moderated Re: question about activating links in a Word document

Ben Moxey

Hi Madison

Using your links list (JAWS key + F7) is a really easy way to do this. It
will automatically select the nearest link in the document when the list
opens. Otherwise, you can simulate a left mouse click when the text cursor
is within the link by pressing slash on the number pad, or Caps Lock + 8 on
the number row in laptop keyboard mode.

All the best.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Saturday, 16 October 2021 7:07 AM
Subject: Re: question about activating links in a Word document

Hi, Madison. I seem to be having trouble sending to from this
address this morning, so I had to send this twice. That's because, usually,
when you open a Word document, you are in edit mode. This means that, when
you press ENTER, SPACE, or other keys, you are inserting something into the
document. Try pressing JAWS key plus Z first, to turn on navigation keys,
and take you out of edit mode.

Bill White

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Madison
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2021 12:39 PM
Subject: question about activating links in a Word document

Hi all,
Not sure if this would be a Jaws or Word question so that's why I'm posting
this on hear.
When I have a Word document with links in it whether that be email addresses
or web addresses is there any way to have them open when I enter on them?
Right now when I try and do this the only thing that happens is that a blank
line gets placed in the document. If there isn't then that's fine I'm simply
curious that's all. Using latest versions of Jaws, Office 365 and Windows
10. Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated as always!! Thanks Madison

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