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JAWS with Microsoft Office Power Tip: Identifying Single-line Ribbon Versus Multi-line Ribbon

Released: 6/2/2022


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JAWS for Windows with Microsoft Office Tips.


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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This Tip Brought To You By: Freedom Scientific


To learn more visit the Freedom Scientific website, join the JAWS Software f/t Blind Club on Clubhouse, follow @FreedomSci on Twitter or Facebook, ask your smart speaker to play the Freedom Scientific Training Podcast or subscribe to the Freedom Scientific Training YouTube Channel.

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