moderated Office 2021 tips for blind


Don Walls
 

Hi folks. This weekend my computer, only six years old and a solid state drive, died. My tech guy has installed a new drive with greater memory and Office 2021 which gives me a new email setup. I'm glad to have emails but don't know how to move around the email tree (for instance, to Sent and other folders) as well as creating new folders. Also, I'm not sure how to set up my address book/contacts or to create new Word files and name them. Any help towards a keystroke list, etc. would be much appreciated.

It's an ill wind that blows no good. It was time I updated anyway!

Don


Gene Warner
 

Interesting, I just picked up a brand new copy of Office 2007, I am very seriously considering downgrading my Office 2016 to it to get rid of that very confusing back stage view thingy they stuck in the file menu.

Gene...

On 12/7/2022 7:35 PM, Don Walls wrote:
Hi folks. This weekend my computer, only six years old and a solid state drive, died. My tech guy has installed a new drive with greater memory and Office 2021 which gives me a new email setup. I'm glad to have emails but don't know how to move around the email tree (for instance, to Sent and other folders) as well as creating new folders. Also, I'm not sure how to set up my address book/contacts or to create new Word files and name them. Any help towards a keystroke list, etc. would be much appreciated.
It's an ill wind that blows no good. It was time I updated anyway!
Don


Adrian Spratt
 

You can, and should, uncheck backstage view. I got that and other setup tips from a training document that I thought I'd kept, but it looks like I didn't. If I'm not mistaken, the author is David Bailes. It might be worth Googling.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
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Interesting, I just picked up a brand new copy of Office 2007, I am very seriously considering downgrading my Office 2016 to it to get rid of that very confusing back stage view thingy they stuck in the file menu.

Gene...


On 12/7/2022 7:35 PM, Don Walls wrote:
Hi folks. This weekend my computer, only six years old and a solid state drive, died. My tech guy has installed a new drive with greater memory and Office 2021 which gives me a new email setup. I'm glad to have emails but don't know how to move around the email tree (for instance, to Sent and other folders) as well as creating new folders. Also, I'm not sure how to set up my address book/contacts or to create new Word files and name them. Any help towards a keystroke list, etc. would be much appreciated.

It's an ill wind that blows no good. It was time I updated anyway!

Don






Gene Warner
 

There is a setting for that but what it does is turn off back stage view if you don't use the file menu, I would do that except that Moneysoft's keyboard shortcuts are often convoluted and make no sense. I wish the setting disabled back stage view completely, but it doesn't.

Gene...

On 12/7/2022 8:38 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:
You can, and should, uncheck backstage view. I got that and other setup tips from a training document that I thought I'd kept, but it looks like I didn't. If I'm not mistaken, the author is David Bailes. It might be worth Googling.
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My novel Caroline is now available in paperback, Kindle and audiobook versions and, for qualified readers in the US, at the National Library Service/BARD. Go to: https://adrianspratt.com/book/
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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 8:18 PM
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Subject: Re: Office 2021 tips for blind
Interesting, I just picked up a brand new copy of Office 2007, I am very seriously considering downgrading my Office 2016 to it to get rid of that very confusing back stage view thingy they stuck in the file menu.
Gene...
On 12/7/2022 7:35 PM, Don Walls wrote:
Hi folks. This weekend my computer, only six years old and a solid state drive, died. My tech guy has installed a new drive with greater memory and Office 2021 which gives me a new email setup. I'm glad to have emails but don't know how to move around the email tree (for instance, to Sent and other folders) as well as creating new folders. Also, I'm not sure how to set up my address book/contacts or to create new Word files and name them. Any help towards a keystroke list, etc. would be much appreciated.

It's an ill wind that blows no good. It was time I updated anyway!

Don






Curtis Chong
 

Hello Don:

 

Regarding your use of Outlook, you said:

 

“I'm glad to have emails but don't know how to move around the email tree (for instance, to Sent and other folders) as well as creating new folders.”

 

Here are a number of useful keyboard commands you can use to address this.

