Fw: easiest way of proofreading

A very simple way would be to have 1 or more versions of Jaws on your 
machine--as I do--with a hot key for each.
E.g. Version 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 or 5.0 and 5.1, etc.
One of these could be set up for normal reading while the others could have 
varying degrees of prompting such as "say caps" or the pitch could change or 
there could be a sound played--whatever prompts you wish. This proofreading 
mode would be slow and tedious but gradually you could let up on some of the 
settings.
Also, after discovering and correcting some the errors you are making, after a 
while you should have modified or corrected a number of them so you could then 
relax some settings.
Another option would be to set up more than one user on your machine and in 
here, the second user could have its own settings.
In Windows XP, there can be several users on a machine and of course, each user 
can use many versions of Jaws so the possibilities are almost endless.
There may even be a way to have different groups of settings while running the 
same version of Jaws and without changing users but I am not sure what it might 
be. In other words, there must be some macros one could write for a variety of 
settings that could easily be invoked.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: easiest way of proofreading


It has a lot of extraneous stuff and if you correct everything  that they
want you to correct your manuscript will end up looking like garbage.  You
have to know your text, how you want to express yourself and check
suggestions that might sound applicable.  When I first got my machine years
ago I corrected everything the grammar check suggested and what I ended up
with was not a civilized document.  If the grammar suggests something that
you aren't sure of hit the number 8 on the numerical keyboard  and the
sentence in question will be read to you.  If you want to hear the next
sentence just hit the down arrow.  If you want to get out of the
grammar/spell check and don't want to lose all your corrections shift tab to
"close" button and press enter.  It will take awhile but the more
conscientious you become about your writing the better you will be at all of
this.  Judith
----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy Burnham" <tburnham@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: easiest way of proofreading


> I had the check grammar checkbox checked at one time but it was giving me
> way more info than I wanted but I don't remember what it was now because
it
> has been a while.  Smile.
> Troy
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 3:57 PM
> Subject: Re: easiest way of proofreading
>
>
> I proof read in say all almost all of the time.  You train your ear to
> listen to subtleties and eventually you get it all.  The other option is
to
> check the grammar check in your spell check.  This will point out things
> like the first letter of a sentence not being capitalized.  As for writing
> the word NO with two capital letters I guess the only solution for that is
> for you to be more careful.  Judith
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Troy Burnham" <tburnham@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "jfw" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 4:40 PM
> Subject: easiest way of proofreading
>
>
> > Hi All,
> > I just got a note from my boss saying that in my reports I often don't
> > capitalize the first word of a sentence, and often when I type the word
no
> I
> > capitalize both letters when only the n needs to be capitalized.
> >
> > I haven't been proofreading my work because it takes too long but I'm
> > obviously going to need to start doing it now, is there an easy way if
I'm
> > reading with say-all with Jaws to know when I encounter some of these
> > errors?
> >
> > Also under autocorrect in word there are two checkboxes, one for
> correcting
> > if the first two letters in a word are capitalized and the other to
> > capitalize the first letter of the sentence, but obviously that's not
> > working although both of those boxes are checked, does anybody have any
> idea
> > why this might be?
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Troy
> >
> >
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