Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Michael Mote

Hi Cynthia! If you're going from Word 2013 to 2016, there are a few
changes, as with any update. So far, in my experience, the changes are for
the better. One of my favorite additions to Office 2016 is the ability to
search for various things that are found in the ribbons. Office 365 and the
web applications are not JAWS friendly at all, but the stand alone
applications do work well.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Cynthia
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:31 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi All,

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I never
expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of finishing my
dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how to sort out major
changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am not unique there, but I
would love it if I could upgrade without major learning.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Brian, Full support is a subjective term. It's hard to imagine that every
feature is supported. Having said that, it is quite similar to Office 2013
and you should be able to use the majority of features you require.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 9:06 PM
Subject: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Everyone,

I need some recommendations on upgrading from Office 2010 Pro to Office 2016
Pro on Windows 7. Is Office 2016 fully supported by JAWS?

Thank you,


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