Re: Libreoffice and text highlighting

Mr. Wong Chi Wai, William <>

Hi, Stuart

Thanks again.

I have pressed enter on the highlight drop down menu,do you know is there any NVDA function that can check whether the hightlight has been applied or not?

I tried pressing the drop down menu by moving mouse curser, and it seemed that I can only find the Gold color.


V Stuart Foote 於 24/10/2019 22:40 寫道:


After F10 and F6  movement to the "formatting toolbar", and  then Tab advancing onto the Highlight Color control

an enter will make the highlight to to selected text, using the current color (default color is yellow)

a cursor down will open the palette dialog, it will be titled Highlight Color, it is a multi element control Tab advances banetween the controls

it has a combobox list for changing the color palette in use

the default 'standard' color palette is the most useful in general  with  grays on the top row and the columns sequenced Yellows - Reds - Blues in tints and shades 

the picker is a 12 column multi-row palette of color swatches, with mouse over movements each color will sound its labeled name

a mouse click over a color will assign that color pick to highlighting 

if you had a text selection before clicking or opening the picker it will highlight that selection,  if not the cursor will become a  paint bucket and "pour" the highlight on any selection to be made.

Use an escape key to get out of the paint bucket mode and return.   If you cycle F10 to the menu, and a control plus F6 your focus and edit cursor will be back in the document.

San Antonio, Texas

From: <> on behalf of Mr. Wong Chi Wai, William via Groups.Io <>
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:37 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Libreoffice and text highlighting
Sorry, Stuart,
For got the most important thing. Many thanks for your help.

I finally figure out that, If I maximize the window, tab will bring me to the item.

But If I press down arrow, it seemed that nothing happened.

V Stuart Foote 於 24/10/2019 0:16 寫道:
Hi William,

In the document canvas select the text you would like to highlight.

Use F6 key to cycle to the Formatting Toolbar

Use Tab key to move to the Highlight Color dropdown button

Use Enter key to highlight the selected text with the color set for highlight

but if you need to check color, or pick a different color the, use the down cursor to open the color picker

at that point selection is NVDA screen navigation with mouse, on mouse over of each color patch the color name will sound. Click to select, it will apply highlight  to the selected text--and set that color for additional highlighting.

Use F10 to toggle back into the document, or back to the standard menu.

San Antonio, Texas

Join to automatically receive all group messages.