Use a screen reader to manage your assignments in Project

Use a screen reader to manage your assignments in Project

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Use Project Online with your keyboard and Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to read through your assignments and update them if necessary.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • For keyboard shortcuts, go to Keyboard shortcuts in Project Online.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Windows screen reader, Narrator. To learn more about using Narrator, go to Complete guide to Narrator.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with a PC. Some navigation and gestures might be different for a Windows phone or tablet.

  • When you use Project Online, we recommend that you use Edge as your web browser. Because Project Online runs in your web browser, the keyboard shortcuts are different from those in the desktop program. For example, you’ll use Ctrl+F6 instead of F6 for jumping in and out of the commands. Also, common shortcuts like F1 (Help) and Ctrl+O (Open) apply to the web browser – not Project Online.

In this topic

Read through the list of assignments

  1. In the Project view, press the Tab key until you hear “Tasks,” and then press Enter. The Tasks view opens, containing the list of tasks assigned to you.

  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys to navigate the rows and columns of the tasks table.

Update and save your assignments

  1. In the Tasks view, navigate to the row containing the task you wish to update using Ctrl+Alt+Up or Down arrow key.

  2. To move between the table columns, press Ctrl+Alt+Left or Right arrow key.

  3. Update the value of the cell you want by using the keyboard.

  4. To leave the tasks table, press Ctrl+F6.

  5. Press the Tab key until you hear “Tasks tab,” and press Enter.

  6. Press the Tab key until you hear “Save,” and press Enter.

Send your assignments for approval

  1. In the Tasks view, press the Tab key until you hear “Tasks tab,” and press Enter.

  2. Press the Tab key until you hear “Send task status button,” and press Spacebar.

  3. To select between submitting all tasks or submitting only the selected tasks, press the Tab key until you hear the option you want, and then press Enter.

See also

Use a screen reader to create a new project in Project

Use a screen reader to review or edit an existing project in Project

Keyboard shortcuts in Project Online

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Project

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Project

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