Re: Editing an Excel cell with a Braille display

Cearbhall O'Meadhra



I dont use a Braille display with the computer so I cannot help with that. However, it might be a help to know that I find that NVDA does not echo my typing in a cell that I am editing until I backspace /delete a character, such as a space, for example. Then the cursor key is tracked and speaks fully. I can imagine that once NVDA is activated in this way,, your Focus should get some stimulus from NVDA.


You might also find it useful to know that if NVDA is silent after editing a cell or any other activity, pressing the left alt key twice will get NVDA back into focus and it will speak everything as usual.

All the best,




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From: <> On Behalf Of Jane Carona
Sent: Friday, June 5, 2020 11:41 PM
Subject: [nvda] Editing an Excel cell with a Braille display


I promise this is the last question for today!  But I notice that when I want to edit a cell in Excel, and hit F2, my braille display (a very old Focus 80) doesn’t track, and the cursor routing keys don’t work and my edits don’t show up until I hit enter.  Do I have some setting wrong?  Or is this a problem with NVDA and the Focus.  Also, my capital alerts aren’t working, with no differentiation for capitalized letters, even though I have it set in settings to notify me with pitch of any capitalization changes.


I’ve been playing with this most of the day now, and I think I’m going off to read a book.  I bet everyone’s breathing a sigh of relief!


Jane Carona


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