Re: Welcome to NVDA 2018: a parade of popular apps

Rosemarie Chavarria

Hi, Joseph,

I'm looking forward to the alternate say all when you do the other part of the tutorial. Thanks for the great work you're doing.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Welcome to NVDA 2018: a parade of popular apps

There are three parts left (actually, four because I need to split preferences section into two). The next part I'll be working on is preferences and it'll take around (or more than) three hours to traverse due to sheer number of options now, and it won't be fun to just talk about them (you'll actually get to hear the effects of changing options). In addition to talking about preferences, you'll be introduced to more NVDA features, including alternate say all, skim reading, synth settings ring, demos of different speech synthesizers, a deeper introduction to speech dictionaries than what you'll find in the user guide, indentation tones, keyboard interrupt, screen echo and more.
After preferences, I'll stop by tools to talk about speech viewer, log viewer and what not, as well as a complete coverage of configuration profiles and Windows 10 OCR. After that, the last part will indeed cover add-ons, and there are cool add-ons featured in there.
For folks just getting introduced to NVDA: a few years ago, when I published the first edition of Welcome to NVDA (2013), I advertised it as the audio version of the NVDA user guide, and I'm not kidding. My tutorial covers everything you need to know about NVDA, including installation, usage, preferences to add-ons. I think some of you call it the authoritative tutorial or the one-stop reference, but there are more interesting tutorials out now, including the definitive authoritative one in the form of Basic Training module from NV Access. But this year, I think you can say mine is one of the most authoritative guide on NVDA, as it is a tutorial produced by an actual NVDA expert with years of NVDA contribution experience and a person who wrote some of the features discussed in this tutorial set. The feature to play suggestion sound you hear throughout this tutorial is one of my brainchildren, and you'll get to see another one once we talk about how to disable individual add-ons.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of kavein thran
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Welcome to NVDA 2018: a parade of popular apps

wow joseph great work, keep it up. How many parts are left now and will you cover third party add-ons like windows10 essentials and station playlist?

On 1/10/18, Robert Mendoza <lowvisiontek@...> wrote:
Hi, Joseph

Yeah got it right now here. Again, thanks for wonderful works.

Robert Mendoza

On 1/10/2018 6:44 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:


Did you go to the right part of the site? The tutorial is listed
under Welcome to NVDA 2018 heading.



*From:* [] *On Behalf Of
*Robert Mendoza
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 9, 2018 2:41 PM
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Welcome to NVDA 2018: a parade of popular apps

Hi, Joseph

I visited the site but could not find any mentioned tutorials you've
mentioned below.

Robert Mendoza

On 1/10/2018 2:06 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi everyone,

The next installment in Welcome to NVDA 2018 tutorial set is now
available from
<>. This one (part 5) is a bit
livelier than the last one, as it covers a diverse set of
features, including more than 20 applications, several add-ons,
and couple NVDA features.

Changes from 2015 edition:

* Completely redone and reorganized, including division into
three themes: Microsoft Office, universal apps, and other apps
and tools.
* Microsoft Word: enhancements over the years are showcased,
including elements list, formatting commands, moving to
next/previous spelling errors, spelling error buzzer, and a
brief demonstration of braille input (complete with word echo
(speak typed words, in this case, speak back-translation
results from contracted braille to text).
* Microsoft Excel: cell comments, column/row headers, and a word
on using browse mode to read protected sheets.
* Microsoft Outlook: introduction to calendar and other
facilities besides sending and receiving email, address
auto-completion when composing new messages.
* Microsoft PowerPoint: creating and delivering presentations,
speaker notes.
* Universal apps: mostly first party apps are showcased
(requires Windows 10 App Essentials add-on for some features).
* Microsoft Store: completely revamped interface, keyboard
navigation and object navigation.
* Calculator: the modern version is showcased, including
calculator modes, unit and currency conversions and others.
* Alarms and Clock: running a stopwatch and countdown timer and
how to deal with toast notifications.
* Mail (universal app): basics of this app, including message
composition and a note about navigation issues.
* Skype (universal app): reviewing messages, basic shortcut
keys, and how to answer incoming calls.
* GoldWave: the new Windows Store version is used, along with
looking at track information (GoldWave add-on required for
additional commands).
* StationPlaylist Studio: playlist viewer basics (for enhanced
experience, install StationPlaylist Studio add-on).
* Microsoft Visual Studio: code editor and Intelli-Sense.
* Notepad++: basics and a live example of indentation tones.
* Kindle for PC: reading a sample book and basic features.
* 7-Zip and poedit: overview and 7-Zip File Manager, along with
a brief visit to Poedit.
* Command-line tools: Command Prompt, PowerShell, Windows
Subsystem for Linux/Bash along with a review of review cursor

You may notice different audio qualities for some segments, but
overall, it is much better than the 2015 edition. Comments are




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