Re: Finding in MS Word

Christo Vorster

Hi everyone


I used to use ctrl+f for find in Word.


Since I got the advice on search that circulated lately on the list I started using it as it was set out in the list. It works fantastically well.


I don’t think that hitting F6 several times is really the answer, rather use the escape and ctrl+pgdn, as described.


Thanks for all the input from all the listers.


Have a nice day


Christo Vorster (Worcester, South Africa)


From: [] On Behalf Of mohammad suliman
Sent: Friday, 09 September 2016 12:52 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Finding in MS Word


I can confirm this also. Windows 7 and office 2010

here are some tips to work with the find functionality of word 2010:

  • hit ctrl + f to go to the search field
  • enter the term you wish to search for, and hit enter
  • use f6 (several times, maybe 3) to get back to the document, where the first result is focused
  • to go to next / previous search result: hit f6, the focus will jump to the navigation toolbar, from there click previous / next search result
  • again, use f6, several times, as needed, to get back to the document where the search result is focused


I don't know the shortcuts for previous / next search result, sorry!

hope that helps!


On Fri, 9 Sep 2016 at 01:11 kelby carlson <kelbycarlson@...> wrote:

This is something that's pretty important for me to be able to do for
work (I suspect that's the case for many here.) If anyone has the
solution I would appreciate it.

On 9/8/16, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
> I can confirm that I am not having any luck invoking the NVDA find via
> INS+CTRL+F at this point in time using Windows 10 64-bit home, the latest
> build of NVDA - 2016.3, and Microsoft Word 2010.
> This has not been the case in the past and I don't think I'm doing anything
> differently than I had been before.  I have, regardless of screen reader,
> had many instances where I didn't seem to get the screen reader find with
> INS+CTRL+F but generally would on a subsequent try.  Not in this case.  I
> smell a possible bug.
> --
> Brian
> I worry a lot. . . I worry that no matter how cynical you become it's never
> enough to keep up.
>          ~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in
> the Universe"

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