Re: How to find words in bold

I'm using Word 2000 with Jaws 9 under Win XP Home. This routine doesn't work 
for me. I can open the more submenu, and I can open the font submenu beneath 
it. But Jaws won't speak in the next list that includes choices of 
formatting code to look for. I tried it once, got blocked at that point, and 
got out of it by hitting escape. I tried it again, and this time Jaws lost 
speech, I couldn't make sense of what was going on as I alt tabbed around to 
see if Jaws would recover  as it sometimes does when I alt tab out of the 
application where it got hung up, and at that point I had to exit whatever I 
could tell was there to exit, and do a restart.

I'm not going to try that again. Also, I tried running Find and pressing 
Control B for Bold rather than typing anything into the search term field. 
When I pressed Escape, I found that the Find function had indeed found the 
one word in a document that I'd just selected and bolded. But when I pressed 
control IF again and tried to repeat the same search, it turned out that 
what had appeared in the search term field wasn't a code or symbol for Bold 
On, as I'd heard Word say when I gave the command earlier. It was the word 
I'd bolded in the document and then found by doing the search.

I tried to delete this word, and tried to open the combo box that Jaws said 
was there beneath the input field, hoping that something like a code for 
Bold On would be there in the list. But no list opened. So all I had in the 
search term field was this one word I'd bolded for the experiment.

I found myself doing something I hate catching myself doing, which is 
wishing I could simply see well again so I could figure out what on earth 
had really happened as I'd gone through these two attempts. But that was 
just nostalgia for this advanced partial with no remaining macular retinal 
function, so I decided to quit trying.

I of course wonder if these two methods failed to work for me because I'm 
running Word 2000 instead of a later release. I don't think I did anything 
different from what was recommended in both cases, so that's not the 
problem.

Just venting. If I can't find a way to skip around to find bolded or 
italicized words here and there in an important document I want to make 
presentable, I suppose I'll just get someone sighted to help me out. But, as 
with many things, I'd have been happy to be able to do this myself.

Since I never before heard of this method of pressing the key command for a 
format (e.g., control b) instead of inputting a search term, I can kind of 
live without knowing why that didn't work for me, although it sounded like 
an awfully convenient thing. But I was aware of the existence of those menus 
in the More section,and I wonder if anyone knows why the final submenu of 
font formats didn't appear for me, and trying to reach it hung Jaws. Maybe 
there's something I could do differently? Maybe if I exited Word 2000 and 
launched my copy of Word 2003 it would work okay, if it was that important 
to me? Not a big fan of Word 2003 for personal reasons.

Thanks for any helpful input.

To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: How to find words in bold


In the MS-Word find dialog you select the more option. Then you can decide
on a particular format to search for. This was once covered in the old JAWS
training tapes for MS-Word, so not sure where to find it in today's help
system.

Dave

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eileen Lafond" <Eileen.Lafond@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: How to find words in bold


No.

Eileen La Fond
Phone (206) 386-0011
e.mail Eileen.LaFond@xxxxxxxxxxx

>>> Judith Bron <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 6/24/2008 9:45 AM >>>
When you read back bolded print does the pitch of your screen reader change?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eileen Lafond" <Eileen.Lafond@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: How to find words in bold


> Thanks.  I knew about the insert f, but these are very big tables and I
> would have to hit those keys many times.
>
>
> Eileen La Fond
> Phone (206) 386-0011
> e.mail Eileen.LaFond@xxxxxxxxxxx
>
>>>> Judith Bron <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 6/24/2008 9:21 AM >>>
> Ilene, With my jaws 7.1 bolded print has a different pitch than regular
> type.  If you have the utility to reveal codes you can hit  Jaws key F
> under any word to find out if the word is bolded.  hth, Judith
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Eileen Lafond" <Eileen.Lafond@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 12:06 PM
> Subject: How to find words in bold
>
>
>> Hi,
>> I just received a notice that I am to make changes to some of our tables
>> with new fields.  I have gotten these notices quite often over five or so
>> years and they have always just given me the changes.  However, this time
>> they have given me several tables with all the fields in them and they
>> say
>> that the changed fields are in bold.
>>
>> How can I easily go through these tables and find the fields that are in
>> vold?
>>
>> I have word 2003 and JFW version 8 and Windows XP.
>>
>> Thanks for any help,
>>
>> Eileen La Fond
>> Phone (206) 386-0011
>> e.mail Eileen.LaFond@xxxxxxxxxxx
>>
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