Re: number of lines in a document
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You’re welcome. We learn new things all the time.
I played around in Word, trying to get it to number each line consecutively in a document. This would be necessary, I assume, to tell someone else what line number was needed. I followed directions I found in Google and either it did not work, perhaps there is a useful bit I did not do, or JAWS is not reading the line numbers as I arrow through the document. I checked the status bar and it was still counting lines for each page.
But I did rediscover the other options in the go to menu. Press f5 or control-g. Tab to the list of options.
We don’t remember all the commands and choices in a program unless we use them all the time.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] number of lines in a document
I still very much appreciated your post because I was unaware of the helpful info pressing the F6 key in Word would provide. I've added your F6 tip to my Excel sheet of hotkeys.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Rebecca Lineberger
Sorry. I just re-read the original request and you’re correct. I have my number of lines checked because I often would like to know where I am on that particular page. I’ve never needed to know the number of lines in a document, so I missed that distinction.
The status bar info is handy but it shows you the line number where the cursor is positioned on the particular page in the document, not the total number of lines in the document. The alt + r + w hotkey provided by Justin opens a word count dialog which is faster and includes a lot of helpful info including total lines in the document.
This works for me.
Press f6 till you hear
Status bar tool bar
Press the context menu key or shift-f10.
You will be in a list of items. Either arrow down or tab and check what you want. I have page number, line number and word count checked.
Press escape as needed to get back to your document.
I know how to get Jaws to tell me what page I am on and how many words in a document, but is there a way for me to find out how many lines in a document without physically having to count them?