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Word Tools We Use to Reduce the Work on Document Cleanup

| Proposal No: 877

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  • Robert Beach, Assistive Technology Specialist, Kansas City KS Comm. Col.

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Length of Session (in hours): 2-hrFormat: Lab Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: General Conference

Summary of Session

This session will show how the alt text staff at KCKCC use tools in Word to reduce the work of cleaning up documents exported from OCR packages. Tools include advanced find and replace, quick parts, and keyboard commands.


Documents exported from OCR packages are generally not end-user ready. They require some degree of cleanup and reformatting. This session will explore some of the techniques used to take some of the work and time out of this process. Tools demonstrated will include advanced find-and-replace features, quick parts, key commands, and more.


  1. How to use advanced features of find and replace.
  2. How to use the Quick Parts tool in alt text production.
  3. Various key commands to simply work.s

Speaker Bio(s)

Robert Beach

Robert has been the Assistive Technology Specialist at Kansas City Kansas Community College since January of 1994. He is a member of AHEAD and ATHEN. He currently serves on the ATHEN Executive Board as a Member at Large Representative, is the current president of KAN-AHEAD and is on the Advisory Council for the Assistive Technology for Kansans Project. He has presented several sessions at previous Accessing Higher Ground conferences as well as other regional and national conferences.