[moneytalks] Uncleared Balance Hot Key

I agree that we need a hot key for the uncleared balance. I check it very =
often as the best way to know what is really in the account when the =
transactions all come in -- what you really can spend without bouncing =
(grin). I am so used to doing 2 or 3 or 4 keystrokes to get info I want in =
applications with screen readers that I did not even think of how handy it =
would be to have a hot key for the uncleared balance. Thanks for bringing =
it to our attention.

Terrie
>>> jmb1202@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 02/08/05 09:10PM >>>
In regards to being able to get both the current balance not just the=20
cleared balance if you are keeping a check register you would not work =
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of the balances that the bank has cleared you would work off of the =
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amount in the checking account. This would also help in skimming thourgh=20=

mutiple accounts, especially if you did not want to move from a certian =
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or column until you had finised what you were doing.

----- Original Message -----=20
From: "ROB MEREDITH" <rmeredith@xxxxxxx>
To: <moneytalks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 11:27 AM
Subject: [moneytalks] Re: mMy Obversations


> Pleas find responses to some of your concerns in your original message =
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>>>> jmb1202@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 02/07/05 08:15PM >>>
> Hello Everyone I have been using Money Talks for about a week now and =
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> overall find it a very good program. Here are some of my observations of =
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> things that may help with the ease of use for the end user and some bugs =
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> that I found while using JAWS On my system.=3D20
> Money Talks=3D20
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> Can Money Talks be se-up so you can get the current balance from =
wherever=20
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> you are instead of manually going to the last entry in the balance =
column?
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> Rob>Let me understand. You want to read to total account balance, =3D
> including uncleared transactions? If so, this could be done. This is the =
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> first time we have seen a request for this; we figured it would be rare =
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> enough that one could just read the bottom transaction. Thoughts, =
anyone?
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> Can Money talks recognize a shared minimum balance between a checking =
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> saving account so that if the minimum balance is reached between these =
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> account a notification can be given when a service charge will be =
applied?
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> Rob>No shared minimum balance support is available at this time. It =3D
> doesn't seem like a simple thing to implement either on our end, or the =
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> user's end. For example, you would have to have both accounts open, and =
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> link them somehow. What if you had three or four accounts open? What if =
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> you had just one account open of a pair?
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> The Date field should be self formatting so only the numbers of the date =
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> need to be entered. ( 010105 converts to 01/01/05 )
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> Rob>We don't agree; you can leave out the leading 0's if you wish and =
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> the same numver of key strokes. Example, 2/8/5.
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> When using ctrl + tab to move through the open account screens, the =
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> moved to should be announced. This does not happen whether using jaws or =
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> the built in speech.=3D20
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> Rob>The reason it doesn't speak with JAWS is a JAWS problem, not a Money =
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> Talks problem. We had this working once in self-voicing mode, but there =
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> were some technical problems which made the information speak too much. =
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> could revisit this.
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> Can a selection be place int the transfer dialog box to set up a =
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> transfer such as an amount of money that is transferred from a checking =
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> account to a savings account each month?
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> Rob>We would have to investigate. Probably not, as you would be linking =
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> accounts as above.
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> Is there a way to allow for deletion of misspelled entries or unwanted =
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> entries in the drop down boxes?=3D20
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> Rob>Not yet; we will have this before the release.
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> JAWS
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> CTRL + SPACE does not work; no announcement of current transaction. ( I =
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> have seen that this has been address with some jaws scripts by another =
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> list member. )
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> The find previous or next uncleared item does not WORK WITH JAWS.=3D20
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> Rob>This is another script problem. Perhaps we could change the key =3D
> sequence.
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> JAWS will not read the entire entry in the pay name field although the =
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> application speech will.=3D20
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> Rob>This is a screen column width problem; this may be addressed. =
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> if a name is too long, there isn't much we can do.
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> When using jaws the column headings are not announced when moving across =
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> the sheet from column to column. This Applies No Matter Which User =3D
> Verbosity Is Used (i.e? Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced)
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> Rob>I doubt we will be writing JAWS scripts to solve this.
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> when in the category and debit/credit summarys jaws does not speak =
easily,=20
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> when using the money talks speech this is not a problem. This appears to =
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> be a problem with JAWS focusing on the text, if you move up or down a =
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> then read the current line JAWS will read it but will not read it just =
by=20
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> moving to the line.
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> Rob>This is a JAWS problem, though there may be something we can do to =
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> minimize it.
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> 6. There appears to be a problem wit jaws focusing on a new application =
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> when using alt+ tab to move between different applications, i.e. =
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> Explorer, the Calculator, a Word processor.=3D20
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> Rob>I doubt this is related to Money Talks.
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Mary T. (Terrie) Terlau, Ph.D.
Adult Life Project Leader
Department of Educational and Technical Research
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Phone:  (502) 899-2381
Toll-free: (800) 223-1839 ext. 381
Fax: (502) 899-2269
Email: tterlau@xxxxxxx

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