Re: Spell check in Word 2016

Van Lant, Robin

Alt F7 takes you to each misspelled word. Issue with this method is that it opens the context menu with suggested changes in it. That often works, but you have to press Escape once or twice to get out and read the word in context if it's not obvious what word it is. I think this is a Word Command, not a JAWS one, so it probably works well for sighted users who can see the misspelled word and are ready to see the list of suggestions.

The reason it works differently in Word from Outlook is that Outlook still uses the old dialog box interface, whereas Word has gone to a ride side pane display for spell check.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: Spell check in Word 2016

I don't like it either, but better than nothing. If you press enter on the word JAWS finds, I think it takes you to it. I still use f7, then escape to find the word, then try to figure it from there. Stinkin' annoying!
At 09:36 AM 12/17/2018, you wrote:

Thanks, did not know about this. Better than nothing but it does not
take you to where you are in the document so you can ctrl arrow around
to see the context. It also does not spell the misspelled work out and
then give choices. Workable, yes, preferred to the normal behavior with F7, no.
Thanks for sharing


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2018 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: Spell check in Word 2016

In her Word 2016 text book, KathyAnn Murtha recommends either using the
JAWS command alt+shift+l to locate misspelled words, or insert+z to
invoke Word's quick keys, then the lletter m to locate misspelled
words. Once you have found a misspelleing, use the applications key to suggest corrections.
At 06:36 PM 12/16/2018, you wrote:
Using Win 10 pro version 1803, and latest version of Jaws 2019 I do
not get full speech when doing a spell/grammar check in Word 2016.
When I hit F7 to do the spell check in an open Word document, I'm
given an option to change language and as I tab possible suggested
correctly spelled words. The problem is Jaws is not reading me the
word that is spelled wrong so I do not know what I'm replacing or if
I want to replace. Anyone found a work around for this?
This does not happen in outlook 2016, spell check works the way it is
supposed to.

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