NVDA: PROBLEM SELECTING IN MS WORD 2016RE: [nvda] reading status bar

Christo Vorster

Hi Group

We are experiencing a problem selecting text in MS Word 2016.

I'm not quite sure when the problem started, but the situation is the following.

When selecting several paragraphs it sometimes happen that NVDA simply says "530 characters selected", or whatever the number might be. We have found that anything below 500 characters is no problem, but 500 and more is a problem.

I tested it and copied the log report. I'll copy the log into this mail.

We would appreciate it if the developers could look into the matter as the students we work with are not always as skilled as many of the rest of us. It become somewhat confusing to them


Christo Vorster (South Africa)

INFO - __main__ (07:08:43):
Starting NVDA
INFO - core.main (07:08:43):
Config dir: C:\Users\DELL\AppData\Roaming\nvda
INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (07:08:43):
Loading config: C:\Users\DELL\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
INFO - core.main (07:08:43):
NVDA version 2017.1
INFO - core.main (07:08:43):
Using Windows version 10.0.14393 workstation
INFO - core.main (07:08:43):
Using Python version 2.7.13 (v2.7.13:a06454b1afa1, Dec 17 2016, 20:42:59) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
INFO - core.main (07:08:43):
Using comtypes version 0.6.2
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (07:08:45):
Loaded synthDriver eloquence
INFO - core.main (07:08:45):
Using wx version msw (classic)
INFO - braille.initialize (07:08:45):
Using liblouis version 3.0.0
INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (07:08:46):
Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
INFO - brailleInput.initialize (07:08:46):
Braille input initialized
WARNING - core.main (07:08:46):
Java Access Bridge not available
INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (07:08:46):
UIAutomation: IUIAutomation3
INFO - external:globalPlugins.NVDAExtensionGlobalPlugin.GlobalPlugin.__init__ (07:08:52):
Loaded NVDAExtensionGlobalPlugin version 5.0.1
INFO - core.main (07:08:53):
NVDA initialized
INFO - updateCheck.AutoUpdateChecker._started (07:08:54):
Performing automatic update check
ERROR - RPC process 6868 (nvda_slave.exe) (07:10:39):
slave error
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "nvda_slave.pyw", line 90, in main
File "comHelper.pyo", line 22, in _lresultFromGetActiveObject
File "comtypes\client\__init__.pyo", line 180, in GetActiveObject
File "comtypes\__init__.pyo", line 1165, in GetActiveObject
File "_ctypes/callproc.c", line 950, in GetResult
WindowsError: [Error -2147221021] Operation unavailable

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christo Vorster
Sent: Thursday, 22 June 2017 12:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] reading status bar

Hello Christo

Although I am not a member of the braille committee, here is my cent's worth on the matter of diacritics.

Initially I thought that we, as Afrikaans readers, were lucky to have continued with the old diacritic symbols. I still don't mind using them, but I echo your sentiments, let's keep it simple, or rather universal. Use the diacritic symbols as designed by the UEBC committee.


Your Namesake

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christo de Klerk
Sent: Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] reading status bar

Hello all

I can confirm that I, too, can no longer get NVDA to read the status line in both MS Word 2013 and the latest updated versions of Thunderbird. I am using the following version of NVDA:

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)
Version: next-14124,08a2b888

But the inability to read these status lines started some snapshots back already, can't remember exactly when.

In Thunderbird when I give the command to read the status line, NVDA just says: "blank". In MS Word it says: "Navigation". I have tried this in both Object Review mode and Screen Review mode with exactly the same results. In both cases the screen is maximised.

Kind regards


On 2017/06/22 12:33 AM, Rui Fontes wrote:

Let's clarify!

1 - The command to read the status bar is:
Desktop layout - NVDA+End
Laptop layout - NVDA+Shift+End

2 - The End key is the one found on the six-pad between the letters
and numeric keyboard, normally above the arrow keys.


-----Mensagem Original----- De: Don H
Data: 21 de junho de 2017 22:26
Para: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Assunto: Re: [nvda] reading status bar

When I use nvda key shift end NVDA says no previous review mode.

On 6/21/2017 4:24 PM, George McCoy wrote:
NVDA shift end is what you want.


-----Original Message----- From: Don H
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 4:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] reading status bar

Running latest NVDA and Win 10. In the NVDA documentation it says
that NVDA key and the end key reads the status bar. Does not do it for me.
What am I doing wrong?

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