Re: Using the Proof Reading Schemes

  • From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 20:24:37 -0400

Yesterday I used the stroke Jaws key/alt/s.  I just did it to see what would
happen and today it is still using different pitches for quotes and
announcing capitol letters without pitch change.  I went back and hit cancel
while in the scheme but I'm still getting the scheme while editting a
document.  Help!  What can I do to get out of proof scheme?  Thanks, Judith
----- 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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