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Hello Jane. Welcome to this list. Like you, I was a loyal Window-Eyes user myself and I am using NVDA and it is a fantastic product for sure. Anyways, to answer your question about Outlook, if you shift tab to the attachments list, use your right arrow to select the attachments. I don’t have any experience with Excel with NVDA but NVDA has basic training modules you can purchase and I believe there is a training module in it for Excel.
I’m new to this list, and so grateful to have found it! I was a very happy WindowEyes user and came to Jaws very unwillingly, and have never liked it. Just started using NVDA today, and it seems a lot like WindowEyes, so I think I’ll be very happy!
But I have two questions: How do I access attachments in Outlook. Typically, when on a message with an attachment, I’d shift tab to the attachment and hit enter on it, but that doesn’t seem to work with NVDA.
My other pressing issue is reading titles with Excel. I live in Excel, so this could be a deal-breaker. With smaller spreadsheets, I’ve gotten the titles to read pretty well, but I have some spreadsheets that have 17,000 or more rows, and NVDA reads the first row of data sometimes as column titles. Is there a limit on the size spreadsheet NVDA can comfortably handle?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.