Re: Excel NVDA and Large Text Cells

Aravind R

Friends, is NVDA supportive in vlookup function? normal uses mouse to
select column range for second argument which is easily done by jaws
using control+page up/down then selection keyboard commands. but, NVDA
is not reading the selection. is there any work around with NVDA?

On 22/05/2020, Louis Maher <> wrote:
Hello Ed,

Some tips for Excel cell editing.

You can open a cell for editing with f2. When you are editing with f2, alt
+ enter will insert a line feed in that cell without throwing you out of the

Also, depending on what Microsoft and your screen editor have done lately,
it is advisable to:
Open an Excel spreadsheet. Type alt + f. Up arrow to options. Hit enter.
Arrow down to advanced. Tab to “Allow editing directly in cells” and uncheck
that box. Tab to ok.

This might help your situation.

Louis Maher
Phone: 713-444-7838

From: <> On Behalf Of Marquette, Ed
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 4:05 AM
Subject: [nvda] Excel NVDA and Large Text Cells

I have a template Excel spreadsheet that I need to use over
and over. It does some rudimentary computations, but mostly it is a
repository for data.
I have problems with one column. In that particular column, I need to enter
a significant bit of text. We are not talking about paragraphs. Instead,
the maximum length is about 30 words.
Once the text exceeds, on average, five or six words, Excel goes totally
silent. Text continues to be entered, but there is no sound, even when
using arrows or the tab key to move around. I need to use Alt+Tab out and
back again to restore speech.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I’m using the highest 19 version of NVDA (before version 2020) and the
latest version of Excel.
Thanks in advance.

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nothing is difficult unless you make it appear so.

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