Re: opening recent word documents in 2013


Ann Byrne
 

Do you need the escape key in order to get out of the weird opening view??? Here are a couple of set up notes from CathyAnne Murtha's Word 2013 textbook that will hopefully make the escape key unnecessary:

Disable Reading View
By default, most documents open in Reading view within Word. This is difficult for screen readers to maneuver. To disable this setting:
* Open Microsoft Word Backstage (ALT-F)
* Activate Options (T)
* On the first screen of the options, navigate (TAB and SHIFT-TAB) to "Open Email Attachments and other uneditable files in reading view" and uncheck the checkbox.

Activate the OK button to close the options and save the changes.
Disable the Word Start Screen


When you first launch Word, it displays a start screen. You can disable this start screen in the options.
* Open Microsoft Word Backstage (ALT-F)
* Activate Options (T)
* On the first screen of the options, navigate (TAB and SHIFT-TAB) to "Show the start screen when this application starts" and uncheck the checkbox with SPACEBAR.

Activate the OK button to close the options and save the changes.

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