RE: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?

yes you can

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Gerardo Corripio
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 12:00
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> 
> Hi guys: This might sound a dumb question but can I also take advantage
> of
> the calendar feature in Microsoft Outlook if I don't use Microsoft
> Outlook
> for Email?
> Gerardo
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marquette, Ed" <Ed.Marquette@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 12:34 PM
> Subject: RE: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> 
> 
> Not sure about Outlook 2010, but I think the keyboard commands haven't
> changed all that much.  To enter a new appointment, just press control
> plus
> shift plus "A".  This should, I am told, give you the same dialog box
> that
> you get in Outlook 2003.  Fill in the dates and times, and you're done.
> JAWS should tell you if it overlaps with another appointment.  I think
> we
> sometimes get too hung up with the calendar metaphor.  You don't have
> to be
> on the particular square in the calendar in order to create an
> appointment
> for that date.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf
> Of Bonnie Vegiard
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 12:29 PM
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> 
> OK, I'm trying to get used to the Outlook Calendar beast. I'm using
> Office
> 2010 and Jaws 12, along with Windows 7. I put it in week view, and that
> helps with the virtual viewer--insert  + "a" twice brings up a nice
> list for
> the week. But I don't know how to navigate to a date, say, two weeks
> from
> now, and enter an appointment on that date. Tabbed all around and
> couldn't
> find anything. Finally used Zoomtext to get to the calendar table in
> the
> left column, which Jaws was not picking up, and move to that week. But
> then
> when I hit cntl n for a new appointment, it put me in on the Sunday of
> that
> week. I know I can type the date in the edit box, but the appointment
> was
> the third Wednesday and  I wanted the calendar to tell me what that
> date
> was. Just can't figure it out.
> 
> Also, the virtual ribbon wasn't active when I tried to get to the
> reoccurrence button. Went to settings center, and it said that virtual
> ribbon was checked, but it wasn't working in the calendar view.
> 
> Anyone know how to navigate in this area?
> 
> Really like the short cut key for the virtual viewer of appointments.
> Thanks
> for that.
> 
> Bonnie
> Houston TX
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf
> Of George B
> Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:30 AM
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> 
> Put the view into day, week, month and then hit insert a and it puts
> you on
> the first appointment and if it does not read the appointment just do
> jaws
> key read line.  The cool thing is if you do the insert a a you get the
> vertural viewer and it list the day's appointments events etc. in
> groups.
> i.e.  events no events appointments 3 then each appointment.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Bonnie Vegiard
> > Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 05:47
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: RE: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> >
> > Insert plus a twice does look like a very useful keystroke for
> > checking appointments. When I tried it, I got all the appointments in
> Sept.
> > Since
> > this  is the last day of Sept, that meant I had to go through all the
> > passed ones to get to current. I do use the month view, thought, so
> > that may be why. When I have a few minutes I'll change to the day or
> > week view and see what I think of that. Maybe the virtual viewer
> > changes too?
> >
> > I still find the caps lock as the Jaws key in inconsistent for me,
> > even though I use laptop layout. Sometimes it seems to work and
> > sometimes it doesn't. But I do appreciate the hints about using the
> > calendar, as I hadn't gotten very good with it yet and I think a few
> > good shortcuts would really make a difference.
> >
> > Bonnie
> > Houston, TX
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Lil
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:53 PM
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: RE: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> >
> > So sorry about that!  Ok, let's try this again.
> >
> > It does not matter what view you are in, insert+a will list your
> > appointments and insert+a twice quickly will put them in the virtual
> > window.
> > (Using jaws 11 and MS outlook 2007)
> >
> > HTH
> > Lil ~
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Lil
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 6:19 PM
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: RE: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Insert+a will list the appointments and insert+a twice quickly will
> > Insert+put
> > them
> > in the virtual window.
> >
> > HTH!
> > Lil
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Bonnie Vegiard
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 6:01 PM
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: RE: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> >
> > I use Outlook, and have been using it through 2007 and 2010. You find
> > the "set up your account" link and then type in your email
> > information, mine is gmail, but whatever. Then it will go to your
> mail
> > account and download the messages. Since I keep my contacts and
> > calendar in Outlook, I can sync it all with my Nokia N 82 phone. I
> > also set up a Mobile Me account, and now calendar and contacts are
> > also available on my ipod touch.
