Re: how to get rid of page breaks in note pad

heather albright

Well, folks, heard back from freedom and I was right! Jaws is the one with the issue reguarding page break announcements. So they are working on it apparently. So all this time I was not losing my mind about reading page breaks when I had it set to not too, woe. “This has been reported to development to look at. It is slated for a future release of JAWS.

Bug number is: 113524.” So if you using jaws, it will not be fixed till a future release hopefully. It has been broken since j2018. Cheers Heather



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From: heather albright via
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get rid of page breaks in note pad


Sorry, some of my messages went to the junk folder. So I am using notepad with windows10 latest. So  I was able to make the screen reader not announce page breaks; not take them out. I followed jene’s directions as follows: The steps to ignore page breaks with nvda.insert n to turn on NVDA.

step2 arrow down to preferences; arrow down to settings; arrow down twice  punctuation symbol' inter on that, and shift tab once, in the edit box;  type page break'; next tab twice to level combo box all.  tab to okay.

I have sent a inquiry to freedom to see how to reproduce the same outcome with jaws; and waiting for the tec support to get back to me! Reading is some much more pleasant not hearing page break when reading text. Cheers Heather

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From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get rid of page breaks in note pad


I am not saying you are wrong that you have read a lot of documents and not

heard page break announced.  But the problem occurs when you export a

document from Openbook to a text file.  I don't know what other programs

leave page breaks in the file when you export or save them in text format

from another format.  Other list members may want to discuss that.


I also don't know if this problem occurs if you read a text file in Word or

in many other word processors.  I do know that if you read a text file

exported from Openbook in Notepad, that the page break is spoken.  The

person didn't explain what program she is using to read the document.  We

dohn't know the history of the document, whether someone sent it to her, or

whether she exported it in text format from a program nor what program she

is using to read the program.


But the problem does make perfect sense.  If the page breaks are retained,

they will be shown in notepad as if they were revealed codes and NVDA speaks

them unless you make the adjustment I discussed in earlier messages.  If the

person does what has been suggested, the problem will be solved.


My guess is that the person is using Notepad to read the file, though we

don't know that and that it was exported from another program.  She may not

know the history of the file if it were sent to her.



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

From: Brian Vogel

Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:53 PM


Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get rid of page breaks in note pad


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 07:14 PM, Gene wrote:

Are my messages being completely ignored in the debate by both of you?-

No, Gene, they're not.  But the situation makes no sense at all.


I've been around I can't say how many files being read by NVDA, with

multiple pages, with page breaks in "read all" mode and never recall a page

break being announced.


I will say it one more time, and I'm done:  I doubt very, very much that

this is NVDA, per se.  There is something odd about the source material.  It

happens.  Yet no one wants to acknowledge that, it seems.


I could be wrong, and I'll admit that, but it's something worth considering.





Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041


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