Re: text selection with f8

Brian:

This is in response to a two-month old message; but I just dug it up while
clearing out my inbox.  Recently, I've noticed the same phenomenon after
hupgrading to JFW 8, and I have a solution:

When you are in the part of a Word document that you wish to cut or copy,
don't press F8.  Instead, go to the beginning of your block of text; then
press and hold the SHFT key; then use arrow keys to go up or down,
highlighting each line as you go while still holding down SHFT.  When you've
reached the end of your block, let up on SHFT, and then go through the usual
procedure (CTRL+C to copy or CTRL+V to paste).

I'm not sure why it works differently in version 8 of JAWS vs. 7, but it
does work.

-Kane
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian and Denise Albriton" <autoharp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2007 11:04 AM
Subject: text selection with f8


> I've noticed using jaws eight that f8 does not select text. It speaks the
> text of the element as it did before but when one tries to copy it
> somewhere else there's no text to copy. This still works in jaws 7. Has
> anyone else noticed something like this.
> Brian
>
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