Quentin and William,
Step 7 describes what I experience
every time when sorting a document in excel.
I am using Office 2016 in Windows 10
and latest NVDA – all latest versions.
This is a noisy and unnecessary babble
of information. I always press the left alt key to silence
it so that I can actually hear the options in the next
drop down box.
I can also replicate this when I move
away from the spreadsheet to another application and swing
back again with alt+tab. This generates the full text that
The elements I hear are:
1.The Sheet title followed by the
addition of "dash Excel"
2. Then "unavailable"
3.Then "Sort dialog, Sort widnow"
4. Then "Data Grid"
5. Then "Sort data Item 1 of 1"
6. Then "Order combo box, smallest to
If I do not change the three boxes,
"order by" "sort on" or "order", I do not get this echo as
I tab from combo box to combo box.
However, as soon as I activate any one
of these combo boxes, I get the full whack of all six
elements described above when I tab away from the combo
If I keep the alt key pressed when I
press alt +tab to return to the Excel window from another
application window, I hear the sheet title plus "dash
Excel" but no mention of "Unavailable". However, when I
let go the alt key, I then get the repetition of the Title
and all six parts of the announcement.
This is an awful lot of verbiage and it
has no value to me as a user.
All the best,
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I can replicate the first part -
although just to confirm, the data itself is still read,
it's just that you get the extra unnecessary list box
list item information as well, correct?
For the next part, step 7, I
couldn't replicate that, but maybe I was doing it
1. Open any excel file
2. filled the worksheet with some data with the first
row as the header
3. select all existing data by ctrl +a
4. go to data tab, press sort button
5. tab to any of the dropdown menu
6. press up or down arrow, every time when I press up
or down arrow, nvda
will say list box list xxxx
7. after I have selected one of the item and press
tab, nvda will repeat
the name of the current worksheet and says excel
by the next item.
Would you please comment on whether this is a nvda or
excel problem? Thanks.
Training and Support Manager