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Re: Subject lines in email

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

And I meant to say that by "this list" I'm talking generically.  Gene has already given the information for TechTalk, and as group owner his is "the last word."
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Re: Subject lines in email

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 09:52 AM, Fanus wrote:
can one of the moderators please explain what must and what must not be stated in a subject line for this list?
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And the answer to that question is, "No."  What is, and is not, permissible on any given group is entirely at the discretion of the group owner and his or her moderating team.  Whatever they say, goes.

And if they have this restriction that a question may not be in a subject line I'd hope that this is included in the rules sent to you upon subscribing.  If it isn't, shake the proverbial dust from your sandals and go elsewhere.  There are lots of mailing lists out there related to JAWS and to Windows 10 with the intended demographic being individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
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Re: with micro soft edgetrouble putting things in faverits

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

My guess is that what's being asked about is "the old Favorites folder" as implemented under Internet Explorer.  And if it is, there is no direct way to have the Edge browser put anything there.

Favorites/Bookmarks have been browser specific for some time with the exception of IE, which maintained an external folder in which to place them.  You can manually place new items in the Favorites folder by doing the following.

1. Open Favorites folder in File Explorer.
2. Hit ALT+H,W,S  (Home Ribbon, New Item, Shortcut).
3. In the Shortcut dialog that comes up in the Type the location of the item edit box, paste the URL (web address) that you wish to save the shortcut for.  Activate the Next button.
4. In the Type a name for this shortcut edit box, do just that.  You can give it any name that is meaningful to you and will let you know you have the correct shortcut later.
5. Activate the Finish button.

I haven't used the external Favorites folder for many years, but there are some who prefer this as the storage location for their internet shortcuts.  Now those must be added manually, since the convention is to have each browser manage its own bookmarks/favorites within itself with all the modern browsers.
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Re: Subject lines in email

Pamela Dominguez
 

I understand that, and I agree.  But it didn’t sound like the person said he sent a blank message with just the question in the subjectline.  Maybe I’m wrong.  Pam.
 

Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Subject lines in email
 
It is bad form, pretty much anywhere, though, to have a message body with no content.  Even if the subject is "the complete question," it's always a good idea to say something like, "The subject says it all."

I have no idea what group that was, as I doubt the owner of either the JAWS for Windows group or Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group would have this reaction.  The most frequent problem I see is not that the subject line is too long, or too specific, but that it's generic, e.g., "I need help," and giving the reader absolutely no idea about what.

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Re: Subject lines in email

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

It is bad form, pretty much anywhere, though, to have a message body with no content.  Even if the subject is "the complete question," it's always a good idea to say something like, "The subject says it all."

I have no idea what group that was, as I doubt the owner of either the JAWS for Windows group or Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group would have this reaction.  The most frequent problem I see is not that the subject line is too long, or too specific, but that it's generic, e.g., "I need help," and giving the reader absolutely no idea about what.

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Re: Accessible windows software to convert image files to PDF files

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 07:06 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
A .pdf file is an image file.
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No, it's not.  There are image scanned PDFs, but most PDFs are not image scanned PDFs.

PDF stands for Portable Document Format, and is one of the "industry standards" in publishing.  Things created initially as PDF are primarily or entirely text to begin with.

And I've given, repeatedly (though not on this group) instructions on how to OCR process image scanned PDFs that are primarily text such that the text can be saved permanently with the file so no one else who'd get it would need to do OCR again using PDF-Xchange Viewer, which is free, and that I only wish were fully accessible, but isn't:

Dealing with Image Scanned PDF Files

Using PDF XChange Viewer to perform OCR on any PDF you receive that is an image PDF, step-by-step:

1.     Open PDF XChange Viewer from your start menu.

2.     Hit ALT+F,O to bring up the file open browsing dialog.

3.     Hit ALT+I to jump directly to the Look In combo box

4.     Hit down arrow to get into the area that’s somewhat, but not exactly, like the tree view in Windows Explorer.

5.     Hit L until you hear, “Libraries,” announced.

6.     Hit TAB two times, you should hear, “Documents”.

7.     Hit SPACEBAR to select the Documents library.

8.     Hit ENTER to open the documents library.

9.     Hit the first character of the folder or file name you’re trying to perform OCR on. Keep doing this with the first character until you hear its name announced.

