Re: searching by color

  • From: "Christine Menges" <c.menges@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 17:56:30 -0600

MessageThanks, I'll try this out.  I unfortunately, have to look online for the 
yellow alerts which are the new alerts.  I think an easy find function for 
colors would be handy in v12.  I'm stuck using v7 at work. (tears)  

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Barbara 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 10:11 PM
  Subject: RE: searching by color

  Hi Christine,

  My first question is in which application?  WORD I hope!
  But allot of this might work for other MS applications.
  Actually this is something I have really been needing to remind myself of for 
my own job, so I am glad you asked.  It made me go back through my notes and 
dig it up again.

  Here's some helpful things I have in my Cheat Sheet List.

  Insert (JAWS Key) plus number 5 will read the color of the text where the 
cursor is sitting.

  Pressing Insert (JAWS Key) with the alt key plus S (it's a stretch) will 
bring up a list of scheme options that can be toggled on and off.  Color is one 
of them.  Arrow down to it and press enter.  As you read with JAWS, and the 
color changes, the color will be spoken before the text is read.

  I can not figure out how to Find text with any color, but here is how to find 
a specific color:
  Press CTL F for the find menu,
  Be sure the find edit box is empty of any text.

  Tab to format.  It will be after the cancel button.

  If you don't hear it, look for the MORE button.  Press enter and tab again.  
You will find lots of options to search for:  mixed case, whole words, wild 
card etc.

  Press enter on the Format button.

  You will land on the Font... menu option.  Press enter.

  Tab until you here FONT color.  Arrow up down, left or right until you hear 
the color you need to search for.  

  Press enter.

  Tab to OK.

  You should be back on the original Find page.  

  Press enter and any text in the color you chose will be located.

  This Find specification will remain until you edit WORD, not just the 

  So if you want to stop searching for a color you can either open a new 
session of WORD or use the steps above to set the color back to auto.

  If you ever need To check/remind yourself which color is being searched, you 
can check the font & color attributes for what is in the FIND edit box dialogue 
by route  JAWS to PC cursor (insert numpad minus) and arrow down.  This will 
read what attributes are being searched.

  It is very easy to get lost if you end up looking for different colors.

  I hope someone has an answer on how to search for any color.  Often we have 
documents where Sally puts her comments in Pink, while  Tom puts his in Blue.


  Barbara Anne   

  We don't have to change friends, if We understand that friends change. 

  -----Original Message-----
  From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Christine Menges
  Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 9:34 PM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: searching by color

  is there any way to search by a color?  I need this for my job.


  No virus found in this incoming message.
  Checked by AVG -
  Version: 8.5.409 / Virus Database: 270.13.82/2351 - Release Date: 09/08/09 

Other related posts: