Re: Using the Proof Reading Schemes

  • From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 09:30:49 -0400

But you're not!  Sorry I was polite in your world and thanked someone who
did a great service to those of us who do professional writing.  If you are
not interested in this topic why don't you just delete posts with this
heading?  JB
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Toews" <water_drinker@xxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 4:16 AM
Subject: Re: Using the Proof Reading Schemes


> And were I the moderator of the list, which I'm not, I would have
> explained to you that discussing how to use JAWS with these features,
> including discussing the proofreading scheme, and including how to use the
> JAWS commands associated with teh grammar checker, is on topic, while
> whether or not one should use one space or two after a sentence is not.
> Also, were I moderator, I would point out that thank-yous and me-toos are
> discouraged.
>
> Bruce
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> On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Judith Bron wrote:
>
> > I second the thank you.  Like I mentioned in an earlier post there are
many
> > different people on this list.  Some write professionally for a living.
> > Weather that be as a transcriber for medical transcripts, writing for
> > magazines or newspapers or writing reports for a boss this is a very big
> > reason jaws is in such high demand.  There are some topics that very few
of
> > us are interested in and we just delete those messages as we scan our
> > messages.  I hope that from now on when someone has a problem with the
> > writing side of jaws they will bring their problem to the list so that
all
> > of us can help the person and continue to learn from each other.  Judith
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dale Leavens" <dleavens@xxxxxxx>
> > To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:34 PM
> > Subject: Re: Using the Proof Reading Schemes
> >
> >
> >> At the risk of being off topic or otherwise confusing moderation status
I
> > wish to congratulate the Edward Marquette author of this message for
> > detailing many of the functions which JAWS offers for proof reading
> > documents more efficiently and effectively.
> >>
> >> Very well done and likely to be helpful to many.
> >>
> >> These are not functions I am likely to use often so, your synopsis will
> > save me a lot of time on those occasions I do need them.
> >>
> >> Brilliant! and thanks.
> >>
> >> Dale Leavens, Cochrane Ontario Canada
> >> DLeavens@xxxxxxx
> >> Come and meet Aurora, Nakita and Nanook at our polar bear habitat.
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Edward Marquette" <emarquette@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:08 PM
> >> Subject: Using the Proof Reading Schemes
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> There was an earlier thread speaking about the easiest way to do
> > proofreading in Microsoft Word.  In one post, I made several
suggestions,
> > offering different alternatives, depending upon individual preferences.
> > Unfortunately, the thread wondered way off topic.
> >>> Just before the end of the thread's life, someone wrote in perplexed
> > about the purpose of using the Alt-JAWS Key-S key combination.  If
someone
> > explained this very powerful proof reading tool, I missed it.  I get the
> > list in digest mode; so, I easily could have skipped over it.
> >>> Because I brought up the option, I felt I should explain it.
> >>> JFW offers Speech and Sound Schemes.  Most of the time, the Classic
> > works fine.  When, however, you absolutely have to be certain that a
> > document looks perfect, consider turning on the "proof reading" speech
and
> > sound scheme.
> >>> Within Word, if you press the apparently awkward (for some) key
> > combination of JAWS Key plus Alt plus S, one is placed in a list box.
> >>> If you hit the letter "P", you will land on the first of at least 2
> > "Proof Reading" schemes.  By default, this will enounciate capital
letters
> > with "Cap" before a capitalized word.  "Solid Caps" will be called out
for a
> > word in all upper case.  So, the gentleman who started the ill-fated
thread
> > might have avoided capitalizing both the "N" and the "O" in the word
"no,"
> > had he used this scheme.  It also changes voices and pitch to describe
> > attributes.
> >>> In the list box, at the very top, there is a toggle.  Until you get
used
> > to how the different pitch and voice changes work, turn on training
mode.
> > That way, not only will the voice change for bold type, but JAWS will
> > announce "bold text."  Later, you can turn off this feature.
> >>> I don't use this scheme all the time, but I use it fairly frequently.
> > You can also access the Speech and Sounds Schemes through the
Configuration
> > Manager from the JAWS Control Pannel.
> >>> I hope this clarification helps.
> >>> Also, someone was impressed that Word's grammar checker could find
> > places where two spaces appeared between words.  Did you know JAWS could
do
> > this too?
> >>> Go to configuration manager.  Then, press Alt plus S.  Arrow down to
> > "Text Processing Options."  Under "say repeated characters," have JAWS
> > "count repeated characters."  When you have two spaces together, JAWS
will
> > announce that.  Of course (dare I mention this), if you put two spaces
at
> > the end of a sentence, it will announce those two spaces.  So, for those
who
> > favor not putting two spaces after a period, here is a practical reason.
> >>> Well, I'm old-fashioned.  I'm keeping my two spaces.
> >>>  Happy computing.
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