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

  • From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 16:38:24 -0000

Hi Jackie,
Just a little word of explanation.  This new feature of JAWS where it pastes
the text as formatted on the web, I quite like this feature as it happens.
What it allows you to do, is to lift a web page, exactly as shown, without
the virtual buffer stuff, and paste it into an HTML Email.  This looks much
nicer to sighted people, because it even takes pictures with it, if they are
on the page.  It is like pasting an exact snapshot of whatever part of the
web page you are pasting.  In fact, it is what would happen if a sighted
person highlighted an area of a page and just lifted it.
With the traditional way of pasting, all the text gets bunched up, you don't
get real links in the Emails, and sighted people tell me it looks quite
plain and horrid.  So this is one feature I really like with JAWS.
All the best


From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Jackie Cairns
Sent: Sunday 10 February 2008 16:11
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Infuriating JAWS problem with BBC website!

Thanks Gordon.  I will give it a try myself and see what happens.

Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
Skype Name: Cairnsplace

----- Original Message ----- 
From: G.  <mailto:gmcf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> McFarlane 
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 4:04 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Infuriating JAWS problem with BBC website!

Hi again Jackie
I tried the suggested solution- going into Internet Explorer, then Insert V,
then Select and paste change to virtual cursor. - it worked as before.
However when I changed it back it worked again only it read the page
differently. (I was expecting it to hang - it might with a bigger page) But
certainly it worked as before once the select and paste option was changed
to virtual cursor.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jackie  <mailto:cairnsplace@xxxxxxx> Cairns 
To: Access UK Mailing List <mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 2:33 PM
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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