Dear Jackie Cindy Lou Ray, and Ann,Thank you for the valuable computer lessons. I'll know what to do the next time letters start vanishing every time I try typing in corrections.
I've been experimenting with Control alt i and found it says it's toggling between insert and overtype modes.
It seems to me that my default in word is insert mode. Is that right?Can anyone tell me in what kind of situation overtype mode would actually help anyone? You can delete normally in it, but how does it help if every time you type a letter, the letter to the right disappears. It seems to me this mode destroys anything it touches.
I must have my settings incorrectly set because the insert key in the six pack and the jaws one on the num pad still don't say or seem to do anything when I press them by themselves, as far as I can tell.
The important thing is that Cindy Lou's control, alt i gets me out of overtype mode without having to shut down my computer!
Ann, I like the way you backtrack to figure out how a person may have made a mistake in the first place. I do use control home to go to the beginning of a validation or to the top of documents.
In the case of overwriting, I use control I to turn italics on and off. For example if a book I'm validating should have words in italics but they aren't, I highlight them and press control i and the computer says italics on and the words become italicized. Control u turns underlining on and off and I use that, too. In a recent book I validated, the page numbers for the first fifty of about 200 pages were underlined. I didn't know how to do this quickly, but on each page, I highlighted the number and, control u made the underlining go off. This keystroke makes the computer do the opposite of what it sees in a highlighted word. For example, if the word is italicized and you don't want it to be, highlighting it and pressing control i makes jaws say italics off and the word is in regular font. This is faster than highlighting the word and using alt O to go to the options menu, entering on the top line which is font, and tabbing to the second spot and arrowing up to get off italics to regular font and back tabbing to OK and entering.
How do I know this? I'm terrible at manuals. I found the Control i and u by myself by accident over lots of time.
In this case, I was probably turning Italics on or off and accidentally pressed the alt key at the same time and never noticed jaws warning me about what I'd done.
I'm sure I would never have discovered the function of control alt i by myself.
Thank you all so much.And, Jackie, next time, I'll call. You are very patient with those of us who think manuals were written to cause instant insanity, and who get fumble fingered and intellectually unplugged when they try and solve computer problems alone or with help.
Always with love, LissiOriginal Message ----- From: "Cindy Ray" <cindyray@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 8:02 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: turning off insert mode with jaws in Word
You were in over type mode, not insert mode. Insert mode is what you are in when you are able to add things; overtype takes out letters. It is alt-ctrl-i. Cindy Lou Ray Cindy Lou Ray. Each day is a new adventure.----- Original Message ----- From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 12:20 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] turning off insert mode with jaws in Word Dear Booksharian Friends, Two nights ago while validating in Microsoft word 2003, I think, with JAWS 8.0, without meaning to change things, letters began disappearing when I tried to edit. When I inserted a letter, the letter following it disappeared, so each change created a new problem. I found a more time consuming way to continue working by moving to a new line and inserting what I needed where no letters followed and then using backspace to reconnect the word. Since I know Jamie works in word, I asked her off list about the problem and she guessed I'd somehow gotten into something called insert mode which I'd never heard of but which sounded like a probable cause of my problem. I searched through Word's menus and couldn't figure out what I should change. Then I wondered if there was a JAWS related command I should be using. By closing my validation file, shutting down my computer and restarting, the problem disappeared on its own. Does anyone know how I can turn insert mode off if this should happen again. It has happened before, but then I just shut down without asking about a solution. Thanks in advance for your help. Always with love, Lissi To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. __________ NOD32 2725 (20071216) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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