Re: Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

Quentin Christensen

Word itself largely works fine - in writing the Basic Training module, I covered pretty much all the functions of Word (or at least tested them out - there were only a couple, such as these developer forms, which I didn't recommend using) - it's just not a good platform for creating forms with buttons and checkboxes etc.

On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 9:26 PM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:

I Need Word for my education. This is the Standard Office writer we use for learn Information & Technology on it. That is why I Need a solution for it.


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Von: Quentin Christensen
Gesendet: Montag, 1. Februar 2021 09:47
Betreff: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word




This is the second message you've said came through in another languages - it's in English for me, and NVDA reads it in English just fine.  I'm trying to think what the issue you are hitting could be  - I would have assumed even if you had somehow set Outlook to use another language, it still wouldn't automatically translate messages, just the interface (much like if you set NVDA's interface language to another language, it only changes how NVDA's menus are presented and NVDA messages and words are spoken - not for instance the text of an email.




On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 3:15 PM Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:

I have no idea what the conversation was about,  but would Microsoft sway work? I’m only going based on your ideas, Quentin. It shows up in another language here in outlook. Sorry if I’m way off base here.


Tc all.





From: <> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word


I thought we had an issue for this, but I can't find it just now.  These content controls on the developer ribbon have always been problematic in one way or another (and if not in entering them, then in filling in the forms they create).


So the other part of this is - what are you trying to make?  Word is likely not the best solution for creating something like a form you want people to fill in like this.  Something like Google forms are popular for online survey type forms.  For something you want people to be able to either fill out on the PC, or print out, use a regular, ordinary table:


- Have two columns where the cell in the left column is the label ("name", "address", etc), and the right column is where you type your response

- For longer responses, have a full table-width cell with the label ("Please explain why you want to go to Mars?") and a full table-width cell below that to enter the response.


A table like this can be printed and filled in by pen, or you can tab through the table and fill in details as appropriate, and it will work for just about everyone.




On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 3:20 AM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:

Good afternoon everybody!
I have got some issues with NVDA in relation with Formulars in word.

  1. NVDA doesn’t Show the old Formulars from the developer Tools. I t Looks like they have iven not been incerted.
  2. NVDA Shows the new Formulars from the developer Tools but does not read the names. I have called a chekbox yes, but NVDA does not Show the Name. Nothing does not work nor in read mode neither in Focus mode. Can you helpp me further?

I am Looking foreward to receiving your feetback!



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager




Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager



Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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