Re: comments within a MS Word document


you forgot the link.

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From: Zel Iscel []
To: <>
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8:53 AM
Subject: comments within a MS Word document

Hi Rick,

Try this:

1.            Press Alt R then t followed by d.

2.            Use the up/down arrow keys to find the ‘All markup’
option, then press enter or escape.

3.            You should then be back in the main document.

4.            Press Shift, Control and Apostrophe simultaneously and use
your up/down arrows to read the comments. Pressing escape or tabbing to
‘Ok’ should put the focus on where the comment is but you may have to go
up and down with the arrow keys to get Jaws to read both the text and

This link has some good info on using screen readers to access comments.



*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Rick Mladek
*Sent:* Thursday, 9 May 2019 8:30 PM
*Subject:* comments within a MS Word document

Hi all,

I have a Microsoft Word document that is being reviewed with comments
added by all parties. I receive this as an attachment and for example,
arrowing down, I hit the date line upon the cover page. It tells me
comment and the initials of the individual commenting and the number of
the comment within the document. For example, Jaws says comment abc1
then the date. Another example is within the table of contents, #10 for
example is blah blah blah on page blah blah blah. The beginning of this
line, Jaws says comment abc2 then the title of this section and the page
number that it is on/in..

How do I find the comments? There is obviously something hidden, the
said comment, but how to get jaws to read the comment? Hitting enter
does not read it nor is anything seen upon the document, visually that is.

Thanks for your help,


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