JAWS and Office 2016


Brian Prewitt
 

Hi Everyone,

I need some recommendations on upgrading from Office 2010 Pro to Office 2016 Pro on Windows 7. Is Office 2016 fully supported by JAWS?

Thank you,

Brian


Les Kriegler <kriegler@...>
 

Brian, Full support is a subjective term. It's hard to imagine that every
feature is supported. Having said that, it is quite similar to Office 2013
and you should be able to use the majority of features you require.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian
Prewitt
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 9:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Everyone,

I need some recommendations on upgrading from Office 2010 Pro to Office 2016
Pro on Windows 7. Is Office 2016 fully supported by JAWS?

Thank you,

Brian


Cynthia Bruce
 

Hi All,

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I never
expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of finishing my
dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how to sort out major
changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am not unique there, but I
would love it if I could upgrade without major learning.

Cynthia

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Les
Kriegler
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Brian, Full support is a subjective term. It's hard to imagine that every
feature is supported. Having said that, it is quite similar to Office 2013
and you should be able to use the majority of features you require.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian
Prewitt
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 9:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Everyone,

I need some recommendations on upgrading from Office 2010 Pro to Office 2016
Pro on Windows 7. Is Office 2016 fully supported by JAWS?

Thank you,

Brian


Les Kriegler <kriegler@...>
 

Cynthia, I cannot comment on how well 2016 will work with Jaws 14. However,
there should be a way to run an earlier version of Office through 365. At
one point, I had the Microsoft Accessibility Team roll me back to Office
2013. You didn't say which version of Office you are running? Here is the
number for the Accessibility Group at Microsoft. It is: (800)936-5900. If
you wish to run Office 2016 or for some reason you have to do so, I'd
suggest contacting Freedom Scientific to get their recommendations as it
relates to Jaws 14. Good luck.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cynthia
Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi All,

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I never
expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of finishing my
dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how to sort out major
changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am not unique there, but I
would love it if I could upgrade without major learning.

Cynthia

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Les
Kriegler
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Brian, Full support is a subjective term. It's hard to imagine that every
feature is supported. Having said that, it is quite similar to Office 2013
and you should be able to use the majority of features you require.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian
Prewitt
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 9:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Everyone,

I need some recommendations on upgrading from Office 2010 Pro to Office 2016
Pro on Windows 7. Is Office 2016 fully supported by JAWS?

Thank you,

Brian


Jason White
 

Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I never
expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I would expect JAWS 14 to be too old to support Microsoft Office 2016. If it's
a university-owned machine, they should be able to organize the upgrade. If
it's your personal machine then any upgrade is your decision, including
whether to upgrade to Office 2016.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of finishing my
dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how to sort out major
changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am not unique there, but I
would love it if I could upgrade without major learning.

Could you wait until you've submitted your dissertation, and then negotiate
the upgrade, perhaps while the dissertation examiners are reading your work?

I wish you much success with the revision process as you prepare to submit.
There is life beyond dissertation revisions, even though it might not seem
so at times.


Cynthia Bruce
 

Hi Les,

Sorry, I am running office 2010. Jason, the laptop is mine, I am a part-time
faculty member. However, the university is saying that if we don't upgrade
we may not have proper email access. I'm just going to negotiate with them I
think, and if they say I have to upgrade then they may well have to support
a JAWS upgrade.

Thanks, I am very much looking forward to life after dissertation!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason
White via Groups.io
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I
never expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am
running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I would expect JAWS 14 to be too old to support Microsoft Office 2016. If
it's a university-owned machine, they should be able to organize the
upgrade. If it's your personal machine then any upgrade is your decision,
including whether to upgrade to Office 2016.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of
finishing my dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how
to sort out major changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am
not unique there, but I would love it if I could upgrade without major
learning.


Could you wait until you've submitted your dissertation, and then negotiate
the upgrade, perhaps while the dissertation examiners are reading your work?

I wish you much success with the revision process as you prepare to submit.
There is life beyond dissertation revisions, even though it might not seem
so at times.


Michael Mote
 

Hi Cynthia! If you're going from Word 2013 to 2016, there are a few
changes, as with any update. So far, in my experience, the changes are for
the better. One of my favorite additions to Office 2016 is the ability to
search for various things that are found in the ribbons. Office 365 and the
web applications are not JAWS friendly at all, but the stand alone
applications do work well.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cynthia
Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi All,

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I never
expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of finishing my
dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how to sort out major
changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am not unique there, but I
would love it if I could upgrade without major learning.

Cynthia

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Les
Kriegler
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Brian, Full support is a subjective term. It's hard to imagine that every
feature is supported. Having said that, it is quite similar to Office 2013
and you should be able to use the majority of features you require.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian
Prewitt
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 9:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Everyone,

I need some recommendations on upgrading from Office 2010 Pro to Office 2016
Pro on Windows 7. Is Office 2016 fully supported by JAWS?

