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Word

Microsoft Office applications use the universal access features of Mac OS X. Universal access features make it easier to zoom in on your screen, use keyboard shortcuts to move around your screen, and hear menu commands or text in your documents.

 Note   To learn about Macintosh services and products for people with disabilities, visit the Apple Accessibility Web page at http://www.apple.com/accessibility. To learn about accessibility features of Office for Mac products, visit the Section 508 VPATs for Microsoft products Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/products/section508.aspx.

Do any of the following:

ShowTurn on Full Keyboard Access

When Full Keyboard access is turned on, you can press TAB to move the keyboard focus between all controls in windows and dialog boxes.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under Hardware, click Keyboard  Keyboard Preferences button.
  3. On the Keyboard Shortcuts tab, under Full Keyboard Access, click All controls.

ShowTurn on VoiceOver

Hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen. VoiceOver does not work with the contents of the main document window or the ribbon. For example, VoiceOver does not read your text in a document.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under VoiceOver, click On.

ShowListen to any selected text

You can listen to any selected text, such as the title of a document. In contrast, to hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen, use Voice Over.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Speech  Speech Preferences button.
  3. On the Text to Speech tab, select the Speak selected text when the key is pressed check box.
  4. Click Set Key, and then press the key combination that you want to use to hear text read aloud, and click OK.
  5. In any Office application, select some text, and then press the keyboard shortcut to hear the text read aloud.

ShowTurn on Zoom

Zoom in on the screen image to make it appear larger.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under Zoom, click On.

ShowUse keyboard shortcuts to move within an Office application

  1. Open any Office application.
  2. Do any of the following:
To make the following item active Press
Menu bar CONTROL + F2
Toolbar OPTION + F10

ShowTurn on other universal access features of Mac OS X

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. Do any of the following:
To Do this
Change the screen to black on white or white on black, or to make other contrast adjustments On the Seeing tab, under Display, click the options that you want.
Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs On the Hearing tab, select the Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs check box.
Turn on sticky keys to help you press multiple keys and display pressed keys on the screen On the Keyboard tab, next to Sticky Keys, click On.
Turn on slow keys to adjust the amount of time between when you press a key and when it is activated On the Keyboard tab, next to Slow Keys, click On.
Change how fast a key repeats when you press it On the Keyboard tab, click Set Key Repeat, and then select the key repeat rate that you want.
Turn on mouse keys to control the pointer by using the numeric keypad On the Mouse tab, next to Mouse Keys, click On.
Make the pointer larger for increased visibility On the Mouse tab, next to Cursor Size, move the slider to the right to increase pointer size.
Change how fast the pointer moves across the screen and how fast scroll wheels function On the Mouse tab, next to Maximum Speed, move ths slider to the right to increase pointer speed.

See also

Create or delete a keyboard shortcut

Word keyboard shortcuts

Excel

Microsoft Office applications use the universal access features of Mac OS X. Universal access features make it easier to zoom in on your screen, use keyboard shortcuts to move around your screen, and hear menu commands or text in your documents.

 Note   To learn about Macintosh services and products for people with disabilities, visit the Apple Accessibility Web page at http://www.apple.com/accessibility. To learn about accessibility features of Office for Mac products, visit the Section 508 VPATs for Microsoft products Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/products/section508.aspx.

Do any of the following:

ShowTurn on Full Keyboard Access

When Full Keyboard access is turned on, you can press TAB to move the keyboard focus between all controls in windows and dialog boxes.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under Hardware, click Keyboard  Keyboard Preferences button.
  3. On the Keyboard Shortcuts tab, under Full Keyboard Access, click All controls.

ShowTurn on VoiceOver

Hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen. VoiceOver does not work with the contents of the main document window or the ribbon. For example, VoiceOver does not read your text in a document.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under VoiceOver, click On.

ShowListen to any selected text

You can listen to any selected text, such as the title of a document. In contrast, to hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen, use Voice Over.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Speech  Speech Preferences button.
  3. On the Text to Speech tab, select the Speak selected text when the key is pressed check box.
  4. Click Set Key, and then press the key combination that you want to use to hear text read aloud, and click OK.
  5. In any Office application, select some text, and then press the keyboard shortcut to hear the text read aloud.

ShowTurn on Zoom

Zoom in on the screen image to make it appear larger.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under Zoom, click On.

