Configuring Word Options

1. In order to access Word Options to configure any of the settings in this area, one must do the following: If using Word 2007, press Alt plus f followed by the letter i.

If using Word 2010, press alt plus the letter f followed by the letter t.

Below the Word Options will be accessed to turn off automatic bullets/numbering, set a default format for saving documents, turning off automatic check spelling as you type and the Word view.

2. turning off the automatic bullets and numbers

a. If using Word 2007, press alt plus f followed by the letter i.

If using Word 2010, press alt plus f followed by the letter t.

b. Press the letter p for "proofing."

c. Tab once to the "auto correct" button and press the spacebar.

d. Press control plus tab until reaching the "auto format as you type" property sheet.

e. Tab across and uncheck "automatic numbering and bulleting" by pressing the spacebar on the check box.

f. Tab to okay and press the spacebar.

g. Tab to okay once more and press the spacebar.

*III.. default type of document word saves as a default

1. Press alt plus f.

2. If using Word 2007, press the letter i.

If using Word 2010, press the letter t.

3. Press the letter s to access the "save" option.

4. Tab once to "save files in this format."

5. Arrow down to word 2003 or whatever format you wish to use. This will insure all future documents saved will be in the chosen format.

6. Tab to okay and press the spacebar.

*IV.. insuring the check spelling as you type is enabled or disabled, depending on your preference:

1. Press alt plus f.

2. If using Word 2007, press the letter i.

If using word 2010, press the letter t.

3. Press the letter p for "proofing."

4. Tab to "check spelling as you type" and check the box by pressing the spacebar. If you wish not to have this option on, leave it un checked.

*II. Configuring The View:

1. Accessing the View Ribbon:

Press alt plus the letter w.

There five layout options

a. "print layout" best for screenreader users.

b. "full screen view" best for sighted users. Displays the screen in a full form.

c. "webpage view" This displays the document if you saved it on the web. Not good for screenreader users.

d. "outline view" Provides a graphicl view of the document so sighted users can demote (indent) or promote (left justfy) for design.

e. "Draft" This option displays the document in the full window of Word and removes the print formatting. You can use this layout but I find the print layout more conducive to insuring the document is properly laid out.

2. The "print view" is best to use with screenreaders and low vision users. The "print view" is the first tab. Tab across and make sure "print is selected. If you didn't here "print view", just shift tab again and you will find it as the first choice. It should say, "print layout button pressed."

If you prefer a different one of the five, tab to it and press enter.

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