Thank you,

Brian


Michael Mote
 

Hi again Cynthia! Using Office 365, there is a way to set up your email so
that it is much more JAWS friendly. You can opt to use the light version.
This will give you a much simpler lay-out, which is very conducive to a JAWS
user. In fact, at my work, we recommend that our blind and low vision
employees use the light version. If you're OK with using web based email,
this may work for you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cynthia
Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Les,

Sorry, I am running office 2010. Jason, the laptop is mine, I am a part-time
faculty member. However, the university is saying that if we don't upgrade
we may not have proper email access. I'm just going to negotiate with them I
think, and if they say I have to upgrade then they may well have to support
a JAWS upgrade.

Thanks, I am very much looking forward to life after dissertation!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason
White via Groups.io
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I
never expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am
running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I would expect JAWS 14 to be too old to support Microsoft Office 2016. If
it's a university-owned machine, they should be able to organize the
upgrade. If it's your personal machine then any upgrade is your decision,
including whether to upgrade to Office 2016.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of
finishing my dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how
to sort out major changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am
not unique there, but I would love it if I could upgrade without major
learning.


Could you wait until you've submitted your dissertation, and then negotiate
the upgrade, perhaps while the dissertation examiners are reading your work?

I wish you much success with the revision process as you prepare to submit.
There is life beyond dissertation revisions, even though it might not seem
so at times.


Brian Prewitt
 

Thank you, Les.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Les
Kriegler
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Brian, Full support is a subjective term. It's hard to imagine that every
feature is supported. Having said that, it is quite similar to Office 2013
and you should be able to use the majority of features you require.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian
Prewitt
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 9:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Everyone,

I need some recommendations on upgrading from Office 2010 Pro to Office 2016
Pro on Windows 7. Is Office 2016 fully supported by JAWS?

Thank you,

Brian


James Homuth
 

I think there is some confusion re: the various office365 offerings that
might be playing into this thread. MS offers the hosted Office365 option,
that includes things like web-based email. They also offer an Office365
license for users which gives you access to things like one-drive and allows
you to automaticly qualify for a license for the stand-alone versions of MS
Office. The way that works, if I'm reading it right, is as long as you have
one of those active Office365 subscriptions, you'll be licensed for the
stand-alone Office versions - usually the latest one. So while the hosted
solutions aren't necessarily the most accessible, the versions you can get
through that licensing plan supposedly are.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael
Mote
Sent: May-11-16 8:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi again Cynthia! Using Office 365, there is a way to set up your email so
that it is much more JAWS friendly. You can opt to use the light version.
This will give you a much simpler lay-out, which is very conducive to a JAWS
user. In fact, at my work, we recommend that our blind and low vision
employees use the light version. If you're OK with using web based email,
this may work for you.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cynthia
Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Les,

Sorry, I am running office 2010. Jason, the laptop is mine, I am a part-time
faculty member. However, the university is saying that if we don't upgrade
we may not have proper email access. I'm just going to negotiate with them I
think, and if they say I have to upgrade then they may well have to support
a JAWS upgrade.

Thanks, I am very much looking forward to life after dissertation!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason
White via Groups.io
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I
never expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am
running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I would expect JAWS 14 to be too old to support Microsoft Office 2016. If
it's a university-owned machine, they should be able to organize the
upgrade. If it's your personal machine then any upgrade is your decision,
including whether to upgrade to Office 2016.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of
finishing my dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how
to sort out major changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am
not unique there, but I would love it if I could upgrade without major
learning.


Could you wait until you've submitted your dissertation, and then negotiate
the upgrade, perhaps while the dissertation examiners are reading your work?

I wish you much success with the revision process as you prepare to submit.
There is life beyond dissertation revisions, even though it might not seem
so at times.


"Kevin Hourigan " <kevinthourigan@...>
 

If one has Office 365, would they not be better off to use Outlook for their
email?
Cheers Kevin.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of James
Homuth
Sent: May 11, 2016 7:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

I think there is some confusion re: the various office365 offerings that
might be playing into this thread. MS offers the hosted Office365 option,
that includes things like web-based email. They also offer an Office365
license for users which gives you access to things like one-drive and allows
you to automaticly qualify for a license for the stand-alone versions of MS
Office. The way that works, if I'm reading it right, is as long as you have
one of those active Office365 subscriptions, you'll be licensed for the
stand-alone Office versions - usually the latest one. So while the hosted
solutions aren't necessarily the most accessible, the versions you can get
through that licensing plan supposedly are.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael
Mote
Sent: May-11-16 8:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi again Cynthia! Using Office 365, there is a way to set up your email so
that it is much more JAWS friendly. You can opt to use the light version.
This will give you a much simpler lay-out, which is very conducive to a JAWS
user. In fact, at my work, we recommend that our blind and low vision
employees use the light version. If you're OK with using web based email,
this may work for you.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cynthia
Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Les,

Sorry, I am running office 2010. Jason, the laptop is mine, I am a part-time
faculty member. However, the university is saying that if we don't upgrade
we may not have proper email access. I'm just going to negotiate with them I
think, and if they say I have to upgrade then they may well have to support
a JAWS upgrade.

