Re: Announcing Highlighted text

Hi,

I just checked this, alt shift down arrow is attached to a script designed 
to move the mouse pointer down. I'd try using the passkey through function, 
accessed with insert regular number 3 before using alt shift down arrow.

Hal


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "G.W. Cox" <gwcox2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: Announcing Highlighted text


Shift down arrow highlights a line. Alt shift down arrow goes by
sentence. Try it.

That command, F8, can be used for a block. I never could understand how
to use it in a practical situation. Following are some old instructions
from Debbie Scales:
"This assumes you know the ending point of where you want to
select text up to that point.  What I might do is go to the last place
you
want to select text and type in ***.
Go to where you want to begin selecting text.
Press f8 for extended select mode.
Press control F for the find command and type in the ending point.  For
example ***.
Press escape to leave the find dialog and the text will be selected from
the
beginning to the ending point, so just hit the delete key.
Press escape to leave extended select mode.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: Announcing Highlighted text


Hi,

Actually, what you give below is highlighting a *line* and not a
sentence.
There is, in fact, a Windows key command for selecting anything up to a
sentence, and beyond.  I think I remember that it involves the use of
the F8
key, but when I first learned about it and tried it out, I was pretty
awkward with it and just let it go.  Sadly (to me, anyway) Word used to
actually have a keyboard command for selecting a sentence at a time.  I
really miss it.  I'm not sure if it was just Word, or Windows,
generally.
But I still miss it, anyway.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "G.W. Cox" <gwcox2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: Announcing Highlighted text


Debbie, you can select text a sentence at a time with alt shift up or
down arrow, depending. I've learned that adding shift to navigation
commands selects or highlights text. For example, we can read a sentence
at a time with alt down arrow. Add shift to highlight.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Debbie Kessler
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: Announcing Highlighted text


Hi Yarbird and all;

I went into Word and played with this a little.
I found that my 6.0 JAWS read the highlighted text in one document and
just read the keys pressed in another, this too was with having the same
view. But, when the paragraph was selected and read, JAWS did not say
"selected". For my new students, I suggest that they select text a word
or line at a time to start because JAWS does say selected and there is a
feeling of more control. Later, once one gets real good at this and
realizes the accuracy in selecting larger blocks of text, they will move
on to this other method of selecting text. I had a student explain this
to me when he was just learning to select text and was terrified that he
might loose that text; he was righting a book at the time. Because I
feel confident in my selecting large blocks of text, often forget the
key combination for re-reading selected text.

Ok, so this peeked my interest. If I can move through a document a
sentence at a time and JAWS will read that sentence; can I select text a
sentence at a time? In my attempting to do so, I found that it did not
work. What I did find was that text was selected and moved down to
another location some of the time.

Debbie



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Yardbird
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 10:31 PM
  Subject: Re: Announcing Highlighted text


  Well, I'm still a little confused.  Because when I select a few words,
or a
  paragraph, or whatever, I do it quite purposefully and Jaws tends to
confirm
  what's selected and what's left unselected, and so forth, so that I
never am
  unsure what's going on.  Is there some kind of situation I'm
neglecting to
  think of, where a person might lose track of what they'd selected?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Michael G." <commodore128@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 10:26 PM
  Subject: Re: Announcing Highlighted text


  Hi,

  Yes, that's what we're referring to.  Personally speaking, it's not a
  function I'd use all that much but there are instances where it would
come
  in handy.

  Michael




  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 11:52 PM
  Subject: Re: Announcing Highlighted text


  > Hi guys,
  >
  > Sorry if this sounds dense, but when you're referring to
"highlighted,"
  > text, do you mean selected text?  So this is about how to confirm
exactly
  > what you've selected, before you go ahead and copy, move, delete, or
apply
  > some sort of process toit?
  >
  > thanks.
  > ----- Original Message ----- 
  > From: "Michael G." <commodore128@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  > To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  > Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 9:42 PM
  > Subject: Re: Announcing Highlighted text
  >
  >
  >    Hi,
  >
  > Thanks for the help. That's exactly what I was looking for.
  >
  > Michael
  >  ----- Original Message ----- 
  >  From: G.W. Cox
  >  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  >  Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 8:55 PM
  >  Subject: Re: Announcing Highlighted text
  >
  >
  >  Hold down insert, shift and then down arrow. You may have had a
hard time
  > finding it because it is called selected text. I live by this.
  >  ----- Original Message ----- 
  >  From: Michael G.
  >  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  >  Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 6:53 PM
  >  Subject: Announcing Highlighted text
  >
  >
  >  Hi All,
  >
  >  Could someone tell me how you have Jaws announce which block of
text is
  > highlighted in a Word document?  I've looked through the Help file
and I
  > can't seem to find it.  I also looked on the Freedom Scientific site
and I
  > couldn't find it there either.  Thanks!
  >
  >  Michael
  >
  >
  > 
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