What tasks were you able to complete out of the following?
Remove all formatting from the document, including bold, underline, and italics
Convert images that contain text to text; remove images entirely where they're not necessary; replace images that represent text breaks to three asterisks ***
I replaced the images that represent text breaks to three asterisks but did not extract the text or convert images to text. I found images as follows: turned on JAWS quick keys with Insert+Z; pressed the letter G to get to the next graphic.
Define the structure of the document by adding headings and sub-headings
Add other styles where needed, such as
blockquotes, citation, author, and poetry styles,
Convert text to lists where needed
I did not find instances of any of these in the original version of the book.
Ensure all hyperlinks are removed - the documents will not convert to DAISY otherwise
I used Word 2016 with JAWS to edit this book. In my experience working with large files, if I select all text to clear format or remove all hyperlinks at once, my computer sometimes crashes, and so I work in sections. I used Control+Windows+K to mark a place in the document; then I moved down about 20 pages and pressed Insert+Space Bar followed by the letter M to mark that block of text.
How did you clear all formatting and links in the document?
I was able to remove all the formatting by selecting blocks of text as described above and then pressing Alt+H and then e.
To remove hyperlinks, I also worked with several pages at a time, rather than the entire document; after selecting blocks of text, I pressed Shift+Control+F9.
How did you select images in the file to delete and edit?
I pressed Shift+Control+Right Arrow to select smaller images. I then replace them with three asterisks. The instructions to edit images were not very clear for me, and so this is something I need to work on.
How did you create your headings?
I used Word's command Control+Alt+1, 2, 3 to create different level headings.
How did you apply other formatting to the document as assigned?
Using Word keyboard shortcuts.
I am not yet able to navigate EPUB files in my computer to use as a reference, so I used Pandoc to convert the EPUB file to .html, to be able to check the styles and apply them to the file I was editing.
The post on how I use Pandoc to convert epub to .docx is at:
The command I used to convert to HTML (not including anything related to NNELS styles) is:
"pandoc -o Hughes.html Hughes.epub"
How did you navigate through Microsoft Word?
To explore the document, I mostly used JAWS Quick keys (Insert+Z) and then pressed the letter H to move to the next heading, G to move to the next image, P to move to the next paragraph. I also learned that one of the items that the JAWS Text Analyzer finds is described as "space run at column #", and this found smaller images.
What did you find difficult in Microsoft Word?
I find the ribbons quite time consuming when I don't know the keyboard command for a specific task. I also find that JAWS does not always read the command the cursor is on, but rather the previous or next command, so this makes it quite time consuming to listen to. As well, I have to wait for the whole command to be read by JAWS to listen for the shortcut; I am not aware of a way to find the keyboard shortcuts more quickly. If I press the wrong key or if I Alt+Tab to a text editor to make a note of something and leave Word, the menues are closed when I return to it, and so I have to start the whole process of going through the ribbon again.
How did you troubleshoot these problems?
Searching online MS help forums and other resources; while I find many of them are helpful, they often show screen shots (for example of the options within the menues) and do not specify keyboard commands so I use them as a guide. I also use a digital recorder to simplify note taking while I work with menus in Word.
Did you find the wiki to be helpful?
The wiki was indeed helpful.
Was it accessable?
For the most part, the wiki was accessible; but as Ka pointed out, it contains screenshots that are not accessible for screen readers. It would be great to have all text/verbal instructions for these.
What did you not find helpful about the wiki?
Several instructions in the wiki refer to versions of Word previous to Office 365; it does not specify what version the commands work on, and this made it sometimes confusing.
It may be worth to update the instructions in the wiki to include keyboard commands and buttons specific to the later version of Word. It would also be helpful to always specify the version of the software. Another useful piece of information for the wiki would be screen-reader specific instructions to accomplish each task; these could be either in sections devoted to screen readers, or in a subheading following the instructions for specific tasks, one subheading per screen reader..