Then
"r" moves to next revision, and "n" moves to next comment. But, in my
experience, it's easy to forget that quick nav is off, and you end up
inserting a bunch of "r" and "n" characters all over the place. Beware.

Even if you can move to revisions, determining exactly what the change was
is rather a complex task. When JAWS tells you "paragraph style changed", for
example, you're left scratching your head as to exactly what was changed.
Okay, to be fair, a sighted user has the same problem.

I may have missed some things, but that's the bulk of how I do track
changes. And I just discussed this about a week ago in this very list, so
you might look back and check for posts in that thread. It might contain
info that I failed to mention in this message.

On 6/11/15, Lauren via Jfw <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com> wrote:
Hi:



How can I accept changes someone has made. I can hear Jaws say inserted or
deleted followed by what someone else has done to my document, but can't
figure out how to accept those changes so they become a seamless part of
the
document?







Sincerely,



Lauren



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Lauren
 

Hi:



How can I accept changes someone has made. I can hear Jaws say inserted or
deleted followed by what someone else has done to my document, but can't
figure out how to accept those changes so they become a seamless part of the
document?







Sincerely,



Lauren



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