Re: Using the Proof Reading Schemes

  • From: "G.W. Cox" <gwcox2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 18:45:16 -0600

Hit Jaws key/alt/s and arrow to classic. Then hit enter.
----- Original Message -----
    From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: Using the Proof Reading Schemes


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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