Re: Automatic Column and Row Header Reading

Tyler Spivey

Is Tables checked in NVDA, Preferences, Settings, Document Formatting?
If not, check it.

On 7/13/2020 3:46 PM, Sam Taylor via wrote:
Thanks Cearbhall,

I have constructed a test workbook without any blank lines. Still I
cannot get NVDA to read the coordinates as it should. I have tested with
NVDA 2019 and 2017 with the same result, so I am beginning to wonder
whether there is some type of setting in Excel itself which is causing
this to happen.



On 13/07/2020 11:00 pm, Cearbhall O'Meadhra wrote:



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


All the best,




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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
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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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