RE: JFW and Office xp?

I have been using JAWS with Office XP for over a year and a half.  In
fact, I was an Office XP user before I became a JAWS user.  Because my
firm makes extensive use of MS Word's tables, track changes, styles, and
screen colors, there really is no other choice.  There is no screen
reader other than JAWS, to my knowledge, that allows a blind user to use
Office XP and these features.
I need to be precise, however, because not all versions of JAWS are
created equal.
Version 4.51, in my experience, is vastly superior to JAWS 5.0.
Something is wrong, I think, with the 5.0 video drivers, as many on this
list have experienced.  JAWS 5.0 gives inaccurate screen information,
skips lines, and otherwise behaves erratically, particularly in Office
XP.
Thus, if you are thinking about Office XP, to be safe, be sure you are
using JAWS 4.51 and not 5.0.  I am hoping JAWS 5.1 will fix the 5.0
problems.
Good luck.



Ed Marquette
930 West 34th St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561- 7111 

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Francis Daniels
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 9:27 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: JFW and Office xp?


I'm using JAWS with Office XP 2002 and it works fine.  I had some
adjusting to do when I switched from Office 97 to 2000, but that's
another story.  It was a training thing, not the way JAWS works.

Francis


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