Re: Using the Proof Reading Schemes

I second the thank you.  Like I mentioned in an earlier post there are many
different people on this list.  Some write professionally for a living.
Weather that be as a transcriber for medical transcripts, writing for
magazines or newspapers or writing reports for a boss this is a very big
reason jaws is in such high demand.  There are some topics that very few of
us are interested in and we just delete those messages as we scan our
messages.  I hope that from now on when someone has a problem with the
writing side of jaws they will bring their problem to the list so that all
of us can help the person and continue to learn from each other.  Judith
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From: "Dale Leavens" <dleavens@xxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:34 PM
Subject: Re: Using the Proof Reading Schemes


> At the risk of being off topic or otherwise confusing moderation status I
wish to congratulate the Edward Marquette author of this message for
detailing many of the functions which JAWS offers for proof reading
documents more efficiently and effectively.
>
> Very well done and likely to be helpful to many.
>
> These are not functions I am likely to use often so, your synopsis will
save me a lot of time on those occasions I do need them.
>
> Brilliant! and thanks.
>
> Dale Leavens, Cochrane Ontario Canada
> DLeavens@xxxxxxx
> Come and meet Aurora, Nakita and Nanook at our polar bear habitat.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Edward Marquette" <emarquette@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:08 PM
> Subject: Using the Proof Reading Schemes
>
>
> >
> > There was an earlier thread speaking about the easiest way to do
proofreading in Microsoft Word.  In one post, I made several suggestions,
offering different alternatives, depending upon individual preferences.
Unfortunately, the thread wondered way off topic.
> > Just before the end of the thread's life, someone wrote in perplexed
about the purpose of using the Alt-JAWS Key-S key combination.  If someone
explained this very powerful proof reading tool, I missed it.  I get the
list in digest mode; so, I easily could have skipped over it.
> > Because I brought up the option, I felt I should explain it.
> > JFW offers Speech and Sound Schemes.  Most of the time, the Classic
works fine.  When, however, you absolutely have to be certain that a
document looks perfect, consider turning on the "proof reading" speech and
sound scheme.
> > Within Word, if you press the apparently awkward (for some) key
combination of JAWS Key plus Alt plus S, one is placed in a list box.
> > If you hit the letter "P", you will land on the first of at least 2
"Proof Reading" schemes.  By default, this will enounciate capital letters
with "Cap" before a capitalized word.  "Solid Caps" will be called out for a
word in all upper case.  So, the gentleman who started the ill-fated thread
might have avoided capitalizing both the "N" and the "O" in the word "no,"
had he used this scheme.  It also changes voices and pitch to describe
attributes.
> > In the list box, at the very top, there is a toggle.  Until you get used
to how the different pitch and voice changes work, turn on training mode.
That way, not only will the voice change for bold type, but JAWS will
announce "bold text."  Later, you can turn off this feature.
> > I don't use this scheme all the time, but I use it fairly frequently.
You can also access the Speech and Sounds Schemes through the Configuration
Manager from the JAWS Control Pannel.
> > I hope this clarification helps.
> > Also, someone was impressed that Word's grammar checker could find
places where two spaces appeared between words.  Did you know JAWS could do
this too?
> > Go to configuration manager.  Then, press Alt plus S.  Arrow down to
"Text Processing Options."  Under "say repeated characters," have JAWS
"count repeated characters."  When you have two spaces together, JAWS will
announce that.  Of course (dare I mention this), if you put two spaces at
the end of a sentence, it will announce those two spaces.  So, for those who
favor not putting two spaces after a period, here is a practical reason.
> > Well, I'm old-fashioned.  I'm keeping my two spaces.
> >  Happy computing.
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