As far as I know, there is a command for reading what you have selected
before you copy it to the clipboard. I don’t know what that is. If
I am right, others should know.
Aside from that, why are you using such an inefficient method as wanting
to hear all that material. Start where you want to select. Hold
shift. Down arrow. If you stop after you down arrow, you will hear
the line you just selected. If you are selecting a lot of text, move
down a lot of lines and see what the last line is. If you went to far,
keep holding shift and up arrow. use shift up and down to move and hear
what you are unselecting or selecting.
If you don’t wantto have an entire line reproduced at the beginning or
end of the selection, then copy and past the material, and remove what is not
wanted in the document you have pasted to.
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Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] start and End Markers for Selecting
what do you mean by "the Windows method?"
As mentioned in my
question, once you past more than 500 characters (I think that's the
threshold) NVDA stops speaking any of the text you're selecting and just tells
you how many characters you've selected.
I was trying to select the
first 2000 words, approximately, which was the first essay in a book of 12
Not being able to hear the title meant there was no way to
know where I wanted to stop.
That left me two options ... I could find
the start of the second chapter by searching for its title, then deleting from
there to the end, leaving only the first chapter text, or I could add a marker
like zzz, paste the whle document into WOrd, and then use the NVDA+F9 at the
first marker and then search for zzz and press NVDA+F10 twice to set the end
marker and copy the text.
In hindsight, deleting from the second
chapter onwards, copying all and then undoing the deletion would have been the
less-faffy way of doing it.
But, to answer your question, that is why I
use the NVDA method of selecting text if I have a large amount to copy and