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JM Casey
 

Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also work with more recent MS Word files.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann
Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM
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Hi everyone,

With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?

Any other suggestions?

~Ann


David Griffith
 

My own personal recommendation  in relation to Libre Office at least is to download and try  using it as a portable application if you are already running MS Office.

I may be unlucky but in the past when trying to install both on the same system they did not seem to play nice together.

Of course if you are on a machine without Office there is nothing to lose.

David G.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 28 November 2020 12:45
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also work with more recent MS Word files.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann

Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

                Hi everyone,

 

With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

~Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hi. I'm not intending to contradict the previous poster or to in any way invalidate his experiences. I'm running Windows 10, version 2004 with LibreOffice 7 and Microsoft 365 Personal installed and am experiencing no issues when running either set of applications.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 11/28/2020 8:01 AM, David Griffith wrote:

My own personal recommendation  in relation to Libre Office at least is to download and try  using it as a portable application if you are already running MS Office.

I may be unlucky but in the past when trying to install both on the same system they did not seem to play nice together.

Of course if you are on a machine without Office there is nothing to lose.

David G.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 28 November 2020 12:45
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also work with more recent MS Word files.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann

Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

                Hi everyone,

 

With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

~Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



JM Casey
 

I have Libre, open and mS offices on this machine and none of them even seem to notice each other. I don’t see any reason why they should. But yeah, there’s probably nothing to lose, in this case…

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: November 28, 2020 08:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

My own personal recommendation  in relation to Libre Office at least is to download and try  using it as a portable application if you are already running MS Office.

I may be unlucky but in the past when trying to install both on the same system they did not seem to play nice together.

Of course if you are on a machine without Office there is nothing to lose.

David G.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 28 November 2020 12:45
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also work with more recent MS Word files.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann

Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

                Hi everyone,

 

With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

~Ann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Glenn / Lenny
 

I agree, Libra Office is good.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "JM Casey" <jmcasey@teksavvy.com>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:45 AM
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Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office
project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably
still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well
enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would
probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better
with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought
I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work
has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's
easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also
work with more recent MS Word files.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann
Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

Hi everyone,

With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away
eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word
processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?

Any other suggestions?

~Ann


David Griffith
 

To be fair the problems I had were some years ago when I was still using Office 2010. 365  and the subscription model did not even exist in those days. However it definitely screwed up my system then and I have to un-install both and reinstall Office 2010 to get proper functionality.

I now have Office subscription but once bitten twice shy and all that.

David G.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 28 November 2020 13:11
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

I have Libre, open and mS offices on this machine and none of them even seem to notice each other. I don’t see any reason why they should. But yeah, there’s probably nothing to lose, in this case…

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: November 28, 2020 08:01 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

My own personal recommendation  in relation to Libre Office at least is to download and try  using it as a portable application if you are already running MS Office.

I may be unlucky but in the past when trying to install both on the same system they did not seem to play nice together.

Of course if you are on a machine without Office there is nothing to lose.

David G.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 28 November 2020 12:45
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

Both Libre and Open Office are certainly worth having around. Open office project doesn't seem to be doing too well, development wise, but probably still better than jarte. The writer (word processor) at least works well enough with jFW. Libre office is more of a going concern and I would probably opt for that, though my last experience shows that it works better with nVDA at least than older versions of jAWS (like 2018). However, thought I saw something about libre in a recent Jaws what's new, so maybe some work has been done on FS's end. Libre is also updating very regularly, and it's easy to find loads of keyboard commands online for everything. It can also work with more recent MS Word files.

 

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

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of ann

Sent: November 28, 2020 05:59 AM

To: main@jfw.groups.io

Subject: **** [SUSPECTED SPAM] ****Free word processors

 

                Hi everyone,

 

With all the latest talk about Jarte, and how it may be going away eventually due to lack of development, I was wondering what other free word processors work well with Jaws? How about Open Office or Libre Office?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

~Ann