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Determining if comments are resolved in Word

Rick
 

In newer version of Microsoft Word, a feature to Resolve Comments is present. When a comment is resolved, it is visually displayed collapsed and is dimmed (faded into the background).

 

I can use the context menu, and if the comment is resolved, the content menu will display a Reopen command instead of the Resolve Comment command. However, this is a tedious way to determine if a comment has been resolved.

 

Is there any  other way in NVDA to determine if a comment is resolved. I do not see it in the Elements dialog nor is it spoken when using the NVDA +Alt+C command to read a comment.

 

Enabling Microsoft’s UI Automation in the NVDA advanced settings dialog does not have any effect regarding resolved comments.

 

I am running the latest released version of Office 365 and NVDA.

 

Thanks, Rick

 


Re: Animated Slide behavior in Power Point

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Rick,


And as yet, we haven't implemented a fix for it. We're aware it is one of the more annoying bugs with PowerPoint.

Quentin.

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 8:27 PM Rick <softwarethatworks@...> wrote:

I created a Power Point presentation with some slide animations, where all content is not shown when a slide is first presented, but upon subsequent presses of the Page down button, more content is added to the slide.

 

NVDA seems to speak the entire slide content when the slide is first presented and is silent while remaining content is added at each press of the Page Down key. Is there a way to have NVDA speak only the shown matter when the slide is presented and then speak only the added content at each press of the Page Down key?

 

Thanks, Rick

 



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Animated Slide behavior in Power Point

Rick
 

I created a Power Point presentation with some slide animations, where all content is not shown when a slide is first presented, but upon subsequent presses of the Page down button, more content is added to the slide.

 

NVDA seems to speak the entire slide content when the slide is first presented and is silent while remaining content is added at each press of the Page Down key. Is there a way to have NVDA speak only the shown matter when the slide is presented and then speak only the added content at each press of the Page Down key?

 

Thanks, Rick

 


Re: Strike Through Text

Quentin Christensen
 

Although we were able to do this at one point, it appears that in recent versions of Adobe Reader, this isn't working.  I've filed an issue on our system:  https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/9677

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 6:14 AM rae.rankin via Groups.Io <rae.rankin=dca.ca.gov@groups.io> wrote:
We are converting documents for accessibility and have some that show suggested text changes by using strikethrough. NVDA does not read the text as being struck. Is there a way to do that?
The text was created in a Word document and has been converted to a pdf.



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Re: In-process 6th June

 

Quentin,
Glad to know that now it's possible to run two copies of NVDA.
While this was possible even before, now it's easier and won't take up much memory so I may well be the next happy tester :)

I was on the Beta channel, opt out of it because I really use NVDA as my only screen reader pretty much all of the time, so having to deal with some situations in this scenario wasn't paying off.
Now it will be way better! Thanks for this, guys!
NVDA rocks all the way!

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

Sent from a galaxy far, far away.

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Re: In-process 6th June

Quentin Christensen
 

Great to hear Rosemarie, thanks for letting us know :)


On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 2:27 PM Rosemarie Chavarria <knitqueen2007@...> wrote:

Hi, Quinten,

 

I just downloaded NVDA 2019.2 beta and so-far it’s working great.

 

Rosemarie

 

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Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] In-process 6th June

 

Hi everyone,

 

A new edition of In-Process is out, this time featuring NVDA 2019.2beta1 and how you can test it out.   Have you tried it yet? This week's post has lots of tips about how to set it up to test with, so please do and then be sure to let us know how you find it!

 

 

Quentin.

 

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Re: In-process 6th June

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Quinten,

 

I just downloaded NVDA 2019.2 beta and so-far it’s working great.

 

Rosemarie

 

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From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] In-process 6th June

 

Hi everyone,

 

A new edition of In-Process is out, this time featuring NVDA 2019.2beta1 and how you can test it out.   Have you tried it yet? This week's post has lots of tips about how to set it up to test with, so please do and then be sure to let us know how you find it!

 

 

Quentin.

 

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In-process 6th June

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

A new edition of In-Process is out, this time featuring NVDA 2019.2beta1 and how you can test it out.   Have you tried it yet? This week's post has lots of tips about how to set it up to test with, so please do and then be sure to let us know how you find it!


