Re: determining the color of a text in Excel with NVDA



This is the reason why I brought up object model for those willing to work on this fix, because it is sometimes helpful to go beyond just simple MSAA and UIA queries. Part of what powers NVDA’s support for Microsoft Office is use of object model (Outlook, for instance); in some cases, UIA works, but for cases where colors and other visual information is needed, NVDA asks the object model for slightly more accurate information.

I do agree that NVDA should be able to detect and announce negative numbers (we had a situation for currencies back in 2012, so this experience is not quite new). What I said in the original post was provide an overview for anyone willing to resolve this situation.

For others: no, I’m not questioning Brian’s assertions.




From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] determining the color of a text in Excel with NVDA


On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 06:53 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Fixing this will require

. . . making any negative number be announced as negative, regardless of what anything else says.

Math is math, and positive is positive and negative is negative and ne'er the twain shall be the same.  It is essential that anyone working with numeric values knows the actual value of said numbers.

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

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