GWKB1110 : Using Window-Eyes with Office 2007 (list of hotkeys)

Product: Window-Eyes
Author: Jeremy Curry
Date Added: 08/18/2009
Last Modified: 08/20/2009

When Office 2007 was introduced, it used a whole new concept called the Ribbon. The Ribbon replaced the menu system, and thus created many new and different hotkeys. To help our customers better navigate the Ribbon, we have created a list of keystrokes for Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007. The keystrokes are divided into two groups: Window-Eyes keystrokes and Microsoft keystrokes. A Window-Eyes keystroke is a hotkey that will only work when Window-Eyes is being used with the noted application. Microsoft keystrokes are hotkeys that will work at any time, even without Window-Eyes running. It is important to know the difference between Window-Eyes keystrokes and Microsoft keystrokes, so that customers know what keys are affected by Window-Eyes and what keys are affected by Microsoft. With this knowledge, customers can more easily learn new and different keystrokes when new versions of Window-Eyes or Microsoft applications are released.

You may download the following txt files that contain the list of hotkeys:

Word 2007

Outlook 2007

Excel 2007

PowerPoint 2007

You may also choose to copy and paste this information into Window-Eyes Application Specific Help. For example, if you wanted to put all of the Word 2007 keystrokes into the Window-Eyes Application Specific Help, you would do the following:

1. Open the Word 2007 txt file
2. Press CTRL-A to select all
3. Press CTRL-C to copy
4. Open Word 2007
5. Press CTRL-SHIFT-QUESTION MARK To open Window-Eyes Application Specific Help
6. TAB to the Help Applies To radio button, and make sure Application is selected by using the ARROW keys
7. TAB to the Application Information edit box
8. Press CTRL-V to paste the list of keystrokes
9. TAB to the Save button, and press ENTER

Now, whenever you open Word 2007 with Window-Eyes running, you will be able to press CTRL-SHIFT-QUESTION MARK to get a list of all Word 2007 keystrokes. Repeat the steps above for Excel and PowerPoint using the txt files provided for those applications.