JAWS Topic: File Explorer Questions

Saving PDF Documents

Open the PDF document in Adobe Reader
Save the PDF onto your computer by using the Save As command (Ctrl + Shift + S)
Navigate the Windows File Explorer dialog using tab and the arrow keys. Change the section of your Computer’s memory by navigating to Tree View. Access files and folders in the Shell Folder View section.
Confirm your location and file name by navigating to the Save button and hitting enter. Pressing enter in the File name field will also save the document.

Create a New Folder in Windows File Explorer

Open Windows File Explorer
In the Shell Folder view section of the file explorer dialog, use the create new folder command (Ctrl + Shift + N).
A new folder will be created and computer focus will be in the text field for naming the folder.

Retrieve a File from Windows File Explorer

Navigate the Windows File Explorer dialog using tab and the arrow keys. Change the section of your Computer’s memory by navigating to Tree View. Access files and folders in the Shell Folder View section.
Confirm your location and file name by navigating to the Save button and hitting enter. Pressing enter in the File name field will also save the document.

Send Text from Openbook via Outlook

Open the file you would like to share in OpenBook.
Use the select all command (Ctrl + A) to select all the text on the current page of the document. Use the copy command (Ctrl + C) to copy the selected text to the clipboard.
Use the task switcher command (Alt + Tab) to switch from OpenBook to your Outlook email.
Use the paste command (Ctrl + V) to paste the copied text from OpenBook into the Outlook email.

Send a file from Openbook via Outlook

In an Outlook email, press Alt to move into the ribbon, and then press N to open the Insert tab. Move to Attach file by pressing tab and then press enter.
Navigate the Windows File Explorer dialog using tab and the arrow keys. Change the section of your Computer’s memory by navigating to Tree View. Access files and folders in the Shell Folder View section.

Find a Removable Drive

Open a new Windows File Explorer window with the keyboard command Windows Key + E.
The File Explorer dialog will open in the Computer section. Use the up and down arrow keys to see the storage devices attached to your computer.

Move files to a Removable Drive

In file explorer, navigate to the folder or file you’d like to move to your removable disk.
On th folder or file, use the Context key to open up the context menu.
Use the up and down arrow keys to navigate the context menu until you find Send to. Press enter to open the send to options.
Use the up and down arrow keys to navigate the send to options. Find removable disk.

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