Re: NVDA and reading texts in Grade II

Cordelia Scharpf

Thank you, Quentin, for these tips. I shall look into them as well. I was not thinking about different text-editing programs but MS Word only to be paired with either English (UEB) or German (Grade II) for reading purposes. Inputting I would rather keep at Grade I level, for I am most efficient at typing on a QWERTY keyboard. All suggestions are welcome, and I shall see what I can accomplish at my end.




From: [] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2019 1:19 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and reading texts in Grade II


And to complete my own thought there - you can create profiles which are "manually activated" and not linked to a program.  You can then use NVDA's Input Gestures dialog to set keystrokes for each, so then you could create a profile for each Braille table and use keystrokes to switch between them.


On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 9:16 AM Quentin Christensen via Groups.Io <> wrote:

If you want to use the different tables in different programs, you can setup configuration profiles for each program and specify the Braille table to use in each program.  Open a program you want to create a profile for, press NVDA+control+p to open the configuration profiles dialog, press ALT+N for new, tab to "Use this profile for" and then right arrow to "Current program" and press ENTER. Now anything you change in NVDA's settings (except the general settings which apply across the board) are saved in that profile.






On Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 12:42 AM Cordelia Scharpf <CScharpf@...> wrote:



Please bear with me for asking a somewhat technical question, which might need to be addressed off-list.


I am working with English and German texts and would like to switch reading them in UEB and German grade II on my Braille display. Is there a toggle that lets me control both languages/tables of contractions? Or do I need to generate and save “profiles” and call them up as needed?


Can such profiles be run side-by-side in two separate windows  on one PC? In my past experience, such a plan did not seem feasible unless I ran two separate MS Word programs installed on different partitions or different PCs.






Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager




Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


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