Re: Major problem with spellcheck and Outlook and word

Rebecca Lineberger
 

Use alt-f7 instead of f7.  This is a Microsoft command.

It’s much more screen-reader friendly.  You can just arrow up and down through the list of misspelled words without tabbing anywhere.  If you want to confirm the spelling of the suggested word, press the JAWS command for reading the current word, insert-numpad 5, or capslock-k on a laptop twice quickly to spell the current word.

When you find the word you need, or ignore, or ignore all, press enter to confirm your choice.  It does not automatically move to the next word.  You have to press alt-f7 for each spellcheck.  If it finds nothing, it says so.

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When I press the insert-numpad 8 I hear “read original sentence” and it reads the original sentence.

 

I can arrow to the dictionary choices. This is very tedious and not expected behavior. This is a clugey work-around at best.

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:57 PM
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Can you get the misspelled word verbalized by pressing JAWS key+numpad 8?

As for the alternatives list, try tabbing once to land in it and then going through the list with the down arrow.

This works for me in Outlook 2016. Word can function a little differently.

Which version of Office do you have?

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Sent: Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:28 PM
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Subject: [jaws-users] Major problem with spellcheck and Outlook and word

 

Hi. I had this problem on my previous computer, but not 100% of the time. Now it’s 100%  (or maybe 99.999%) reproducible.

I go into Outlook or Word and generate an e-mail or document. I spellcheck – either by pressing F7 or by sending and having Outlook auto-spellcheck. The first error and suggested correction works fine. When I press a key combo (change, ignore, add, etc) the programs go to the next error, but JAWS does not  read them. It stops and says nothing. If I right-arrow I can hear the error letter by letter, but not the change suggestions.

I’m using latest JAWS, Windows-10 and Office 2019. This is a major issue and seems to clearly be a JAWS interaction issue.

How can I fix this?

Thanks

John Riehl

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