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Re: Good News About New Edge

P. Otter
 

Hello Ron!
perhaps you can tell me what to do in the following situation:
there are documents I need to undersign.
I know, it is possible!
but can you tell me how to do that?
and what do I need to undersign a pdf document with edge?
you're right it works perfectly!
cheers
paul otter


Op 20-4-2020 om 15:49 schreef Ron Canazzi:

Hi Group,

Well after my debacal of Saturday (boy do I still feel so bum about that one!)  I do have some good news.  There had been discussion about how the new Edge browser had broken the reading of PDF in the official release.  Well due to all the confusion of several months ago, I had downloaded and installed the DEV version.  Now that I am running that as the sole version of the new Edge, I can report that indeed (as I believe Brian Vogal had already reported) the PDF issue is fixed in DEV version 83.X.

I wanted to read my church directory which is a PDF document and it handled the document better than the Adobe Reader itself.  I was able to do a search using the NVDA Insert + Control + F keystroke and it moved directly from page 1 to page 10 where the information I wanted was located.  I was able to copy this information and paste it into an e-mail message in Thunderbird with no problem.  This is really the best rendering of  a complex PDF file with tables and links and such that I have ever seen before.


Re: Good News About New Edge

 

Ron,

           Thanks for the update.

            I am going to have to give Edge a whirl as a PDF reader just to try it out.  The fact that the screen reader search works well with the PDF reading functionality, along with copy and paste being easy as well, are both big bonuses.

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Good News About New Edge

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

Well after my debacal of Saturday (boy do I still feel so bum about that one!)  I do have some good news.  There had been discussion about how the new Edge browser had broken the reading of PDF in the official release.  Well due to all the confusion of several months ago, I had downloaded and installed the DEV version.  Now that I am running that as the sole version of the new Edge, I can report that indeed (as I believe Brian Vogal had already reported) the PDF issue is fixed in DEV version 83.X.

I wanted to read my church directory which is a PDF document and it handled the document better than the Adobe Reader itself.  I was able to do a search using the NVDA Insert + Control + F keystroke and it moved directly from page 1 to page 10 where the information I wanted was located.  I was able to copy this information and paste it into an e-mail message in Thunderbird with no problem.  This is really the best rendering of  a complex PDF file with tables and links and such that I have ever seen before.

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Re: NVDA Audio Themes Add On

yunus Emre
 

Audio themes and Speech history, are most important addons for me. I'm not updating to new releases untill they come.


Re: NVDA 2020 Beta Version

brice Mijares
 

I figured it out by eliminating ad ons and it just happened to be the first one in the list of ad ons called audio themes. Thanks for responding.

On 4/19/2020 9:13 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
Hi Brice,

I'm not aware of anything which has changed in that regard.  Just checking in Chrome 81 and Chrome 75 and NVDA 2020.1 beta 1 and it's announcing buttons and links for me. In the NVDA document formatting settings (NVDA+control+d) you can set which elements are listed, including links and buttons (they're a fair way down the list).  Check those and make sure they haven't got unchecked somewhere along the line.

Regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 4:23 AM brice Mijares <bmijares33@... <mailto:bmijares33@...>> wrote:

Since the first NVDA beta, I  don't hear links or buttons. Any ideas
why? Thanks






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Re: Offline dictionary

Jacob Kruger
 

    Wordweb 9 - current free version seems usable with NvDA/simple enough:

https://wordweb.info/free/


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On 2020-04-20 01:25 PM, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:
It is still available but a little tedious to me. I had to hunt to find the edit field to type the word I was looking for. I was hoping that definitions would have been in paragraph style rather than a table with every word a link.
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Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 5:02 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Offline dictionary

I used to use WordWeb, and had no problems with it and NVDA.

This was several years ago, though, so I'm not sure how accessible it is (or even if it's still available) these days.


Regards,
Sascha

On 20/04/2020 19:46, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:
Has anyone found a dictionary that works well with NVDA?
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Re: Offline dictionary

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

It is still available but a little tedious to me. I had to hunt to find the edit field to type the word I was looking for. I was hoping that definitions would have been in paragraph style rather than a table with every word a link.
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 5:02 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Offline dictionary

I used to use WordWeb, and had no problems with it and NVDA.

