RE: Text Analyzer Broken

I can't type sentences without two spaces after a period, it just does not
work for me, at one time they tried to get all medical transcriptionists not
to put two spaces but my facility prefers them, thank goodness, I don't know
if I could do it regularly and since my facility is on Jaws 9, I would not
have text analyzer to fix that for me if necessary.  I have used the Optacon
and I personally think it is a good idea to have the two spaces, makes the
thoughts flow easier.  

I agree it should be optional, even Word makes it an option now, although
some earlier versions did not in their grammar checker.  


Rose Combs
rosecombs@xxxxx


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Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:21 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Text Analyzer Broken

Before JFW version 12.0.1158, Text Analyzer was a useful tool, identifying
situations in the text with errors that one might not otherwise notice,
e.g., mid-sentence font changes, spaces before commas and periods, and extra
spaces between words.  I often have problems with extra spaces between
words.
Some misguided soul at Freedom Scientific apparently decided to overrule
legal style books (as well as many other style formatting requirements) and
treat two spaces after a period as an error.  It calls out these entirely
appropriate (and often required) spaces as an erroneous space run.
Moreover, with the verbosity settings, Jaws key plus V, there is no way to
change the setting so as to recognize that two spaces after a period are
perfectly proper, and often required.
I realize that journalist styles prescribe only one space after a period,
but to force that on everyone, particularly in the face of many style
requirements (and court rules in some cases) seems a little high-handed.
I've written to Freedom Scientific with a complaint and a suggestion that
this post-period spacing thing be made an option, to recognize differences
in writing style requirements.
It occurred to me, perhaps a little late, that there might be a setting
somewhere other than in the verbosity setting where this can be fixed.  I
checked the settings center, and the only option is a check/unchecked box
for runs of spaces.  Too bad!



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