Re: JFW 9 with Outlook 2002

  • From: "Dennis Brown" <DennisTBrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 15:53:33 -0500

Hi Jack,
That FS tech weenie was wrong.
Outlook 2002 works fine with Jaws 9.0.
The only difference between Jaws 8 and Jaws 9 with the Outlook application is 
that I split the 2002 and 2003 script sets into their own individual script 
sets, and refactored the 2003 Calendar support to use the new Calendar support 
I wrote for 2007, since it allowed more reliable Outlook object access, rather 
than elusive screen data.
So in Jaws 8, the Outlook script set is Microsoft Outlook XP-2003, and in Jaws 
9, it is Microsoft Outlook XP and Microsoft Outlook 2003 separate script sets.
I also, of course, made the necessary entry changes in configNames.ini to point 
to the relevant script set.
In short, the Jaws 8 Microsoft Outlook XP-2003 script set, and the Jaws 9 
Microsoft Outlook XP script set are one in the same--just different names.
One thing you might want to consider is if you did an update, as opposed to a 
full install, and you edited your Jaws 8 ConfigNames.ini file at some point, 
then the Jaws 9 ConfigName.ini file never got installed, so your 
ConfigNames.ini is still pointing at the old script set, and the old scripts 
got removed within the upgrade process.
Hope this helps.

Dennis Brown
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jack Chen 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:41 AM
  Subject: Re: JFW 9 with Outlook 2002

  I was told by JFW tech support that Outlook 2002 is essentially not supported 
under JFW 9.  The Tech Support person said that a lot of things were "broken" 
in Outlook 2002 and JFW 9.  I am not sure because I was asking a question about 
JFW 8 (which also doesn't read the calendar well).  I wish Freedom Scientific 
would focus on supporting existing software rather than putting out a new 
version each year which forces everyone to pay $200 a year.  I don't know any 
other companies where the cost of maintaining software is $200 per year.

  However, one thing did help.  If I just booted the computer with start Jaws 
on start up, the calendar wouldn't read at all.  However, if I unloaded JFW and 
restarted it again, then things got better.


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: blindsite 
    To: JFW List 
    Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:29 AM
    Subject: JFW 9 with Outlook 2002

    I am having trouble reading Outlook 2002 with JFW 9. None of the lists are 
reading and I have even put the calendar into tables.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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