[bct] JAWS 7.1 preview

  • From: "Rick Harmon" <rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 19:21:17 -0500

Hi everyone,

found this at the Freedom Scientific news for FEb - March 2006

Rick

JAWS 7.10 Coming Soon

Freedom Scientific is set to release JAWS 7.10 shortly after the upcoming CSUN 
conference in March, and we wanted to offer a sneak peek at some of the 
innovative
new features users can expect in this update. JAWS 7.10 will be a free update 
to existing 7.0 users and is loaded with features and fixes. Here is just
a brief look at a few of these.

First, JAWS 7.10 features a new installation program using Microsoft Windows® 
Installer technology. This new installer enables support for automatic updates
right from the JAWS Help Menu. Now you will be able to easily download and 
install minor JAWS fixes and features as soon as they become available.

In addition, this is one of the steps in preparing JAWS to support the upcoming 
Microsoft Windows VistaT operating system, scheduled to be released near
the end of 2006. The Microsoft Windows Installer technology is the recommended 
solution for access technology companies developing for this new, more secure
Operating System.

For users of Microsoft Word®, JAWS 7.10 has added three new Navigation Quick 
Keys after receiving many requests from users. Once you turn on Quick Keys
with INSERT+Z, pressing M lets you skim through any misspellings in your 
document without entering the spellchecker. Pressing the letter A, will move to
any grammatical errors. If you turn on Track Changes, pressing R will find and 
report revisions. These new keys, in addition to all the Navigation Quick
Keys available for Word since the JAWS 7.0 release, continue to make JAWS the 
most powerful and intuitive solution for Microsoft Office.

JAWS 7.10 also features full support for the newly-released Corel WordPerfect 
Office X3.

A complete list of features and fixes will be posted on the
Freedom Scientific Web site
the week of the CSUN conference, so stay tuned.




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