Re: How do I get to the Status Bar in MS Word 2016 with JAWS 2019?
Richard B. McDonald
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Thanks for your below. Well, I discovered that I had the “auto hide the ribbon” option checked. That also hid the status bar. Now F6 works as expected. BTW, I like your shortcut control+shift+g command. It’s great!
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And since in Windows and Office there are always numerous ways to skin a cat, you can always just use the keyboard shortcut for Wordcount/statistics, Control+Shift+G.
F6 works for me too, but Word Count may not show up if it wasn’t checked after getting to the Status Bar settings with F6 and then doing shift+f10 to bring up the context menu and checking things like Word count, column, (which I find helpful as it tells you how far across the line you are, etc.
If you cannot get there with f6, alt+r then w will give you the word count, or it should anyway.
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F6 works for me in current Microsoft Word for Office 365 with JAWS 2019. Alternatively, you can use Insert+Numpad-3 to read the status line.
I seem to remember that pressing F6 would cycle me around the ribbon, document pane, status bar and so on. Now, when I press F6 all I hear is “document pane.” I want to get to the status bar so I can check on some statistics (e.g., number of words) in my document. How do I get there?