GWKB2050 : Panes Silent in PowerPoint 2013

Product: Window-Eyes
Author: Jeremy Curry
Date Added: 01/10/2014
Last Modified: 01/10/2014

Symptom: When navigating panes in PowerPoint 2013, Window-Eyes is silent when navigating to the Thumbnails or Slide pane.

Solution:  It is possible to navigate among the various panes in PowerPoint 2013 by pressing F6.  GW Micro has identified a bug in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 that causes some of the panes to be silent upon arriving at the slide.  Until Microsoft addresses this issue, you might need to use a workaround to gain access to the contents of these areas in PowerPoint.  If a pane is silent while navigating among the panes using F6 in PowerPoint 2013, you should press Alt-Tab twice.  This will move activation out of PowerPoint and then back to PowerPoint.  When activation is back in PowerPoint 2013, you will hear the name of the pane that you are currently in and be able to access the contents of the pane.