moderated Warning, was RE: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?


Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

While it seems to work fine with Jaws, do not, and I repeat, do not try to check for updates in Libre Office while Jaws is running!

It froze my computer, twice.

I tried it to get to 7.1.03, and I had to have my sighted wife kill the process.

I then tried it with NVDA, and was able to download the newer version and install it from my downloads folder.

After getting 7.1.03 installed with the usual reboot, I checked again for updates with Jaws 2021 running, and had to shut down because I couldn’t kill the process.

I will be writing them some feedback.

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 7:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

I do not use it much, but when I installed it to deal with a particular conversion issue it worked very well.

When you open it, at least for me, you get the following as you tab:

LibreOffice 7.0 checked
Open File Button‑ O
Remote Files Button‑ s
Recent Files button menu‑ R
Templates button menu‑ e
Writer Document Button‑ W
Calc Spreadsheet Button‑ C
Impress Presentation Button‑ I
Draw Drawing Button‑ D
Math Formula Button‑ M
Base Database Button‑ B
Help Button‑ l
Extensions Button‑ x
Recent Files List List box‑

 

 

I only played a little with the calc spread sheet and the writer, but given that it is free, it is well worth checking out.

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 7:00 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  How accessible is JAWS with LibreOffice 7.1.0?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 


Chris Hill
 

One word: ninite.  Download Libreoffice from there and just run the downloader again when you wish to update.



On 2/12/2021 09:38, Richard Turner wrote:

While it seems to work fine with Jaws, do not, and I repeat, do not try to check for updates in Libre Office while Jaws is running!

It froze my computer, twice.

I tried it to get to 7.1.03, and I had to have my sighted wife kill the process.

I then tried it with NVDA, and was able to download the newer version and install it from my downloads folder.

After getting 7.1.03 installed with the usual reboot, I checked again for updates with Jaws 2021 running, and had to shut down because I couldn’t kill the process.

I will be writing them some feedback.

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 7:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

I do not use it much, but when I installed it to deal with a particular conversion issue it worked very well.

When you open it, at least for me, you get the following as you tab:

LibreOffice 7.0 checked
Open File Button‑ O
Remote Files Button‑ s
Recent Files button menu‑ R
Templates button menu‑ e
Writer Document Button‑ W
Calc Spreadsheet Button‑ C
Impress Presentation Button‑ I
Draw Drawing Button‑ D
Math Formula Button‑ M
Base Database Button‑ B
Help Button‑ l
Extensions Button‑ x
Recent Files List List box‑

 

 

I only played a little with the calc spread sheet and the writer, but given that it is free, it is well worth checking out.

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 7:00 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  How accessible is JAWS with LibreOffice 7.1.0?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 


JM Casey
 

I did not have this specific problem while checking for updates, however using JAWS 2018 at least I was unable to actually activate the update button.

One can just go to the libre office homepage and download the latest version.

Or ninite as already suggested, if one preefrs that.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: February 12, 2021 10:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Warning, was RE: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

While it seems to work fine with Jaws, do not, and I repeat, do not try to check for updates in Libre Office while Jaws is running!

It froze my computer, twice.

I tried it to get to 7.1.03, and I had to have my sighted wife kill the process.

I then tried it with NVDA, and was able to download the newer version and install it from my downloads folder.

After getting 7.1.03 installed with the usual reboot, I checked again for updates with Jaws 2021 running, and had to shut down because I couldn’t kill the process.

I will be writing them some feedback.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 7:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

I do not use it much, but when I installed it to deal with a particular conversion issue it worked very well.

When you open it, at least for me, you get the following as you tab:

LibreOffice 7.0 checked
Open File Button‑ O
Remote Files Button‑ s
Recent Files button menu‑ R
Templates button menu‑ e
Writer Document Button‑ W
Calc Spreadsheet Button‑ C
Impress Presentation Button‑ I
Draw Drawing Button‑ D
Math Formula Button‑ M
Base Database Button‑ B
Help Button‑ l
Extensions Button‑ x
Recent Files List List box‑

 

 

I only played a little with the calc spread sheet and the writer, but given that it is free, it is well worth checking out.

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 7:00 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  How accessible is JAWS with LibreOffice 7.1.0?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 


Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>
 

My point was, just don’t plan to update from within the software with Jaws.

NVDA works fine.

Otherwise, the software seems perfectly fine especially if one either cannot, or chooses not to, afford Microsoft’s software.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 10:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Warning, was RE: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

I did not have this specific problem while checking for updates, however using JAWS 2018 at least I was unable to actually activate the update button.

One can just go to the libre office homepage and download the latest version.

Or ninite as already suggested, if one preefrs that.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: February 12, 2021 10:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Warning, was RE: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

While it seems to work fine with Jaws, do not, and I repeat, do not try to check for updates in Libre Office while Jaws is running!

It froze my computer, twice.

I tried it to get to 7.1.03, and I had to have my sighted wife kill the process.

I then tried it with NVDA, and was able to download the newer version and install it from my downloads folder.

After getting 7.1.03 installed with the usual reboot, I checked again for updates with Jaws 2021 running, and had to shut down because I couldn’t kill the process.

I will be writing them some feedback.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 7:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

I do not use it much, but when I installed it to deal with a particular conversion issue it worked very well.

When you open it, at least for me, you get the following as you tab:

LibreOffice 7.0 checked
Open File Button‑ O
Remote Files Button‑ s
Recent Files button menu‑ R
Templates button menu‑ e
Writer Document Button‑ W
Calc Spreadsheet Button‑ C
Impress Presentation Button‑ I
Draw Drawing Button‑ D
Math Formula Button‑ M
Base Database Button‑ B
Help Button‑ l
Extensions Button‑ x
Recent Files List List box‑

 

 

I only played a little with the calc spread sheet and the writer, but given that it is free, it is well worth checking out.

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 7:00 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: How accessible is LibreOffice with JAWS?

 

Hi!

 

I am using Windows 10 and JAWS 2020.  How accessible is JAWS with LibreOffice 7.1.0?

 

Thanks,

Richard