RE: selecting a sentence in Word

  • From: "Marquette, Ed" <Ed.Marquette@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:38:45 -0500

OK.
Now, I'm stumped.  I have the same problem.  Even though I've pasted the 
contents of the clipboard, the next time I use control plus C, I get the same 
dialogue box.  It would be nice if JAWS had two kinds of paste commands: one 
that emptied the paste buffer and one that does not (in other words, works the 
way JAWS works now).  I think the Freedom Scientific people must have thought 
that one might want to paste the contents of the buffer over and over again, 
and that is conceivable, but not likely, particularly when it is a buffer with 
accumulated segments using the Windows plus C or Windows plus X commands.
I think one could use the basic control plus v command to paste the buffer, but 
otherwise leave it in tact.  One might assign Windows plus V to paste and 
simultaneously empty the buffer.  I think that is a new feature that ought to 
be presented to Freedom Scientific.
  I think I'll just make such a suggestion, though you ought to get naming 
rights. <SMILE>



-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Michael Arnowitt
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:24 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: selecting a sentence in Word

Ed,

This is really good and to be honest I didn't even know there was a
way to put more than one item in the clipboard. The only not so ideal
aspect of it is that the items come off the clipboard with line
breaks after each one, so it's not the smoothest way to for example
copy from one place to another the first three sentences of a five
sentence paragraph, as I'd have to do a little clean-up work
eliminating the line breaks after pasting out of the clipboard.

Also, can you teach me how to toggle off the windows key + c? After I
tried your method once I now am getting a dialog box titled overwrite
clipboard every time I try to copy anything with ctrl + c, even after
I pasted the test sentences. The box says Pressing ctrl + c will
overwrite the clipboard. Do you want to do this, yes/no." I tried
going into the clipboard alt h + f o and clearing the clipboard but
I'm still getting the pop-up.

Many thanks,
Michael



At 03:38 PM 9/20/2010, you wrote:
>You are right.  You don't have to press F-8 quickly.  I just do that
>to avoid the chatter of hearing word, sentence, and so-on.  Now to
>accomplish your objective of sequentially selecting sentences, you
>are right. The next press of F-8 will select the entire paragraph.
>You could, however, do this -- if it suits your purpose:
>1.  Select your sentence in the manner described previously (3 taps of F-8);
>2.  Copy to the clipboard using control plus C;
>3.  Repeat the above for the next sentence; and
>4.  Press Windows plus C.
>The depression of control plus c and the pressing of windows plus C
>will each turn off the selection.  You can sequentially "add"
>sentences to the clipboard by using Windows plus C instead of
>Control Plus C.  In that way, you can accumulate sentences to copy.
>In the alternative, if you want to cut sentences to the clipboard,
>substitute Control Plus X and Windows Plus X for the "C" as
>suggested above.  Hope this helps.
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>Behalf Of Michael Arnowitt
>Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 1:01 PM
>To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: RE: selecting a sentence in Word
>
>Very interesting, thanks for the tip. You don't actually have to
>press F8 quickly as it seems to toggle between selecting word,
>sentence, or paragraph you are in. This is certainly better than what
>I have been doing, although it doesn't seem possible using the F8
>method to then add the next sentence to your highlighted block of one
>sentence, from what I have tried the selected area would jump from
>your one sentence to the entire paragraph if you pressed F8 again.
>
>Michael
>
>
>
>At 11:16 AM 9/20/2010, you wrote:
> >Not sure in Word 2007, but Word 2003, just hit F-8 three times
> >quickly.  JAWS will announce what is marked, but I don't wait around
> >to listen.  I've usually copied, cut or copied the sentence before
> >JAWS has an opportunity to speak.
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> >Behalf Of George B
> >Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 10:13 AM
> >To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: RE: selecting a sentence in Word
> >
> >in word hit jaws key and h and get the help for that application or also do
> >a f1 or doubble f1
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > > Behalf Of Michael Arnowitt
> > > Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 08:04
> > > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: selecting a sentence in Word
> > >
> > > Using Word 2007, is there any keystroke way to select an entire
> > > sentence? I know how to select a word or a paragraph, but am stumped
> > > as to how to select a sentence. My Jaws teacher thought it might be
> > > alt + shift + down arrow, but for me both that and ctrl + shift +
> > > down arrow selects the whole paragraph. There must be some way
> > > quicker than ctrl + shift + left or right arrowing one word at a time
> > > until I get to the end of the sentence.
> > >
> > > Michael
> > >
> > >
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