Re: Alternatives to Excel


for navigating in spreadsheets, sometimes you need to press f2 and
then scape that you can navigate properly by using keyboard.

On 1/17/20, Cearbhall O'Meadhra <cearbhall.omeadhra@...> wrote:

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,


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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of David
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 2:22 AM
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.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

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

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


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