moderated Why can't we navigate by block quote in MS Word


Mark
 

In MS Word, we can style text to be a block quote. But it's not possible to use JAWS navigation keys to go to the block quotes in Word. Does anyone know why?


Mark
 

Following up to this email of April 2021.  Hoping someone has new ideas as I came across the problem again.
JAWS can navigate HTML files by block quote. It will also announce entering and exiting a block quote.  But this isn't happening in Word when text is styled using a quote style from the styles gallery.


 

On Sun, Nov 20, 2022 at 07:10 PM, Mark wrote:
But this isn't happening in Word when text is styled using a quote style from the styles gallery.
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Because the Quote style in the Styles Gallery is not, in any way, shape or form, the equivalent of an HTML block quote.

It's peculiar, really, because it italicizes the text and centers it.  There's no "block marker" like there is in HTML or anything similar.

The elements that JAWS uses to determine where a block quote begins and ends in HTML are entirely absent in Word.  If you attempt to copy and paste a block quote into word, the formatting that's typical of a block quote is lost, too.
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Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

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