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JAWS with Microsoft Office Power Tip: Creating Headings in Microsoft Word

Released: 6/16/2022


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Documents use headings to create structure within a document. There is an easy way to create "Headings" in documents.

• Move to beginning of where you want the heading.

• Select the text using SHIFT + END for a line or use normal selection commands.

• Press ALT + CTRL + NUMBER where the number represents the heading level.

• Use 1 through 3 for heading levels.

Note: There are only keystrokes for heading level 1 through 3 even though headings go up to level 6.

Here is another method that does enable you to create heading levels one through six:

• Type the text that you want to be a specific heading level.

• Press one of the following commands.

ALT + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW for next heading level.

ALT + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW for previous heading level.

For Example:

• Open Microsoft Word.

• Type "Title Slide".

• Press ALT + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW to set the text to Heading Level 1.

• Alternatively, press ALT + SHIFT +RIGHT ARROW to set the text to Heading Level 2.

Note: Headings are used to create a table of contents in documents.

#JAWSTip: Use INSERT+Z in JAWS to toggle on Quick Keys to navigate by heading using the letter "H".

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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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