10.                        Hit Enter to open the file or folder.  If you’re dealing with a file at this step go straight to step 11.  Otherwise, do the following

a.     If you know the file is in this folder then use the “hit the first character” technique to locate it and jump to step 11 once you have.

b.     If you need to drill down another folder level go back to step 9.

11.                        Hit ALT+O to open the file in PDF XChange Viewer.

12.                        Hit CTRL+SHIFT+C to open the OCR dialog box.  Immediately hit ENTER to initiate the OCR processing.  The length of time this takes depends on the size of the file being processed.  JAWS does not read the processing status box, but will announce the file’s name with star after it when the processing completes.  That’s how you’ll know it’s done.

13.                        Hit ALT+F,S to save the file and its OCR text into the original file itself.

14.                        Hit ALT+F4 to close PDF XChange Viewer.

 

 
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Re: Subject lines in email

Gene
 

I am the owner.  There isn't a rule about that.  It isn't considered good netiquette to place a question in a subject line and leave the message blank.  What you wrote, as you report it is alright.  If its something like changing volume in Windows or how do you change volume in Windows or changing sound card volume in Windows, those are all fine.  Writing a long question would be considered not good forum.  But something like how do I change my external sound card volume in Windows, though slightly long, shouldn't be objected to and I've never seen objections.  So don't worry about it if it isn't overly long and the message contains the question and more information, if you have more.


Gene

On 9/19/2020 8:51 AM, Fanus wrote:

Hello list
Now I am confused. On the Windows 10 & JAWS list I asked a question about
the volume. My subject was something like "how to raise the jaws volume when
using a USB sound card". The administrator immediately warned me not to use
questions in a subject line and when I asked why this should not be done he
replied that I must keep my smart mouth or I'll be gone and when I answered
he banned me. This tech list is very important for me, so please tell if I
may put a question in the subject field? As I was trying to explain on the
other list I like to pose the question in the subject field because then
listers know exactly what help I want and listers who do not have the answer
dan just delete the mail. If my subject was "jaws volume" then it could mean
many things, so I am really confused. I really want to start a war but just
for the importance to me of this list, can one of the moderators please
explain what must and what must not be stated in a subject line for this
list. Sorry for this but I am a bit upset because I am really not a trouble
maker.
Regards
Fanus






Re: Subject lines in email

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Captain Fanus, I'm NOT A MODERATOR, but I'm certain you're OK here. I don't
understand why you can't PUT A QUESTION in the subject header; I'm sure I do
that now and again when I need help with something.

Yes sir, it's grand that you're NOT READY FOR A WAR! Just find other
outlets where user-friendly folks are ready to help roam.

I did read the question you posed; however, I don't have a USB SoundCard.
As such, I can't share with you an answer that would mean much. That said,
I believe that ALL THE GREAT MINDS in this space will help you and me out
and we shall have learned something we didn't know before now.

Hang in there sir; we're on this learning path together. Later and all the
very best, feel free to reach out to me privately if you so desire.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Subject lines in email

Fanus
 

Hello list
Now I am confused. On the Windows 10 & JAWS list I asked a question about
the volume. My subject was something like "how to raise the jaws volume when
using a USB sound card". The administrator immediately warned me not to use
questions in a subject line and when I asked why this should not be done he
replied that I must keep my smart mouth or I'll be gone and when I answered
he banned me. This tech list is very important for me, so please tell if I
may put a question in the subject field? As I was trying to explain on the
other list I like to pose the question in the subject field because then
listers know exactly what help I want and listers who do not have the answer
dan just delete the mail. If my subject was "jaws volume" then it could mean
many things, so I am really confused. I really want to start a war but just
for the importance to me of this list, can one of the moderators please
explain what must and what must not be stated in a subject line for this
list. Sorry for this but I am a bit upset because I am really not a trouble
maker.
Regards
Fanus


Re: with micro soft edgetrouble putting things in faverits

Bharat
 

That's CTRL+D. This command is same almost around multiple browsers
including IE.

On 9/19/20, angelsonsAna <@angelsonsangelsons> wrote:
Hello there, now that I am using micro soft edge I cant put anything
from tube in my favorites, can anyone tell me how to do that?

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Re: Tracking a kitten

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

First question, did Kitty get out, or is she hiding or trapped in the house somewhere? Cats, especially kittens like to explore. Any closet door, cupboard door, basement door, attic door is fair game. So before you call the SPCA or the police, check all hidy-holes! Listen for unusual bumping or thumping. It may be kitty trying to get out of wherever she's trapped in the house.

