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locked Re: Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

 
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Hello all.  This topic will be locked after this post, as it has nothing to do with NVDA, but with Microsoft Word.  It belongs in the Chat Subgroup or on the Microsoft Office Accessibility Discussion Group.

Note Well:  I have the Easy Table Navigator NVDA add-on installed and active.  NVDA must be in Focus Mode to allow individual cell selection.  If NVDA is in Browse Mode full rows (and probably columns, but I didn't try that way) get selected when using the SHIFT + Arrow Key commands.

As Sarah has noted, SHIFT + Arrow Key (any one of them, depending on your positioning in the table and where/what you want to select) can be used to select an individual cell or block of cells.  If you have 4 cells selected in a given row in the middle of the table, using Shift + Down Arrow will select the same block in the row below while Shift + Up Arrow will select the same block in the row above.

Merging cells requires only that you bring up the context menu and select the Merge Cells option (and hitting M 2 times after the context menu is up gets you there).

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locked Re: Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

Sarah k Alawami
 

Select them, then type merge in the action bar, and follow the prompts. This is how I’ve been now doing the merges for a few months now. Love it.  You will select the rows as you do any word with shift plus right arrow.

 

Good luck and happy Friday. If you do not know how to get to the action bar hit alt q from the work sheet and then type what you want to do. Then down arrow to see the results.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luciano de Souza
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 12:50 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

 

Hello all,

In the menubar, we can find an option to merge an entire row or an entire column.

But suppose a row with six cells. How to merge the second, the third and the forth cells?

I’mam using Windows 10, NVDA 2022.1 and Office 365.

Best regards,

Luciano de Souza


Re: Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

Sarah k Alawami
 

Chrome has a spelling checker, however no grammar checker. Plus you have to hit alt down arrow for the word checker to give you only 1 correction which sucks. It is usable, yes, a bit of a PITA when you hear “3 errors on this line” and you cannot  see what they are until you pass over them and have to hit alt down arrow.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:27 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

 

Hmmm well chrome does have one checking via google spelling dictionaries so I don't need it but good find quentin.

And its a microsoft app to so well we know it works.

 

 

On 10/06/2022 10:25 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

Turning on my PC this morning, I got a suggestion from Microsoft to install their "Editor" plug-in.  These suggestions come up now and then and I usually ignore them, but since it looked to be the kind of thing we've been talking about recently, I was intrigued.

 

I can confirm it does work!  Essentially, it's a bit like grammarly - when you are typing in an edit field on the web (I used the Edge plugin but there is a Chrome one as well which I assume should work too, since both browsers are based on Chromium), it puts a red underline for spelling errors and a blue one for grammar - not dissimilar to Word.  NVDA doesn't buzz at you for an error, but when navigating it tells you that you have an error on that line, and reads it when you get to it.

 

You can find it at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/microsoft-editor

 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


locked Re: Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

Ravindran V.S.
 

That means the cell you are in is still under Edit mode.

So, try Pressing “F2”and move to the next cell. And back , and try selecting.

Also, try it after saving the work sheet.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luciano de Souza
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 7:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

 

When I press shift+right, being on the cell, I select the next characters, not the next cells.

I’ve tried also ctrl+shift+right, but it failed too.

In the menu, the merge option was unabled since not more then one cell is selected.

 

Em 10/06/2022 11:11, Ravindran V.S. escreveu:

Hi,

First select all the cells that you need to merge, using “Shift + Right Arrow”

Then, on the menu, select and enter on the merge button.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

Ravi.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luciano de Souza
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 1:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

 

Hello all,

In the menubar, we can find an option to merge an entire row or an entire column.

But suppose a row with six cells. How to merge the second, the third and the forth cells?

I’mam using Windows 10, NVDA 2022.1 and Office 365.

Best regards,

Luciano de Souza


locked Re: Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

Luciano de Souza
 

When I press shift+right, being on the cell, I select the next characters, not the next cells.

I’ve tried also ctrl+shift+right, but it failed too.

In the menu, the merge option was unabled since not more then one cell is selected.


Em 10/06/2022 11:11, Ravindran V.S. escreveu:

Hi,

First select all the cells that you need to merge, using “Shift + Right Arrow”

Then, on the menu, select and enter on the merge button.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

Ravi.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luciano de Souza
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 1:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

 

Hello all,

In the menubar, we can find an option to merge an entire row or an entire column.

But suppose a row with six cells. How to merge the second, the third and the forth cells?

I’mam using Windows 10, NVDA 2022.1 and Office 365.

Best regards,

Luciano de Souza


locked Re: Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

Ravindran V.S.
 

Hi,

First select all the cells that you need to merge, using “Shift + Right Arrow”

Then, on the menu, select and enter on the merge button.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

Ravi.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luciano de Souza
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2022 1:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

 

Hello all,

In the menubar, we can find an option to merge an entire row or an entire column.

But suppose a row with six cells. How to merge the second, the third and the forth cells?

I’mam using Windows 10, NVDA 2022.1 and Office 365.

Best regards,

Luciano de Souza


Re: Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

 

I think so yes. Is this already part of Firefox somehow? Cause when I pressed the application key with the misspelled word highlighted I don't see any menu items that lists suggestions.


Re: Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

Christo Vorster
 

Hi Quentin

 

On a lighter note. That plugin you talk about sounds fantastic, but can you imagine the trouble I’ll have when writing in Afrikaans.

 

Regards

 

Christo Vorster (Worcester South Africa)

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, 10 June 2022 00:26
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

 

Hi everyone,

 

Turning on my PC this morning, I got a suggestion from Microsoft to install their "Editor" plug-in.  These suggestions come up now and then and I usually ignore them, but since it looked to be the kind of thing we've been talking about recently, I was intrigued.

 

I can confirm it does work!  Essentially, it's a bit like grammarly - when you are typing in an edit field on the web (I used the Edge plugin but there is a Chrome one as well which I assume should work too, since both browsers are based on Chromium), it puts a red underline for spelling errors and a blue one for grammar - not dissimilar to Word.  NVDA doesn't buzz at you for an error, but when navigating it tells you that you have an error on that line, and reads it when you get to it.

 

You can find it at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/microsoft-editor

 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


Re: Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

Gene
 

Are you talking about the flag words as you type?  That feature says misspelled when you come to a misspelled word you have written.  This works the same way as the feature does in every program I've used that has it.  When you are on the word, open the context menu.  You will see suggestions by down arrowing.  Press enter on the suggestion you want to replace what is in the document.  The menu closes and the word is replaced.

Gene

On 6/10/2022 2:54 AM, Supanut Leepaisomboon wrote:

Is there something similar for Firefox? I know Firefox has a built-in spellchecker but it does not offer correction suggestions unlike in things like Microsoft Word.


Re: Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

 

Is there something similar for Firefox? I know Firefox has a built-in spellchecker but it does not offer correction suggestions unlike in things like Microsoft Word.


locked Merging cells in Microsoft Word 365

Luciano de Souza
 

Hello all,
In the menubar, we can find an option to merge an entire row or an entire column.
But suppose a row with six cells. How to merge the second, the third and the forth cells?
I’mam using Windows 10, NVDA 2022.1 and Office 365.
Best regards,
Luciano de Souza


Re: Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

 

Hmmm well chrome does have one checking via google spelling dictionaries so I don't need it but good find quentin.

And its a microsoft app to so well we know it works.



On 10/06/2022 10:25 am, Quentin Christensen wrote:

Hi everyone,

Turning on my PC this morning, I got a suggestion from Microsoft to install their "Editor" plug-in.  These suggestions come up now and then and I usually ignore them, but since it looked to be the kind of thing we've been talking about recently, I was intrigued.

I can confirm it does work!  Essentially, it's a bit like grammarly - when you are typing in an edit field on the web (I used the Edge plugin but there is a Chrome one as well which I assume should work too, since both browsers are based on Chromium), it puts a red underline for spelling errors and a blue one for grammar - not dissimilar to Word.  NVDA doesn't buzz at you for an error, but when navigating it tells you that you have an error on that line, and reads it when you get to it.

You can find it at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/microsoft-editor

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: NV Speech Player

Bob Cavanaugh
 

One more question,
Is this a new synth developed by NV Access, or an open source synth,
and would it be possible to add an American accent? This would be an
interesting poll to see whether or not I'm in the majority, but I
prefer synths that speak with the accent I'm most familiar with, and
while I like how NV Speech Player's synth sounds, I'm having a hard
time understanding its accent.

On 6/9/22, Luke Davis <luke@...> wrote:
Bob Cavanaugh wrote:

Hmm. I just installed that, and am running it now. Is there a way that
that Google Drive link can be added to the addons site?
The person who updated it can request to have it added, although they should
use
a real github repo instead of a gDrive link.

Luke






Re: Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

Sarah k Alawami
 

Yep. I’m using it now and love it sans it quirks. But over all, it works quite well. Give it a try.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

 

Hi everyone,

 

Turning on my PC this morning, I got a suggestion from Microsoft to install their "Editor" plug-in.  These suggestions come up now and then and I usually ignore them, but since it looked to be the kind of thing we've been talking about recently, I was intrigued.

 

I can confirm it does work!  Essentially, it's a bit like grammarly - when you are typing in an edit field on the web (I used the Edge plugin but there is a Chrome one as well which I assume should work too, since both browsers are based on Chromium), it puts a red underline for spelling errors and a blue one for grammar - not dissimilar to Word.  NVDA doesn't buzz at you for an error, but when navigating it tells you that you have an error on that line, and reads it when you get to it.

 

You can find it at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/microsoft-editor

 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


Spelling / grammar checkers - I found one!

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

Turning on my PC this morning, I got a suggestion from Microsoft to install their "Editor" plug-in.  These suggestions come up now and then and I usually ignore them, but since it looked to be the kind of thing we've been talking about recently, I was intrigued.

