Re: Google docs and NVDA and Chrome

David Moore

Hi Gene!

If you change the setting on the Google Docs

Web site to always upload as a Google Doc, images are always scanned by Google, and even an image PDF is uploaded as a Google Doc.

You can just press enter on the file, and open it up in the Google Docs window.

I do that all the time, and it is so very powerful!

David Moore

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From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome


The first question, at least for me, who knows very little about Google Docs, (spelling) is whether images can be sent using it.  If this is an image, some way of recognizing the text must be found.



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Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:25 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome


Hello Dan,
Have you tried refreshing the page with f5?
When I can't read anything, I go the adress bar and then I return to the document.
Have you also tried turning browse mode on and off with nvda+space bar?
I have no other ideas for the moment.
Le 18/04/2018 à 18:47, Dan Beaver a écrit :

Thank you for the info.


I tried using the ctrl+alt+z stroke and it said screen reader support enabled.  However, it still just says "about:".  My wife looked at the screen and it has other info on it but NVDA can't read it.


Any other ideas?  Does the doc have to be formatted in a certain way to make it accessible?


Dan Beaver


On 4/18/2018 12:01 PM, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:

Hello Dan,

Google docs works fine with Chrome and NVDA.

You have to enable screen reader support in pressing ctrl+alt+Z.


Le 18/04/2018 à 17:35, Dan Beaver a écrit :



I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it.  I can only hear the first line which says "About:".


Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?




Dan Beaver





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