JAWS Power Tip: How To Use Text Analyzer in JAWS to Proofread Documents
Text Analyzer is a JAWS feature that notifies you of errors and inconsistencies in a document or web page.
➜ Format changes, such as font and color.
➜ Unmatched parenthesis, stray punctuation, or extra spaces.
Use Text Analyzer when proofreading a document to quickly locate mistakes. This feature helps you improve proficiency when editing documents in and out of the classroom.
To navigate through inconsistencies, press ALT+WINDOWS KEY+I. Add SHIFT to this command to navigate backward. Use this command even when Text Analyzer is turned off.
You can turn on Text Analyzer to continuously monitor a document as you read, or manually monitor as you go.
1.) Continuously Monitor a Document
To continuously monitor a document as you read it, do the following:
A. In an application such as Word or Chrome, press INSERT+V to open JAWS Quick Settings.
B. Type “Text Analyzer” in the search box (without the quotes).
C. Press the DOWN ARROW key to navigate to the Text Analyzer setting.
D. Press the SPACEBAR to cycle through the choices, which include:
➜ Indicate with sound. A sound plays when navigating to a line that contains an error or inconsistency.
➜ Speak count. Provides the number of inconsistencies on a given line.
➜ Describe inconsistencies. Provides the type and location of inconsistencies on each line.
➜ Off. No inconsistencies are spoken.
E. Press ENTER to change the setting, then press ENTER again to exit Quick Settings.
2.) Manually Monitor a Document
To manually monitor a document, do the following:
A. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR to activate the command layer.
B. Press A to set Text Analyzer to "describe all consistencies."
C. Repeat the previous two steps to turn off Text Analyzer.
Note: This setting is temporary and reverts to the previous setting when you close the application or navigate to a different window.
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