ShowUse keyboard shortcuts to move within an Office application

  1. Open any Office application.
  2. Do any of the following:
To make the following item active Press
Menu bar CONTROL + F2
Toolbar OPTION + F10

ShowTurn on other universal access features of Mac OS X

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. Do any of the following:
To Do this
Change the screen to black on white or white on black, or to make other contrast adjustments On the Seeing tab, under Display, click the options that you want.
Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs On the Hearing tab, select the Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs check box.
Turn on sticky keys to help you press multiple keys and display pressed keys on the screen On the Keyboard tab, next to Sticky Keys, click On.
Turn on slow keys to adjust the amount of time between when you press a key and when it is activated On the Keyboard tab, next to Slow Keys, click On.
Change how fast a key repeats when you press it On the Keyboard tab, click Set Key Repeat, and then select the key repeat rate that you want.
Turn on mouse keys to control the pointer by using the numeric keypad On the Mouse tab, next to Mouse Keys, click On.
Make the pointer larger for increased visibility On the Mouse tab, next to Cursor Size, move the slider to the right to increase pointer size.
Change how fast the pointer moves across the screen and how fast scroll wheels function On the Mouse tab, next to Maximum Speed, move ths slider to the right to increase pointer speed.

See also

Create or delete a keyboard shortcut

Excel keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint

Microsoft Office applications use the universal access features of Mac OS X. Universal access features make it easier to zoom in on your screen, use keyboard shortcuts to move around your screen, and hear menu commands or text in your documents.

 Note   To learn about Macintosh services and products for people with disabilities, visit the Apple Accessibility Web page at http://www.apple.com/accessibility. To learn about accessibility features of Office for Mac products, visit the Section 508 VPATs for Microsoft products Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/products/section508.aspx.

Do any of the following:

ShowTurn on Full Keyboard Access

When Full Keyboard access is turned on, you can press TAB to move the keyboard focus between all controls in windows and dialog boxes.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under Hardware, click Keyboard  Keyboard Preferences button.
  3. On the Keyboard Shortcuts tab, under Full Keyboard Access, click All controls.

ShowTurn on VoiceOver

Hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen. VoiceOver does not work with the contents of the main document window or the ribbon. For example, VoiceOver does not read your text in a document.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under VoiceOver, click On.

ShowListen to any selected text

You can listen to any selected text, such as the title of a document. In contrast, to hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen, use Voice Over.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Speech  Speech Preferences button.
  3. On the Text to Speech tab, select the Speak selected text when the key is pressed check box.
  4. Click Set Key, and then press the key combination that you want to use to hear text read aloud, and click OK.
  5. In any Office application, select some text, and then press the keyboard shortcut to hear the text read aloud.

ShowTurn on Zoom

Zoom in on the screen image to make it appear larger.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under Zoom, click On.

ShowUse keyboard shortcuts to move within an Office application

  1. Open any Office application.
  2. Do any of the following:
To make the following item active Press
Menu bar CONTROL + F2
Toolbar OPTION + F10

ShowTurn on other universal access features of Mac OS X

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. Do any of the following:
To Do this
Change the screen to black on white or white on black, or to make other contrast adjustments On the Seeing tab, under Display, click the options that you want.
Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs On the Hearing tab, select the Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs check box.
Turn on sticky keys to help you press multiple keys and display pressed keys on the screen On the Keyboard tab, next to Sticky Keys, click On.
Turn on slow keys to adjust the amount of time between when you press a key and when it is activated On the Keyboard tab, next to Slow Keys, click On.
Change how fast a key repeats when you press it On the Keyboard tab, click Set Key Repeat, and then select the key repeat rate that you want.
Turn on mouse keys to control the pointer by using the numeric keypad On the Mouse tab, next to Mouse Keys, click On.
Make the pointer larger for increased visibility On the Mouse tab, next to Cursor Size, move the slider to the right to increase pointer size.
Change how fast the pointer moves across the screen and how fast scroll wheels function On the Mouse tab, next to Maximum Speed, move ths slider to the right to increase pointer speed.

See also

Create or delete a keyboard shortcut

PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

Outlook

Microsoft Office applications use the universal access features of Mac OS X. Universal access features make it easier to zoom in on your screen, use keyboard shortcuts to move around your screen, and hear menu commands or text in your documents.

