Re: Accessible Message Software

Cook, Steve

Hi All,

I have been following this thread like others. In Notepad, I discovered if you just press the function key F5. It will add the time and date to your file you have open. This way is you are using it for messages, you will not have to close and then reopen the file.

Steve Cook, CPM
Assistive Technology Consultant
SC Commission for the Blind
1430 Confederate avenue
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 898-8788
Fax: (803) 898-8882

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of ratshtron
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Accessible Message Software

I wasn't able to get the list to show until I had a folder opened.
would not come up for the root directory for me. but it does work
that way vey well.

Legend has it that on Friday 9/28/2018 06:22 PM, Judy Jones said:
Thanks very much.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Reed Poynter
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Accessible Message Software

Hi Judy,

When you have your C drive open, try Alt-H followed by w. When I do this, I
end up in a list of 13 items that I can up and down-arrow through to choose
which item I would like to create.
The list includes: Compressed (zipped) Folder, Microsoft Excel Worksheet,
Text Document, Rich Text Format, Microsoft Publisher Document, Microsoft
PowerPoint Presentation, Microsoft Access Database, Microsoft Word Document,
Contact, Bitmap image, Microsoft Access Database, Shortcut and New Folder.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of
Judy Jones
Sent: September 27, 2018 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Accessible Message Software


I am late in responding to this message. I tried it bout stalled out on the
alt-f, w, t keystrokes. No such animal works in Windows 10 on my PC. The
only new thing you can create within the C-drive is a new folder.

On Notepad, it is very simple to hit the F5 to insert date and time.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Accessible Message Software

Cheers. Automatic timestamping is a neat notepad trick I wasn't aware of.

I personally just open the run box and type "notepad". And I don't put
anything on my desktop. Only saying this to illustrate that all this really
needs to work is a blank notepad document with .LOG at the top.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of
Sent: September 24, 2018 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Accessible Message Software

to create a log file that will insert the date and time and place you on the
next line when you open the file is very simple. go to the computer or this
pc icon on your desktop and press enter. now, look for your c: drive and
press enter again. now, press alt+f then w then t for text document and
press enter. the default name will be new text document.txt. go ahead and
press enter to create that empty file. now, press enter on that file name.
notepad should open the file for you. you should be at the top of the file.


notice the word LOG is in all enter and then press ctrl+s to
save the file. now press alt+f4 to close the file.the file name should still
be selected. press ctrl+c to copy the file to the clipboard and now, press
windows key plus m to move to the desktop and now press ctrl+v to paste the
file on to your desktop. once the new text document.txt file is on your
desktop, you can remane it to something like messages.txt. now, to log a
message, simply find the file on your desktop by pressing the first letter
of the file name and once on the one you want to open, press enter. notepad
will open the file, insert a blank line and the time and date and place you
on the line under the time and date ready for you to type in the phone
message.once you are done entering the phone message, simply close the the
file with alt+f4. you will be asked if you want to save the changes you will
answer yes. Of course, you can also simply press
ctrl+s then alt+f4 to close the file. when the next time you need to
enter another message, simply open the same file and notepad will do the
same again adding the a blank line and time date for you and you are ready
to enter the next message. hope this is something you can use.

Legend has it that on Monday 9/24/2018 11:38 AM,
Morning all.

Can anyone tell me of an accessible program for taking telephone
messages? Perhaps I am making something like this too complicated.
Using JAWS 2018 with Windows 10 on a Dell laptop. Thanks.



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