This problem comes up periodically. You can try unchecking the box which says “allow editing directly in cells”. In Excel 365, do this:
Open an Excel spreadsheet.
Type alt + f. Up arrow to options, hit enter. Down arrow to advanced. Tab until you find the box which says “allow editing directly in cells. Uncheck that
box. Shift + Tab until you reach OK. Hit enter.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of
Normally, I can press F2 on a cel in MS Excel and NVDA will allow me to read and edit the cell contents. Today, this has stopped working. In a spreadsheet I've been using for a week with no problems, I now cannot hear any cell contents after pressing F2. The contents are there and if I make edits and hit enter I can read my edits.However, this is not sufficient for editing prose.
Microsoft® Excel® 2019 MSO (16.0.10380.20037) 64-bit
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