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I'm transitioning from Word 2000 to 2007 and would like to know if there's a
way for a blind user like me using the screen-reading program called JAWS 10
)from Freedom Scientific) to learn Word 2007 quickly and thoroughly. Thank
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I don't mean to be dismissive, but sighted people have a lot of trouble
making the transition from the older Word interface to that of 2007. I don't
know anything about the screen reading program, but frankly I don't see it
helping you learn 2007 *quickly*. It took me over a year to become
comfortable with 2007 and I still refer back to Word 2003 to perform some
more complex tasks.

Furthermore Word 2007 has some miserable failings - particularly with its
intuitiveness and (especially compared with Word 2000) its ability to
perform mail merge. Autotext - which might be of real use to someone with
your disability - has been expanded, but ruined through its lack of
autocomplete. It's new interface is more about presentation than content
(bull**** baffles brains as they say in the military) and I fear that would
be lost to you.

One major consolation is that if you are familiar with Word keyboard
shortcuts, most of them will still work as before as shouold most of your
macros. Good luck, but unless you really need to change, I would be tempted
not to.

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