[access-uk] Re: Infuriating JAWS problem with BBC website!

  • From: "Peter Logue" <plsd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 14:38:53 -0000

Just as a quick fix for the moment, since its players names you are trying
to grab, why not invoke the Jaws virtual window and take it from there?
Insert plus control plus W.

Peter Logue

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Jackie Cairns
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 2:34 PM
To: Access UK Mailing List
Subject: [access-uk] Infuriating JAWS problem with BBC website!

Hi All
I'm fizzing, and I mean really hopping mad with frustration, so please could
someone tell me if the following problem is me going balmy, or is it really
JAWS 9.0.whatever?
When I go onto a portion of the BBC website and copy something to the
clipboard to paste into a Microsoft Word document, JAWS is behaving really
strangely.  It either hangs, or doesn't paste the information from the
clipboard at all into the document.  It does it now and then, but more often
than not just won't paste.
Ian came across this with the text relating to Dale Winton's Pick of the
Pops show on the Radio 2 portion of the BBC site.  He told me about it, but
it's only now that I'm trying to do it myself on the tennis section of the
same site that I'm able to replicate it.
I'm actually trying to compile a report of a tennis match for an assignment
for my Sports Journalism course, and because I can't spell a lot of these
players' names by heart, I was copying their correct spelling from the site
into my document.  But oh no! I can't do it, and have to keep swapping
between the site and the report I have open to type them in by hand.
I'm doing this using Vista Home Premium, JAWS 9.0.whatever, and Microsoft
Word Professional 2003.  Ian has already come across this problem using the
same version of JAWS with XP Home and Microsoft Word Professional 2003.
Frankly it is driving me mad, and if something is wrong with JAWS that it
doesn't allow you to copy and paste from the BBC site using version 9.0, and
you have to revert to a previous version, then that's bloody ridiculous.
Ian says he had the same problem in Amazon the other night, when he tried to
paste some information about an album into a file to save.  He says he has
to keep going back to JAWS 8.whatever to do what he needs to.  God I am so
angry now in frustration because this is slowing me up no end.
Any confirmation would be useful please as this is a really serious issue if
it is down to JAWS.
Many thanks.

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