Re: NVDA and Protected View "Enable Editing" Button

Sam Bushman

If you launch word, press alt-f and t
Then the end key you will land on the options, trust center tab.
Tab in to this dialog and choose trust center settings. In that menu is a way to disable all protected options.
Hope this helps.

Sam Bushman

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From: [] On Behalf Of Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2016 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Protected View "Enable Editing" Button

Is there no way to make the edit the default mode then?
Another reason for not getting later version of Word by the looks of it...

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@...>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2016 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Protected View "Enable Editing" Button


Replied on the Win10 list, but for future reference: press F6 when you
encounter a protected document in Word, and one of the controls will be a
button that’ll let you enable editing.



From: [] On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2016 7:27 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and Protected View "Enable Editing" Button

Hello All,

If you haven't turned off Protected View in a given MS-Office
program when you download a file opened by any program in the suite it opens
in Protected View.

On the Windows 10 group someone asked about how to get to the
Enable Editing button using JAWS, and I couldn't (using JAWS 18). I thought
it must be a JAWS bug so I fired up NVDA, but get the same behavior.

My first thought on getting to that button was, "Use the screen
reader search for 'Enable Editing'," but when you try to invoke the screen
reader search in either JAWS 18 or NVDA on a document in Protected View it
consistently invokes the navigation pane which is, in Word, the program's
search function. You cannot get yourself to a control like the "Enable
Editing" button from there and I have no idea of what the correct and/or
convenient way is to route oneself directly to that button to enable editing
if one wishes to do so.

One of my step-by-step instruction sets, Adjusting Protected
View Settings in MS-Office Programs
, focuses on turning off Protected View because it can be such a PITA for
screen reader users.

What am I doing wrong here? There has to be a way to get to
that control.

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient

~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902

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