Re: JAWS and the Slow Spell-Check in MS-Office

  • From: <angel238@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 07:22:53 -0400

 Braille rough drafts were a God Send in those days weren't they?  I do have a 
question, however.  I and a friend were listening together a paper he was to 
present regarding special accommodations made for those with various 
disabilities around the world.  One such accommodation was that of allowing 
students to write sans spell check.  My question is how does one disable the 
spell check feature.  I wasn't aware this could be done.  I would like to 
disable spell check just because it is a possibility; and I can live without 
it.  Another question I have:  If one switches from American to British 
English, will the spell check also change?  Or are we stuck with the American 
spelling.  My friend told me that is why he doesn't use spell check.  He said 
the various professional groups for whom he writes require he spell 
differently.  He prefers doing this himself.    
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cy Selfridge 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:46 AM
  Subject: RE: JAWS and the Slow Spell-Check in MS-Office


  Dave,

  I have no idea how on earth I managed to survive college and such as we did 
not have the luxury of spell checkers. (LOLLOLLOL)

  If you left out a sentence on page 1 of a multi page document, oh well, just 
start all over again.

  (large, sad frownie face - LOLLOLLOL)

  Cy

   

  From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Farfar Carlson
  Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:32 AM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: JAWS and the Slow Spell-Check in MS-Office

   

  Yes, I think that the amount of additional processing to cope with the 
layering of object models during the spell-check is a real challenge for JAWS, 
and it seems that no one at FS is able to find a way to make the process faster 
or more robust. It's a shame, since spell-checking is something I do with every 
E-Mail message and Word document I produce.

   

  BTW the spell-check in Outlook Express is fast and efficient, so it appears 
to be an issue with the MS-Office suite version.


  Dave
  Created in the Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Jose, California

   

   

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Cy Selfridge 

    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 08:10

    Subject: RE: jaws and outlook 2010

     

    I have to agree with you about the spelling being “unique” in JAWS 11, 
Office 2007 and W7 64 bit.

    It sure is not anything like the spelling with Office 2003 and JAWS 9 or 10.

    Cy, The 
    Anasazi

     

    From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Farfar Carlson
    Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:02 AM
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: Re: jaws and outlook 2010

     

    Spelling has been slow and quirky since JAWS 11. The ribbons are just the 
nature of Office.

     

    Have you tried the virtual ribbon in JAWS 12 beta?


    Dave
    Created in the Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Jose, California

     

     

      ----- Original Message ----- 

      From: Dewey Bradley 

      To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

      Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 16:06

      Subject: jaws and outlook 2010

       

      Has anyone had any trouble with it?

      I can't get it to do anything, everything is on ribbens now.

      Jaws 11 and 12 beta both do the same, and now trying to get it to work, 
It has somehow removed my spelling tab from my outlook express settings so that 
I can't check spelling.

      Is there some setting I need to do so that I can use outlook?

      Its seams like word 2010 is working though.

      I am still on windows XP pro, I don't see why that could be it, but I 
don't know.

      Anyway any help would be welcome.\

      Thanks

       

      Dewey Bradley
      Springfield Missouri

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