Re: Open office

  • From: "Ed Arnold" <crawlwalkrun@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 15:00:08 -0500

Dave
I guess I wasn't too clear. What I wanted is to change the color of the highlight or the faunt
.
Thanks
Eddie

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: Open office


Eddie,

Hold down the shift key and use the right arrow key in the six-pack area to
highlight one character at a time. Hold shift and control and press right
arrow key once to highlight an entire word.

These, and a lot of shortcuts are all available in the JAWS helps system,
under keystrokes. A lot more of them than I care to enumerate in messages.

Dave

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ed Arnold" <crawlwalkrun@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 11:43
Subject: Re: Open office


I'm new to the list.

Cathyanne do you  know if there is a quick key stroke to highlight text?
Thanks in advance
Eddie

----- Original Message ----- From: "CathyAnne" <cathy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 12:05 PM
Subject: RE: Open office


There are two Word commands that will help you.
CTRL-SHIFT-PERIOD and CTRL-SHIFT-COMMA increase and decrease the font size
by two points.

CTRL-SHIFT-RIGHT BRACKET and CTRL-SHIFT-LEFT BRACKET increase and decrease
the font by one point.

CathyAnne

-----Original Message-----
From: William L. Houts <cadexi@xxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 9:34 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Open office



What's annoying me right now --and this might be because I don't know a
better way to do it-- but I want to make the fonts in some text larger by
three or four sizes, and intstead of just arrowing down to, say, 14 point,
I
have to hit Alt, then arrow to the Home tab, then hit return and tab to
Grow
Font, then repeat the process a few times.  Is there a faster way to
increase the size of a font?



--Bill

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 6:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open office


Bill,

I like your approach, and am sure you'll "get it" sooner than you think.
A
lot of what I found was just remembering "where the widget went that I
need
to click on" to do what I want. Almost like MS just arbitrarily scrambled
the menus around a bit, to mess with our minds.

Rather than that Teddy Bear, give yourself a gumdrop every time you
successfully locate the dialog you need on the ribbon. When you've gained
an
extra 10 pounds, you'll be a ribbon expert in a new pants size.

And we can both sit in awe of Cy, the Anasazi, our aged seer -- oh great
one!

Dave

----- Original Message ----- From: "William L. Houts" <cadexi@xxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 06:30
Subject: Re: Open office




The add on menues are a little wonky and take some getting used to for
sure.
It seems I may be able to put off making the transition for a little
while
yet.  I'm getting a new Dell tower and it's coming loaded with Worx Plus
2008, which supposedly has a version of Word with the comfy cozy menues.
But that's just what they told me over the phone, and the rest of the
order
has involved an extensive tour of Dell's Indian customer service, half of
whom doesn't know what the other half has told you.  So who knows what's
true at this point, LOL?

In the meantime, I've downloaded the Office 2007 training module from FS
and
am trying to imagine a world without menues. Can someone give me a teddy
bear?


--Bill





----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 6:04 AM
Subject: Re: Open office


Bill,

I know your pain -- I've been using MS-Word even longer than that, so
the
crossover was initially painful. And you're just a bit older than my
son,
so
talk about being set in my ways...

I also considered the add-on menu tool for a while, but heard (did not
experience) that they are not easy to use, like real menus. Perhaps
someone
on this list can chime in.

Dave]
----- Original Message ----- From: "William L. Houts" <cadexi@xxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 01:57
Subject: Re: Open office




"Don't spend a lot of time complaining about things that aren't going to
change anyway" is obviously a wise bit of advice.  But throw me a bone
here,
people. A guy gets to kvetch just a little bit before giving in, doesnt
he?

I'll definitely look up the FS training module you mention:  thanks.


--Bill








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----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: Open office


Long ago on this very list, I was complaining about FS changing the
options
dialog and the order of items. A subscriber to this list (who I haven't
heard from in a long time) told me to "stop whining and just deal with
it".

I applied the same philosophy to the Ribbon, and have learned to use it
quite well. If you have to learn something to do your job, you
generally
do.
It's amazing how well we humans can adapt when we just put our minds to
it.
Complaining doesn't help in the learning process, from what I've
experienced.

And I believe that there is a training module on the FS web site on the
MS
ribbon and how to use it.

Dave

----- Original Message ----- From: "William L. Houts" <cadexi@xxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 10:10
Subject: Re: Open office





Well, I had heard that MS was going to use both in future versions, but
according to Mr. Halsworth I'm mistaken.  Until something is actually
released, I don't know what to believe.


--Bill


----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel McGee" <mc-g@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: Open office


Hi Bill, and others! That sounds great does anyone know how you would
change it back the normal way instead of using the damn ribbons?
Another
thing I might add is that I went blind when I was 16 and now I am 20
so
before office 2007 came out I had a visural idea of whow the normal
way
of
office looked like and when I lost my sight and was tought to learn
with
Jaws. Now I just get compuse. Just out of cureiousoty if someone on
this
list had sight could they explain visualy what the ribbons look like?
It
might help me.
Many Thanks
P..s I had an idea maybe if fs could do a kind of webpage in the help
topics of Jaws with microsoft office apps kind of like what's changed
and
what verious things are in catorgies For example if I remember right
before 2007 to change the file size you would go to the format option
go
down arrow once find font hit enter on that tab twice and then you
find
the file size then change it to whatever you want and then hit enter.
Oh
not forgetting you have to highlight what you want 1st. And another
example is thing wear you find out how many pages you are on your
document
how many words etc it wa some wear in tools I think again in 2003. But
in
office 2007 I haven't got a clue!
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From: "Chris Smart" <chris_s@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 4:28 PM
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Open office

Hi Bill.

So, are the ribbons still in Office 2010 Beta?
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