Nvda 2019.1.1 has just been released to fix this issue with excel 2007
Try updating nvda chances that this new release will fix this issue
Using Windows 10 pro 64, NVDA 19.1, MS Office 2003/Excel.
I'm having trouble running Excel with NVDA. With NVDA running, Excel
will only flash and stop; reverting to the previous screen. If Excel is
already running, NVDA will not start. Excel runs properly with JAWS
demo; runs, but not usably with Narrator.
I have used this combination (NVDA and Excel) successfully for many
months. Perhaps I should go back to an earlier version of NVDA. See my
note (below) posted on another list.
Anybody, thanks for ideas.
Trying different screen readers:
1. With NVDA, I get the results I described in my message above.
2. With Narrator, Pressing enter on the desktop shortcut, I get two or
three clicks and revert to the previously running application. Pressing
the spacebar will start Excel, but no useful information is read.
3. With JAWS (40 minute demo), Excel comes up and allows normal
functioning: data entry, reading cells, opening and saving file.
It appears to me that this is caused by an interaction with the screen
I probably could get done what I need to in less than forty minutes but
it sure is inconvenient. Maybe something to ask the NVAccess folks.