> >
> >
> >
> > The problem I am having is with viewing appointments once they are in
> > the computer. I can access them on my phone or ipod touch just fine,
> > but on the computer I usually have to resort to the magnification
> > window rather than rely on Jaws. I know the view I use is probably
> > most of the problem. I have it set to month view, and then when I
> > arrow around it tells me that there are appointments on a given day,
> > but not what they are. I probably have to go to day view, or maybe
> > week? Does anyone know what the best view for Jaws may be?
> >
> >
> >
> > I would also like the reminder turned off by default, but haven't
> > taken the time to figure out how to accomplish this. If anyone knows
> > without too much investigation, I'd love a step by step on this.
> >
> >
> >
> > Bonnie
> >
> >
> >
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:22 AM
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: RE: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> >
> >
> >
> > Bob:
> >
> > I know you addressed this to Sue, but having just entered an
> > appointment in Outlook, I thought I'd answer.
> >
> > From pretty much anywhere in Outlook (other than inside a message,
> > task, appointment, or the like), just press control-shift-A.  "A" is
> > logical since it is an "appointment" you are creating.
> >
> > You will be asked for Subject and Location.  Those are the first two
> > edit boxes.  There is a combo box that follows, but I always skip it.
> >
> > Then comes the start date.  The present date will come up as a
> default.
> > Just edit the date and hit tab.
> >
> > The next field is the start time.  Mine is set to jump by half hour
> > increments.  So, arrow up and down until you have the start time.  If
> > the time is an odd one, e.g., 11:45 instead of 11:30, just edit.  Be
> > sure to indicate A M or P M.  You can freely edit these fields.
> >
> > Tab again and you will hit the end date.  Unless the appointment runs
> > for several days, just hit tab because this field should have the
> same
> > date as the start date.
> >
> > Hit tab again, and you are in the edit field for "end time."  You can
> > edit this just like the start time.  Mine defaults to duration of
> half
> > hour.
> > So,
> > if I have a meeting starting at 11:30, the default end time will be
> > 12:00.
> >
> > Again, edit up and down to increase or decrease the end time.  Again,
> > be sure to check the AM/PM.
> >
> > There are some other fields that are not important.  Just tab until
> > you come to "reminder."  Mine is turned on by default.  If it isn't,
> > check it to turn it on.  Tab again to get the advance time.  Mine is
> > set, by default, to remind me 15 minutes in advance of the
> > appointment.  This too is an edit field.  Use up and down arrows to
> > increase or reduce the reminder time by Outlook's set increments, or
> > just type in the amount of time for a reminder.
> > You can edit the reminder "sound," but I just use the default.
> >
> > For me, there is only one other useful field, and that is "Notes."
> >
> > Keep tabbing until you come to "Notes."  It is a free form edit box.
> > Type
> > anything you want in the way of reminders, e.g., be sure to bring the
> > Smith trademark files or Don't forget to ask about Pete's daughter
> who
> > is a freshman at Yale.
> >
> > Type in anything you like.
> >
> > Then, press Control plus S to save and Escape to leave the
> appointment.
> >
> > To reach the calendar to review it, press Control plus 2 from just
> > about anywhere in Outlook.
> >
> > There are alternative ways to do the above.  The above works for me.
> > Hope
> > it is useful for you.
> >
> >  the
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> >       From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-
> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Onward Bob
> >       Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:40 AM
> >       To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >       Subject: Re: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> >
> >       Sue, how do you do this using outlook? Thanks for any
> help...Bob
> >
> >               ----- Original Message -----
> >
> >               From: Sue B <mailto:sueb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> >               To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >               Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 4:10 AM
> >
> >               Subject: Re: Accessible Desktop Calendars with Alarms?
> >
> >
> >
> >               Samara,
> >
> >               Many people use MS Outlook for such tasks. Have you
> already
> tried
> > that?
> >
> >               Sue B.
> >
> >               On 9/27/2010 11:53 PM, Samara Raine wrote:
> >
> >               Hey guys. I was wondering if there was a program that
> was
> accessible
> > with jaws and was a calendar. A calendar where I could store
> birthdays
> > and events, scheduled tasks and such, and that had an alarm that I
> > could set to go off when these birthdays or tasks came up. Anything?
> >
> >
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