JAWS with Microsoft Office Power Tip: Identifying Single-line Ribbon Versus Multi-line Ribbon
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You can use the ALT key to access the Microsoft Office Ribbon.
You will know if you are using a single or multi-line ribbon by what JAWS says.
➜ If you hear JAWS say "collapsed" when you go to the ribbon, then you are using a single line ribbon.
➜ If you hear JAWS say "expanded" when you go to the ribbon, then you are using a multi-line ribbon.
Knowing this will help you navigate the ribbon. For example:
➜ When you are using a multi-line ribbon you can press the TAB key to navigate through the ribbon.
➜ When you are in a single-line ribbon you have to press ENTER on the ribbon you want for it to expand before you use the TAB key.
You can toggle between a single-line and multi-line ribbon with CTRL+F1.
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