 Note   To learn about Macintosh services and products for people with disabilities, visit the Apple Accessibility Web page at http://www.apple.com/accessibility. To learn about accessibility features of Office for Mac products, visit the Section 508 VPATs for Microsoft products Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/products/section508.aspx.

Do any of the following:

ShowTurn on Full Keyboard Access

When Full Keyboard access is turned on, you can press TAB to move the keyboard focus between all controls in windows and dialog boxes.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under Hardware, click Keyboard  Keyboard Preferences button.
  3. On the Keyboard Shortcuts tab, under Full Keyboard Access, click All controls.

ShowTurn on VoiceOver

Hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen. VoiceOver does not work with the contents of the main document window or the ribbon. For example, VoiceOver does not read your text in a document.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under VoiceOver, click On.

ShowListen to any selected text

You can listen to any selected text, such as the title of a document. In contrast, to hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen, use Voice Over.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Speech  Speech Preferences button.
  3. On the Text to Speech tab, select the Speak selected text when the key is pressed check box.
  4. Click Set Key, and then press the key combination that you want to use to hear text read aloud, and click OK.
  5. In any Office application, select some text, and then press the keyboard shortcut to hear the text read aloud.

ShowTurn on Zoom

Zoom in on the screen image to make it appear larger.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under Zoom, click On.

ShowUse keyboard shortcuts to move within an Office application

  1. Open any Office application.
  2. Do any of the following:
To make the following item active Press
Menu bar CONTROL + F2

ShowTurn on other universal access features of Mac OS X

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. Do any of the following:
To Do this
Change the screen to black on white or white on black, or to make other contrast adjustments On the Seeing tab, under Display, click the options that you want.
Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs On the Hearing tab, select the Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs check box.
Turn on sticky keys to help you press multiple keys and display pressed keys on the screen On the Keyboard tab, next to Sticky Keys, click On.
Turn on slow keys to adjust the amount of time between when you press a key and when it is activated On the Keyboard tab, next to Slow Keys, click On.
Change how fast a key repeats when you press it On the Keyboard tab, click Set Key Repeat, and then select the key repeat rate that you want.
Turn on mouse keys to control the pointer by using the numeric keypad On the Mouse tab, next to Mouse Keys, click On.
Make the pointer larger for increased visibility On the Mouse tab, next to Cursor Size, move the slider to the right to increase pointer size.
Change how fast the pointer moves across the screen and how fast scroll wheels function On the Mouse tab, next to Maximum Speed, move ths slider to the right to increase pointer speed.

See also

Outlook keyboard shortcuts

Lync

Microsoft Office applications use the universal access features of Mac OS X. Universal access features make it easier to zoom in on your screen, use keyboard shortcuts to move around your screen, and hear menu commands or text in your documents.

 Note   To learn about Macintosh services and products for people with disabilities, visit the Apple Accessibility Web page at http://www.apple.com/accessibility. To learn about accessibility features of Office for Mac products, visit the Section 508 VPATs for Microsoft products Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/products/section508.aspx.

Do any of the following:

ShowTurn on Full Keyboard Access

When Full Keyboard access is turned on, you can press TAB to move the keyboard focus between all controls in windows and dialog boxes.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under Hardware, click Keyboard  Keyboard Preferences button.
  3. On the Keyboard Shortcuts tab, under Full Keyboard Access, click All controls.

ShowTurn on VoiceOver

Hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen. VoiceOver does not work with the contents of the main document window or the ribbon. For example, VoiceOver does not read your text in a document.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under VoiceOver, click On.

ShowListen to any selected text

You can listen to any selected text, such as the title of a document. In contrast, to hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen, use Voice Over.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Speech  Speech Preferences button.
  3. On the Text to Speech tab, select the Speak selected text when the key is pressed check box.
  4. Click Set Key, and then press the key combination that you want to use to hear text read aloud, and click OK.
  5. In any Office application, select some text, and then press the keyboard shortcut to hear the text read aloud.

ShowTurn on Zoom

Zoom in on the screen image to make it appear larger.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under Zoom, click On.

