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Word Docx With Tables

Andrea Sherry
 

Each week the admin staff here send me a program of upcoming activities.
The document is formatted as a table with days as column headings and activity times as rows The document also contains graphics of some kind.
NVDA using Libreoffice, Openoffice or MS Office has difficulty handling this format.
Any suggestions?
Andrea

David Griffith
 

It is difficult to comment definitively without access to the actual file but one of the tricks I have used in the past in trying to access difficult tables is to save either the Word Document or Spreadsheet involved as an HTML file and then try to read it using your web browser.
As I say I can't say for definite if it will help in this case but might be worth a try.

David Griffith

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrea Sherry
Sent: 18 January 2020 22:04
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Word Docx With Tables

Each week the admin staff here send me a program of upcoming activities.
The document is formatted as a table with days as column headings and activity times as rows The document also contains graphics of some kind.
NVDA using Libreoffice, Openoffice or MS Office has difficulty handling this format.
Any suggestions?
Andrea

Quentin Christensen
 

With only "NVDA using... Office .. has difficulty handling this format" to go on, it's hard to suggest anything definitively (what difficulties?  Can you navigate between cells, read the content, is either Word or NVDA giving an error message? etc.).

So firstly, to ensure we're all on the same page, here are the table navigation keys:

To move between cells, press CONTROL+ALT+ARROW (eg CONTROL+ALT+RIGHT ARROW to move right one cell in the current row, CONTROL+ALT+DOWN ARROW to move down one cell in the current column)

To set headers in your table:
Set column headers: NVDA+control+C
Set row headers: NVDA+control+r

If NVDA is in Browse mode, you can jump to the next table with T or SHIFT+T for the previous table.  You can press comma "," to move to the first thing past the end of the current table, or shift+comma to move back to the start of the current table.

I got all those out of the User Guide in the following places: 




If any of those aren't working or you're still having problems, feel free to reply, or if you have a sample document you can email, you can send it to me directly (you can't send attachments to the list) at info@...

Regards

Quentin.


On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 9:04 AM Andrea Sherry <sherryan@...> wrote:
Each week the admin staff here send me a program of upcoming activities.
The document is formatted as a table with days as column headings and
activity times as rows The document also contains graphics of some kind.
NVDA using Libreoffice, Openoffice or MS Office has difficulty handling
this format.
Any suggestions?
Andrea





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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager