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Voice dream apps and android

Kerryann Ifill
 

Good evening all:

I have student who will be using these apps on her IOS device, but as she also has a Samsung device, she wants to use them on her tablet.

Are they available and accessible on the android platform?

Regards
Kerryann


Re: Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

Veronica Kirk
 

Thank you all for your replies.  The computer that I have the scanner set up with is a laptop.  Since I lost my wireless connection, would that have anything to do with the fact that I use the laptop in different parts of the house?  I have noticed that it does have a USB connection.

 

Veronica

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

 

Hi veronica,

I’ve used Epson scanners for over 20 years.

You just need to make a note the next time you get your wireless connection reset.  It is quite possible  that your scanner also has a usb connection.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: January-14-20 7:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

 

Hello,

 

Those of you that have OpenBook, I was wondering which scanner/printer do you use.  I have an Epson WF 26-30 series, with a wireless connection.  A technician set it up for me, but it has now lost its connection.  I am thinking that maybe I should find a scanner that is easier to use.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Scanner/Printer with

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

Yes that is true

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: January 15, 2020 8:29
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Chris:

 

Yes, I thought that I heard the pearl camera could work with the latest version of jaws and the jaws OCR command.

 

No need for open book, unless you want more options.

 

I haven’t tried it that way as yet though.


Re: Scanner/Printer with

Holly
 

Chris:
 
Yes, I thought that I heard the pearl camera could work with the latest version of jaws and the jaws OCR command.
 
No need for open book, unless you want more options.
 
I haven’t tried it that way as yet though.


Re: How to get administrator command prompt in windows 10

Steve Matzura
 

PowerShell isn't the same as command prompt, although it's possible to do many of the same things.


To run the command window in administrator mode:


1. Tap the Windows Key.

2. Type cmd.

3. The first result, really the only result, is the correct one, but don't press the ENTER key. Instead, pres the Applications key and select "Run as administrator" from the menu.


On 1/14/2020 2:11 PM, Brian K. Lingard wrote:

Thank you!

was intending to ask Steve Matzura, but Amy Steve with the answer will do!

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Steven Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to get administrator command prompt in windows 10
Sensitivity: Personal

 

You were probably asking another Steve, but you can do Windows key X, then hit the letter A to open Windows Power Shell Admin. 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian K. Lingard
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:54 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] How to get administrator command prompt in windows 10
Sensitivity: Personal

 

Hay Steve & List:

 

Ow do you get the administrator command prompt m windows 10?

Brian K. Lingard



Re: Need help to save document in Microsoft Word

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Both methods work, menu browsing and a cheat-sheet. I use both at different times. I find, for example, that on the rare occasions when I use Goldwave I unearth my cheat-sheet and use it. On the other hand, a task in Office which I don't do often may find me browsing through menus.

Ann P.


Original message:

This message is a little long, but some or many people may find it useful.
What sorts of commands? While in Windows and Windows programs, some commands should be learned for efficiency, you can do most things, though often considerably less efficiently, by looking through menus and dialogs. For example, instead of using control o for open, you could open the menus and down arrow in the file menu to open.
And, as far as a cheat sheet goes, you don't have to memorize a lot of commands. The ones you regularly use, you will probably remember from continual use. Others, you can find if you want or need them with a cheat sheet.
There are programs where I seldom use a command but which I use on occasion. I find it by remembering it is in the home ribbon in the respond tab of the program. The kind of command it is would mean it is in the home ribbon, and I'm responding to a message by replying to all. So it is logical to look in the respond grouping for reply to all. Finding the command in such a way is how I prefer to deal with this situation, I don't want to bother learning a command I may use once or twice a month.
The same in a menu program. If I seldom use a command and it makes sense that it is in the file menu, I look through that menu.
Think of it this way:
A sighted person looks around for things. So can a blind person.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Parsons <mailto:akp@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:19 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need help to save document in Microsoft Word
Hi all,
There's no magic formula, sorry. Only thing I can suggest is a cheat-sheet.
Ann P.
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Not all those who wander are lost."


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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Scanner/Printer with

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

Yes you can

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: January 15, 2020 3:41
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

If I were using jaws right now, I probably wouldn’t  be talking as it is  minus 46 with the windchill.

