Actually not the verbosity setting, but the JAWS Options dialog accessed with the Insert+V key. Good catch, though. Dave ----- Original Message ----- From: Mike & Barbara To: jfw list Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 20:09 Subject: Forms Mode Hi Tom; I just had a thought. Did you check your verboscity settings? If " sounds " is turned off under Forms Mode there that could explain why your sounds aren't working for opening & closing forms / edit fields. Hope this helps. Take care. Mike, It's tax time! Remember folks, if you add, IRS to the word, the, you get "T H E I R S ". That spells THEIRS!