Thanks, I am very much looking forward to life after dissertation!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason
White via Groups.io
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I
never expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am
running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I would expect JAWS 14 to be too old to support Microsoft Office 2016. If
it's a university-owned machine, they should be able to organize the
upgrade. If it's your personal machine then any upgrade is your decision,
including whether to upgrade to Office 2016.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of
finishing my dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how
to sort out major changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am
not unique there, but I would love it if I could upgrade without major
learning.


Could you wait until you've submitted your dissertation, and then negotiate
the upgrade, perhaps while the dissertation examiners are reading your work?

I wish you much success with the revision process as you prepare to submit.
There is life beyond dissertation revisions, even though it might not seem
so at times.


James Homuth
 

If you mean the stand-alone version of Outlook, yes. If you mean the
web-based, outlook.com offering, that gets discussed in this thread but the
short answer is yes, with changes.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin
Hourigan
Sent: May-11-16 10:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

If one has Office 365, would they not be better off to use Outlook for their
email?
Cheers Kevin.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of James
Homuth
Sent: May 11, 2016 7:29 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

I think there is some confusion re: the various office365 offerings that
might be playing into this thread. MS offers the hosted Office365 option,
that includes things like web-based email. They also offer an Office365
license for users which gives you access to things like one-drive and allows
you to automaticly qualify for a license for the stand-alone versions of MS
Office. The way that works, if I'm reading it right, is as long as you have
one of those active Office365 subscriptions, you'll be licensed for the
stand-alone Office versions - usually the latest one. So while the hosted
solutions aren't necessarily the most accessible, the versions you can get
through that licensing plan supposedly are.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael
Mote
Sent: May-11-16 8:49 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi again Cynthia! Using Office 365, there is a way to set up your email so
that it is much more JAWS friendly. You can opt to use the light version.
This will give you a much simpler lay-out, which is very conducive to a JAWS
user. In fact, at my work, we recommend that our blind and low vision
employees use the light version. If you're OK with using web based email,
this may work for you.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cynthia
Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Les,

Sorry, I am running office 2010. Jason, the laptop is mine, I am a part-time
faculty member. However, the university is saying that if we don't upgrade
we may not have proper email access. I'm just going to negotiate with them I
think, and if they say I have to upgrade then they may well have to support
a JAWS upgrade.

Thanks, I am very much looking forward to life after dissertation!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason
White via Groups.io
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I
never expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am
running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I would expect JAWS 14 to be too old to support Microsoft Office 2016. If
it's a university-owned machine, they should be able to organize the
upgrade. If it's your personal machine then any upgrade is your decision,
including whether to upgrade to Office 2016.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of
finishing my dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how
to sort out major changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am
not unique there, but I would love it if I could upgrade without major
learning.


Could you wait until you've submitted your dissertation, and then negotiate
the upgrade, perhaps while the dissertation examiners are reading your work?

I wish you much success with the revision process as you prepare to submit.
There is life beyond dissertation revisions, even though it might not seem
so at times.


Les Kriegler <kriegler@...>
 

Hi Cybthia,

Well, best of luck in sorting this out. As others have stated, if you can
avoid the on-line 365 version, you should be okay. I haven't used any other
mail client other than Outlook which is my preferred program by far for
accessing e-mail. I had instructed an individual a while back on Windows
Live Mail and didn't find that program as easy to use, but that's
subjective, and also, I've used Outlook for many years and feel very
comfortable with it. If you do upgrade to Office 2013 or 2016, CathyAnne
Murtha has excellent books on Office 2013 with Jaws. You can go to
blindtraining.com for more information.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cynthia
Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Hi Les,

Sorry, I am running office 2010. Jason, the laptop is mine, I am a part-time
faculty member. However, the university is saying that if we don't upgrade
we may not have proper email access. I'm just going to negotiate with them I
think, and if they say I have to upgrade then they may well have to support
a JAWS upgrade.

Thanks, I am very much looking forward to life after dissertation!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jason
White via Groups.io
Sent: May 11, 2016 8:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Office 2016

Cynthia Bruce <cynthia.bruce@...> wrote:

Because the university where I teach is moving to Office 365, they are
saying we have to upgrade to the latest version of office. While I
never expect full support, can I expect to run into any trouble? I am
running JAWS
14 and Windows 7.

I would expect JAWS 14 to be too old to support Microsoft Office 2016. If
it's a university-owned machine, they should be able to organize the
upgrade. If it's your personal machine then any upgrade is your decision,
including whether to upgrade to Office 2016.

I am just really hesitant because I am in the final stages of
finishing my dissertation, and I really have no time to deal with how
to sort out major changes in how Word, for example, works. I know I am
not unique there, but I would love it if I could upgrade without major
learning.


Could you wait until you've submitted your dissertation, and then negotiate
the upgrade, perhaps while the dissertation examiners are reading your work?

I wish you much success with the revision process as you prepare to submit.
There is life beyond dissertation revisions, even though it might not seem
so at times.