Greetings, I am a blind computer user who recently re-installed the bat. I say re-installed because when I had last tried The bat, I found that it didn't work well with my screen reader. A lot has changed since then, both with the bat and with the screen reading technology and I'm finding that the Bat is a lot more accessible to blind users like myself. Be that as it may, I'm finding that I still have trouble accessing parts of the program and am hoping that someone on this list might be able to give me a hand.
I am subscribed to a number of mailing lists resulting in about 700 Emails daily. I have filtering set up to appropriately filter messages into folders by list and, my thinking was then to further sort those filtered messages into threads. I went under view/view threads by/references standard, but can not tell if messages are actually grouped into threads. In Outlook, threads, or conversations as they like to call them, are shown by a little minus symbol to the left of the message listing. When the thread is expanded, the minus changes to a plus. Anyway, with my screen reader, I am not detecting any sort of symbol when I change to the thread view. How can I tell how many messages are in a thread? Are threads actually colapsed, or does the bat handle them differently than Outlook in that respect? Are there keyboard commands which might assist me with thread navigation? I am having trouble figuring out if a message has been read, replied to, forwarded, remains unread, etc... In outlook, this information is represented with a graphical symbol which I can "label." Labeling is essentially a process whereby I tell the screen reader, when this graphic is seen, say "read" when this graphic is seen, say "unread" etc... Once the screen reader has this information, it will tell me the correct message status. Is there a specifi graphic in the bat which I should enable which would convey this information? Lastly, for now, I have a question about column sizing. I went into column view and saw that I could adjust the size of columns by entering a number i.e. 150 next to subject. What is this number actually referencing? Also, is there a way, not dragging, which I could use to resize columns? Essentially, I need to increase subject and the from fields as they're the ones I don't want to have cut off. Any help which anyone could offer would be much appreciated. I'm sure I'll have more questions as I progress, but I'm very excited about using the bat and think it'll be a great solution for me. -- Best regards, Steve mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ________________________________________________ Current version is 1.62r | "Using TBUDL" information: http://www.silverstones.com/thebat/TBUDLInfo.html