NVDA does not seem to recognize the new commenting feature in Excel


Rick
 

Recently, Microsoft has changed the commenting feature in Excel. The old commenting feature is now called notes and the new feature is called comments. The new comments feature allows for threaded comments. It does not appear that NVDA recognizes these new comments. If there is a cell with a note, NVDA announces that a comment is present. If there is a cell with a new type of comment, NVDA does not identify that a comment is present. When viewing the elements dialog, NVDA only reports notes and not the new comments.

 

The following link describes this new feature compared to the old way of commenting.

 

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/the-difference-between-threaded-comments-and-notes-75a51eec-4092-42ab-abf8-7669077b7be3

 

I understand that NVDA will need to catch up to this new feature. Is there a timeline?

 

Thanks, rick

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