Now if kitty has gotten outside, then, is she chipped? This is necessary if you're planning to let her out, and even if you aren't. Check with neighborhood organization, she may have gotten trapped in somebody's garage or under somebody's car. Chech any shrubbery. Check any sheds or garages. Check cars; anybody leave a car door open? That's a clear invitation to Kitty.

As for keeping track of her, the bell works best unless you want to train her with an electronic fence. Don't know how well they work on cats. I sure hope this person doesn't live on a busy road! If this house or apartment is in suburbs I'd worry about coyotes or racoons or other wild life. Best to keep a cat inside these days. Good luck finding kitty.

Ann P.

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Re: Accessible windows software to convert image files to PDF files

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Since the .jpg files are images and have to be converted to .docx or .html files to be readable by somebody who is using a screen reader, why would you want to change them back to image files as .pdf's? If you're sending these files to sighted people, then leave them alone. If sending to blind or VI people convert them to .docx or .html or .rtf, something the recipient can read without jumping through hoops. Yes, Jaws works but--. Since Jaws' OCR is an afterthought program, I wouldn't trust it to convert .jpg files. You need Open Book or Kurzie or Docuscan Plus to do this accurately. If you want to save the .docx files as .pdf, you can do that in Word.

I still don't understand why you'd want to do this, Frank. It just seems like a lot of work for naught. But hey, that's why I'm asking for clarification.

Ann P.


Original message:

On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 04:28 PM, Frank Ventura wrote:

Can you import the image file into a Word document and then save it as an .pdf?
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That definitely will work. But what I can't figure out here is whether said JPG files are, say, scans of articles that the PDF is wanted to be able to do OCR on. If that's the case, using Word to save as PDF and then OCR-ing the PDF and saving the text layer will work.
If they're not text-based image files, I can't imagine why PDF format is preferable.
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Re: Accessible windows software to convert image files to PDF files

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

I don't understand this at all. A .pdf file is an image file. That's why it must be converted to text. What kind of image file is this that we're talking about?

Ann P.



Original message:

Can you import the image file into a Word document and then save it as an .pdf?
Frank Ventura
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with micro soft edgetrouble putting things in faverits

 

Hello there, now that I am using micro soft edge I cant put anything from tube in my favorites, can anyone tell me how to do that?

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Re: trouble with micro soft edge

Bharat
 

Hi Brian,

Yes, that is for the version of Chromium based edge. & here is the
link for the page where the webinar & accompanying material would
appear soon.

https://www.freedomscientific.com/webinars/exploring-the-edge-chromium-browser-with-jaws/

On 9/18/20, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 03:59 AM, Bharat wrote:


Edge & Chrome work more or less the same way.
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Yep, with a few small exceptions, the retention of the Favorites terminology
but implemented just like Bookmarks are in every other Chromium-based
browser being one of them.

I haven't seen the FS webinar to which you make reference, but the only word
of warning I have is to make sure that it's for the new Chromium-based Edge,
not original Edge, which should be gone from any Windows 10 that's being
kept up-to-date at this point.

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Re: how to stop chrome opening address management when filling in a form on line

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

1. Open Chrome Settings
2. Search on Autofill
3. Activate Addresses and more from the 3 options presented (it's the last one)
4. Throw the toggle for Save and fill addresses to Off.
5. Close Chrome Settings

You should not have the issue you describe occur again.

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how to stop chrome opening address management when filling in a form on line

Adrien
 

Hi

When I use chrome, when I am filling in a form, chrome often brings up the
list of addresses, i.e. it will put in data for me, this is ok but sometimes
I can't get back to my form, any ideas please.

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Re: Accessible windows software to convert image files to PDF files

Adrien
 

Hi

Try omnipage.

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Hello tick-tock list members I need a software that can work on windows to
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laptop won't wake up from keyboards from sleep, why?

Adrien
 

Hi

 

For some unknown reason my laptop has started in the last couple of days to stop waking from sleep when I press either the laptop keyboard or the wifi keyboard, it used to be so sensitive I only had to touch the wifi keyboard  and the pc would wake up. I have checked the keyboard settings as suggested by google but it is all ok, what else can I check please? This is inconvenient as I have to rest on my bed due to an injury.

 

 

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Re: Tracking a kitten

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

There are tracking chips that can be implanted in pets (or service animals).  They are expensive.

See the results of this search:  https://duckduckgo.com/?q=tracking+chip+for+pet 

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