[Athen] Mac Speech & Word Conversion

Nusen, Michael Michael.Nusen at ppcc.edu
Thu Sep 25 19:37:25 PDT 2008

RE Question 1: I'm not a regular Mac user, so others may need to
correct/add to my ideas:

a) Try adjusting the scrolling speed in: System Preferences>Keyboard
& Mouse>Mouse

b) Or try the free trial of the Smart Scroll Mac add-in at:


Smart Scroll

Buy now <http://www.marcmoini.com/order.html> | Download
<http://www.marcmoini.com/SmartScroll.dmg> (2.2 MB) v2.8.6 for Mac OS X
10.3.9 to 10.5.5 (PPC/Intel).
Free trial, $19 single user license.

9/17/08 Support for Mac OS X 10.5.5

Smart Scroll offers smooth and easy iPhone-like scrolling:

* Super Scroll makes your scroll wheel or trackpad smoother,
faster and more comfortable. And it lets you reverse scrolling on the
Mac to match your iPhone. Try it!


RE Question 2: The below Print Screen from MS Word 2007 shows the

Office Button ->Save As->Word 97-2003 Document

Michael Nusen
Coordinator, OASIS/CAC
(Office of Accommodative Services and Instructional Support/Computer
Access Center)
Pikes Peak Community College
michael.nusen at ppcc.edu <mailto:michael.nusen at ppcc.edu>

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Dave M. Thomas
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 5:10 PM
To: Athen at athenpro.org
Subject: [Athen] Mac Speech & Word Conversion

Good afternoon!

I have 2 questions this afternoon:

First, I have a student reading PDFs on her Mac, using Mac Speech (the
speech synthesizer that comes with the Mac) and who is having difficulty
with incredibly slow scrolling. She does not have a vision impairment,
but has limited use of the muscles that control eye movement. She can
read but is using the scroll function in conjunction with MacSpeech to
increase her reading speed. Does anyone know how to have the scrolling
keep up with the synthesized reading of the PDF?

Second, a student e-mailed her Word 2007 (Mac) documents but they're all
jumbled up when they arrive. I think she needs to save them as Word 2003
files but cannot figure out how to accomplish this. Advice will surely
be appreciated!

Thanks, as always, for your thoughtful and informed answers!


Dave Thomas, Assistive Technology Specialist

University of Denver Disability Services Program

2050 E. Evans Ave., Suite #30

Denver, CO 80208

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