moderated Re: [External] cool trick with signatures in Outlook
I just discovered here on my home laptop, I can indeed edit signatures just fine.
So, my hat’s off to Microsoft and you for pointing this out.
Now to try it on my work laptop.
I was tired of my old signature anyway.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: [External] cool trick with signatures in Outlook
Yes. No problem. But I know I’ve had your frustration, I just don’t know what changed for me. I was just pushed an office update here at work last week to Microsoft Outlook Subscription Version 16.0.11929.20776
OK, so you opened that edit box and edited an existing signature in that edit box without any issues?
On my Work machine, running Jaws 2020, Windows 10 Pro, and Outlook 2016, that edit box does not read at all with Jaws or Narrator. NVDA will read the first line and that is it.
With sighted help, I can do what you said and write it in Word, then paste it in, but the sighted person has to delete the text of that one is there.
I could I suppose have created an entirely new signature, but that was not what I neded for work.
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I just tweaked one of my existing signatures without issue. I find it most straight forward to shift tab past the Cancel and OK buttons to the edit field. This is what JAWS tells me when I do that:
So, it’s a bit verbose as it lands in that edit field, which is the first shift tab after the OK button. I typically type and format the signature as I want it in Word or in the email body, then cut and paste it into the edit box.
The list of signatures you have created seems to be the found as a list with one tab from when the dialog opens. There is a lot of clutter between this list and the edit box, which is why shift tabbing works best. H
Now if the Outlook engineers would only make the edit box for creating your signature accessible ... it isn't as far as I can tell.
Or, do you have a trick for that other than getting someone with eyes that work?
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