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Re: Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

JM Casey
 

Still, there are reasons why one might want to change and extension and *not* change the format. We’ll see what the OP says if they decide to respond to the thread.

 

If you want to convert textfiles, I think pandoc is a great and eminently straightforward solution. It’s a command line utility; all you have to do is type in the arguments, and your file is converted in a snap. Of course there’s no GUI – if that’s scary, I guess you might want to try one of those other  solutions.

Still, the OP was about extensions only so let’s see.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: June 8, 2021 03:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

 

It sounds as though those utilities actually convert the files from one format to another.  I don’t know if any information such as formatting may be lost or changed, but if you want to have a different format file, that’s the way to do it.  Changing the extension means you have a file of one kind matched with an incorrect extension. 

changing the format means the file extension and the format of the file match.

Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: Luke Davis

Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 2:28 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

 

David Russell wrote:

>  I wish to have all of them appear as 'doc' files and not 'docx' files.

While completely indorsing what others have said, if you really do have
some good reason for doing this, a tool like the following might help you.
I do not confirm its accessibility, or guarantee it in any other way. It
is just the first Google result for "convert multiple files from .docx to
.doc".

https://www.extendoffice.com/product/kutools-for-word/word-convert-docx-to-doc.html

You might also look at this, which is free:

http://www.multidoc-converter.com/en/index.html

Luke





Re: Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

Gene
 

It sounds as though those utilities actually convert the files from one format to another.  I don’t know if any information such as formatting may be lost or changed, but if you want to have a different format file, that’s the way to do it.  Changing the extension means you have a file of one kind matched with an incorrect extension. 
changing the format means the file extension and the format of the file match.
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Luke Davis
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Renaming File Extensions in Bulk
 
David Russell wrote:

>  I wish to have all of them appear as 'doc' files and not 'docx' files.

While completely indorsing what others have said, if you really do have
some good reason for doing this, a tool like the following might help you.
I do not confirm its accessibility, or guarantee it in any other way. It
is just the first Google result for "convert multiple files from .docx to
.doc".

https://www.extendoffice.com/product/kutools-for-word/word-convert-docx-to-doc.html

You might also look at this, which is free:

http://www.multidoc-converter.com/en/index.html

Luke






Re: Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

Luke Davis
 

David Russell wrote:

I wish to have all of them appear as 'doc' files and not 'docx' files.
While completely indorsing what others have said, if you really do have some good reason for doing this, a tool like the following might help you. I do not confirm its accessibility, or guarantee it in any other way. It is just the first Google result for "convert multiple files from .docx to .doc".

https://www.extendoffice.com/product/kutools-for-word/word-convert-docx-to-doc.html

You might also look at this, which is free:

http://www.multidoc-converter.com/en/index.html

Luke


Re: Elequence and latest NVDA Beta

mattias
 

Yes cf works on it and acapela should have the update in the end of this month

 

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Skickat: den 8 juni 2021 18:27
Till: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Ämne: Re: [nvda] Elequence and latest NVDA Beta

 

Hi,

I think Code Factory is working on it. They did know the problem.

On 6/8/2021 10:52 PM, Sam Bushman wrote:

Hi All,

 

I heard about the latest NVDA Beta might not work with some add-ons.

I currently use the code factory Elequence voice for NVDA – of course a Purchased licensed copy.

However, I am not sure we got a final update - did they upgrade this add-on or do we know if it will work or not?

 

Thanks for any info.

Sam

 

 


Re: Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

JM Casey
 

Hmm...I wouldn't bother making that particular change if I were you, but assuming you ahve good reason to do it, I would use command line.
The command "ren" will rename files. You can use wildcares. Make sure you know the path of the drive/folder you want to affect and eitehr navigate there with the "cd" command or type it in with the ren command. For example
Ren h:\documents\*.docx,*.doc
That should accomplish what you want.
But if you're trying to get documents to open on an old version of Word by changing the extension, this won't really work.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Russell
Sent: June 8, 2021 02:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

Hello NVDA,

What is the smoothest way to rename file extensions on a USB drive?
I wish to have all of them appear as 'doc' files and not 'docx' files.
Can this be accomplished in WordPad or in Jarte?
Thanks in advance for your help.
--
David C. Russell, Author


Re: Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

Gene
 

If they are docx files, you shouldn’t change the extension.  Extension names mean something.  If you change an extension, a program may not interpret a file correctly.  Its like renaming wave files as mp3.  they are different formats.  What are you trying to accomplish.  If you tell us why you want to rename the files, we may be able to answer the underlying question of what you want to do and the best way to do it.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 1:06 PM
Subject: [nvda] Renaming File Extensions in Bulk
 
Hello NVDA,

What is the smoothest way to rename file extensions on a USB drive?
  I wish to have all of them appear as 'doc' files and not 'docx' files.
Can this be accomplished in WordPad or in Jarte?
Thanks in advance for your help.
--
David C. Russell, Author





Renaming File Extensions in Bulk

David Russell
 

Hello NVDA,

What is the smoothest way to rename file extensions on a USB drive?
I wish to have all of them appear as 'doc' files and not 'docx' files.
Can this be accomplished in WordPad or in Jarte?
Thanks in advance for your help.
--
David C. Russell, Author


Re: Elequence and latest NVDA Beta

Socheat
 

Hi,

I think Code Factory is working on it. They did know the problem.