I  have been using nvda since  2011 when I progressed from low vision to almost no vision.

I have jaws demo installed  for alternate help.

So, can I scan repeatedly with jaws in 40 minute mode?

I like the idea of using a camera instead of a flatbed scanner.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: January-15-20 3:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Hey Monte. Are you using jaws, or NVDA? If you are using NVDA you might want to consider installing jaws to use in 40 minute mode, as the pearl camera works well with jaws convenient OCR.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: January 14, 2020 11:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Yes Holly,

I would like a pearl camera too but then I would have  to spend a thousand dollars to  get openbook

 As the  pearl will not work with off the shelf software.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: January-14-20 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Veronica:

 

I use the Pearl camera with open book.  No scanner needed, and I think, the last time I looked, it was only $200.  I paid about $700 when I bought mine several years ago.

 

Also, on the Blind Ad list, you can often find a used Pearl for around $100 or so.

 

Much faster than a scanner too.


Re: Scanner/Printer with

Monte Single
 

If I were using jaws right now, I probably wouldn’t  be talking as it is  minus 46 with the windchill.

I  have been using nvda since  2011 when I progressed from low vision to almost no vision.

I have jaws demo installed  for alternate help.

So, can I scan repeatedly with jaws in 40 minute mode?

I like the idea of using a camera instead of a flatbed scanner.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: January-15-20 3:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Hey Monte. Are you using jaws, or NVDA? If you are using NVDA you might want to consider installing jaws to use in 40 minute mode, as the pearl camera works well with jaws convenient OCR.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: January 14, 2020 11:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Yes Holly,

I would like a pearl camera too but then I would have  to spend a thousand dollars to  get openbook

 As the  pearl will not work with off the shelf software.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: January-14-20 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Veronica:

 

I use the Pearl camera with open book.  No scanner needed, and I think, the last time I looked, it was only $200.  I paid about $700 when I bought mine several years ago.

 

Also, on the Blind Ad list, you can often find a used Pearl for around $100 or so.

 

Much faster than a scanner too.


Re: Scanner/Printer with

chris judge
 

Hey Monte. Are you using jaws, or NVDA? If you are using NVDA you might want to consider installing jaws to use in 40 minute mode, as the pearl camera works well with jaws convenient OCR.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: January 14, 2020 11:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Yes Holly,

I would like a pearl camera too but then I would have  to spend a thousand dollars to  get openbook

 As the  pearl will not work with off the shelf software.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: January-14-20 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Veronica:

 

I use the Pearl camera with open book.  No scanner needed, and I think, the last time I looked, it was only $200.  I paid about $700 when I bought mine several years ago.

 

Also, on the Blind Ad list, you can often find a used Pearl for around $100 or so.

 

Much faster than a scanner too.


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Re: Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

Monte Single
 

Hi veronica,

I’ve used Epson scanners for over 20 years.

You just need to make a note the next time you get your wireless connection reset.  It is quite possible  that your scanner also has a usb connection.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: January-14-20 7:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

 

Hello,

 

Those of you that have OpenBook, I was wondering which scanner/printer do you use.  I have an Epson WF 26-30 series, with a wireless connection.  A technician set it up for me, but it has now lost its connection.  I am thinking that maybe I should find a scanner that is easier to use.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Scanner/Printer with

Monte Single
 

Yes Holly,

I would like a pearl camera too but then I would have  to spend a thousand dollars to  get openbook

 As the  pearl will not work with off the shelf software.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: January-14-20 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Veronica:

 

I use the Pearl camera with open book.  No scanner needed, and I think, the last time I looked, it was only $200.  I paid about $700 when I bought mine several years ago.

 

Also, on the Blind Ad list, you can often find a used Pearl for around $100 or so.

 

Much faster than a scanner too.


