[bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofreading Software

  • From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 22:58:32 -0500

I got Word Perfect Suite from Tiger Direct for only $38 shipped yesterday!  I 
am hoping we can move away from Word...



On Mar 23, 2010, at 10:14 PM, Mike wrote:

> Great!  I was going to suggest Microsoft Works--cheaper than Word, works with 
> rtf, including displaying page breaks (visually, I am not sure if screen 
> readers announce them).
> Misha
> Chela Robles wrote:
>> Congratulations, I think it also works with JAWS too. Haven't tried it 
>> myself but have had friends who recommend it.
>> --------------------------------
>> "To me, music that breaks your heart is the music that stays with you 
>> forever. It's one thing to be melancholy and one thing to be sophisticated, 
>> but when you get the two of them together in a way people can relate to, 
>> then I think you're on to something. You want the sophistication to lie in 
>> the purity of the sound, the beauty of the arrangements, and the quality of 
>> the performances."-Trumpeter Chris Botti
>> --------------------------------
>> Chela Robles
>> E-Mail: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx
>> --------------------------------
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andromache" <andromakhe@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:46 PM
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Proofreading Software
>>> I just wanted to report that Jarte is accessible to screen readers, allows 
>>> for page break insertion, and is free. :) It's basically a diluxe version 
>>> of WordPad, without all the bloat of MS Word. Page breaks are also 
>>> announced, at least by NVDA.
>>> So I'm very happy. I found a solution that won't cost me anything. Just 
>>> thought others might be interested. I should also mention that Jarte does 
>>> all the essentials, like text formatting, attribute changing, insertion of 
>>> tables, customized tab stops, etc. One feature that really stood out is Hot 
>>> Connect, where you can have your browser open to fill out forms, edit text 
>>> in Jarte, save changes, and have the text automatically copied to the other 
>>> program's window.
>>> In other news, my new scanner has just arrived.  So I'm all set. Off to 
>>> start proofing.
>>> Andromache
>>> On 3/22/2010 8:46 PM, Mayrie ReNae wrote:
>>>> Hi there,
>>>> Unfortunately, you do need software that will recognize, preserve, and
>>>> announce page breaks.  From what I know, and I don't use NVDA but JAWS, the
>>>> two pieces of software best able to do what you need to do when 
>>>> proofreading
>>>> are either Word, or Kurzweil 1000.
>>>> Sorry to tell you what may be inconvenient news.
>>>> But happy proofreading!
>>>> Mayrie
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andromache
>>>> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 11:29 PM
>>>> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Proofreading Software
>>>> I've just been approved for volunteering for a second time. I used to be on
>>>> this list a long time ago but had a different e-mail address. I remember
>>>> some of the names here.
>>>> But my question is about screen readers and pagination, and what software
>>>> works best to edit books. I tried opening the book in both WordPad and
>>>> OpenOffice, but I don't get any feedback on page breaks. If it helps, I'm
>>>> using the NVDA screen reader. Do I need to purchase MS Word for the sake of
>>>> pagination? Thanks in advance for your help.
>>>> Andromache
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