[AI] Issue with spell checker on Microsoft Word

Zujar Shabbir Kanchwala zujarbright at gmail.com
Sat May 11 06:36:39 EDT 2019


As Mahesh mentioned, the keystrokes do work at times without ALT being
pressed. I have noticed that the keystrokes don't work for Grammar
errors unless the focus moves to one of the button controls in the
pane. Besides that, sometimes the error is not spoken automatically.

Note that I use 2 different software combinations and find the same behaviour:

Laptop1:
Windows 10 (version 1809 , build 17763.475)
Office 2019 (Subscription Version 16.0.11601.20136)
JAWS 2019 (March release)

Laptop 2:
Windows 10 (version 1703)
Office 2016 Subscription Version
JAWS 2018 (Nov 2018 release)

On 5/11/19, Ajay Minocha <ajayminocha2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I also run the latest versions of Office and Jaws. The spell check
> works without any issues.
>
> Thanks,
> Ajay
>
> On 11/05/2019, shahid.seven at gmail.com <shahid.seven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Though I often don't use Word, I just checked and verified that spell
>> check
>> dialog works with out any accessibility with the latest version of Jaws
>> including the shortcuts.
>> I hold an individual subscription which is Microsoft Word Subscription
>> Version 16.0.11328.20230 and verified that it is up to date.
>> ---
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: AccessIndia <accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in> On Behalf Of
>> Amar
>> Jain
>> Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:21 AM
>> To: Mahesh S. Panicker <maheshspanicker at gmail.com>
>> Cc: AccessIndia: a list for discussing accessibility and issues concerning
>> the disabled. <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Issue with spell checker on Microsoft Word
>>
>> Mahesh-why don’t we speak to sort this out? I am reachable on 9892622230.
>> I
>> have the latest updates installed. Lets verify the build number once.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Amar Jain
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On 10-May-2019, at 8:23 PM, Mahesh S. Panicker
>>> <maheshspanicker at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Amar,
>>> Do you have the latest updates installed for Office? Even I am able to
>>> use some of the shortcuts, but they don't always work, and you have to
>>> tab around the editer a bit before they would work. By the way, are
>>> able to work with the traditional spell check on word or is it the new
>>> editer?
>>> Best,
>>>
>>>> On 5/10/19, Amar Jain <amarjain at amarjain.com> wrote:
>>>> This is surprising. I am running Jaws 2019 latest April update, and
>>>> finding no issues with Office 365 whatsoever including the spell
>>>> checker. I am able to use the same shortcut keys. I am running
>>>> Windows 10 latest update on Surface Pro 6 with Office 365 home annual
>>>> subscription.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Amar Jain
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: AccessIndia <accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in> On Behalf
>>>> Of Mahesh S. Panicker
>>>> Sent: Sunday, May 5, 2019 9:35 PM
>>>> To: AccessIndia: a list for discussing accessibility and issues
>>>> concerning the disabled. <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Issue with spell checker on Microsoft Word
>>>>
>>>> Thanks a lot Zujar. The Jaws shortcuts are of some help, but I just
>>>> hate what Microsoft has done! Do you if there are any programs like
>>>> classic start menu for Office that can fix this issue. ?
>>>> Best,
>>>>
>>>>> On 5/5/19, Zujar Shabbir Kanchwala <zujarbright at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hi Mahesh,
>>>>>
>>>>> They have replaced the dialog box based Spell checker with a pane on
>>>>> the right of the Ms Word window. It can be accessed using the F6
>>>>> function
>>>> key.
>>>>> However, the shortcuts like ALT+G for Ignore All, ALT+L for Change
>>>>> All, etc do not function any more. I am currently working using the
>>>>> TAB key though not as convenient as the shortcut keys.
>>>>>
>>>>> You can also try out the JAWS keystroke ALT+SHIFT+L for listing
>>>>> identified Spelling errors and the keystroke INSERT+SHIFT+G for
>>>>> listing identified grammatical errors in Ms Word. Note that these
>>>>> keystrokes sometimes take long to produce output in large documents.
>>>>>
>>>>> Some additions to Spell check utility includes options like Read
>>>>> Aloud, Spell out, etc. These options may not be much useful to users
>>>>> of screen reading software however others may find them useful.
>>>>>
>>>>> Best Regards,
>>>>> Zujar.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: AccessIndia <accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in> On Behalf
>>>>> Of Mahesh S. Panicker
>>>>> Sent: 05 May 2019 01:28 PM
>>>>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>>>>> Subject: [AI] Issue with spell checker on Microsoft Word
>>>>>
>>>>> Dear all,
>>>>> I am facing an issue with Microsoft word, Office 365 2016. As Word
>>>>> got updated, I can't access the old style spell checker. Instead,
>>>>> the newly introduced editer comes up on pressing F7. It is hard to
>>>>> navigate with Jaws or NVDA, and the shortcut keys don't work
>>>>> consistently. Ander all these years of using the earlier system, I
>>>>> am finding the new thing from Microsoft rather distasteful. Anyways
>>>>> I can get back the old style spell checker that is accessible with
>>>>> screen readers?
>>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>>>
>>>>> --
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>>>>> Assistant Professor,
>>>>> Department of Political Science,
>>>>> Lady Shri Ram College for Women,
>>>>> Lajpat Nagar
>>>>> New Delhi 110024
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>>> Lady Shri Ram College for Women,
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