Excel and JAWS

Palmer Loux <Plmrlx@...>

Hello all knowing ones
Does anyone have a JAWS tutorial or nice set commands for excel tasks? Thx in advance for your skill and wisdom!!

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 14, 2017, at 3:00 PM, "James Bentley" <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:

What brand of laptop please.  And thanks.
James B
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: High CPU usage after installing SSD

As for the stuttering with Jaws, make sure your soundcard doesn’t have sound enhancements or whatever it is called enabled. This used to make Jaws sound horrible on my laptop


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: High CPU usage after installing SSD


Hello list,

So over the weekend, I swapped out my old hard drive with an SSD. I’m up and running and am coming across high CPU usage and can’t figure out why. It’s a clean install of Windows 7, 8 GB of ram and iCore 3 2.2 GHZ processor. The PC and Jaws feels sluggish at times too. The machine boots fast as would be expected, but launching of programs still takes a bit. At least more than what one would anticipate with an SSD. Standard programs like Office 2016, Malwarebytes/Essentials and Jaws 18. No files as of yet. The drive is more or less empty.

Jaws is stuttering too. The stuttering thing I had way back when and was able to fix it at that time, but for the life of me, can’t recall how I got rid of it.

Anyway, I’m going to check later for any firmware updates for the SSD (Crucial) in case that may help, but generally, I was curious if there was anything else I may have overlooked or can adjust to bring down the CPU usage. I’m talking anywhere from a consistent 78 to 98%.

Any input would be appreciated.

Kane Brolin

Hi,Palmer. Sorry it has taken longer than I wanted to get back to you on this.

A few years ago, I too was frustrated as an Excel user relying on a
screen reader; because all too often, Websites or individuals would
describe how to get things done in Excel solely through
visually-oriented suggestions about clicking and dragging or
activating this or that using the ribbon. But Microsoft always has
built a lot of keyboard shortcuts into its Office suite--it's just
that most people don't think to use them.

Visit https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Excel-keyboard-shortcuts-and-function-keys-for-Windows-1798d9d5-842a-42b8-9c99-9b7213f0040f?CorrelationId=e8b3c1a3-7e7d-45c8-980f-dc9b2ee97bae&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&ocmsassetID=HP010342494
for a comprehensive set of these shortcut keys particular to Excel.

If you want to do something specific that seems difficult or that is
not listed here, contact me offline at kbrolin65@gmail.com and I will
attempt to help you figure it out. I dpo not use Excel for
super-complex graphing or formula creation, but I have learned on the
fly how to interact with Office help instructions, how to work with
multiple sheets at a time and switch between worksheets, and how to
manipulate a worksheet to give me what I need at any given time.

Kind regards,


BeastlyTheos <theodorecooke@...>

There are the typical jaws help libraries you can get by typing jaws +
h, jaws + w, jaws + f1 twice quickly.

Also, here's a list of useful excel shortcuts: