[jaws-uk] Microsoft Word with Jaws

  • From: "Jamie Cuthbertson" <jamie.cuthbertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Jaws-UK" <Jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 09:45:25 +0100

Hi there,

Jaws 6.20, Windows XP Home, Microsoft Word 2003.

I don't know for sure, but this one is probably a MS Word query rather than a Jaws query.

I am trying to edit a 200 page document and, in order to speed things up, I wrote several macros so I could carry out repetitive tasks quickly. That all worked fine but the further through the document I went, the slower things got.

It's all been saved and the document seems fine, however, when I try to move up or down a paragraph with CONTROL+PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN, everything takes about 10 seconds to react. Moving up and down with just the cursor keys works normally. Also, if I want to check the font, again it takes ages to react.

I've run the repair on Jaws and it made no difference. I've tried cutting and pasting the whole document to another blank document and no change. It appears that there is something about this document now that doesn't like the keystrokes mentioned.

If I create a completely new document and type in new text, the keystrokes work fine!!

I think George mentioned something about deleting the "Normal.dot" file and that Word creates a new one automatically. Anyone any ideas of where the file is as I've tried a search on the hard drive and can't find it?

Does anyone know of a way to set Word back to using default keyboard assignments. I have a feeling that there is a possibility that I have screwed up these for this document having messed around with the macros?

Any ideas gratefully received.

Yours, slightly desperate,


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