RE: Forms in Microsoft Word

  • From: "David MacDonald" <befree@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 09:33:24 -0400

Thanks Cher

Yeah I'm trying to edit a form and make sure it reads correctly in JAWS 5.1
once it is set to protected mode. 

In JAWS 5.1 the Headings on a Protected form don't seem to read and it seems
like the only things I can read on a page are the lines with a field in
them. Even in "Say All" mode it does read text on the page that is not
associated with a form field.

 Christopher says this has been solved in version 7. Is there a workaround
in 5.1?

David MacDonald

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From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Cher Bosch
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 9:16 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Forms in Microsoft Word


Not sure why you would want to work with the unprotected file unless you're
editing it.  The form will work as intended if it is protected.  As you tab,
the field prompts should be read, if the form is properly constructed.  If
you tab in an unprotected form, you'll add a tab stop to the text.




>>> "David MacDonald" <befree@xxxxxxxx> 6/12/2007 8:29 AM >>>
I'm struggling with reading forms in Microsoft Word.

I have a few questions. 

1. In JFW 5.1 does anybody else have issues with inconsistent behavior.
Sometimes it reads OK sometimes it doesn't?
2. Is there a way to read headings and list them in MS Word using JAWS 5.1?
3. In the Help files for keystrokes there are only three commands listed for
navigating Forms (list forms, Move focus to first form field, and read form

I'd appreciate any tips tricks for reading forms both in protected and
unprotected mode. Thanks a lot.

David MacDonald

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        ...barriers disable them... 

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