Re: Having Issues with NVDA with Excel and Outlook 2016
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Which version of NVDA are you using? And are you using any add-ons?
I don't have Office 2016 handy, only Office 365, however when I insert rows as you describe, NVDA keeps responding. I just tried it in a blank worksheet, I went to A2, applications key, "insert" "row", then the row is inserted and focus returns to the book and NVDA reads: "Book 1 Excel, sheet 1 table, a2" - note that I haven't created a table, despite the word being mentioned there.
In Outlook, we're aware of some issues with some newsletters, particularly those with many layout tables, although generally the issue is either too much feedback about tables and cells, or too many blank lines, rather than crashing.
We did include some improvements for Outlook particularly in NVDA 2020.3, so if you aren't using that version, please do try it at least. Another setting which may make a difference, is an advanced setting:
1. Press NVDA+control+g to open NVDA's general settings.
2. Press CONTROL+SHIFT+TAB to move to the last tab
3. Press SPACEBAR to check that you acknowledge the warning.
4. Press TAB until you get to "Use UI Automation to access Microsoft Word Document Controls when available".
5. Press SPACEBAR to toggle that
6. Press ENTER to close settings.
Outlook uses a Microsoft Word style window to display messages in Outlook. This setting changes how NVDA gets information from Word or Word-style controls like this. Some things may work better, and some may not work as well, but see how you find it.
Also if you are using any add-ons, try restarting NVDA with those disabled to test that as well (NVDA+Q, then down arrow to "Restart with add-ons disabled" and press ENTER).
On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 1:19 PM Bob Cavanaugh <cavbob1993@...> wrote: