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Finding bold text with JAWS

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:31 pm
by Daniella.LP
Is there a way to find the next instance of text with a bold font using JAWS?

Although the JAWS Text Analyzer is very useful, It shows each inconsistency along the file as it appears. Is there a way to set some type of filter to indicate what is it what we are trying to find?

Thanks very much in advance.

Re: Finding bold text with JAWS

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:54 pm
by ka.li
Hi Daniella,
The Skim Reading tool will allow you to filter certain characteristics and show you every instance it finds in a list. It will work anywhere there's text.
so to find all bold text:
1. Press Jaws-shift-control down arrow to open the tool.
2. choose color/attribute rule.
3. Tab over to bold and check that box.
4. Click the summary button and in a separate window, everything that is bold will be in a list that you can navigate with standard text reading commands.
5. If you want to jump to any specific piece of text, just navigate to it and press enter.

It's a very powerful tool that also works with text. You could also filter by colour as well or you can have the tool only look for bold with a specific colour. Here's more information.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Traini ... eading.htm
Hope this helps.

Re: Finding bold text with JAWS

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:45 pm
by Daniella.LP
Hi Ka,

This is super useful! Thank you very much for posting. I appreciate your help.
ka.li wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:54 pm
Hi Daniella,
The Skim Reading tool will allow you to filter certain characteristics and show you every instance it finds in a list. It will work anywhere there's text.
so to find all bold text:
1. Press Jaws-shift-control down arrow to open the tool.
2. choose color/attribute rule.
3. Tab over to bold and check that box.
4. Click the summary button and in a separate window, everything that is bold will be in a list that you can navigate with standard text reading commands.
5. If you want to jump to any specific piece of text, just navigate to it and press enter.

It's a very powerful tool that also works with text. You could also filter by colour as well or you can have the tool only look for bold with a specific colour. Here's more information.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Traini ... eading.htm
Hope this helps.