On 6/8/2021 10:52 PM, Sam Bushman wrote:

Hi All,

 

I heard about the latest NVDA Beta might not work with some add-ons.

I currently use the code factory Elequence voice for NVDA – of course a Purchased licensed copy.

However, I am not sure we got a final update - did they upgrade this add-on or do we know if it will work or not?

 

Thanks for any info.

Sam

 


Re: NVDA 2021.1 and community add-ons: status page is now available

 

The following was written by Joseph Lee, one week ago, and I am bumping this thread because everyone needs to read this again.

If the add-on you have a question about is not part of the community add-ons page, but is maintained by a third-party, whether that's a company or individual, please direct questions regarding compatibility of these add-ons with NVDA 2021.1 to their respective maintainers.  They are the only sources who can give you accurate information about their update/maintenance plans for these add-ons.

From Joseph Lee, on June 1, 2021:

Hello NVDA users,

Many of you are wondering about whether or not your favorite NVDA add-ons will be ready for NVDA 2021.1. To answer this question, the add-ons community has prepared a status page listing add-ons hosted on community add-ons website and their NVDA 2021.1 compatibility status:

Add-ons and backwards incompatible NVDA releases (nvda-project.org)

 

Note that things can change without notice, and the page does not include newly added add-ons; add-ons added to community add-ons website in recent days will be included in the status page soon. Also, I have asked the add-ons community to update this document from time to time whenever backwards incompatible NVDA version enters beta testing phase (I myself will contribute to this document if my add-ons do become compatible with future NVDA releases; I might not be able to update add-ons in a timely manner while taking graduate courses).

 

As always, feedback about add-ons should be sent to add-on authors.

 

Thanks.

--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

It looks like the site is down.



On 6/8/2021 3:01 AM, Don Breda wrote:

Hi Listers,


Wondering why when I go to accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html I get error 403 forbidden document you don't have access.


Don


On 06-Jun-21 2:00 PM, Tony Ballou wrote:

Hi, 


Go to

accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html

you'll find a really nice tutorial there. 


Tony




On 6/5/2021 3:40 AM, g melconian wrote:

Hello I would like to ask a question. Is there a good tutorial to set up and use NVDA with thunderbird email client.  If there  is,  where  can I go to find that  info for setting up annd using thunderbird email client with NVDA. 


Elequence and latest NVDA Beta

Sam Bushman
 

Hi All,

 

I heard about the latest NVDA Beta might not work with some add-ons.

I currently use the code factory Elequence voice for NVDA – of course a Purchased licensed copy.

However, I am not sure we got a final update - did they upgrade this add-on or do we know if it will work or not?

 

Thanks for any info.

Sam

 


Re: the new voices for nvda

Sarah k Alawami
 

I actually need a louder voice because

 

  • I have slight hearing loss
  • I am mostly in very loud environments where I cannot hear my screen reader.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Monday, June 7, 2021 4:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] the new voices for nvda

 

Brian, you asked what need does this address? It addresses the need for people to have clearer, more familiar-sounding espeak voices with a choice of speaking styles and inflections or intonations. Since most people like Klatt-based voices, such modifications would give people several different klatt-based espeak voices to choose from. Also it may be helpful for a good-sounding klatt-voice with a familiar speaking style to be set as the espeak default voice, rather than the non-klatt harsher-sounding voices. 


Re: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

 

On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 10:35 AM, Gene wrote:
People should go to the page they want to send people to and copy the address from the address bar
-
Which is, far and away, the easiest way to ensure accuracy.  I can't remember the last time I've actually typed out a URL rather than copying and pasting.  The only one I still do that for is when referring people to the site for the Everything Search software, which is https://voidtools.com.  I've got that one memorized and it's very short.  But even then I have it in my file that contains the list of "frequently referenced websites" and I tend to copy and paste it as click-through text that reads, Everything Search Software.

I'd always rather that a link tell you what it's about.  Naked URLs often give you no idea.  But, of course, when it comes to URLs that use click-through text, you do need to trust the source for same before just "clicking through"/activating.  If you don't, then you need to check out what URL you're being directed to before just going there.

 

 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

Gene
 

I agree and I strongly believe that people should absolutely not write long addresses from memory.  People make mistakes and mistakes may be dangerous, not just inconvenient.  Criminals who spread malware are known for buying addresses that are very similar to popular addresses.  If someone makes an error in going to an address, they may land on these sites and have malware try to be downloaded to their machine or try to be exploited in other ways. 
 
and people, if they write by hand may leave out whether this is an http:// or an http://www. which can be written as just www. address.  Browsers often go to the right address, but if they don’t, you may have problems reaching the site.
 
