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LeaseyBite 12, LeaseyPoints

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Thank you for your interest in Leasey!

Whether you are reading a document, working on a file or browsing a web page, it's often useful to bookmark specific areas of text so you can refer back to them later. That's the subject of LeaseyBite number 12, as we discuss LeaseyPoints.

The LeaseyPoints facility is an extremely powerful tool which will dramatically assist you while working with your documents and when navigating web pages on the Internet. LeaseyPoints allow you to locate passages of text upon demand.

LeaseyPoints can be created within Microsoft Word, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Up to 10 LeaseyPoints can be set for each file or website.
First, we'll discuss working with Microsoft Word.

I've opened a document which contains some training notes we send out as part of one of our training courses, "A Word in Your Ear". I'm going to find where the notes relating to customising Word for optimum accessibility begin, because that is something I might want to come back to later.

You can set LeaseyPoints by first pressing the Leasey Key followed by Control+1 through to Control+0 to represent the 10 LeaseyPoints which can potentially be set. So pressing the LeaseyKey followed by Control+1 will set LeaseyPoint 1 and pressing the Leasey Key followed by Control+0 will set LeaseyPoint 10.
I will now set LeaseyPoint 1 with the Leasey Key then Control+1.

I will now move to an alternative page in the document and set another LeaseyPoint, Leasey Key then Control+2.

Each time you set a LeaseyPoint, a sound will play. The higher the musical note, the greater the LeaseyPoint.

To move back to LeaseyPoint 1, press the Leasey Key followed by 1 on the numbers row of the keyboard.

Lets move a few lines further down the text and add a short paragraph. I'll type, "There is some very useful information in this document".

The text location of LeaseyPoint 2 therefore has moved as we have inserted this additional paragraph. We will now see if Leasey can still find it.

She was able to locate it successfully.

The LeaseyPoints are stored permanently unless you choose to overwrite them or delete them. If I close the document, and open it again, you should hear the term, "LeaseyPoints" spoken or displayed in Braille.

We know that LeaseyPoints exist for the document, so we can go ahead and work through our LeaseyPoint keystrokes.

When the part of the text attached to the LeaseyPoint gained focus, we heard the line associated with it. You can change this behaviour by pressing the Leasey Key followed by Dash repeatedly.
This rotates between speaking the character, word, line, sentence, paragraph or SayAll. Just choose the option you prefer.

LeaseyPoints can also be used on websites. You can set up to 10 LeaseyPoints per website.

Lets go back to the Google website and carry out a search for “Strawberry Picking”. Press Enter to begin the search.
On the new page which is loaded, please press the letter “H” repeatedly until JAWS says, “Search Results”. Our intention is to set a LeaseyPoint on this page so we can always locate the term “Search Results”, since in the future, this will take us quite near to where the results begin.

Press ALT+Windows+Control+Dash repeatedly until JAWS says "Domain Mode". There are two types of LeaseyPoints you can create on web pages, those specific to a domain (which relates to the entire web site), or for an individual page). In this example, we do need the LeaseyPoint set to a specific page. If we do not put this in place, Leasey will not be able to locate the chosen phrase when you carry out a subsequent search on Google, as the address of the page is different each time. This setting remains in place even when you restart the computer and is in most cases the one you require.

Press the Leasey Key then Control+1. A sound will play and JAWS will announce that LeaseyPoint 1 has been set.

Now carry out another Google search, but this time, please search for “Delicious fruits”. Press Enter to begin the search.

When the new page has been loaded containing the search results, you will notice that, in addition to announcing the number of Headings and Links on the page, JAWS also speaks the term “Leasey Points”, indicating that at least one LeaseyPoint is available. press the Leasey Key followed by figure 1. Focus is moved to the position of the LeaseyPoint and the sound plays to indicate that LeaseyPoint 1 has been located.

By far the easiest method for removing a LeaseyPoint is to simply overwrite it. For example, if you had set a LeaseyPoint on Google to look for the word, "Results", and you now decide that you want it to locate the word, "Search", instead, just overwrite the LeaseyPoint with the new term by recreating it. There is no need to delete it first.
Because you can set up to 10 LeaseyPoints per document or web page, we must take care to ensure that you are deleting the correct one if you wish to.

Focus upon the document or web page on which the LeaseyPoint you wish to remove has been stored.

Press the Leasey Key then ALT+Control+D.

A list of all the LeaseyPoints you have set for the document or web page appears. Use the Up or Down Arrow keys to move to the LeaseyPoint you wish to delete, then press Enter to remove it.

You will also notice that at the top of the list is an option to delete all the LeaseyPoints for the focused document or web page. Press Enter to do this.

So in summary, the advantages of LeaseyPoints are these.
In Microsoft Word, you can set up to 10 LeaseyPoints or Bookmarks per document which are permanently saved until you overwrite them.
When setting a LeaseyPoint, it is quick and easy. Just press a keystroke and it is created right away. If you want to recreate it, just overwrite it. There is no need to delete it first.
You can instruct JAWS what to do when the text is located.
And, you are advised whether LeaseyPoints exist for the document or web page as soon as it is opened.

One of the main points of Leasey is that she can help you with many computing related tasks. We'll learn some more of these in LeaseyBite 13.

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