When you use the screen reader tool to read the text of
objects that you created in a Microsoft PowerPoint slide, the screen reader tool does not read the objects in a logical
This behavior may occur if the objects are not placed in
To resolve this behavior, put the objects in Z-order. To do
this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, point to
Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then
click Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 or Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003.
- Open the slide that contains the objects.
- Right-click the first object to be read on the slide, point
to Order, and then click Bring to Front.
- Right-click the second object to be read on the slide,
point to Order, and then click Bring to
- Repeat step 4 for the other objects on the slide in the
order that you want the objects to be read.
Make sure that you click the border of the object, not a part of
Assistive technology products are used by some people with
disabilities. They include the following types of programs:
- Screen readers for people who are severely visually
impaired or blind
- Screen magnifiers for people with low vision
- On-screen keyboards and speech-recognition (dictation)
software for people with limited dexterity
- Keyboard enhancement utilities for people who have
difficulty with standard keyboard behavior
For more information about assistive technology products
that are designed for use with Microsoft products, visit the following
Microsoft Accessibility and Disabilities Web page:
Article ID: 838686 - Last Review: June 6, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003