Quentin.

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locked Re: Reading past the visible screen on a CMD Window?

Norman <lists@...>
 

Hi.

To the best of my knowledge there is no way to do it. What i usually do is a select all and copy paste into a text editor to read it. This is easier since i switched to linux as ctrl shift with the letters a, c, or v, do select all, copy, and paste respectively.

As for development, i'm looking to handle that part in an IDE or text editor of some sort.

Something like vscode for windows would have an integrated console that would let you read it.


HTH.


On 6/5/19 6:53 PM, Tony Malykh wrote:

Hi

As others have said, the best option would probably be to redirect your output into a file and then open that file in the editor of your choice. Since you mentioned you're working over ssh, you would need to somehow copy that file over to your local computer. The way I have solved this problem is I had to mount the file system of my ssh server locally using SSHFS, or alternatively you can use SMB, and then you can open files directly from your remote server. It requires some effort to configure network file system, but in the end it's probably the only convenient solution.

--Tony


On 6/4/2019 6:49 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
Hello,
Does anyone know how to read past the visible screen or scroll windows CMD windows either using NVDA key commands, an addon, or some command in Windows?
Normally I select all by going to the system menu and copy the whole buffer to the clipboard.
I am currently using an SSH session in the Ubuntu emulator by Windows, and the system menu is not there. I'm doing NodeJS development over SSH and I really need to scroll past the visible window to read the start of the error.
Does anyone know how to do this?
Thank you,


locked Re: Reading past the visible screen on a CMD Window?

Tony Malykh
 

Hi

As others have said, the best option would probably be to redirect your output into a file and then open that file in the editor of your choice. Since you mentioned you're working over ssh, you would need to somehow copy that file over to your local computer. The way I have solved this problem is I had to mount the file system of my ssh server locally using SSHFS, or alternatively you can use SMB, and then you can open files directly from your remote server. It requires some effort to configure network file system, but in the end it's probably the only convenient solution.

--Tony


On 6/4/2019 6:49 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
Hello,
Does anyone know how to read past the visible screen or scroll windows CMD windows either using NVDA key commands, an addon, or some command in Windows?
Normally I select all by going to the system menu and copy the whole buffer to the clipboard.
I am currently using an SSH session in the Ubuntu emulator by Windows, and the system menu is not there. I'm doing NodeJS development over SSH and I really need to scroll past the visible window to read the start of the error.
Does anyone know how to do this?
Thank you,


Re: NVDA and file explorer

Quentin Christensen
 

When NVDA goes silent, does it work anywhere else?  EG if you then open Word does it read there?

Are you running any add-ons?  If so, if you restart NVDA with add-ons disabled (press NVDA+q then down arrow to restart with add-ons disabled and press ENTER) does that make a difference?

Finally, a copy of your log would hopefully shed some light on what is going on.  If you could send me a copy of your log I can have a look - since you have to unload NVDA (and either restart or use Jaws), you will find the log in the %temp% folder, either as nvda.log if you have not restarted NVDA since it happened, or nvda-old.log if you have restarted NVDA.  Email to me at info@... (alternatively you can open the log in notepad and copy the contents in a reply to the list here - you just can't attach files to emails to the list).

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 6:07 AM Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
Running latest released version of NVDA on a Win 10 1903 system. Having
a issue where on what seems to be a random thing where NVDA will not
read anything in file explorer.  So if I open my downloads folder, my
documents folder and such I can not arrow down through the list of files
and folders.  If this silence happens I can unload NVDA and start Jaws
2019 and it reads fine. Unload Jaws and reload NVDA and problem still
exists.  A system restart will resolve the problem until it randomly
happens again.

Any help would be appreciated.







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Strike Through Text

rae.rankin@...
 

We are converting documents for accessibility and have some that show suggested text changes by using strikethrough. NVDA does not read the text as being struck. Is there a way to do that?
The text was created in a Word document and has been converted to a pdf.


NVDA and file explorer

Don H
 

Running latest released version of NVDA on a Win 10 1903 system. Having a issue where on what seems to be a random thing where NVDA will not read anything in file explorer.  So if I open my downloads folder, my documents folder and such I can not arrow down through the list of files and folders.  If this silence happens I can unload NVDA and start Jaws 2019 and it reads fine. Unload Jaws and reload NVDA and problem still exists.  A system restart will resolve the problem until it randomly happens again.