ShowUse keyboard shortcuts to move within an Office application

  1. Open any Office application.
  2. Do any of the following:
To make the following item active Press
Menu bar CONTROL + F2

ShowTurn on other universal access features of Mac OS X

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. Do any of the following:
To Do this
Change the screen to black on white or white on black, or to make other contrast adjustments On the Seeing tab, under Display, click the options that you want.
Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs On the Hearing tab, select the Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs check box.
Turn on sticky keys to help you press multiple keys and display pressed keys on the screen On the Keyboard tab, next to Sticky Keys, click On.
Turn on slow keys to adjust the amount of time between when you press a key and when it is activated On the Keyboard tab, next to Slow Keys, click On.
Change how fast a key repeats when you press it On the Keyboard tab, click Set Key Repeat, and then select the key repeat rate that you want.
Turn on mouse keys to control the pointer by using the numeric keypad On the Mouse tab, next to Mouse Keys, click On.
Make the pointer larger for increased visibility On the Mouse tab, next to Cursor Size, move the slider to the right to increase pointer size.
Change how fast the pointer moves across the screen and how fast scroll wheels function On the Mouse tab, next to Maximum Speed, move ths slider to the right to increase pointer speed.

See also

Keyboard shortcuts for Lync

Communicator

Microsoft Office applications use the universal access features of Mac OS X. Universal access features make it easier to zoom in on your screen, use keyboard shortcuts to move around your screen, and hear menu commands or text in your documents.

 Note   To learn about Macintosh services and products for people with disabilities, visit the Apple Accessibility Web page at http://www.apple.com/accessibility. To learn about accessibility features of Office for Mac products, visit the Section 508 VPATs for Microsoft products Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/products/section508.aspx.

Do any of the following:

ShowTurn on Full Keyboard Access

When Full Keyboard access is turned on, you can press TAB to move the keyboard focus between all controls in windows and dialog boxes.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under Hardware, click Keyboard  Keyboard Preferences button.
  3. On the Keyboard Shortcuts tab, under Full Keyboard Access, click All controls.

ShowTurn on VoiceOver

Hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen. VoiceOver does not work with the contents of the main document window or the ribbon. For example, VoiceOver does not read your text in a document.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under VoiceOver, click On.

ShowListen to any selected text

You can listen to any selected text, such as the title of a document. In contrast, to hear most menu commands, options in dialog boxes, and other elements on your computer screen, use Voice Over.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Speech  Speech Preferences button.
  3. On the Text to Speech tab, select the Speak selected text when the key is pressed check box.
  4. Click Set Key, and then press the key combination that you want to use to hear text read aloud, and click OK.
  5. In any Office application, select some text, and then press the keyboard shortcut to hear the text read aloud.

ShowTurn on Zoom

Zoom in on the screen image to make it appear larger.

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. On the Seeing tab, under Zoom, click On.

ShowUse keyboard shortcuts to move within an Office application

  1. Open any Office application.
  2. Do any of the following:
To make the following item active Press
Menu bar CONTROL + F2

ShowTurn on other universal access features of Mac OS X

  1. On the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. Under System, click Universal Access Universal Access button.
  3. Do any of the following:
To Do this
Change the screen to black on white or white on black, or to make other contrast adjustments On the Seeing tab, under Display, click the options that you want.
Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs On the Hearing tab, select the Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs check box.
Turn on sticky keys to help you press multiple keys and display pressed keys on the screen On the Keyboard tab, next to Sticky Keys, click On.
Turn on slow keys to adjust the amount of time between when you press a key and when it is activated On the Keyboard tab, next to Slow Keys, click On.
Change how fast a key repeats when you press it On the Keyboard tab, click Set Key Repeat, and then select the key repeat rate that you want.
Turn on mouse keys to control the pointer by using the numeric keypad On the Mouse tab, next to Mouse Keys, click On.
Make the pointer larger for increased visibility On the Mouse tab, next to Cursor Size, move the slider to the right to increase pointer size.
Change how fast the pointer moves across the screen and how fast scroll wheels function On the Mouse tab, next to Maximum Speed, move ths slider to the right to increase pointer speed.

See also

Keyboard shortcuts for emoticons

 
 
Applies to:
Office 365 Enterprise, Office 365 Enterprise admin, Office 365 Midsize Business, Office 365 Midsize Business admin, Office 365 operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise, Office 365 operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise admin, Office 365 operated by 21Vianet - Midsize Business, Office 365 operated by 21Vianet - Midsize Business admin, Office 365 operated by 21Vianet - Small Business, Office 365 operated by 21Vianet - Small Business admin, Office 365 Small Business, Office 365 Small Business admin, Communicator for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011, Lync for Mac 2011, Outlook for Mac 2011, PowerPoint for Mac 2011, Word for Mac 2011