People should go to the page they want to send people to and copy the address from the address bar except in the case of reasonably short and simple addresses such as
http://www.microsoft.com. And they shouldn’t write an address unless they are absolutely sure it is the correct one.
And if they are going to write it out, it is very important that they check the address carachter by carachter after they write it for safety and security. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client
 
On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 10:01 AM, Gene wrote:
there is a problem of some sort with the server.
-
I agree.  That doesn't change the fact that a "wonky URL" can and will often cause you to get Forbidden messages because you're landing in a spot not open to the public.

I didn't even bother to check based on the message quoted, as the URL was problematic from the get-go and the correct one had already been provided.  When it comes to the internet, stuff like this happens, and it generally gets fixed once the ISP does whatever voodoo needs to be done to get the server up and running again.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

 

On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 10:01 AM, Gene wrote:
there is a problem of some sort with the server.
-
I agree.  That doesn't change the fact that a "wonky URL" can and will often cause you to get Forbidden messages because you're landing in a spot not open to the public.

I didn't even bother to check based on the message quoted, as the URL was problematic from the get-go and the correct one had already been provided.  When it comes to the internet, stuff like this happens, and it generally gets fixed once the ISP does whatever voodoo needs to be done to get the server up and running again.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

Gene
 

But even if I just go to the main address, accessibilitycentral.net which I tried before and is the same in both messages, the forbidden message comes up.  there is a problem of some sort with the server.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client
 
Because that URL is not correct.  I gave the correct one ages before, back on June 5th in the second message in this topic.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

Gene
 

It looks as though there is a problem with the server and it isn’t letting people access the site, though it should.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Breda
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2021 5:01 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client
 

Hi Listers,

 

Wondering why when I go to accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html I get error 403 forbidden document you don't have access.

 

Don

 

On 06-Jun-21 2:00 PM, Tony Ballou wrote:

Hi, 

 

Go to

accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html

you'll find a really nice tutorial there. 

 

Tony

 

 

 

On 6/5/2021 3:40 AM, g melconian wrote:

Hello I would like to ask a question. Is there a good tutorial to set up and use NVDA with thunderbird email client.  If there  is,  where  can I go to find that  info for setting up annd using thunderbird email client with NVDA. 


Re: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

 

Because that URL is not correct.  I gave the correct one ages before, back on June 5th in the second message in this topic.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: is there a tutorial to use NVDA with thunderbird email client

Don Breda
 

Hi Listers,


Wondering why when I go to accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html I get error 403 forbidden document you don't have access.


Don


On 06-Jun-21 2:00 PM, Tony Ballou wrote:

Hi, 


Go to

accessibilitycentral.net/accessible email client mozilla thunderbird.html

you'll find a really nice tutorial there. 


Tony




On 6/5/2021 3:40 AM, g melconian wrote:

Hello I would like to ask a question. Is there a good tutorial to set up and use NVDA with thunderbird email client.  If there  is,  where  can I go to find that  info for setting up annd using thunderbird email client with NVDA. 


Re: the new voices for nvda

David Griffith
 

 

I must say I agree absolutely with everything in this post. Luckily I have Kurzweil  whuich allows me legacy access to the old Eloquence voices, with appropriate modifications of the speech dictionary still provides some access for me in NVDA with my severely deaf ears. I bought the code Factory version which are, for me,  a poor second choice for a number of reasons.

I have of course tried a variety of alternatives over the years but the fact is that my hearing accuracy is significantly reduced if I  use alternatives. In terms of comprehension some of the Ivona and vocaliser voices are OK but none of them can I understand a at the rate with which  I use Eloquence.

Hopefully access to Eloquence will continue by hook or by crook for my lifetime but the way it was abruptly withdrawn from Android did worry me, though of course luckily I still have legacy access there also for the time being.

 

David Griffith

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: 08 June 2021 01:44
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] the new voices for nvda

 

I’ve seen many claims that doing this or that to E-Speak or other synthesizers makes them sound similar to Eloquence or Dectalk.  I’ve checked a number of them and they are never accurate. 

 

Whether a different variant or synthesizer would be better as the default is a question that could be debated but the premise that any of these choices sounds more like Eloquence in any meaningful way is incorrect and not a proper foundation for the discussion. 

 

If there really were such a choice, we would have seen much more interest in it.  but after such claims are made, I never see any follow-up indicating others find the claim to be true.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Monday, June 07, 2021 6:24 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] the new voices for nvda

 

Brian, you asked what need does this address? It addresses the need for people to have clearer, more familiar-sounding espeak voices with a choice of speaking styles and inflections or intonations. Since most people like Klatt-based voices, such modifications would give people several different klatt-based espeak voices to choose from. Also it may be helpful for a good-sounding klatt-voice with a familiar speaking style to be set as the espeak default voice, rather than the non-klatt harsher-sounding voices. 

 

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