[bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofreading Software

Hi Andromache!

The free version of Jarte didn't announce page breaks with Window-Eyes. I think this was one I tried when I was trying so many word processors. I had to install it again to be sore.

Debby

At 09:46 PM 3/23/2010, Andromache wrote
I just wanted to report that Jarte is accessible to screen readers, allows for page break insertion, and is free. :) It's basically a diluxe version of WordPad, without all the bloat of MS Word. Page breaks are also announced, at least by NVDA.

So I'm very happy. I found a solution that won't cost me anything. Just thought others might be interested. I should also mention that Jarte does all the essentials, like text formatting, attribute changing, insertion of tables, customized tab stops, etc. One feature that really stood out is Hot Connect, where you can have your browser open to fill out forms, edit text in Jarte, save changes, and have the text automatically copied to the other program's window.

In other news, my new scanner has just arrived. So I'm all set. Off to start proofing.

Andromache

On 3/22/2010 8:46 PM, Mayrie ReNae wrote:
Hi there,

Unfortunately, you do need software that will recognize, preserve, and
announce page breaks.  From what I know, and I don't use NVDA but JAWS, the
two pieces of software best able to do what you need to do when proofreading
are either Word, or Kurzweil 1000.

Sorry to tell you what may be inconvenient news.

But happy proofreading!

Mayrie



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I've just been approved for volunteering for a second time. I used to be on
this list a long time ago but had a different e-mail address. I remember
some of the names here.

But my question is about screen readers and pagination, and what software
works best to edit books. I tried opening the book in both WordPad and
OpenOffice, but I don't get any feedback on page breaks. If it helps, I'm
using the NVDA screen reader. Do I need to purchase MS Word for the sake of
pagination? Thanks in advance for your help.

Andromache
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