Also, the original message specifies very specific problems. It
says in part, "... When I work with Word documents NVDA frequently
pauses before reading something to me. The pause frequency and the
length of the pauses increase as the documents get longer..."
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It isn't at all clear, at least to me, that problems others have
discussed are the same in origin or relevant to the very specific
ones discussed in the original message. The original message is
quoted at the bottom of the quoted messages in this message.
On 6/24/2022 6:01 AM, Gene wrote:
used to be a problem of responsiveness in Word when using NVDA, by
that I mean NVDA responsiveness. I haven't seen it discussed for
awhile and I almost never use Word, but I'd like to see more
discussion about this by developers. I'd also like to see more
discussion from those who test with other screen-readers such as
JAWS, it could be a demo or a full installation, it doesn't
matter, or perhaps Narrator, if Narrator supports Word enough to
My recollection is that the way the problem used to be, the larger
the document, and perhaps the farther in you are in the document,
the slower the responsiveness is. I'm not saying either side,
that it is or isn't an NVDA problem, is correct, I'm saying that I
don't think we have heard nearly enough to form any conclusion.
The response of the original questioner is that he sees many
possible solutions suggested. I think that before significant
time and effort is spent looking for and trying such solutions,
more discussion is needed.
And how large are the documents where such problems occur? It may
be that beyond a certain size, any word processor or text editor
will slow down. I've opened enormous documents in Notepad and had
responsiveness problems, but that is when opening documents that
are enormous, perha;ps the size of two or three novels or more. I
think we need more definition of what we are talking about, more
testing and discussion.
On 6/24/2022 5:50 AM, Ralph Boersema
Yes, it seems to have nothing to do with NVDA. The web tells me a number of things to do that I can't understand. I'll have to get a sighted tech to help me out on this.
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I've seen this sort of thing as well, and its nothing apparently to do with the version of word. Its as if there is a spike in resource grabbing somewhere every so often then it returns to normal again. I always put this down to something else other than nvda, as it also seems to upset the typing according to sighted people where you can go on typing then all the missing ones arrive on screen at once. Is this what the other person gets?
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From: "Ralph Boersema" <ralph@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:27 PM
Subject: [nvda] Pauses in MSWord
I do not usually keep up with this list, so please forgive me if this matter has been dealt with recently. When I work with Word documents NVDA frequently pauses before reading something to me. The pause frequency and the length of the pauses increase as the documents get longer. I have had this problem for years and with different versions of Word and of NVDA.
Currently I am using Microsoft 365 and my NVDA is up to date. Is there some configuration I need to change, either in Word or in NVDA?