Setting column headers to read in Excel


Kerryn Gunness
 

It’s NVDA key, shift and seek


On 13 Jan 2021, at 6:54 PM, Sascha Cowley via groups.io <sascha.camille@...> wrote:

Per section 11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide:

After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:

Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the workbook as defined name ranges compatible with other screen readers such as JAWS. This means that users of other screen readers who open this workbook at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.


Jeff Samco
 

Thanks for the tip. I never picked up on the subtlety that clearing header info requires pressing NVDA+Shift+C or R twice quickly. I had interpretted the instruction as pressing it a second time. Now it works like I expect for clearing the heading setting.
Thanks,
Jeff


At 04:47 PM 1/13/2021, you wrote:
There isn't a "clear all" command, but if you go back to where you set the headers, you can press NVDA+shift+c (or NVDA+shift+r for row headers) and press the command twice quickly to remove the set header.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:22 AM Jeff Samco <jsamco@...> wrote:
Thank you for correcting my using the wrong key combination. Funny thing, the right key combo actually works!*grin*
A second question:  On a  spreadsheet  on which I am trying to set a row of  column headers to read. When I am in the first cell of the row, and when I press NVDA+Shift_C it tells me the headers  are already set at those cell coordinates. Subsequent pressing of NVDA+Shift+C just repeats the same announcement.
Is there a way of just clearing all column and row  announcement "markers" so I can start from scratch?
Thanks, again,
Jeff

At 02:54 PM 1/13/2021, you wrote:
Per section 11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide:
After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:
Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the workbook as defined name ranges compatible with other screen readers such as JAWS. This means that users of other screen readers who open this workbook at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.


Quentin Christensen
 

There isn't a "clear all" command, but if you go back to where you set the headers, you can press NVDA+shift+c (or NVDA+shift+r for row headers) and press the command twice quickly to remove the set header.


On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:22 AM Jeff Samco <jsamco@...> wrote:
Thank you for correcting my using the wrong key combination. Funny thing, the right key combo actually works!*grin*
A second question:  On a  spreadsheet  on which I am trying to set a row of  column headers to read. When I am in the first cell of the row, and when I press NVDA+Shift_C it tells me the headers  are already set at those cell coordinates. Subsequent pressing of NVDA+Shift+C just repeats the same announcement.
Is there a way of just clearing all column and row  announcement "markers" so I can start from scratch?
Thanks, again,
Jeff

At 02:54 PM 1/13/2021, you wrote:
Per section 11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide:

After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:

Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the workbook as defined name ranges compatible with other screen readers such as JAWS. This means that users of other screen readers who open this workbook at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.


Jeff Samco
 

Thank you for correcting my using the wrong key combination. Funny thing, the right key combo actually works!*grin*
A second question:  On a  spreadsheet  on which I am trying to set a row of  column headers to read. When I am in the first cell of the row, and when I press NVDA+Shift_C it tells me the headers  are already set at those cell coordinates. Subsequent pressing of NVDA+Shift+C just repeats the same announcement.
Is there a way of just clearing all column and row  announcement "markers" so I can start from scratch?
Thanks, again,
Jeff


At 02:54 PM 1/13/2021, you wrote:
Per section 11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide:

After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:

Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the workbook as defined name ranges compatible with other screen readers such as JAWS. This means that users of other screen readers who open this workbook at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.


Sascha Cowley
 

Per section 11.2.1 of the NVDA user guide:

After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:

Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the workbook as defined name ranges compatible with other screen readers such as JAWS. This means that users of other screen readers who open this workbook at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.


Jeff Samco
 

I'm in an Excel workbook and trying to set column headers to read when arrow cell-to-cell across a row below the header label row. I believe the NVDA command is NVDA+Ctrl+C. However, when pressing this key combination NVDA announces "configuration saved." This happens regardless of using the left hand Caps Lock combo or the right hand Insert on NumPad. Can someone straighten me out?
Thanks,
Jeff