I would always
keep your basic documents in Excel. When you are required to read them,
you first select the rows and columns you want to read, open a separate word
file, and in the word file, hit alt+control+ v, and arrow down until you see
paste as unformatted text.
Another way is
to simply copy the rows and columns into a text file.
You can rapidly
traverse the text representation in these files.
that it is especially helpful to have a Braille printer, and just read the
braille produced from these text formatted files.
your original files in Excel.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Christopher-Mark
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:18 PM
Subject: [nvda] Incredibly basic Excel
functionality, and a few extremely elementary questions
I just have taken on a new position at my church. One of
the things which will be required of me on a very regular basis is to read
spreadsheet documents which will be created in Excel.
I should make it very clear that these files will not have
anything in them of numerical value, nor have any formulas. The only reason
they are using Excel is to keep things neetly organized in both rows and
columns, and to make sure that things accessibly line up
So, being that we are not using Excel for the mathematical
side of it, but more just for very basic organization, I’m curious how well
NVDA will work with Excel, seeing that I honestly haven’t really used it
heavily up until now. It seems to work very very well with JAWS, but I’ve not
had the chance to try it with NVDA. If this doesn’t work, which I’m sure it
probably will, then I’m going to have to work with them on another sollution,
which isn’t a problem, I just need to know either way.
As for my few questions, provided that the lady who does
the documents makes the first row of columns specifically be headers, like,
name, location assighment, etc, then is there a way, say, I then went to the
next row down and saw Chris Gilland, could I somehow query the header of that
column and see that I’m in the, “Name” column?
Secondly, is there a way to have excel report the current
cell coordinants without the need for me to focus on another cell, then move
back to the one I initially was in thereby forcing NVDA to speak them? And
finally, can I have NVDA read not just one cell at a time, but instead read me
the entire row?