moderated Re: JAWS 18 and the latest Office365?

Richard Turner

I recommend a couple tweeks with Office 365:

In the File menu, Options, on the general tab, tab until you get to “Show the start screen when this application starts” and uncheck it.

Then, go down to the save options which is about 4 below the general tab and make sure that “Don’t show the backstage when opening or saving files” is checked.


This is the same in Word and Excel.  I almost never use PowerPoint, but I suspect those settings might be there as well.


There are lots of other things you can tweek but those are more personal preference things, but the Start Screen and Backstage settings will make your experience much smoother in my very biased opinion.






“The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter.” 

- Mitch Albom from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, page 1


From: <> On Behalf Of george b
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:15 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS 18 and the latest Office365?


So dan what tweeks did you do to inprove the use of jaws and 365?


From: <> On Behalf Of Dan Longmore
Sent: June 5, 2018 5:09
Subject: Re: JAWS 18 and the latest Office365?


 The to work good together, may be a bit of a learning curve and a few tweaks here and there, our use it every day and found that it worked good right out of the box 

From: <> on behalf of James Homuth <james@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 3:45:16 AM
Subject: JAWS 18 and the latest Office365?


So I haven't touched Office since 2003, and am going to need to change that. What I'm wondering is if I'll have problems using latest JAWS version 18 with the current Office version available as a subscription. Any settings I should change to avoid giving me a headache?

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