Re: Automatic Column and Row Header Reading

Cearbhall O'Meadhra



Have you any blank columns separating blocks of columns. If so, you would need to set the column headings on the first cell in the heading row of each block to make NVDA call out the column headings for that block.


All the best,




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From: <> On Behalf Of Sam Taylor via
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Automatic Column and Row Header Reading


Yep, I did that also, but still nothing appears to change. I followed the example in the Excel with NVDA study material.



On 13/07/2020 6:00 pm, Quentin Christensen wrote:

You need to tell NVDA where the headers are for it to read them.  Press NVDA+shift+c to set column headers and NVDA+shift+r to set row headers.  Note that you need to be in the first cell you want headers read.




On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 5:30 PM Sam Taylor via <> wrote:

Hi all,

11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide mentions that NVDA is able to automatically announce appropriate row and column headers when navigating around Excel worksheets.

I used to be able to achieve this but it doesn't appear to work for me any more, and indeed as of NVDA 2019.3.

The cell coordinates just appear to read as usual, rather than reading any additional cell references.

I have enabled the Report Table row / column headers option in NVDA's Document Formatting settings.

y duCan anybodyplicate or suggest anything? This is highly likely to be user error.






Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


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