[BCAB] JAWS intermittent speech

Jackie Cairns jackie.cairnsplace at btinternet.com
Wed Jun 13 12:42:14 BST 2012

Hi Jim

I sometimes get this problem too, using Windows 7 Home Premium, latest build
of JAWS 13, and Office 2003.  Basically I've given up worrying about JAWS
and its habits unless they actually hamper my use of the PC altogether.  I
find that by arrowing right on a word with no speech, reversing the scenario
and going left, does speak, so at least I know where I am.  Even more
baffling is that this happens to me the longer the document is open, and the
more I'm jumping through it to proofread or alter what I've written.  I've
just got used to it, it's happened throughout JAWS 13, but I just jump back
then forward, or left then right, and that seems to do the trick.

What version of Office are you using out of interest?  I suspect Microsoft
and FS aren't bothered so much with 2003 any more, but I'm staying put for
now.  Where there's a will there's a way mate! (smile).

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
On Behalf Of Jim Williams
Sent: 13 June 2012 12:16
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] JAWS intermittent speech

Hi List,

JAWS 13 has been playing up for the last couple of days in that when
arrowing down through a word document or e-mail, it sometimes says nothing
when I move down to the next line.
Blank lines or any text  that is present is not announced.

Even when using Ctrl+right/left cursor to read a line of text I have just
typed sometimes is not spoken.  I've tried refreshing the page and that
doesn't work.

I've got the latest build of JAWS 13 so I'm at a loss as to know how to
resolve this annoying problem.

Jim Williams

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