Apparently, this functionality isn't built into windows
anymore. I know you used to be able to highlight text, then
select options, and have it read outloud if you wanted it. My
wife says she uses a browser plugin to make this happen now,
so perhaps you could find one for librioffice as well, that
does the same thing. If you can't find anything, let me know,
it would be trivial to write a program that would allow you to
paste text in and have it read outloud. (probably about 10 or
20 lines of code using powerbasic).
You might be able to try the following.
You could always turn mouse tracking off then back on if
you need it.
To turn off mouse tracking on a desktop pc use the nvda key
+ the letter M
You should hear NVDA say if it is on or off. for example
mouse tracking on.
this will read what is under the mouse.
you could always change the text resolution as well.
It can be set to character, word, line and paragraph.
these settings can be found under the mouse settings
section in NVDA. to quickly get there with a desktop use the
nvda key + ctrl key + the letter m
I know there might be some other settings to turn off, but
would have to check. These i think for the reporting of
menus etc i would have to check.
You could also turn off punctuation etc i guess it depends
what you want to do.
I am not aware of a shortcut key to toggle between
characters and paragraphs. Maybe this might be able to be
done if a ticket is put in.
On 10/11/2016 11:48 PM, David
I am trying out NVDA. I am not disabled
(apart from some dyslexia). I want to use NVDA to
read back paragraphs or lines in Libre Office so I can
do an audio check as I sometimes read words in the way
'I want to see them'. All the system wide information
given as I move my cursor/mouse is driving me crazy. Is
there a way I can have a simple configuration that
allows me to point and click to read a paragraph/line
and hear nothing nothing else?
Thanks in advance for your help