 

  • CTRL+Y: open up a dialog which enables you to “go to” a different folder.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+E: Create a new folder.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+V: Move selected message(s) to a folder.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+Y: Copy the selected message(s) to a folder.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+B: Open Outlook Address Book. Note that only contacts with emails are shown in this list. So, if you have a contact without an email address, make one up so that you can see the contact when using this keyboard command.

 

Although this is not inexpensive, the textbooks from Blind Training might be helpful to you. Check out the web page on textbooks for Office 365, found at
https://www.blind.training/textbooks-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired/microsoft-office-textbooks-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired/.

 

 

I have been a user of Office for more than twenty years now. The old keyboard commands still work.

 

Good luck.

 

Kindly,

 

Curtis Chong

 

 

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Walls
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2022 5:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Office 2021 tips for blind

 

Hi folks.  This weekend my computer, only six years old and a solid state drive, died.  My tech guy has installed a new drive with greater memory and Office 2021 which gives me a new email setup.  I'm glad to have emails but don't know how to move around the email tree (for instance, to Sent and other folders) as well as creating new folders.  Also, I'm not sure how to set up my address book/contacts or to create new Word files and name them.  Any help towards a keystroke list, etc. would be much appreciated.

 

It's an ill wind that blows no good.  It was time I updated anyway!

 

Don

 

 

 

 

 


Ann Byrne
 

A free resource is the JAWS webinars on outlook. there is one for advanced users, and three for more average learners starting at the beginning. they are well done, and can be downloaded to keep forever.

The address is
freedomscientific.com/webinars

this will give you lists of webinars that have been done in the past few years. Search for outlook and the lessons will be there.

At 08:39 PM 12/7/2022, you wrote:

Hello Don:



Regarding your use of Outlook, you said:



“I'm glad to have emails but don't know how to move around the email tree (for instance, to Sent and other folders) as well as creating new folders.â€&#65533;



Here are a number of useful keyboard commands you can use to address this.


* CTRL+Y: open up a dialog which enables you to “go toâ€&#65533; a different folder.
* CTRL+SHIFT+E: Create a new folder.
* CTRL+SHIFT+V: Move selected message(s) to a folder.
* CTRL+SHIFT+Y: Copy the selected message(s) to a folder.
* CTRL+SHIFT+B: Open Outlook Address Book. Note that only contacts with emails are shown in this list. So, if you have a contact without an email address, make one up so that you can see the contact when using this keyboard command.



Although this is not inexpensive, the textbooks from Blind Training might be helpful to you. Check out the web page on textbooks for Office 365, found at
<https://www.blind.training/textbooks-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired/microsoft-office-textbooks-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired/>https://www.blind.training/textbooks-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired/microsoft-office-textbooks-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired/.





I have been a user of Office for more than twenty years now. The old keyboard commands still work.



Good luck.



Kindly,



Curtis Chong







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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Walls
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2022 5:36 PM
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Subject: Office 2021 tips for blind



Hi folks. This weekend my computer, only six years old and a solid state drive, died. My tech guy has installed a new drive with greater memory and Office 2021 which gives me a new email setup. I'm glad to have emails but don't know how to move around the email tree (for instance, to Sent and other folders) as well as creating new folders. Also, I'm not sure how to set up my address book/contacts or to create new Word files and name them. Any help towards a keystroke list, etc. would be much appreciated.



It's an ill wind that blows no good. It was time I updated anyway!



Don











 

Not much has changed about "the basics of Outlook" for a very, very long time now.

Have a look at:  https://hadley.edu/workshops/outlook-screen-reader-series 
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Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian


 

Microsoft also thoroughly documents using all of the Microsoft Office/M365 suite programs with a screen reader.

In regard to Outlook, this search returns Microsoft tutorials regarding same:  https://duckduckgo.com/?q=outlook+screen+reader 
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Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian


Don Walls
 

Thanks to Curtis, Ann and Brian for your helpful directions.  Much appreciated.

 

Don

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: December 7, 2022 7:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Office 2021 tips for blind

 

Microsoft also thoroughly documents using all of the Microsoft Office/M365 suite programs with a screen reader.

In regard to Outlook, this search returns Microsoft tutorials regarding same:  https://duckduckgo.com/?q=outlook+screen+reader 
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Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian