Re: Finding in MS Word

Bhavya shah

I confirm inconsistencies in the Word Find functionality in Microsoft
Office Word 2010 on Windows 8.1. When on Windows 7 and Microsoft
Office Word 2007, Ctrl+F, entering of search string and then Enter
always used to take me to an occurrence of the typed string after the
cursor, whereas in the current scenario, it sometimes does take me,
sometimes doesn't (which I check by pressing Esc to come out of the
dialog). If it doesn't work, then I press Ctrl+PgUp or Ctrl+PgDn to
move to the previous or next occurrence of the entered string, which
is slightly more consistent than Ctrl+F, but not 100% either.
Sincerest apologies for the confusing manner in which I have described
the problem above, but was just curious if this could be resolved
somehow, from Word's side, NVDA's end, or something of the sort.

On 9/9/16, kelby carlson <> wrote:
The Word search facility is slightly clunkier, though it appears to
work better with NVDA than with JAWS.

I am a very new user of NVDA so am still getting used to the ins and outs.

On 9/8/16, Chris Mullins <> wrote:
May I ask what is the difficulty using the search facility built into


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of kelby
Sent: 8 September 2016 23:11
Subject: Re: [nvda] Finding in MS Word

This is something that's pretty important for me to be able to do for
(I suspect that's the case for many here.) If anyone has the solution I
would appreciate it.

On 9/8/16, Brian Vogel <> wrote:
I can confirm that I am not having any luck invoking the NVDA find via
INS+CTRL+F at this point in time using Windows 10 64-bit home, the
build of NVDA - 2016.3, and Microsoft Word 2010.

This has not been the case in the past and I don't think I'm doing
anything differently than I had been before. I have, regardless of
screen reader, had many instances where I didn't seem to get the
screen reader find with
INS+CTRL+F but generally would on a subsequent try. Not in this case.
smell a possible bug.

I worry a lot. . . I worry that no matter how cynical you become it's
never enough to keep up.
~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for Signs of Intelligent
Life in the Universe"

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Bhavya Shah
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