Robin, no question, JAWS has made what used to be a simple task difficult, and 
I have no idea why. It would help if you explained exactly what you want to do. 

Meanwhile, first, you can select "punctuation" in the JAWS quick settings 
dialog. I realize this isn't exactly customizing punctuation, but maybe 
changing this setting when you go to that application will give you some 

Second, David Ferrin, one of this list's moderators, posted instructions a 
while ago that just might help, even though at first they might seem only 
indirectly related to your query. My guess is to skip the "navigate to default" 

Assigning A Keystroke To Adjust Punctuation On The Fly.
1. Press, Insert + F2, to open the Jaws Manager. 
2. Go to Keyboard Manager and press enter. 
3. Navigate to Default, & then tab 1 time to get into the list of options. 
4. In the Default keyboard manager list navigate to Set Punctuation Level If it 
says none. That means there has not been a keystroke assigned. 
5. Press the Alt key to open the menus, & right arrow to Action. Then down 
arrow to Add Keystroke, & press enter. Or press control + A which is the 
shortcut for assigning a keystroke. 
6. Insert a keystroke combination like control + dash for example. If the 
combination is already being used for another command jaws will tell you. Doing 
this in the Default Keyboard Manager, allows this keystroke to be used in all 
7. Tab to the Okay button, press the spacebar, then a dialogue will open asking 
if you are sure you want to modify the default JKM. Press the spacebar on the 
Yes option.
Now, every time you press the control + dash keystroke it changes the 
punctuation level. So press the control + dash keystroke until you hear the 
punctuation level you want.
If you ever want to change or remove the keystroke, simply repeat the above 

-----Original Message-----
From: JAWS-Users-List <> On Behalf Of 
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2018 5:32 PM
To: jaws list <>
Subject: [JAWS-Users] I wont to chane the star Punctuation to say something else

Can anyone help.
When I Choose Customize Punctuation it says This setting is only available in 
the Default/All Applications Is there anyway you can do  it just for one 
I just want to change one individual punctuation  to say something in one 
application not every program.
Many thanks.
Cheers Robin.
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