This was several years ago, though, so I'm not sure how accessible it is (or even if it's still available) these days.


Regards,
Sascha

On 20/04/2020 19:46, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:
Has anyone found a dictionary that works well with NVDA?
******
If we don't take time to think before we speak we may find ourselves in a situation where our speech becomes a bit stinky!


Re: Offline dictionary

Sascha Cowley
 

I used to use WordWeb, and had no problems with it and NVDA.

This was several years ago, though, so I'm not sure how accessible it is (or even if it's still available) these days.


Regards,
Sascha

On 20/04/2020 19:46, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:
Has anyone found a dictionary that works well with NVDA?
******
If we don't take time to think before we speak we may find ourselves in a situation where our speech becomes a bit stinky!


Offline dictionary

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Has anyone found a dictionary that works well with NVDA?
******
If we don't take time to think before we speak we may find ourselves in a situation where our speech becomes a bit stinky!


virtual machine software and nvda

 

Hi.

A lot of people have been talking about virtual machine software, and I have been having half a mind to broaden my mind on some more of it also to advise what needs extra addons etc.

Firstly, vmware.

I have used vmware a lot and have brought the workstation so I can do a load of extra vms from xp up since I am interested in it.

While most things in player work, and the menus in workstation, the biggest thing is the fields.


They speak when filled but not when you type content in them.

Lists in workstation do not always read and there are probably a few unlabeled buttons.

Due to the hypervisor guard not being compatible I will not be trying hyper v, but I am thinking about virtualbox and kemu, kemu because you can emulate dirfferent machines and virtualbox because its free and vmware does not always play nice with everything like some linux distributions.


thunderbird status update

 

Hi all.

Just for all those not subscribing to the bug, its moved to the beta branch today.

Lets hope this means we will be getting a release update soon.


Re: beeps

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Eilana,

Are you using NVDA 2020.1 beta 1?  If so, that will play a sound when an error is written to the log.  Often NVDA will try something else and overcome whatever the error is so the end user won't notice, except in these pre-release versions (alpha and beta versions).

If it is a sound increasing in pitch, then that is played while a progress bar loads.  You can toggle that directly with NVDA+u, or from NVDA's object presentation settings (NVDA+control+o, then tab through).

Otherwise, if it's an add-on, I'll leave it to others to advise.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 7:11 PM Eilana Benish <benish.ilana@...> wrote:

hi

I'm trying to understand which of the NVDA addons are playing beeps sounds when something is loading a website or a program running on my computer

Thanks


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Re: NVDA 2020 Beta Version

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Brice,

I'm not aware of anything which has changed in that regard.  Just checking in Chrome 81 and Chrome 75 and NVDA 2020.1 beta 1 and it's announcing buttons and links for me.  In the NVDA document formatting settings (NVDA+control+d) you can set which elements are listed, including links and buttons (they're a fair way down the list).  Check those and make sure they haven't got unchecked somewhere along the line.

Regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 4:23 AM brice Mijares <bmijares33@...> wrote:
Since the first NVDA beta, I  don't hear links or buttons. Any ideas
why? Thanks






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Training and Support Manager


Bug reading tables in Microsoft Word with UI automation

Bruno Aníbal Prieto González
 

Hello!
I'm having a bug with table handling in Microsoft Word, using UI
Automation. When it finds blank cells NVDA pretends to leave the
table. Does the same thing happen to anyone?

Regards


Re: vocaliser voices

Rui Fontes
 

Grab the updated driver from their website...


Rui Fontes

Tiflotecnia, Lda.


Às 01:01 de 20/04/2020, Pauline Smith escreveu:

Good Evening,

I bought the  Vocalizer voices from Code Factory. I have not been able  to use them in quite a while. Is there something that needs to be updated in order for them to work now?
Pauline 

Sent from my iPod

On Apr 19, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Rui Fontes <rui.fontes@...> wrote:



Hello!