Any help would be appreciated.


locked Re: Reading past the visible screen on a CMD Window?

Jonathan COHN
 

If you can find the scroll bar, you can probably scroll up a page and use the review cursor to examine the page. That being said, it is more efficient to work directly with either less or an editor and a log file.

The less command will allow you to use slash or question mark to search forward and backward through the file, and puts the result on the top line of the terminal window.

-----Original Message-----
From: Luke Davis <luke@newanswertech.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 4:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading past the visible screen on a CMD Window?
Importance: Low

I don't know how to do this, but can't you pipe your compiler output through less?

npm --whatever 2>&1 | less

Luke

On Tue, 4 Jun 2019, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:

Hello,Does anyone know how to read past the visible screen or scroll
windows CMD windows either using NVDA key commands, an addon, or some command in Windows?
Normally I select all by going to the system menu and copy the whole buffer to the clipboard.
I am currently using an SSH session in the Ubuntu emulator by Windows,
and the system menu is not there. I'm doing NodeJS development over SSH and I really need to scroll past the visible window to read the start of the error.


Re: Presenting using Microsoft powerpoint 2016 and nvda

Pascal Lambert <coccinelle86@...>
 

Hi,

Many years ago, when I did presentations to Army Commanders, I used Microsoft Word to prepare my slides and provided print copies when it was a small group.  In a large group, I used a projector to give the presentation.  As Brian said, the info is what my Commanders were interested in and paid attention to not the graphic enhancements.  So if there is a way to present the info with PowerPoint that overcome the technical hurdles, that is what matters.     

Blessings

Pascal

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:34 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Presenting using Microsoft powerpoint 2016 and nvda

 

On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 04:11 AM, Azra Tayebi wrote:

I guess the thing you said about the special view must be the problem. I will try to find that out.

And you need not use the actual slide show, it just makes the presentation more attractive and with zero visual clutter outside the slide itself.  But, if you're the presenter and you need that input that cannot be obtained in slide show mode, the audience can certainly deal with seeing the slides down the edge of the screen other than the one you're presenting at the moment, etc.  This is a case where style definitely doesn't take precedence over substance, which the presenter needs to present and which the audience is there to absorb.
 
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Re: Presenting using Microsoft powerpoint 2016 and nvda

 

On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 04:11 AM, Azra Tayebi wrote:
I guess the thing you said about the special view must be the problem. I will try to find that out.
And you need not use the actual slide show, it just makes the presentation more attractive and with zero visual clutter outside the slide itself.  But, if you're the presenter and you need that input that cannot be obtained in slide show mode, the audience can certainly deal with seeing the slides down the edge of the screen other than the one you're presenting at the moment, etc.  This is a case where style definitely doesn't take precedence over substance, which the presenter needs to present and which the audience is there to absorb.
 
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Re: Presenting using Microsoft powerpoint 2016 and nvda

Azra Tayebi
 

Hi all,

Thanks for these answers. Sorry I was not clear enough. I do hear the sound through my computer. In fact I have done what you have said to hear the computer through computer, because not only my audience is usually not intrested to hear every slide read to them, but also because many times the sound coming through hdmi cable is a bit slow .

SO I do hear nvda talking, but I cannot hear it says the slides content in the present view, as it does if hdmi is not connected.

I guess the thing you said about the special view must be the problem. I will try to find that out.

Thanks so much again to both of You,

Azra,

 

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From: Jens Gierke
Sent: 04 June 2019 16:58
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Presenting using Microsoft powerpoint 2016 and nvda

 

Hi,

 

there might be two problems:

 

As HDMI can transport video and audio signals, it could be possible that

Windows switches the sound output device to the beamer (even if the

beamer doesn't have speakers). If this happens, a sighted person has to

switch the output device back to your headphone (right click on the

speaker symbol in the systray).

