[BCAB] Office versions

Alan Booth a.t.booth at btinternet.com
Sat May 18 08:42:13 BST 2013


Hi Wendy

I've been using Office 2010 for a couple of years now and overall it is
accessible.  However, as an avid Excel user, I find it much less responsive
than 2003's version of Excel.  It is useable but not as responsive as the
earlier version.

Good Luck

Alan



-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of M Lakhani
Sent: 18 May 2013 04:07
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Office versions

I've used office enterprise 2007 & 2010 for quite a while with jaws ,
zoomtext & NVDA without any problems ! Apart from Access, the program's are
accessible , once you get the hang of ribbons ! Essentially the ribbons are
just like items on the top  menu! Press Alt to go to the ribbons ! The menus
are divided into tabs, & it's the arrow keys to move between tabs left or
right! To go to an item on a tab, press the down key, then left & right keys
again...& so on!  Use the up arrow key to go to the previous level, & the
Alt or Esc to exit the ribbons! You use Alt+f to go to the file menu, &
alt+e, alt+I etc also work, but this isn't obvious at first, & isn't needed
much if you're familiar with ribbons & the keyboard shortcuts to your access
tech!  Seriously I actually prefer it over 2003 now once I got the hang of
it!
You get sharper colours, templates, macros, plus more layouts, better
options to make your document more accessible , better support for PDF
conversion of word , excel , PowerPoint etc, plus the ability to have better
support for newer Braille displays! You also get the option to install third
party plug ins for additional functionality in academic or business
settings, more document collaboration services, & your documents are even
rendered better when you send it to someone on a smart phone or tablet! It
also means that when someone sends you a document from a newer version of
office, you're able to render its contents painlessly without the need to
use time consuming or complicated work arounds that may either be inherently
inaccessible or compromise document security / integrity! Speaking of
security , the later versions are definitely better hands down, & document
recovery is also smarter!
If you're on Windows 7, office 2007 & 2010 both work! For Win 8, office 2010
is better - haven't used office 2013 much but if anyone has, please share
the love :)

HTH
Muzz 
            

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On 17 May 2013, at 21:59, "David Griffith" <d.griffith at btinternet.com>
wrote:

> Me too.
> I will s tick with 2003 a s long as I can. 
> I have 2007 on my Netbook and so far hate it.
> I find the ribbons too much hard work though if I stuck at it I 
> suppose it would get easier eventually.
> 
> 
> 
> David Griffith
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of 
> Richard Godfrey-McKay
> Sent: 17 May 2013 21:00
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Office versions
> 
> Wendy, I understood that Office 2003 was the version favoured by many 
> totally blind people.  It's what I use, and I certainly haven't 
> learned of any advantages in upgrading.  That may change, I suppose, if
support goes
> and it won't work with other upgraded parts of a PC.   
> 
> 
> Richard
> 
> Richard Godfrey-McKay
> 
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Wendy 
> Sharpe
> Sent: 17 May 2013 20:55
> To: 'Bcab'
> Subject: [BCAB] Office versions
> 
> At present I have Office 2003 basic, which just contains Outlook, Word 
> and Excel.  I don't need anything more, so wonder which version of 
> Office is best for upgrading.  I would be interested to hear of 
> anyone's experiences with later versions of Office, particularly from
totally blind users.
> 
> Wendy
> 
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