JAWS Topic: Navigating and Combining Documents in Word

Navigation

Below you’ll find some helpful keystrokes for navigating a large Microsoft Word document.
Move to the top of document Ctrl + Home
Move to the bottom of document Ctrl + End
Go to a specific page of the document F5
Expand/ Collapse Ribbon Ctrl + F1

Combining Documents

There are two methods for combining documents in Microsoft Word. You can simply use the cut, copy, and paste commands to paste text from one document into another.You can also use insert text from one document to another using the Text from File function on the Insert tab.

Cutting and Pasting Between Two Documents

Step 3 – Use the Copy or Cut commands to add your text selection to the clipboardStep 4 – Switch to document A and move the text cursor (insertion point) to where you’d like the text selection from document B to be addedStep 5 – Paste text from clipboard

Lets say we have two documents: document A and document B. We’d like to copy the text out of B and paste it into A.
Step 1 – Open both documents
Step 2 – Select the text from document B that you’d like to add to document A
Select by character Shift + Left or Right Arrow
Select by word Shift + Insert + Left or Right Arrow (using JAWS or MAGic)
Select by line Shift + Up or Down Arrow
Select all Ctrl + A
Copy – adds the selected text to clipboard Ctrl + C
Cut – adds the selected text to clipboard and deletes selection Ctrl + X
Switch between open applications Alt + Tab
Paste Ctrl + V
Undo Ctrl + Z

Using the Insert Tab

Lets again say we have two documents: document A and document B. We’d like to insert document B at the end of document A.

Step 1 – Open document A
Step 2 – Move the text cursor (insertion point) to where you’d like the text selection from document B to be added
Step 3 – Switch to the Insert tab
Move focus to the Insert Tab Alt, then N
Step 4 – Open the Objects dropdown menu and select Text from file…
Open Text from file Alt, then N, then J, then F
Step 5 – Using the Windows File Explorer Dialog, select document B
Note that you can choose to add multiple documents at once using this method. Simple use shift to select multiple documents in the Windows File Explorer Dialog.

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