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Reading Sentences & Paragraphs

Commands for Lines

The table below identifies the commands that will allow you to read lines on a web page. These commands use the numberpad keys as well as the Insert key.

Result Keystroke
Say Current Line Ins + Up Arrow
Say Next Line Down Arrow
Say Previous Line Up Arrow
Say All to Cursor Ins + Home
Say All from Cursor Ins + Page Up
Read Page (Say All) Ins + Down Arrow

To read sentences on a web page, hold down the Alt key when pressing the up or down arrow. The table below identifies the necessary commands.

Say Current Sentence Alt + Num Pad 5
Say Next Sentence Alt + Down Arrow
Say Previous Sentence Alt + Up Arrow

Commands for Paragraphs

The table below identifies the commands that will allow you to read lines and sentences on a web page. These commands use the numberpad keys as well as the Insert key.

Read Current Paragraph Ctrl + Num Pad 5
Read Next Paragraph Ctrl + Down Arrow
Read Previous Paragraph Ctrl + Up Arrow

Sample Passage

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape- descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean, and most of them were miserable, even the ones with digital watches.

Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans.

And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, one girl sitting on her own in a small cafe in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.

Sadly, however, before she could get to a phone to tell anyone about it, a terribly stupid catastrophe occurred, and the idea was lost forever.

This is not her story.