moderated Re: Creating a link

Van Lant, Robin


I just did a very similar thing with a large Word document of JAWS shortcuts and help information.  I first had the document that I’ve been adding to over time. I added headings, which I planned to use to jump around with JAWS quick key navigation turned on.  I then took someone’s suggestion and used Word’s feature to build a table of contents. Each of these line items in the table of contents is a hyperlink to the respective heading. 


To break it down a bit more, I set up my document with level one headings to separate notes on using JAWS with various software programs, such as Excel. I then used level 3 headings to categorize sections of notes under that Excel heading.  Select the text  you want to make a heading and use Control Alt 1 for a level 1 heading, Control Alt 2 for level 2 and, Control Alt 3 or level 3 headings.  Once you have those in place, go to the References ribbon. The first option on the lower ribbon is for Table of Contents and I used the first choice on that drop down to create an automatic table of contents.  I have found that the table does not automatically update if I add a new heading on the document. So far, it seems that the best way to update the table of contents is to put focus back in the table of contents and use that same button on the References ribbon.


You may also want to save the file as a PDF when you send it to your family, ensuring that they don’t’ accidentally tweak your work.


Kudos to you for  the work on this. 







From: <> On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: Creating a link


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Hi Richard.

Thanks. The link you sent makes sense, but I’m not sure I want to go to the trouble. I may try it first, just to see if I can. Most likely, I’ll end up going to plan B.




Shirley Tracy


From: Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: Creating a link


Here is a link to an explanation of how to do this. Hopefully it will make enough sense.




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On Feb 19, 2021, at 1:48 PM, Shirley Tracy <shirleytracy16@...> wrote:

Hi all,


This may sound like a silly request from a non-tech JAWS user, but here goes: Is it possible for me to create a link in a word document that will take the person reading it  to another place in that same word document. In other words, I’d like to create a same-page link.


I’m trying to write our family history, and my grown children don’t want it printed. They want me to send them the document so they can simply read it online. I have a table of contents and would like to create a link from each content to the section it references. Is this too convoluted, or is it simple enough for me to accomplish?












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