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Free .RTF file creater

Hettie
 

I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel.  are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks



Hettie



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Roberto Perez
 

There is something called Jarte which I haven't used personally but it is highly recommended by the folks at NVAccess (https://www.jarte.com/).

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I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel. are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks



Hettie



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LibreOffice Writer will work.  I also suspect that SoftMaker Free Office will do just fine, but have not done any accessibility testing with it (if anyone else knows for sure, please share).  I don't know of a single word processor that isn't capable of handling RTF format.
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Rui Fontes
 

For RTF you do not need to download nothing...

Use WordPad. It is native from Windows...


Rui Fontes


Às 14:47 de 29/06/2020, Hettie escreveu:

I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel.  are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks



Hettie


 

True about WordPad, which I'd forgotten all about.

Even so, the probability of needing to be able to at least read other word processing file types or PDFs, even if you're not generating them, makes a more general purpose tool worth considering.
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Rui Fontes
 

Do you now that WordPad opens rtf, docx, odt, txt?

*.doc, opens but they get some garbish in beginnig and end of document...


Rui Fontes


Às 15:15 de 29/06/2020, Brian Vogel escreveu:

True about WordPad, which I'd forgotten all about.

Even so, the probability of needing to be able to at least read other word processing file types or PDFs, even if you're not generating them, makes a more general purpose tool worth considering.
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Sarah k Alawami
 

You actually have one on your computer. It's called wordpad. Go to run and type "wordpad" sand quotes, and there you go, it should work out for you.

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On 29 Jun 2020, at 6:47, Hettie wrote:

I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel.  are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks

Hettie

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Sarah k Alawami
 

I use jarte as well. Be aware though when you launch it you will hear "jarte plus." this is normal. You are getting the plus version which is free with a lot of limitation. For example the auto correct feature is not available and some other things, but I love and use this reader, a lot!

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On 29 Jun 2020, at 6:52, Roberto Perez wrote:

There is something called Jarte which I haven't used personally but it is highly recommended by the folks at NVAccess (https://www.jarte.com/).

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Subject: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater

I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel. are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks

Hettie

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Hettie
 

Hi Brian and all the "faster than lightning" replies.

Think I will try SoftMaker as it has a wordprocessor as well as a spread sheet section. I prefer one app for all instead of different apps. Will try it and report back.

My problem with Wordpad is that it doesn't give me a page or word count which is often important to me.


Hettie


On 2020/06/29 3:54 pm, Brian Vogel wrote:
LibreOffice Writer will work.  I also suspect that SoftMaker Free Office will do just fine, but have not done any accessibility testing with it (if anyone else knows for sure, please share).  I don't know of a single word processor that isn't capable of handling RTF format.
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Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I use jarte and it works great for me.

Jackie
 

I'm afraid, Hettie, that you might not find Softmaker, especially the
spreadsheet portion, as accessible as you might need. Please let us
know how it works for you.

On 6/29/20, Rosemarie Chavarria <knitqueen2007@...> wrote:
I use jarte and it works great for me.



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Gene
 

Wordpad does open many document formats but it doesn't have a spell checcker. JARTE is built on Wordpad and it has a spell checker and more features than just Wordpad. I havedn't used it much and I haven't kept it updated. You can read docx files with it but you used to need a Microsoft compatibility pack (spelling) installed to be able to do so because Jarte used, perhaps it still does, the old menu version of Wordpad for its base.

We don't know any specific ways in which the persson wants to use the programs so, although we can discuss different options, there is no way to address any specific purposes the person has.

Gene

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To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater



Do you now that WordPad opens rtf, docx, odt, txt?

*.doc, opens but they get some garbish in beginnig and end of document...





Rui Fontes




Às 15:15 de 29/06/2020, Brian Vogel escreveu:
True about WordPad, which I'd forgotten all about.

Even so, the probability of needing to be able to at least read other word processing file types or PDFs, even if you're not generating them, makes a more general purpose tool worth considering.
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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.

~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

Gene
 

Maybe, maybe not. First. Wordpad uses ribbons, starting with the Windows 7 version. The person may not be comfortable using ribbons.

Second, Wordpad is a really bare bones word processor, not even a spell checker.

Gene

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Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 10:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater



You actually have one on your computer. It's called wordpad. Go to run and type "wordpad" sand quotes, and there you go, it should work out for you.

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On 29 Jun 2020, at 6:47, Hettie wrote:



I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel. are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks

Hettie

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Sarah k Alawami
 

How odd, I remember word pad had a spell checker at one time, but that was way back in 2005 when I was using a different system. I'm used to the ribbon now, but still love jarte as it can d a lot I wish could be done natively in windows.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

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On 29 Jun 2020, at 11:20, Gene wrote:

Maybe, maybe not. First. Wordpad uses ribbons, starting with the Windows 7 version. The person may not be comfortable using ribbons.

Second, Wordpad is a really bare bones word processor, not even a spell checker.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 10:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater

You actually have one on your computer. It's called wordpad. Go to run and type "wordpad" sand quotes, and there you go, it should work out for you.

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On 29 Jun 2020, at 6:47, Hettie wrote:

I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel. are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks

Hettie

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Tony Ballou
 

Hi Hettie,


You can go to http://www.ninite.com and download either open office, or libre office.  Both have word processors, are free of charge and work with NVDA.

If you are just looking for a free stand alone word processor, you can get one from http://www.jarte.com

Hope this helps.


