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ZoomText Support for SAP Business Applications

The information in this article applies to:

  • ZoomText versions 9.19.1 and later
  • SAP GUI for Windows 7.20 and later
  • SAP Enterprise Portal running on IE8


Summary
ZoomText version 9.19.1 and later now include magnification and screen reading support for SAP GUI for Windows version 7.20 (and later). ZoomText's SAP support is enabled using ZoomText and SAP scripting features which can be activated using the instructions below.

Notes:

  • ZoomText's SAP support provides limited tracking and speech in SAP Logon and SAP GUI Options.
  • ZoomText supports the browser-based SAP Enterprise Portal running Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).



Activating ZoomText's support for SAP

    1. Enable scripting support in the SAP GUI Options. Note: You may need to consult your network administrator to enable SAP's scripting support. It is also recommended to enable Use accessibility mode in the SAP GUI Options.

    2. Enable ZoomText';s scripting support (on by default).
      1. From ZoomText's menu bar, choose Settings > Scripting > Enable Scripting.

 

  1. Register ZoomText's SAP script.
    1. From ZoomText's menu bar, choose Settings > Scripting > Script Manager. The ZoomText Script Manager dialog will open.
    2. Choose Register a Script. The Register Script dialog will open.
    3. Choose Browse. The Select Script File dialog will open.
    4. In the Favorites list (left column), choose SAP Support.
    5. In the file list view (right column) choose Ai2_SAP_Support.vbs, and then choose the Open button. The Select Script File dialog will close and return to the Register Script dialog.
    6. Choose Ok. The Register Script dialog will close and return to the ZoomText Script Manager dialog.
    7. Choose Close. The ZoomText SAP script is now registered for use.
    8. Restart ZoomText.


When ZoomText starts with SAP support enabled

If SAP GUI for Windows is running, ZoomText will automatically connect to SAP and the following dialog will appear. This dialog indicates that ZoomText and SAP are connected and ZoomText's magnification and screen reading support for SAP are enabled. Note: The Connected button is grayed out when ZoomText is connected to the SAP GUI for Windows:



When ZoomText connects to SAP, the following dialog will appear if Notify when a script attached to SAP is checked in the SAP GUI Options. Choose OK and the connection will be established:



If SAP GUI for Windows is not running or SAP's scripting support is not enabled the following dialog will appear. You will need to start SAP GUI for Windows and/or enable SAP's scripting support before choosing Connect to SAP GUI for Windows. Note: You may need to consult your network administrator to enable SAP's scripting support:

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