Hello Takis,

I am using Word 2013 so the following information might be slightly
different for 2007.  

In Word 2013 pressing Alt S followed by F inserts the footnote reference
number in the document and places focus in the footnote pane where you can
type the footnote text.  It is an alternative to using Alt+CTRL+F.  Using
Alt S followed by H cycles between the footnote and the footnote number for
that footnote in the body of the document.  These keystrokes are for choices
for the reference tab of the ribbon so if they are different in Word 2007
you might be able to find out what they are by navigating the lower part of
the ribbon for items relevant to the reference tab.         

Shift with function key 5 doesn't work for me for going between the last
four edited areas in a document when moving between the footnote pane and
main document.  You can try using that keystroke to see if it works for you
when the footnote pane is involved.    

Take care.

Brian Lee
brianl...@charter.net

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Subject: [JAWS-Users] difficulty in working with footnotes in word 2007

Greetings to all,

I face a lot of dicciulty recently, when I work on a document, (writing it
or reading it in Braille) when I want to insert a footnote. Using Windows 10
creator, Jaws 18, Word 2007 and an Active Braille display. In the past I was
able to create a footnote by using contrl-alt-f. The note would appear and I
could type my text viewing it. When I was done, by arroing once to the
right, I was able to go back to my document, see the note's number and
continue typing my document. When reading notes, I always used to hit a
cursor routing button just above the number, and a sort of preview would and
still appears, which permitted me to read most of the notes, but if these
were too long, I could use alt-v, f and land on that note which I could read
in its entirety. By toggling the same command, I was back on my reading
document. This is no longer feasible. I have jaws set to read the entire
note, which it does orally, but I really want to follow it in Braille, since
these include a lot of bibliographical data in various languages, (I have
installed six vocaliser voices), and Mr. jaws does not always get the
language right. I mentioned this problem of mine to another list I
participate, and a fellow member sent a reply, which unfortunately, did not
work, and which I will paste at the end of this message.

Now, I must say that when I type alt-contrl-f to get to a footnote, jaws is
crushing which means I can only type blindly, as no Braille appears either,
and I have to restore it with the known shortcut alt-f-j. It lands on jaws
menus and by escape I am back on desktop and I need to alt-tab to get to the
note. At that time I can see the note's text with highlighting, but arrowing
to the right will not automatically do something, unless I do a contr-home
for the beginning of document, and a contrl-end to get back to where I was,
in which case it may eventually work. I am pasting the kind reply I got
which proved vain, so, if anyone has had a similar problem or knows for a
better solution, I would be most grateful to hear from you.

                                                K             indest
Regards,

                                                Takis

 

Hi Takis,

 

I've got Word 2016 and Windows 7 so I don't know if the following will help
at all, but it gives you some things you can try!

 

The way footnotes appear depend on which view I use. In Print view I can
press Alt + Ctrl + F to start a footnote. From within the footnote, I can
press the applications key or Shift + F10 and choose Go To Footnote to
return to the document text. The footnote pane appears at the bottom of each
page, and JAWS indicates this when I read with DownArrow or Say All,
although in neither case does it actually read the footnotes unless I
navigate by word while focus is in the footnote pane.

 

In Draft view I press Alt + Ctrl + F to start a footnote, as before, but
then I use F6 to return to the document text. Once there is at least one
footnote, I can press Shift + F6 to move to the footnote pane at any time,
and F6 to return to the document.

 

JAWS should announce which view is in effect. I can press Alt + Ctrl + P to
force print view, and Alt + Ctrl + N to force Draft view, which used to be
called Normal view.

 

Does that get you any further?

 

Steve

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