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 To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line. To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.