Re: Alternatives to Excel

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

David,

Thanks for your support! I discovered that the cell co-oridnates option was off in my NVDA settings under document presentation.

Silly me!

All the best,

Cearbhall

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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 10:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Alternatives to Excel

Hi, Cearbhall.

Bear in mind that I'm not a regular user of Calc.
First, it's important to go into NVDA's document settings and ensure that the option for cell coordinates is checked. This is also true for Excel and it ensures that NVDA reads the cell coordinates, such as B1, C2, etc.

In the past I remember having to occasionally move focus away from and then back to the spreadsheet. I usually did this by pressing the alt key twice.

Finally, I think that LibreOffice is now up to version 6.3 and so it might be worth installing that version to see if performance improves.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

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On 1/17/2020 5:35 AM, Cearbhall O'Meadhra wrote:
David,

I have LibreOffice 5.1 and, following the discussions in this thread, I opened up an existing Excel worksheet in Calc but I found that NVDA could not find any cells in the open worksheet. Can you advise what steps I should take to get Calc going correctly with NVDA?

All the best,

Cearbhall

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-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Goldfield
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 2:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Alternatives to Excel

I agree with your comments regarding LibreOffice. OpenOffice Calc may be a good alternative and if people find that it's doing what they need they should certainly continue to use it. However, LibreOffice receives many more updates with bug fixes and feature additions. If there's ever a chance for accessibility in Calc and Writer to be improved we're likely to see that happening in LibreOffice before OpenOffice.

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On 1/15/2020 6:53 AM, René Linke wrote:
Hi,

LibreOffice is now very accessible because it is getting many updates
in short time (improvements, security fixes, etc.).

René







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