Re: News jaws update complaint.

  • From: "Mike Mote" <mikemote@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:46:45 -0400

Dave, thanks for the response.  I am using Excel 2003, and word 2003.  I am 
considering moving all of my work files to the home computer which has Ofice 
2007 on it.  Maybe I should rethink that, given what you're saying here.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Farfar Carlson 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 2:38 PM
  Subject: Re: News jaws update complaint.


  If you're talking about JFW 12.0.1158 my main complaint was that Excel 2007 
no longer allowed reading of monitor cells and top 4 column cells. They didn't 
fix those from the previous revision. I also noticed very erratic behavior in 
Excel 2007, such as not reading a cell when I jumped to the end of a range with 
Ctrl+arrow keys. Overall it was a mess and a 3-hour process to remove JFW 12 
completely and reinstall JFW 12.0.525.

  I didn't even take the time to test it out on other applications except that 
Outlook 2007 seemed to not have suffered. I just wasn't interested in losing 
any more productivity time. Excel is my most important tool.

  My comment to FS support was that I felt they indeed did make some 
significant changes to Excel, but I felt that I was not at all impressed with 
those changes.

  I've not bothered trying to install JFW 12.0.1158 since.

  Composed on a Dell Latitude 630 in the general vicinity of my Audio Recording 
and Mixing Studios, San Francisco Bay Area.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Mike Mote 
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 11:13
    Subject: News jaws update complaint.

    Hi folks.  I've heard complaints about the new jaws update.  I too had 
problems installing it, first off.  Secondly, now that I have it up and 
running, I have trouble, switching windows.  I use MS Word and MS Excel and 
have to move back and forth.  When I do, jaws pauses for about ten seconds 
everytime.  Can't use my pc cursor or anything like that.  It works after that, 
but it's annoying to have to sit and wait.  Any suggestions?

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