Re: Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

Gene
 

After seeing Mike's message, I realized I called the Epson series the wrong name.  It is Epson Perfection, not professional, as I mistakenly said.  I haven't looked into scanners for a long time and I forgot.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

Do you want a separate scanner or a combination?  Also, do you want a book scanner or just a typical flat bed scanner?  I haben't looked into scanners for years but my impression is that the Epson Professional line is still good and popular among blind users.  Others, will, of course comment on what they use and have current information. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:38 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

Hello,

 

Those of you that have OpenBook, I was wondering which scanner/printer do you use.  I have an Epson WF 26-30 series, with a wireless connection.  A technician set it up for me, but it has now lost its connection.  I am thinking that maybe I should find a scanner that is easier to use.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Scanner/Printer with

Gene
 

I don't know what it is like to use the Pearl these days, Openbook has been updated since I tried it, but I got significantly better recognition with a scanner.  And, while the Pearl is faster, my impression is that you can get scanners that will scan a page in something like three seconds, maybe less.  That's an impression and those who follow scanners can say if I'm right or not and what the cost is. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Holly
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

Veronica:
 
I use the Pearl camera with open book.  No scanner needed, and I think, the last time I looked, it was only $200.  I paid about $700 when I bought mine several years ago.
 
Also, on the Blind Ad list, you can often find a used Pearl for around $100 or so.
 
Much faster than a scanner too.


Re: Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

Gene
 

Do you want a separate scanner or a combination?  Also, do you want a book scanner or just a typical flat bed scanner?  I haben't looked into scanners for years but my impression is that the Epson Professional line is still good and popular among blind users.  Others, will, of course comment on what they use and have current information. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:38 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

Hello,

 

Those of you that have OpenBook, I was wondering which scanner/printer do you use.  I have an Epson WF 26-30 series, with a wireless connection.  A technician set it up for me, but it has now lost its connection.  I am thinking that maybe I should find a scanner that is easier to use.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Scanner/Printer with

Mike B
 


Hi Veronica,
 
I currently run an Epson Perfection V39 USB powered scanner that works really well.  Check Amazon or your preferred shopping website for current prices.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Holly
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

Veronica:
 
I use the Pearl camera with open book.  No scanner needed, and I think, the last time I looked, it was only $200.  I paid about $700 when I bought mine several years ago.
 
Also, on the Blind Ad list, you can often find a used Pearl for around $100 or so.
 
Much faster than a scanner too.


Re: Scanner/Printer with

Holly
 

Veronica:
 
I use the Pearl camera with open book.  No scanner needed, and I think, the last time I looked, it was only $200.  I paid about $700 when I bought mine several years ago.
 
Also, on the Blind Ad list, you can often find a used Pearl for around $100 or so.
 
Much faster than a scanner too.


Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

Veronica Kirk
 

Hello,

 

Those of you that have OpenBook, I was wondering which scanner/printer do you use.  I have an Epson WF 26-30 series, with a wireless connection.  A technician set it up for me, but it has now lost its connection.  I am thinking that maybe I should find a scanner that is easier to use.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Need help to save document in Microsoft Word

TerriLynne Pomeroy <tl1@...>
 

Thanks, Chris. I’ll check mine out.

TerriLynne

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need help to save document in Microsoft Word

 

I recommend turning back stage view off. To do this, open word, press altF followed by t. Then arrow down to the save menu. Tab through and check the box that states, don’t show the back stage view when saving or opening documents. Here you can also choose whether to save documents to the computer by default, as well as where you want them saved.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 14, 2020 1:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need help to save document in Microsoft Word

 

Does control s work in Back Stage View?  How do you turn Back Stage View off?  These seem to me to be the two unasked and unanswered questions in this discussion and they may be important in getting to various options used in the past.  I almost never use Word and mine is very old but from discussions I've seen in the past, these seem to me to be the questions that it  might be helpful to address.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:40 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need help to save document in Microsoft Word

 

Hi all,

It occurs to me that you may think your use of ctrl-s isn't working,
maybe it is, and you don't know it.  It doesn't say saved or give you
any indication unless you're saving a file for the first time.

Ann P.

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Need help to save document in Microsoft Word

TerriLynne Pomeroy <tl1@...>
 

It IS when I am saving a file for the first time. But the f12 helps a lot.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:41 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need help to save document in Microsoft Word

Hi all,

It occurs to me that you may think your use of ctrl-s isn't working, maybe
it is, and you don't know it. It doesn't say saved or give you any
indication unless you're saving a file for the first time.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."