Tony

On 6/29/2020 9:47 AM, Hettie wrote:
I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel.  are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks



Hettie


Gene
 

Wordpad never had a spell checker and I'm going back to Windows 95. There is a utility JAWS uses for training called JAWS pad which is like the old menu Wordppad and does have a spell checker.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 1:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater



How odd, I remember word pad had a spell checker at one time, but that was way back in 2005 when I was using a different system. I'm used to the ribbon now, but still love jarte as it can d a lot I wish could be done natively in windows.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 29 Jun 2020, at 11:20, Gene wrote:



Maybe, maybe not. First. Wordpad uses ribbons, starting with the Windows 7 version. The person may not be comfortable using ribbons.

Second, Wordpad is a really bare bones word processor, not even a spell checker.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 10:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater

You actually have one on your computer. It's called wordpad. Go to run and type "wordpad" sand quotes, and there you go, it should work out for you.

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Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

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Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

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Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 29 Jun 2020, at 6:47, Hettie wrote:

I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel. are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks

Hettie

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Sarah k Alawami
 

Maybe that's where I'm confused. I remember both. Lol! So if you want a simple lite flexible RTF reader/editor get jarte.

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On 29 Jun 2020, at 11:32, Gene wrote:

Wordpad never had a spell checker and I'm going back to Windows 95. There is a utility JAWS uses for training called JAWS pad which is like the old menu Wordppad and does have a spell checker.

Gene

-----Original Message----- From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 1:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater

How odd, I remember word pad had a spell checker at one time, but that was way back in 2005 when I was using a different system. I'm used to the ribbon now, but still love jarte as it can d a lot I wish could be done natively in windows.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 29 Jun 2020, at 11:20, Gene wrote:

Maybe, maybe not. First. Wordpad uses ribbons, starting with the Windows 7 version. The person may not be comfortable using ribbons.

Second, Wordpad is a really bare bones word processor, not even a spell checker.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 10:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater

You actually have one on your computer. It's called wordpad. Go to run and type "wordpad" sand quotes, and there you go, it should work out for you.

--

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

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Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 29 Jun 2020, at 6:47, Hettie wrote:

I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel. are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks

Hettie

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Hettie
 

Thanks Rosemarie, will try it and give my feedback. Any idea of a spreadsheet program that will work?


Hettie

On 2020/06/29 8:13 pm, Jackie wrote:
I'm afraid, Hettie, that you might not find Softmaker, especially the
spreadsheet portion, as accessible as you might need. Please let us
know how it works for you.

On 6/29/20, Rosemarie Chavarria <knitqueen2007@...> wrote:
I use jarte and it works great for me.



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David Goldfield
 

Yes, the program which was supplied with JAWS and which is still preinstalled with JAWS is called HJPad. It is pretty much Wordpad but with a spell checker. As far as I know there is no way to acquire HJPad as a standalone program.

Jarte is free and comes with a spell checker along with other features.

Jarte Plus is the premium version of Jarte which contains even more features. I believe that Jarte Plus only costs $20.00.



David Goldfield,
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JAWS Certified, 2019

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On 6/29/2020 2:44 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Maybe that's where I'm confused. I remember both. Lol! So if you want a simple lite flexible RTF reader/editor get jarte.

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Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

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On 29 Jun 2020, at 11:32, Gene wrote:

Wordpad never had a spell checker and I'm going back to Windows 95. There is a utility JAWS uses for training called JAWS pad which is like the old menu Wordppad and does have a spell checker.

Gene

-----Original Message----- From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 1:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater

How odd, I remember word pad had a spell checker at one time, but that was way back in 2005 when I was using a different system. I'm used to the ribbon now, but still love jarte as it can d a lot I wish could be done natively in windows.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 29 Jun 2020, at 11:20, Gene wrote:

Maybe, maybe not. First. Wordpad uses ribbons, starting with the Windows 7 version. The person may not be comfortable using ribbons.

Second, Wordpad is a really bare bones word processor, not even a spell checker.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 10:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater

You actually have one on your computer. It's called wordpad. Go to run and type "wordpad" sand quotes, and there you go, it should work out for you.

--

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

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On 29 Jun 2020, at 6:47, Hettie wrote:

I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel. are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks

Hettie

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Gene
 

You probably can't get it as a stand alone program but if you install a JAWS demo, it will be installed and you can use it whether you are running JAWS or not. It may be more limited than people would generally want, but you can use it.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 5:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater



Yes, the program which was supplied with JAWS and which is still preinstalled with JAWS is called HJPad. It is pretty much Wordpad but with a spell checker. As far as I know there is no way to acquire HJPad as a standalone program.

Jarte is free and comes with a spell checker along with other features.

Jarte Plus is the premium version of Jarte which contains even more features. I believe that Jarte Plus only costs $20.00.







David Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019 WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/29/2020 2:44 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:


Maybe that's where I'm confused. I remember both. Lol! So if you want a simple lite flexible RTF reader/editor get jarte.

--

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 29 Jun 2020, at 11:32, Gene wrote:



Wordpad never had a spell checker and I'm going back to Windows 95. There is a utility JAWS uses for training called JAWS pad which is like the old menu Wordppad and does have a spell checker.

Gene

-----Original Message----- From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 1:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater

How odd, I remember word pad had a spell checker at one time, but that was way back in 2005 when I was using a different system. I'm used to the ribbon now, but still love jarte as it can d a lot I wish could be done natively in windows.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 29 Jun 2020, at 11:20, Gene wrote:

Maybe, maybe not. First. Wordpad uses ribbons, starting with the Windows 7 version. The person may not be comfortable using ribbons.

Second, Wordpad is a really bare bones word processor, not even a spell checker.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 10:03 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Free .RTF file creater

You actually have one on your computer. It's called wordpad. Go to run and type "wordpad" sand quotes, and there you go, it should work out for you.

--

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 29 Jun 2020, at 6:47, Hettie wrote:

I don't need all the functions of MS-Word or Excel. are there free substitutes apps compatible with NVDA I can download?

Thanks

Hettie

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