Re: Seeking accessible offline dictionaries

Pranav,

thank you very much for your thoughtful responses and your generous help, 
but I'm afraid I'd much prefer investing in an application that either is 
Jaws friendly at the PC cursor level right out of the box, or for which 
someone has written scripts.  I'm not comfortable customizing and navigating 
in the way you describe.  But I do thank you very much for your 
explanations.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pranav Lal" <pranav.lal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: Seeking accessible offline dictionaries


Hi Yardbird,

I will give the steps which I used to optimise the American Heritage
dictionary. I am using the Jaws six .two. However, I don't think that
the Jaws version makes any difference to the steps.

1. Type a
word that you what defined.

2. Press enter to bring up the definition of the word.

3. Move using the Jaws cursor to the top of the definition window.
Restrict the Jaws cursor to that window.

4. Now define a frame around the current window using the
ctrl+shift+[+[ key combination. Set the frame to read when you hit a
hot key.

5. Now, when ever you type the word to be defined, you'll be able to
read the definition of the word using the hot key. You may also want
to set up a prompt for the edit box where you type the word to be
defined.
Note:
the Tab key is not useful in this dictionary . Every menu option such
as the dictionary and thesaurus are contained in their own window.
You may want to define hot keys that click on these options. I do not
know how to do this.

I hope this helps
Pranav
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Pranav

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