Underlining is also visually distracting and can give undue prominence. In a document that isn't multicolored, the change in color should make hyperlinks stand out. In a document where colors are used for other purposes, I can see your point. For screenreader users, links are announced as such.
-----Original Message----- From: JAWS-Users-List [mailto:jaws-users-list-boun...@jaws-users.com] On Behalf Of Roger Newell Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 1:25 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [JAWS-Users] Hyperlink in a Word document. You really should not remove the underlining. This is an accessibility feature for people who visually look at links. 1. Text that is underlined is more noticeable which can assist people in determining the important parts of a document, or to quickly scan for a link to click on. 2. It serves as a tool to inform users that what they see is not just text that is colored differently, but actually a link. On 2/11/18, Adrian Spratt <adr...@adrianspratt.com> wrote: > Brian, > > For purposes of inserting a link to a Webpage, I've found the method > described by Fernando to work every time: Copy the Webpage's address > with alt-d followed by control-c, then Select the text in the > document, press control-k, control-v, then enter. > > Two points to keep in mind. First, the text selection process needs to > be precise. For example, if I want to make the title of an article > into a link, I make sure that only the title is selected, without any > subsequent punctuation or spaces. > > Second, Word automatically underlines text that contains a hyperlink. > I've made it a practice, once the hyperlink has been inserted, to > select the text a second time and press control-u twice. For some > reason, it must be done twice in this instance to remove the > underlining. Unless, of course, you want that distracting underlining. > > The next time I need to insert an email address in a Word document, > I'll try your method and Fernando's. Thanks to you both for these ideas. > > -----Original Message----- > From: JAWS-Users-List [mailto:jaws-users-list-boun...@jaws-users.com] > On Behalf Of Brian Lee > Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:02 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [JAWS-Users] Hyperlink in a Word document. > > Hello Judy, > > If you are inserting a link to a web page, I have found it better to > use the JAWS cursor in the Insert Hyperlink dialog box. Here are the > steps you might want to try: > > In the Word document where you want the words that people see, start > by using CTRL with K. > Type in the web address for the link's destination. > I suggest that you don't tab through the dialog box using the PC > cursor as things can get messed up. > After typing in the web address route JAWS to PC. > With JAWS cursor active do a page up. > Arrow down once to the line with "link to" and "text to display. > Press home key and then use JAWS key with right arrow key until you > find the address just past the words "text to display." > Simulate a left mouse button click to bring focus there. > Put on PC cursor, select the text in the field and overwrite the text > with the words you want used. > Route JAWS to PC again, do a page down and find the OK button. > Do a simulated left mouse button click on the OK button. > > You should be able to test it. If your document is saved move on to > the line with the link, use application key and choose to open hyperlink. > > Take care. > > Brian Lee > brianl...@charter.net > > -----Original Message----- > From: JAWS-Users-List [mailto:jaws-users-list-boun...@jaws-users.com] > On Behalf Of Judy Jones > Sent: February 10, 2018 4:23 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [JAWS-Users] Hyperlink in a Word document. > > We have all seen the phrase, "Click here for more information." > > > > How do I link a web site to the word Here, in that phrase, or, another > example, a link to the phrase, Leave A Reply, linking that phrase to a > site where one can leave a reply? > > > > Thanks. > > > > Judy > > For answers to frequently asked questions about this list visit: > http://www.jaws-users.com/help/ > > > For answers to frequently asked questions about this list visit: > http://www.jaws-users.com/help/ > > For answers to frequently asked questions about this list visit: > http://www.jaws-users.com/help/ > For answers to frequently asked questions about this list visit: http://www.jaws-users.com/help/ For answers to frequently asked questions about this list visit: http://www.jaws-users.com/help/