 

Another problem could be a special view Powerpoint provides. I'm using a

german Powerpoint so I unfortunately can't tell you how the option is

called in English. On the ribbon "presentation" there is an option which

shows a special view of the presentation - but only if there is an

external display or beamer connected. If this option is enabled, you

have a special view on your notebook which includes a preview on the

next slide, a clock, etc. With this special view, NVDA doesn't work. You

just have to disable this option.

 

I hope I could help you a bit.

 

Best regards,

Jens

 

Am 04.06.2019 um 14:18 schrieb Azra Tayebi:

> Hi everyone,

> I have a question related to nvda and presentation using powerpoint 2016. Part of my job is to teach different workshops. I have to use powerpoint for my presentations ( or I can start using something else if I know that would work better)

> My main problem at the moment is that when my computer is connected to the screen via HDMI cable  and I put my slide on  presentation view, nvda does not read the slides to me any more.

> If I use the presentation view without hdmi cable it does work fine.

> Does anyone have a solution for this?

> I appreciate any help.

> Greetings,

> Azra,

> Sent from Mail for Windows 10

>

 

 

 


Re: Need help about the sleep mode feature

 

Its easy enough to turn the thing on and off when needed.

For me I use it in elektron apps, some bgt apps, and apps like eurofly.

The thing is that eurofly has one mode where its a major list where you need sleep on but there is a general mode where it will do it to everything to, you really need to be carefull with sleeping something.

The only time I have set something like this ever is if the reader is spewing spurious information at me.

On 5/06/2019 4:20 PM, Luke Davis wrote:
On Wed, 5 Jun 2019, Dang Manh Cuong wrote:

By the way, I'm think of create an issue on github that suggest to make the sleep mode active forever so we don't need to do more stuff for this job. What do you think?
I think almost immediately, someone with "save configuration on exit" would accidentally turn on sleep mode in the main profile without knowing what it is, restart NVDA because it stopped talking, and then email this list to say NVDA doesn't talk any more!  After which a lot of unnecessary debugging efforts would be undertaken by this community.

So personally i think saving the sleep mode state should require a bit of work (but it's only a little bit of work), to prevent people causing themselves a lot of trouble.

Luke




Re: Need help about the sleep mode feature

Luke Davis
 

On Wed, 5 Jun 2019, Dang Manh Cuong wrote:

By the way, I'm think of create an issue on github that suggest to make the sleep mode active forever so we don't need to do more stuff for this job. What do you think?
I think almost immediately, someone with "save configuration on exit" would accidentally turn on sleep mode in the main profile without knowing what it is, restart NVDA because it stopped talking, and then email this list to say NVDA doesn't talk any more! After which a lot of unnecessary debugging efforts would be undertaken by this community.

So personally i think saving the sleep mode state should require a bit of work (but it's only a little bit of work), to prevent people causing themselves a lot of trouble.

Luke


Re: Need help about the sleep mode feature

 

Hi
Simpley, just create a configuration profile, and activate it with the program in which you want to put in sleep mode, then press NVDA+Shift+S (Laptop NVDA+Shift+Z) at the program window to put it in sleep mode, and press NVDA+Shift+C to save the configuration. However, I just accomplish to save the configuration after activating sleep mode if I use keyboard as laptop layout. Don't know why.
By the way, I'm think of create an issue on github that suggest to make the sleep mode active forever so we don't need to do more stuff for this job. What do you think?
Cuong

On 4/6/2019 10:18 PM, Richard Wells wrote:
Luke and all: could you explain more about creating a sleep profile or
point me to where in documentation to find this? Thank you all for all
you teach me about NVDA.

On 6/4/2019 3:54 AM, Dang Manh Cuong wrote:
Thanks Luke and all. I'll give a try.

Cuong

On 4/6/2019 3:53 PM, Luke Davis wrote:
On Tue, 4 Jun 2019, Dang Manh Cuong wrote:

a self-voicing typing program from the company I work. When I press
NVDA+Shift+S
in SMTT to put NVDA in the sleep mode, it works, but when I close
and reopen SMTT, NVDA become active like I didn't put it into sleep
mode before.
That is the expected behavior. Have you tried creating a
configuration profile to handle this?

Create a profile that triggers when SMTT opens.
Then, open SMTT, and put NVDA to Sleep.
Last, press NVDA+ctrl+c, which should save the configuration for you.

Luke



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