Re: Shortcuts for track changes in Word

Paul Martz <skewmatrix@...>

That's interesting, and thanks. But it seems to bring up either comments or
changes, not both at once. And unfortunately it's doesn't stay open for an
alt+tab. I'm using Office 2010, if that matters, and current / latest JAWS.

On a related topic, does anyone know how to get JAWS to read a comment? I'm
having some luck here by selecting the comment text with ctrl+A, but I
wonder if there's a more elegant way.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [] On Behalf Of Tim Ford via
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:27 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Tim Ford
Subject: Re: Shortcuts for track changes in Word

Hi Paul,

For starters, I use the windows key plus the ;. That brings up a
JAWS-friendly list box of the fields in the Word document that are comments,
revisions, footnotes, endnotes,and provide a link to each, along with the
author's name and at least the opening part of the comment. Very helpful,
and I think you can leave that window with the list open, and with alt-tab,
an easy way of navigating between the document and that list. Let me know
how things go with that approach.

Tim Ford

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Martz via Jfw
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:54 PM
To: JAWS Users
Cc: Paul Martz
Subject: Shortcuts for track changes in Word

Hi all. I need to develop a scheme of keyboard shortcuts for reviewing MS
Word documents using track changes. I'd rather not reinvent the wheel, so if
someone here has already devised an efficient system, could you please share

The simplest idea would be to assign keyboard shortcuts for the
"next/previous change or comment" commands. I'd use those shortcuts to place
the PC cursor at the desired change or comment, review it, and then take an
action using the context menu.

Not sure what key commands I would assign, though. Ctrl+shift+O / P for the
"next/previous change or comment" would work well ergonomically, as an
example, but lacks semantic significance, so I'm open to other ideas.

Thanks for any input.

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