[access-uk] Re: Which software

  • From: "Jim" <jwbr33694@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 14:51:14 -0000

Hi Vince,

 

I think I'm going off Open Office after such comments.

 

I'm also wondering if going from XP Home to Windows 8.1 is too big a leap in
the dark.  I will be getting a custom built machine so hopefully Windows 7
is still an option.

 

Jim

 

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Vincent Thacker
Sent: 27 November 2013 16:50
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Which software

 

Jim, must admit I've given up with Open Office more than once because the
accessibility side of it is so awkward. This issue has been hanging around
for more years than I care to remember, and some of the developers must be
aware of it if they're still alive!

If there is a test version that doesn't require you to mess about with the
Java Access Bridge, Im sorry to say I've failed to find it, so would
appreciate a direct link, please, if anyone has one.

Vince.






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Message Received: Nov 27 2013, 01:45 PM
From: "Jim" 
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: 
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Which software

Hi Kevin,

No, I hadn't thought about Open Office.Is it similar to Bill Gates' toy and
whats the Help function like?

Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Kevin Cussick
Sent: 27 November 2013 12:01
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Which software

Just a thought, have you ever thought about open office? the new test 
versions are now quite stable no ribbons and you don't have to mess 
about with the java access bridge.

On 27/11/2013 11:58, Jim wrote:
> Hi Lists,
>
> First, apologies for cross posting but I need as many opinions as
> possible before making my decisions.
>
> I am looking to have a new computer built in the near future but I need
> some views on software to install.
>
> I am currently using Office 2003 and XP Homebut I am not sure whether to
> install Office 2010 or 2013 along with Windows 7 or 8.1 on the new
machine.
>
> I have shied away from ribbons so far but I have to bow to the inevitable.
>
> Is it too much of a jump from Office 2003 to 2013 or should I try 2010
> first?
>
> I keep hearing conflicting reports about Windows 8.1 as to whether its
> user friendly for VI users.
>
> I currently use JAWS 13 but have 2 SMA's, 14 and 15 disks available to
> install. I have tried NVDA in the past but couldn't get on with its
> voice because of my hearing but I understand there many more choices
> regarding voices.
>
> That's enough for now, thoughts please.
>
> Jim Williams
>
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