Re: Jaws and Word 2007


Another helpful option you can try is a little free add-on I recently discovered called Search Command for Office 2007. When installed on the Word 2007 ribbon menu, it lets you type in the name of the command you are looking for, and returns a list of results from which to choose. This way, you don't have to waste time scrounging around the ribbon menus to find a particular command or function.

http://www.officelabs.com/projects/searchcommands/Pages/default.aspx

Gerald
----- Original Message ----- From: "William L. Houts" <cadexi@xxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws and Word 2007





Hey Gerald,

Ha! Now that's the kind of solution I was looking for. Fifteen bux is a damn sight better than coughing up another $150.00 or more for Office 2003.

Thanks.


--Bill

----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerald Levy" <bwaylimited@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws and Word 2007



Relax. You don't have to put up with the dreaded Word 2007 ribbon menu. You can download a plug-in that adds the classic Word 2003 menus you are familiar with to Word 2007. You can try it out for free for 15 days, and if you like it, it only costs $15.99. There used to be a free version of this add-on, but it is apparently no longer available.

http://download.cnet.com/Classic-Menu-for-Word-2007/3000-2079_4-10637180.html

Gerald
----- Original Message ----- From: "William L. Houts" <cadexi@xxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 10:18 AM
Subject: Jaws and Word 2007




Hello Listers,

First, I'd like to introduce myself. I just joined the group and, mostly happily, have been using Jaws for about nine or ten years. I'm so glad to find a user list, and delighted that it's not on the accursed Yahoo system, heh.

Here's my issue, and I'm betting you're familiar with it. I'm a novelist who's used Jaws and Word 2003 to composea novel. I'm now in the middle of my second novel and for various reasons, I purchased Office 2007.

From an accessibility standpoint, that appears to have been a mistake.

First, and I've never heard of this happening before, my copy of Office 2003 was deleted when I installed the newer version. I've looked andn looked for it with the search utility but it really appears to have been scrubbed from my hard drive. Secondly, I've found that using Word 2007 is a maddening, curse-producing experience. Doing even simple things --well, they were simple in Word 2003-- seem to demand working eyeballs. It's like Microsoft forgot about the ADA, or else simply decided to say screw you to its VI customers.

To start with --and I'm sure other related questions will pop up as I work on my current novel-- how do you focus Jaws on the bar where the word count takes place? And secondly, how do you change line lengths? Are there any scripts for JFW and Word 2007? Any information, as well as simple commiseration and plans for the imminent destruction of the truly Evil Empire, will be welcome.


--Bill




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