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    keyboard shortcut to select an image (97/2000)

    Hi,

    I have a partially sighted student who is having difficulty using images in word.

    What I am trying to find is a keyboard shortcut that selects images or objects in a word document, as the student cant see the mouse pointer or the image on the screen.

    Once an image is selected he is able to tab to the next image on the screen, but at the moment someone needs to click on and off the image for him.

    I would be grateful for any suggestions.

    Cheers

    stephen

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    Re: keyboard shortcut to select an image (97/2000)

    This may not be the best answer, but I did copy this from the help files in Word.

    Unfortunately this is only applicable the drawing objects, not inserted images!

    If the insertion point is within text in your document, do the following:
    Press F10 to make the menu bar active.
    Press CTRL+TAB until the Drawing toolbar is active.
    Press the RIGHT ARROW key to choose Select Objects .
    Press CTRL+ENTER to select the first drawing object.
    Press the TAB key to cycle forward (or SHIFT+TAB to cycle backward) through the objects until sizing handles appear on the object you want to select.

    If the insertion point is within text in a drawing object, do the following:
    Press SHIFT+F10, and then use the keyboard to choose Exit Edit Text on the shortcut menu.
    Press the TAB key to cycle forward (or SHIFT+TAB to cycle backward) through the objects until sizing handles appear on the object you want to select.
    Note To switch from selecting objects back to editing text in your document, press ESC.

    Something else that you could consider is using the Magnifier from the Windows start menu. Choose START | PROGRAMS | ACCESORIES | ACCESSABILITY | MAGNIFIER. This may help that person be able to select the images with the mouse too!
    Regards,
    Rudi

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    Re: keyboard shortcut to select an image (97/2000)

    I assume that you mean floating images, for you can't use Tab to move from one inline image to the next. As far as I know, there is no built-in keyboard shortcut, but you might create the following macro in his Normal.dot and assign it to a convenient keyboard shortcut, for example Ctrl+Alt+G:

    Sub SelectFirstObject()
    On Error GoTo ErrHandler
    ActiveDocument.Shapes(1).Select
    Exit Sub
    ErrHandler:
    Beep
    End Sub

    This macro will select the first floating object in the document, or emit a beep if there are no floating objects.

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    Re: keyboard shortcut to select an image (97/2000)

    thanks you for your help, i will give these a go <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>

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