Re: A new member with some questions


You meant shift + tab. ctrl + tab goes between workbooks if you have
more than one open,, right?

On 5/29/18, Quentin Christensen <> wrote:
When you say you "tap" on one, do you mean with your finger, on a
touchscreen? If so, try double-tapping. If you tap once, NVDA will
announce the item, but you have to double tap to activate it. Similar to
the way the screen reader works on Android or iOS.

Oh yes, I meant to mention earlier, as Gene said, use TAB to move through
the ribbon. You can also use CONTROL+TAB to jump between sections of the

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 11:11 AM, Matthew Elliff <> wrote:

Thanks for the info guys. What I mean is, say I have a bunch of Excel
documents up. When I tap to one, NVDA it will tell me I’m in the next
document, but on the screen, it only shows the one I was last in. It’s
following me in each Excel document.

On May 29, 2018, at 7:08 PM, Gene <> wrote:

Once you move to a ribbon, you tab through the ribbon. You never use up
and down arrow keys.

----- Original Message -----
*From:* Matthew Elliff <>
*Sent:* Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:34 PM
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] A new member with some questions

Hi, I have office 2013. When I hit alt are to go to that part of the
ribbon, I only have two options. I don’t see anything about track
Is there some other way of navigating these ribbons besides the up and
arrow keys? I’ve never been very good with them. With left and right, I
just go back to the other tabs in the ribbon. Do you have any idea about
the other questions that I posed? Thanks for your help.

On May 28, 2018, at 9:39 PM, Quentin Christensen <>

Hi Matthew,

Excel has a track changes feature which essentially works the same as the
same feature in Word. That is, once Track changes is turned on, any
changes you make (deleting or adding text etc) is highlighted so your
colleagues can see what has changed.

Where it is depends on the version of Excel you are using. If you are
using the latest Office 365, the feature has been depreciated in favour
Co-authoring. If you are using an earlier version of Excel, the feature
was in the "Review" ribbon (press alt+r to get to that ribbon)

I must admit, I haven't used co-authoring, so can't comment too much on
that, you can find some information from Microsoft here: https://answers.

You can still use Track Changes if you like, but you'll need to add it
back to the ribbon. See:
removed-from-review-tab/7da17fa0-ff14-45ab-bfa4-cf880ce9230b for details
on how to do that.

Kind regards


On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 7:05 AM, Matthew Elliff <>

Hi. Ive been using NVDA for several years. I have some questions about
using NVDA with Excell for my work. I need to somehow highlight a cell
so that it will show my sighted coworkers that a change has been made.
Is this done in the ribbon somewhere, or is their a key combination to
do this faster? Also, how can I have NVDA tell me what changes have
occured for formatting, colors ect? Also, how can I have focus from
NVDA follow what's on the screen? I haven't needed to know this
information until now. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available:
Twitter: @NVAccess

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available:
Twitter: @NVAccess

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