blog post: a butg that needs to be fixed in pages.

The following is a youtube video I sent to apple regarding this nasty pages bug that I and some others found regarding this almost wonderful piece of software.

This is a bug that seriously needs to be fixed, and fixed in a hurry. Here is how to reproduce if you want to try.

How to reproduce

  • Create a document that spans more then 1 page.
  • Select text from 1 page to another, for example, 2 lines on page one then an additional 2 lines on page 2
  • Notice that the selection you just did on page 1 becomes unhighlighted. This can be verified with vo f6

the problem

This can make selecting text that spans more then 1 page difficult, almost nearly impossible. People can do this with a mouse so why can’t we do this with voice over? The work around is to put a page brake in above the text you want to select. This is counter intuitive in my opinion. If you forget to take the page brake out it will look a bit odd and jumpy when it comes time to print the document out, or turn it in, or what not. Apple really needs to fix this bug. I have emailed apple regarding this; here is their response thus far on March 24, 2014.


Thank you for your email.  We appreciate the feedback and will pass this on to the appropriate people for their consideration. >

this have been their emails to me over the past few years so we’ll see what if anything happens in a minor update. I also encourage you all to maybe call the hot line as well at 877-204-3930 and show them the issue. The more of us that are professionally nice about this and can show them what happens, I think they will be more inclined to fix the issue, and it will help them solve the issue as well..

I want to know what response you get from apple as well regarding this, also leave a review on the mac app store regarding pages and this bug.

Your feedback helps the podcast/blog as well, so please feel free to leave it in the comment area below, and feel free to share this as well.

blog post: creating nested folders in iOS 7.1

When ios7 was released in october or so,there was talk on the applevis site about creating nested folders in ios7. We all thought that apple would not support this feature and apple still might not so try the following tip at your own risk.

the reason

Apple recently implemented support for pages inside folders. This is a good thing, but what if you suddenly have 20 pages of apps inside folders. Would it not be nice to create subfolders inside let’s ay communications and websites? to have both communication and website shortcuts on your home screen inside that folder? As stated above try this tip at your own risk, as I’m not sure if apple will support this in the future.

the method

In doing this I’ll try and implement voice over jesters. For my sited readers follow the normal jesters, for example, hold instead of double tap and hold.

  • Create a folder. For example let’s call it folder a, We’ll create the new folder, let’s say folder 1 in folder a. how ever before folder 1 is done double tap and hold.
  • Once folder A opens you will have a sub folder inside folder a called folder 1.

this might sound very confusing, and it is, how ever here is the original blog post to perhaps clear things


Hopefully this helped someone. i cannot update to ios7.1 as of Yet. See my blog post on things that changed regarding ios 7, and bugs that prevent me from updating.

Should you have any question, feel free to call the hotline, or better yet,, leave comments on this or any other posts.

thanks to all.

blog post: Thanks to the jetpack team for making changes to the sharing section of their plugin


Hello to all. I’d like to intro this by referring back to a post I did earlier on the jetpack plugin.. I’d mentioned some changes needed to be made to the sharing part of the plugin to make it more user friendly. I demonstrate this in a youtube video which can be found here.



In speaking to the jetpack team and showing them what needed to be done about a month ago (the video how ever was created today) they explained to me what was going on and how to proceed. Here is my video response.



I’d like to thank the jetpack team for working so hard to make this possible for us blind and visual impaired users. who use the jetpack plugin on their blogs. Feel free to play with the share buttons on every post you want to share now.

your feedback is most welcome. Feel free to leave it on the comments, or email me direct using the feedback form.

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blog post: changes I see in ios7.1

Hello to all. This morning, or maybe it was last night, apple released ios7.1. I was going over the changes on the applevis blog and I noticed some oddities. One of them though is very annoying and hope it can be fixed.

The bluetooth keyboard that you use may generate odd looking characters that look like IPA symbols or even cr (carriage returns). Restarting the keyboard works, how ever when you switch windows the bug might or might not crop up again.


I reported this bug to apple in early october or november and as of yet it has not been fixed. They did say the were working on a fix, so we will see in the next minor release if this happens.


Does this bug happen to you? if so what is your work around? Post comments or email me feedback on this post using the form below. Thanks all.

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