It does look as though you have a
profile for the Spreadsheet.
Press NVDA +control +p to see what
profiles you have in your NVDA. There should be a “Normal”
profile by default.
When you are on the desktop, the
Normal profile is active. Your column reading parameters
would then be saved in the Normal profile.
If, as I suspect, you have the
“Spreadsheet” profile, this will become active as soon as
you open Excel.
When you set the parameters while
outside Excel, the column reading parameters that you set up
were saved in the Normal profile.
What you have done now that you have
opened Excel, is to set the column reading settings in the
Spreadsheet profile and that explains why they are now
working whenever you open excel.
There is a detailed explanation of
the profiles in the NVDA user manual. I recommend you read
that and try setting up manual profiles and triggered ones
just to see how they work.
Thanks, that did it! I had that set but I wonder if the
problem was that I set it in the general configuration, i.e.
in NVDA outside of Excel? I did apply and then save it, but I
wonder if it didn't get carried over into the Excel profile?
Well I set it up, saved the workbook, and hit ctrl-NVDA-c to
save the current configuration while in Excel. Opening the
workbook again works, so yay!
On 1/26/2022 3:35 AM, Cearbhall O'Meadhra
Your table looks fine.
Have you set these three parameters
in Document configuration in the excel profile?:
- Open an Excel worksheet
to open the Excel profile;
- Press NVDA+Control+d for
- Check all of these items:
- Press control+shift +r to
set row headings.
If those are all set, you should
hear the row headings as described.
Thanks, everybody! I have a table like so:
If I go to A1 and hit NVDA-shift-c to set column headers,
and then arrow down to A2, all is well, I hear Jalla Jalla,
which is a track title, followed by A2. However, when I
arrow right to B2, I hear Frigg B2. It is my understanding
now, and thanks for the great explanation, that I *should*
hear Frigg B2 artist.
I generated my table by making a CSV file from MP3Tag and
then importing that file into Excel, and then saving the
resulting worksheet, or workbook, or whatever it is. Could
that be the problem? To check I hit ctrl-n to make a new
thingy and did:
B1: more stuff
C1: still more stuff
Arrowing down and then right just gave me 4 B2, rather than
4 B2 more stuff, which is what I'd expect from the
On 1/25/2022 5:24 PM, Brian Vogel
On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 05:35 PM,
Cearbhall O'Meadhra wrote:
In a sample table like this:
A1= Invoice; b1=Name; c1=
Date; d1= Cost ; ….
A2= 4000004325; B2=Fred
Smith; C2= 02/02/2022; d2= $25.15; … ….
One of the things that many have trouble wrapping their
heads around, and I include myself, is that column
headings reside in a ROW, and row headings reside in a
COLUMN. And, of course, depending on the format of the
chart in question it may have only column headings (in one
row) or row headings (in one column) but not both.
Cearbhall's example makes a perfectly wonderful
illustration of exactly why that is, and also is a
marvelous explanation of why what gets announced when it
does depending on whether you are moving across (which
will make column headings announced) versus down (which
will get row headings announced).
My thanks for distilling this so very well.
Brian - Windows
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