Re: Accessible Word Processor


You can set fonts.  It is more or less the case that if the old Wordpad can do something, HJPad can do it.  If you type a sentence and use control I to toggle between italics on and off, the text will be italicized where indicated.  I see no reason to believe other such commands are absent.  I haven't seen this stated anywhere, but just comparing the old Wordpad to HJPad, even the name, indicates that it was built on the old WordPad.  It was intended for use with JAWS basic training material.  It may be that the basic training material has changed to the point where HJPad isn't as useful with it as before. 
Those who are curious will find, in the HJPad menus under tools, a submenu named sample dialogs.  It is interesting to play around with the sample dialogs.  Some of them would still make good teaching tools and references.

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Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 7:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Word Processor

HJPad does appear to have been removed as an explicitly supported
Utility in Jaws but I actually found it buried away in a strange
location even with Jaws 18.

Quite why it would be hidden in this location I do not know.

It does have a spell checker but little else really. As far as I can
tell you can edit the font but cannot set any font attributes like bold,
italic, or underline.

I always saw it as really a possible notepad replacement rather than a
word processor.

Despite being buried away it does still work.

Anyway I found it on my system under the follwoing very odd path


David Griffith

David Griffith
On 16/01/2017 10:10, Robert Kingett wrote:
> I have not seen any H J Pad, but OpenOffice is the most accessible
> word processor besides Microsoft word. There is Jarte, of course, but
> I do not count that because you have to pay to get all of the features.

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