Re: Correcting Spelling in Word 2000 JFW6.0

Margret, Thanks so much for this tip!  It makes so much sense to check a
long document in this way instead of sitting there for hours as jaws goes
through every grammer "mistake" which I usually don't want for my document.
I also agree with you, I don't need jaws spelling the word I got wrong, I
just need it to announce the misspelled words and my options to replace it.
    I agree with you about wanting Jaws to announce misspelled words or
grammar errors on the line I'm working on.  Since I'm on the list I've been
trying to find a solution to this problem.  I tried going into windows help
while in the spell check and there are no answers there.  Thanks again for a
great post, Judith
----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Thomas" <iluvtoread@xxxxxxx>
To: "jfw" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 1:27 PM
Subject: Correcting Spelling in Word 2000 JFW6.0


> Good Afternoon All,
>
>     I was going through some old posts I saved and found a tip I
> wanted to try, but am not getting to work here with XP Home with Sp2,
> Word 2000, and JAWS 6.0.  Apparently, the tip was written when JFW 3.7
> was the latest version out and maybe changes in JAWS since then have
> negated the tip or I could easily be missing something, or need to
> change some of my settings to have it work.
>
> "forwarded message
>
> Kelly, good description.  I leave the "check spelling as you type"
> always
> checked in Word.  Incidentally, in the JAWS 3.7 verbosity list, the
> "Announce Proofreading Information" has 3 states which can be toggled.
> The
> first, which is the default, is off, or do not detect spelling or
> grammar
> errors.  The second is "detect spelling and grammatical errors".  And
> the
> third is "detect spelling and grammatical errors and count errors on
> line".
> This third state is my favorite.
>
> If you choose the second item the only time you hear errors is if you
> move
> across or into a word by moving around one word at a time.  The third
> choice
> tells you the number of errors on any given line by just pressing an
> up
> or
> down arrow to move to that line.
>
> Now, for a new feature that many of you may not know about.  We all
> know
> that the F7 key starts the spell check in Word.  However, and this is
> good,
> JAWS reads first the misspelled word and spells it, then JAWS reads
> the
> suggested word and spells it.  This is great for beginners.  But for
> more
> experienced users, a quicker way has been added to JAWS to allow you
> to
> correct spelling errors without having to use F7 and listen to all of
> that
> chatter.
>
> The keystroke is Control+Shift+E (for errors).  Press this and you get
> a
> vertical list of all of the spelling errors in a document.  Press up
> or
> down
> arrow to go through the list of errors.  When you find a word that you
> want
> to correct, just press ENTER from within this error list and the list
> will
> close, and you will be on the misspelled word within the document,
> with
> your
> cursor at the beginning of the word.  Next, press Shift+F10 or press
> the
> Windows applications key, and you will get a context menu for that
> misspelled word.  Since it is a context menu, and nothing is
> highlighted,
> JAWS will not say anything, but if you press down arrow, you will land
> on
> the first suggested replacement word and JAWS will read it.  If this
> word
> is
> the correct word, simply press ENTER and the word is replaced in the
> document and your cursor is now at the end of the word.  You can spell
> words
> within the context menu with JAWS by pressing Insert+5+5 (on the
> number
> pad).
>
> This new method of spell checking a document requires that the "check
> spelling as you type" check box in the Options menu of Word is
> checked.
> The
> nice thing about this is that you can go through a list of misspelled
> words
> in a document without having to listen to both the wrong word and the
> suggested word being both read and spelled, so it can be much faster.
> Again, more experienced computer users would be the ones that I see
> using
> this feature more than beginners.
>
> Another keystroke in JAWS, Control+Shift+G will give you a list of
> grammatical errors within a document in Word, although I tend to use
> this
> less than the spell check.  If you have not yet tried the
> Control+Shift+E
> keystroke in Word, I encourage you to try it.  You will find it makes
> spell
> checking a lot faster.  If you want to ignore a word that comes up in
> this
> list, just move over it and ignore it and go on to the next word.  Try
> it
> out and see what you all think."
>
>     JAWS says nothing at all with Control-Shift-E when I'm at the
> beginning of the document.  I've tried hitting Control-Shift-E after
> hitting F-7, but JAWS doesn't speak as described in the tip.  I have
> check spelling as you type checked.  My verbosity options are set to
> Advanced.  There are no other versions of JAWS on the machine at
> present.
>
>     Thanks for any help anyone can offer on this.
> Margaret
> iluvtoread@xxxxxxx
>
>
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