The screen reader tool does not read the text of objects that you created in a PowerPoint slide in a logical order

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SYMPTOMS

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 order.

CAUSE

This behavior may occur if the objects are not placed in Z-order.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this behavior, put the objects in Z-order. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then click Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 or Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003.
  2. Open the slide that contains the objects.
  3. Right-click the first object to be read on the slide, point to Order, and then click Bring to Front.
  4. Right-click the second object to be read on the slide, point to Order, and then click Bring to Front.
  5. Repeat step 4 for the other objects on the slide in the order that you want the objects to be read.
Note Make sure that you click the border of the object, not a part of the object.

MORE INFORMATION

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:
http://www.microsoft.com/enable

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Article ID: 838686 - Last Review: June 6, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
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