I can confirm it does work!  Essentially, it's a bit like grammarly - when you are typing in an edit field on the web (I used the Edge plugin but there is a Chrome one as well which I assume should work too, since both browsers are based on Chromium), it puts a red underline for spelling errors and a blue one for grammar - not dissimilar to Word.  NVDA doesn't buzz at you for an error, but when navigating it tells you that you have an error on that line, and reads it when you get to it.


Re: NV Speech Player

Luke Davis
 

Bob Cavanaugh wrote:

Hmm. I just installed that, and am running it now. Is there a way that
that Google Drive link can be added to the addons site?
The person who updated it can request to have it added, although they should use a real github repo instead of a gDrive link.

Luke


Re: Key echo not working in Git Bash using 2022.1

Ken Perry
 

Hmm No idea then.  I just use the Ubuntu or Debian prompt with wsl so I have not used that sorry.    NVDA seems to  work with all the Ubuntu, Debian, Powershell, and cmd.exe.  I wonder if some script needs to be updated.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Kerscher
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Key echo not working in Git Bash using 2022.1

 

Hi,

 

I have Github for windows installed. It creates a context menu called Git-Bash-Here and pressing this opens the terminal window MINGW64.

 

I get the$ prompt

 

Character echo is working in Jaws and Narrator.

 

Best

George

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Perry
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022 1:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Key echo not working in Git Bash using 2022.1

 

When you say git bash console do you mean wsl or something else.  The character echo is working for me in wsl.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Kerscher
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:21 PM
To: NVDA General Discussion <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Key echo not working in Git Bash using 2022.1

 

Hi,

 

In Git Bash console, the key echo is not working. In a command prompt it is. It was working prior to 2022.1

 

I tried modifying in advanced settings the new setting for the console It did not seem to do anything.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Best

George

 

 

George Kerscher Ph.D.

-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.

Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium

http://www.daisy.org

Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech

http://www.benetech.org

President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)

http://www.idpf.org

Member of the National Museum and Library Services  Board (IMLS)

http://www.imls.gov

Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), at W3C

http://www.w3.org/WAI

Phone: +1 406/549-4687

Cell:+1 406/544-2466

Email: kerscher@...

 


Re: Key echo not working in Git Bash using 2022.1

George Kerscher
 

Hi,

 

I have Github for windows installed. It creates a context menu called Git-Bash-Here and pressing this opens the terminal window MINGW64.

 

I get the$ prompt

 

Character echo is working in Jaws and Narrator.

 

Best

George

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Perry
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022 1:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Key echo not working in Git Bash using 2022.1

 

When you say git bash console do you mean wsl or something else.  The character echo is working for me in wsl.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Kerscher
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:21 PM
To: NVDA General Discussion <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Key echo not working in Git Bash using 2022.1

 

Hi,

 

In Git Bash console, the key echo is not working. In a command prompt it is. It was working prior to 2022.1

 

I tried modifying in advanced settings the new setting for the console It did not seem to do anything.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Best

George

 

 

George Kerscher Ph.D.

-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.

Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium

http://www.daisy.org

Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech

http://www.benetech.org

President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)

http://www.idpf.org

Member of the National Museum and Library Services  Board (IMLS)

http://www.imls.gov

Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), at W3C

http://www.w3.org/WAI

Phone: +1 406/549-4687

Cell:+1 406/544-2466

Email: kerscher@...

 


Re: Key echo not working in Git Bash using 2022.1

Ken Perry
 

When you say git bash console do you mean wsl or something else.  The character echo is working for me in wsl.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Kerscher
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2022 3:21 PM
To: NVDA General Discussion <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Key echo not working in Git Bash using 2022.1

 

Hi,

 

In Git Bash console, the key echo is not working. In a command prompt it is. It was working prior to 2022.1

 

I tried modifying in advanced settings the new setting for the console It did not seem to do anything.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Best

George

 

 

George Kerscher Ph.D.

-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.

Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium

http://www.daisy.org

Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech

http://www.benetech.org

President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)

http://www.idpf.org

Member of the National Museum and Library Services  Board (IMLS)

http://www.imls.gov

Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), at W3C

http://www.w3.org/WAI

Phone: +1 406/549-4687

Cell:+1 406/544-2466

Email: kerscher@...

 


Key echo not working in Git Bash using 2022.1

George Kerscher
 

Hi,

 

In Git Bash console, the key echo is not working. In a command prompt it is. It was working prior to 2022.1

 

I tried modifying in advanced settings the new setting for the console It did not seem to do anything.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Best

George

 

 

George Kerscher Ph.D.

-In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human right.

Chief Innovations Officer, DAISY Consortium

http://www.daisy.org

Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech

http://www.benetech.org

President, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)

http://www.idpf.org

Member of the National Museum and Library Services  Board (IMLS)

http://www.imls.gov

Chair Steering Council Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), at W3C

http://www.w3.org/WAI

Phone: +1 406/549-4687

Cell:+1 406/544-2466

Email: kerscher@...

 

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