Re: AbiWord and JAWS

From: Alan Horkan <>
Date: Fri Jul 23 2004 - 14:30:49 CEST

On Thu, 22 Jul 2004, The Man With His Guide Dog At The Tent Store wrote:

> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 22:56:07 -0700
> From: The Man With His Guide Dog At The Tent Store <>
> To:
> Subject: AbiWord and JAWS
> I am not sure if this is the write list for this question. I use a screen
> reader called JAWS 4.51. I have tried to use AbiWord 2.06 and 2.08 with no
> success. I can use the program all right except the message window. How can
> I get white text on ablack background on my monitor with black text on white
> paper? And JJAWS 4.51 to work in the message window? Thank you.

Abiword allows you to have differnt colours onscreen from what will
be on the print out.

Go to Tools, Preferences.
Choose the tab for Layout,
[] Allow Screen Colours other than White [ Choose Colour ]
Tick the checkbox and then click on the choose colour button.

At first I had problems setting the page screen colour because I had
already tried to set the actual page colour (Format, Page Color).
I changed the screen colour to black but the font colour didnt change, I'm
not sure but I think if your system font colour is set to white Abiword
will follow that. Hopefully someone else can provide a better answer.

Thanks very much for the feedback, if you can help us identify any other
accessibility issue you might have an report them (perferably in bugzilla we would appreciate it very much.

Hope that helps


Alan Horkan
Received on Fri Jul 23 14:18:27 2004

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