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    Question VoiceOver in Pages vs. Jaws in Word
    My friend is visually impaired-nearly blind. He has switched from textreader Jaws to VoiceOver as he just bought a brand new MAC laptop. His frustration is that when working in MAC Pages, VoiceOver simply just reads the page but it does NOT indicate where it is reading from within the document. In Jaws, each word is highlighted as it was read outloud, consequently if he desired to edit he could halt the reading and know exactly where he wants to be do his editting.

    I suspect VoiceOver might have this feature but we don't know how to turn it on.
    Can anyone help? Am I in the wrong forum? Please advise.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    The same option is available in "VoiceOver".

    Here's how to turn it on: Go to System Preferences, Universal Access. Open the Universal Access control panel. The top selection will be for VoiceOver. Click on the tab that says "Open VoiceOver Utility".

    Now click on the "Visuals" selection to the left. The last choice at the bottom is what you want. It states: "Move VoiceOver cursor............."

    Click on the down arrow and select "word". OK your way out of the dialogs and have him reboot the machine. It should now work the same as it did when using "Jaws".

    Post back if you need further assistance.


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    Apr 27, 2010
    thank you. will try tonight
    thank you will try tonight.

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