If you're using notepad, just use the regular windows select text
functions, notepad won't have a problem with that. You can select
as much as you like, I do it all the time.
shift-down arrow selects a line at a time, and there's no limit
how much you can select. There's no need to use screen reader
functions for this.
On 1/29/2019 8:17 AM, Giles Turnbull
Most of the time when I use NVDA+F9 to set a start marker, and
NVDA+F10 twice to copy the text to the clipboard I don't have any
I'm trying to select a block of text (a chapter of a book) in a
plain text file which is open in Notepad.
I get the error message, "No start marker set," even though NVDA
told me the start marker had been set when I pressed NVDA+F9.
When I coppied the whole book from Notepad into Word and tried
selecting the chapter in the same manner, no problem whatsoever.
Does anybody know why a Notepad file would lose the start marker
while it does not in Word?
As a related question, is it possible to turn off NVDA announcing
how many characters have been selected when more than 500 have
using SHIFT+down arrow, becuase it's not then possible to listen
to the start of the paragraph to tell whether the next chapter has
been reached ... all I hear then is the number of characters that
have been selected.