Re: Automatic Column and Row Header Reading
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I normally keep “Tables” unchecked in the document formatting settings in NVDA because NVDA becomes extremely sluggish when it is set and frequently lapses into “Unknown”. When I leave “Tables” unchecked, I can still set the row and column headings and the NVDA response is much sharper.
Does this make sense?
All the best,
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Sam Taylor via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Automatic Column and Row Header Reading
Thank you, Tyler. No, it wasn't, and this is precisely what I needed to do. I have this off for usual activity, and clearly I'm going to have to set up a trigger. If this isn't mentioned in the documentation along with the need for enabling row/column headers which I did know about, it may be worth including.
On 14/07/2020 9:31 am, Tyler Spivey wrote:
Is Tables checked in NVDA, Preferences, Settings, Document Formatting?If not, check it.On 7/13/2020 3:46 PM, Sam Taylor via groups.io wrote:Thanks Cearbhall,I have constructed a test workbook without any blank lines. Still Icannot get NVDA to read the coordinates as it should. I have tested withNVDA 2019 and 2017 with the same result, so I am beginning to wonderwhether there is some type of setting in Excel itself which is causingthis to happen.ThanksSamOn 13/07/2020 11:00 pm, Cearbhall O'Meadhra wrote:Sam,Have you any blank columns separating blocks of columns. If so, youwould need to set the column headings on the first cell in the headingrow of each block to make NVDA call out the column headings for thatblock.All the best,Cearbhallm +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...*From:*firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> *On Behalf Of *SamTaylor via groups.io*Sent:* Monday, July 13, 2020 11:08 AM*To:* firstname.lastname@example.org*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Automatic Column and Row Header ReadingYep, I did that also, but still nothing appears to change. I followedthe 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 setrow headers. Note that you need to be in the first cell you wantheaders read.QuentinOn Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 5:30 PM Sam Taylor via groups.io<mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:Hi all,11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide mentions that NVDA is able toautomatically announce appropriate row and column headers whennavigating around Excel worksheets.I used to be able to achieve this but it doesn't appear towork for me any more, and indeed as of NVDA 2019.3.The cell coordinates just appear to read as usual, rather thanreading any additional cell references.I have enabled the Report Table row / column headers option inNVDA's Document Formatting settings.y duCan anybodyplicate or suggest anything? This is highlylikely to be user error.CheersSam--Quentin ChristensenTraining and Support ManagerTraining: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/Certification: https://certification.nvaccess.org/User group: https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvdaFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccessTwitter: @NVAccess <https://twitter.com/NVAccess>