Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...>
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I am not going to be using Excel to the extreme that I feel I'd
need the corse right now, absolutely no offense at all meant by
I'm not going to be working with numbers or anything or
functions/formulas etc, but more-or-less will just be using it
kind of as a way to make a table.
Why my boss doesn't just do a table inside of Word, I don't know,
but this is how he wants it, so... yeah...
When I spoke of the bounderies, I meant the ladder. Basically, if
something were cropped overflowing.
My mom who used to work with Excel all the time, as she was an
accountant and later a property manager, told me there are ways to
make Excel automatically stretch the cells no matter how wide they
need to be so it never overflows, and crops things off. She didn't
know how to tell me to do it though from a screen reader
Can you give me those steps? This way, we'd never have to really
worry about it?
On 4/4/2022 10:19 PM, Quentin
Firstly congratulations on the new job, I wish you every
success with it!
Yes, NVDA works well with Excel 365. With your braille
display, NVDA should show the cell contents, followed by the
cell coordinates. So it will read "Title A1", "Number A2" for
With the cell boundaries you mentioned, did you mean the
coordinates (as above) or how the cells fit together? If you
have text in a cell which is wider than the current cell, NVDA
will report "cropped" if there is text in the cell to the
right (and thus the text is cut off visually), or
"overflowing" if there is no text in the cell to the right and
so the text from this cell visually flows across into that
cell. This is both read aloud and also displayed after the
contents and before the coordinates on the display, eg "Here
is too much text for this cell. Cropped C7"
Otherwise, if you do get stuck with anything in particular,
do shout out.
On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 5:32 AM
Christopher-Mark Gilland <clgilland07@...
I just got a new job which I am now doing volunteer, which is
as I've been out of work for quite some time. But anyway, I
I'm curious to know how well NVDA works in combination with
of Excel which comes with an Office 365 anual subscription.
Particularly, I'm interested in how it works with Braille.
For instance, how does NVDA handle showing you on a display
bounderies of each cell, and telling you the coordinates. I
know it will
speak them, but I'm not sure with a display how that works.
Basically, what I'll be doing is, I'll be putting song titles
column, then in another column over to the right of that, I'll
putting the page/number of the song as it locationally appears
then, finally, I'll want to then alphabetically sort the left
column with the titles, so that each title is in alphabetical
I assume with a braille display, this will be easy enough to
do, then to
go back and tacticly review on the display?
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