Re: NVDA and Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
Many thanks for your clear and concise suggestions.
I implicitly and carefully followed your instructions in respect of the: NVDA advanced settings (use UIA in Word) and turning off the preview pane. This attempt was unsuccessful, I could not find some of the areas mentioned in your numbered list of instructions.
I will make further attempts and, if still not successful, I will have to seek further assistance, or, as previously stated, upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016, 2019 or 365 or another office suite slightly sooner than planned.
An important matter I omitted to mention in my initial e-mail! My first impressions of NVDA are positive. The problems I have been experiencing when using Microsoft Office 2003 can probably largely be attributed to its age and not NVDA. When I do upgrade my office suite, I sincerely hope it works as intended but will be prepared for the inevitable IT gremlins and a learning curve.
Again, many thanks
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: 09 November 2020 03:15
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
In NVDA's advanced settings, there is an option to use UIA in Word. Outlook essentially uses Word to display messages, and I wonder if something is going funny in the older version of Office with this new setting:
1. Press NVDA+control+g to open NVDA's settings.
2. Press CONTROL+SHIFT+TAB to move from the first page to the last page, advanced.
3. Press space to check the "I understand that changing these settings may cause NVDA to function incorrectly" checkbox.
4. Press TAB to "Use UIA automation to access Microsoft Word document controls when available.
5. Press space to uncheck this.
6. Press ENTER to close settings
7. Press NVDA+contorl+c to save NVDA's settings.
I'm not sure exactly why the freeze is happening, but I expect the reason it is happening as soon as you move focus to that problematic email in the list, is because Word is trying to show you a preview of the message in the preview page. To be honest, I can't recall the steps for Outlook 2003, but according to Google: "To turn off the preview pane: In Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2007, select the View menu, navigate to Reading pane and click Off. In Windows Mail, click on the View menu and select Layout. Under the Preview Pane section, uncheck "Show preview pane"."
On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 9:54 AM Raymond Brough <rjbrough54@...> wrote: