Re: block quotes

  • From: "Adrian Spratt" <Adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:38:45 -0500

I doubt this answers your question the way you want, but for academic and other 
formal work, I block text by double spacing between the main text and, say, the 
quotation. Then I indent the entire text to be blocked and double-space again 
before returning to the main text. If the main text is double-spaced, blocked 
text will be single-spaced.

But this doesn't explain how JAWS picks up that online text is blocked. It 
sounds like an HTML issue. I'm sure someone else will enlighten us.
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Logue
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: block quotes

Thanks Adrian. I remember seeing how to turn off block quote notification. I 
would actually like to know how to make block quotes. Should have been more 
clear about that.

----- Original Message -----
From: Adrian Spratt
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 5:28 AM
Subject: Re: block quotes

It is information provided by JAWS to alert users that text is blocked, such as 
with long quotations. If you don't want to hear "block quote" every time, as I 
don't, here are Denny Huff's instructions on how to tell JAWS not to make this 
verbalization. Note that he wrote two or three years ago, so you may want to 
arrow down to HTML instead of pressing "h" in case the menu has changed. I 
didn't re-test before writing this post.

Go to the configuration manager and load the default. Do an alt s for settings. 
Type an H for HTML. The first tab is text. Tab and uncheck, block quotes. Press 
enter and do a control s to save.

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Logue
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:45 PM
Subject: block quotes

Where can I find information about block quotes? I see them on web pages and 
sometimes in emails. Are people simply writing in "block quote" or is this a 
special code that Jaws recognises?


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