If you are using screen reader, such as Narrator or JAWS in Windows, then use your keyboard to move around Word, and the screen reader will declare your location.
Open a recent document
- Tap Alt+F, and then O.
- Press Tab once to arrive at the list of recent documents, and then press Tab twice more to enter the list.
- Press the Down arrow key until you hear the relevant document name of the document, followed by touching Enter.
Create a new blank document
- Select Ctrl+N.
- You will hear the standard name of the document (like, “Document 1”), then “Editing.”
Save a document
- Save to an alternate location by pressing Shift+Tab thrice, followed by tapping the Up or Down arrow until you hear your sought location. Then hit Enter.
- Save the file with a changed name by pressing Tab until you hear, “File name,” and the file name. Enter your ideal name, and select Enter.
Read a document
With the focus in the main document, apply the following keyboard combinations. To cease reading the document, press Ctrl.
|To read this…||Press this|
|From the cursor location to the end||Caps Lock+M|
|Current paragraph||Caps Lock+Ctrl+L|
|Next or previous line||Down or Up arrow key|
|Next or previous word||Ctrl+Right or Ctrl+Left arrow key|
Search for a word
- Press Ctrl+F. You hear: “Navigation, Search a document.”
- Enter your search terms. The list of search results is updated as you enter.
- Press Tab until you hear, “Search results list,” then the inital result.
- Press the Down arrow key to navigate through the list.
Press Ctrl+P. To print with the preset settings, press Enter.
Tips: To alter the print settings, press Tab to move through the options.
- Within each list of options, press Tab and use the Down and Up arrow keys to switch from option to option. To choose an option, press Enter.
- To print with the updated settings, press Tab until you hear, “Print button,” and then tap Enter.
For further screen-reader instructions, containing steps for using Word in Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, see Basic tasks using a screen reader with Word