RE: selecting a sentence in Word

  • From: "Marquette, Ed" <Ed.Marquette@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:38:51 -0500

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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