Chapter 13: Making the Most of Your Computer’s Accessories
4. Use the “Line style” list to choose the style to use. Options include Standard
ruled, Narrow ruled, Wide ruled, Large grid, Small grid, and Blank.
5. Use the Horizontal list to select the style for horizontal lines on the paper and
the related Color list to select a line color.
6. Use the Vertical list to select the style for vertical lines on the paper and the
related Color list to select a line color.
7. Use the “Margin rule” list to select the style for margin rule lines on the paper
and the related Color list to select a line color.
8. Use the “Paper color” list to select a background color for the paper.
9. Click OK twice.
Making Your Computer More Accessible
Windows Vista’s accessibility tools are designed mainly to help users who have some
form of visual or motor impairment. Still, users without such impairments can some-
times benefit from using them as well.
Using the Ease of Access Center
In Windows Vista, all accessibility tools are accessible from the Ease of Access page
in the Control Panel. To display this page, as shown in Figure 13-25, click Start, click
Control Panel, click Ease of Access, and then click Ease of Access Center. The Ease
of Access page has three main areas:
Quick access to common tools
Use these options to turn common accessibility features on and off. These fea-
tures include High Contrast, Narrator, Magnifier, and On-Screen Keyboard utili-
ties. By default, Windows Vista uses the Narrator feature to read these options
aloud and automatically highlights each option in turn. When an option is high-
lighted, you can press the Space bar to select it.
When you click the “Get recommendations...” link, Windows Vista starts a
Recommendation Wizard that is similar to, but more intuitive than, the Accessi-
bility Wizard in Windows XP. The five questions in this Recommendation Wiz-
ard are designed to help Windows Vista determine and suggest the best
accessibility options for you to use.
Explore all settings
If you don’t want to use the Recommendation Wizard, you can use the addi-
tional options provided to find related settings that might improve accessibility.
You can optimize the computer for the blind, optimize the visual display to
make it easier to see, set up alternative input devices, adjust settings for the
mouse and keyboard, use text or visual alternatives to sounds, and adjust set-
tings for easier reading and typing.