moderated Re: latest Jaws and emails reading as tables

Adrian Spratt


You have to be very specific in how you search for this item, as follows:


Open an email message in Outlook and place focus in it. The “Layout table” item won’t appear otherwise.

Press JAWS key+v.

An edit field appears.

Type the six letters t a b l e s.

Now press enter.

Arrow down until JAWS verbalizes “Layout table, ignore.”

Once there, press the spacebar to cycle between checked or unchecked. You want the item checked.


I hope it makes a difference on your system. Sadly, it hasn’t on mine.

From: <> On Behalf Of tom x
Sent: Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:15 PM
Subject: Re: latest Jaws and emails reading as tables


Hi Jonathan and thanks for your reply.


Unfortunately I was unable to locate anything using the term, “layout tables”in the Jaws quick settings.   




From: [] On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan
Sent: Wednesday, 8 January 2020 6:17 AM
Subject: Re: latest Jaws and emails reading as tables


First off verify that you have "layout" tables ignored  in your JAWS quick settings.  Also, there is aa Outlook function to "View in Browser", this used to be in the ribbon, but it seems to be hidden these days, and if activated warns you that the Browser is has a different security configuration from Outlook. You can add it into the Quick Access Bar if you think it would be useful.

Hopefully one of these will help,

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