Re: Backstage View in MS-Word 2010 & Later


On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 09:39 am, Gene wrote:
If that is so, it would at least be useful, from what I've read, for blind users to know how to either stop it from coming up when saving files or how to dismiss it efficiently when it does come up.
Gene, the link I gave includes the information about how you can keep backstage view from coming up when you use CTRL+O to open a file or F12 to Save As.  That's the most one can do.

I've been teaching folks how to use the File tab, as it comes (which is the backstage view), for years now and it does not seem to be problematic.  It's a matter, in many cases, of resistance to change.  I cannot believe I am still hearing rants about the ribbon interface more than 10 years after its introduction.  It isn't going away and it is up to end users, sighted or blind, to learn how to use it effectively whether they like it or not (and, for the record, I preferred menus myself).

It is my custom to teach keyboard shortcuts for pretty much any commonly used function in any given Office program.  Alt+F, followed by the correct character for Save (S), Save As (A), Open (O), etc., etc., etc., hasn't changed in a very long time and is, if memory serves, unchanged from the era of the File Menu, but I could be wrong about that.  Since Word 2003 was the last version that used menus it's now not even in the mists of my memory.  I've gotta keep up and try my darndest to do so.

By the way, none of the above is aimed at you, personally, but is a broad observation.  I would hope that doesn't even need to be said, but just in case.

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