Do you use Vocalizer Expressive from Tiflotecnia or from Code Factory?


If you use from Tiflotecnia, you can get the updated driver from:

https://www.tiflotecnia.net/Instal/vocalizer_expressive_driver-3.1.1.nvda-addon


Best regards,


Rui Fontes

Tiflotecnia, Lda.



Às 12:19 de 19/04/2020, The Gamages via groups.io escreveu:
Hello,
 
Sorry if this has been covered before, but I have just tried to update NVDA and been told that the driver for my vocaliser voices is out of date and the add on cannot be installed.
does this mean that I will have to pay again for new voices?
If this is the case, I believe that the voices can be obtained for use with any screen reader, is that correct.
 
Thanks for any clarification.
Best Regards, Jim.


Re: vocaliser voices

Pauline Smith
 

Good Evening,

I bought the  Vocalizer voices from Code Factory. I have not been able  to use them in quite a while. Is there something that needs to be updated in order for them to work now?
Pauline 

Sent from my iPod

On Apr 19, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Rui Fontes <rui.fontes@...> wrote:



Hello!


Do you use Vocalizer Expressive from Tiflotecnia or from Code Factory?


If you use from Tiflotecnia, you can get the updated driver from:

https://www.tiflotecnia.net/Instal/vocalizer_expressive_driver-3.1.1.nvda-addon


Best regards,


Rui Fontes

Tiflotecnia, Lda.



Às 12:19 de 19/04/2020, The Gamages via groups.io escreveu:
Hello,
 
Sorry if this has been covered before, but I have just tried to update NVDA and been told that the driver for my vocaliser voices is out of date and the add on cannot be installed.
does this mean that I will have to pay again for new voices?
If this is the case, I believe that the voices can be obtained for use with any screen reader, is that correct.
 
Thanks for any clarification.
Best Regards, Jim.


Re: Windows 10 Mail program and NVDA

 

Keyboard shortcuts in Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10

Keyboard shortcuts in apps - Windows Help (other than Mail & Calendar)

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Re: Windows 10 Mail program and NVDA

Cecelia Rodriguez <cessbraille@...>
 

I know flag is insert and to move a message is control shift v

On Apr 18, 2020, at 4:13 AM, Cordelia Scharpf <CScharpf@...> wrote:

Hi:

I am new to using Mail (Windows 10) and cannot seem to find shortcuts to
quickly manage emails. Where do I find them, in settings or anywhere else?

Furthermore, I wonder how to activate the context menu key. It doesn't do
anything whereas all other function keys work all right. I was hoping that
by using the Context Menu key I could access a menu showing the shortcuts
relevant for Mail, for example.

Puzzled,
Cordelia




Re: how can I set symbol pronounciation for special case?

 

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 05:54 AM, Samuel Kacer wrote:
but alas my problem is reading other people's stuff that just use the plain apostrophe character.
And, believe me, unless the person preparing a document is preparing it for professional publication, they aren't going to be using the dedicated characters.

Even some who are won't, and will allow the editors to take care of that when working through the manuscript.
 
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Re: how can I set symbol pronounciation for special case?

 

Sam,

            Although I am certain that a regular expression could be crafted to work in virtually all cases where you need it, and not where you don't, is that really worth the effort?   I would imagine that you know when you are dealing with documents where you need the prime or double prime to be read, and I doubt that many, if any, of them are going to have single quote enclosed quoted strings or possessives for plurals for words ending in S.

             It would be relatively easy to put regular expression that will work when reading these mathematical documents in either the Voice dictionary, and use a specific voice you don't typically use when reading these documents, or even to keep the regex in a plain text file and toss an entry into the temporary dictionary (which is more work, but it is an option).

             I have written some insanely complex regex-es in my lifetime, but only when it was the only option because there was no way I could put any sort of "scoping rule" on the material that might be handed along for processing by same.  You likely have the luxury of knowing exactly when you're dealing with the material in question, and there are easier ways to get the result you want than spending lots and lots of time to get the magic, perfect, will work on any document regex if that's really not the easiest thing to get that result.
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Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

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