Re: Jaws and OpenOffice 3.2

Well, the beta of 3.0 has no accessibility features enabled. If you download and use 1.3, then accessibility features are turned on. Accessibility features will be turned on in the final release of 3.0.



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On 28/05/2010 21:19, Rik James wrote:
Chris,

I installed the beta 3.2 version of lotus symphony on my system.
I had to register with IBM to do so, but at no expense.

Earlier last week, I also installed the office 3.2, to try it out with
JAWS.

So far, it seems pretty much to not speak in the most recent version of
JAWS about the same way as the OpenOffice does not.
Certain elements are fine and then a part of what is on the screen just
says nothing. I can get into specifics if you like.

But I had understood you to say so far no problems. Did I hear you right?

I will go to the lengths to learn either of these programs to suit my
rather simple needs for word processor.
But if it is not going to talk, then I maybe will have to go ahead and
purchase Word again anyhow.

Thanks.
Rik


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From: "chris hallsworth" <christopherh40@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:44 AM
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Jaws and OpenOffice 3.2

I am trying IBM Lotus Symphony and it appears to work well. It's based
currently on Open Office 1, however the next major release will be
based on Open Office 3. The website is http://symphony.lotus.com. Note
this program, like OpenOffice, is free.


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On 27/05/2010 14:27, Alex Midence wrote:
Hi, folks,

Has anyone on this list ever messed around with OpenOffice?
Http://www.openoffice.org It's a free, open source office suite made
by the same people that make Oracle. It has a word processor, a
spreadsheet, data base software, a graphics design software (not sure
about that one actually(, presentation softwre and a web design
feature. Saves stuff in all sorts of formats. Anyway, it apears to
have some hang-ups with Jaws even when the Java Access Bridge is
downloaded and the "use assistive technology with OpenOffice" function
is turned on in the accessibility tab.

Dialog boxes aren't readily apparent when you opoen them in any of the
apps, you have to use the Jaws cursor. Buttons in toolbars are not
labeled at all and don't seem to have tooltips to help you label them.
The spread sheet gives you virtually no information at all with
regard to what cell you are on. Tables and things don't seem to read
very well either. About all that does seem to read ok is the basic
editing and navigation of the word processor. You can read what
you've typed but, that's pretty much it.

Has anyone here had better luck with Jaws and this software? If so,
how did you configure Jaws to work better? Do you, perhaps have any
script files you may be willing to share or know where I might obtain
them?

Reason I'm messing around with this software is that we have MS Office
2002 at home and were talking about upgrading to something. Open
Office is free and saves into enough file formats that, if I could get
it to work, would eliminate the need to spend the five or seven
hundred bucks or so it takes to buy Office 2007.

Thanks all,
Alex
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