moderated Re: Office 365???

Steve Nutt


To get to attachments, just press Insert a.

As Brian says, Office hasn't changed substantially, except for the menus.

There's a lot of training in JAWS help for Office 365 too.

All the best


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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: 11 August 2021 01:59
Subject: Re: Office 365???

The office 365 screens the student is dealing with require a lot of tabbing.
She had an email with 46 attached training documents. they were not set up
the way Outlook 2016 does them, in a list where you can copy them one at a
time. Instead, each file had three buttons:
Filename, download button, more actions button. Clicking on the download
button took you away from the list, requiring 5 presses of
f6 to get back. then you had to tab past the three buttons for each item
you had already downloaded in order to get to the next one to download. I
tried with JAWS listing buttons, listing links, listing forms ... Nothing
worked. Just a lot of tabs--let's see, 46 times 3, to be exact. Doable,
but only with determination.

At 07:44 PM 8/10/2021, you wrote:

It is impossible to answer this question without more specific information.
Blind people have been using Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Outlook,
Excel, and PowerPoint) for decades. Yes, there are a few bumps in the
road, but there is a veritable plethora of training materials for
someone who has never worked with Office before. Anyone who is seeking
to be successful in a job should know Office products well enough to be
able to adapt to an employer's situation. For example, in my last two
jobs, I was expected to be proficient with both Outlook and Microsoft
Word. I was also expected to be able to proficiently work with web
browsing software (at that time, Internet Explorer).

If the student has some experience with Office, this should not pose a
huge issue. How is it that in your experience, you think that Microsoft
Office is messy?


Curtis Chong

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 3:56 PM
Subject: Office 365???

My student, starting a new job, is supposed to use office 365. It's
awfully messy!

Any hints on how to work with the stinker would be appreciated.


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