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Bhavya shah
Dear all,
I am uncertain if this has already been reported as an issue, or if
there does exist any method to access text boxes in a Microsoft Excel
sheet. I have an Excel exercise to complete, in which upon my
inability to locate the questions, my instructor informed me that the
questions were written in a text box. I am clueless about how this
text box could be accessed, because through all the browse mode,
Elements list and table navigation I tried, there were no signs of the
presence of a text box being indicated by NVDA.
Are Excel text boxes currently unsupported by NVDA, or is there any
work-around whatsoever to access them? Is this a known issue, or
should I file a ticket for the same?
I would truly appreciate any swift assistance in this regard!
Thanks.

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Re: Accessing Text Boxes in Microsoft Excel

James Teh
Can you get to them using the form field (f) single letter navigation key in browse mode?

On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 3:34 AM, Bhavya shah <[hidden email]> wrote:
Dear all,
I am uncertain if this has already been reported as an issue, or if
there does exist any method to access text boxes in a Microsoft Excel
sheet. I have an Excel exercise to complete, in which upon my
inability to locate the questions, my instructor informed me that the
questions were written in a text box. I am clueless about how this
text box could be accessed, because through all the browse mode,
Elements list and table navigation I tried, there were no signs of the
presence of a text box being indicated by NVDA.
Are Excel text boxes currently unsupported by NVDA, or is there any
work-around whatsoever to access them? Is this a known issue, or
should I file a ticket for the same?
I would truly appreciate any swift assistance in this regard!
Thanks.

--
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Bhavya Shah

Avid Enthusiast and User of the Free NVDA Screen Reader (www.nvaccess.org)

Contacting Me
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Follow me on Twitter @BhavyaShah125 or www.twitter.com/BhavyaShah125
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Re: Accessing Text Boxes in Microsoft Excel

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
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Bhavya
I think this may be a similar problem to that which I reported this morning.
Would you feel confident enough to create a macro? I'll put the link below
and you can go to the web page and get the text there. If you would like
help, please email me privately and I will talk you through he steps. It's
not complicated!

If this macro works, you will find it seeking the first text box and
inviting you to open it. Pressing "no" moves it on to the next box. I found
the box itself fully accessible. The difficulty is that the screen reader
cannot as yet catch the box and move into it.

I am recommending to the development team that they build in this macro or
at least take the logic and call the text box like the macro does. This
should make all text boxes manageable in the future.
Here is the link to get you started
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- Source:
http://wordribbon.tips.net/T012249_Finding_Text_Boxes.html
by Allen Wyatt (last updated May 27, 2015)
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bhavya shah [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 5:34 PM
To: NVDA screen reader development <[hidden email]>
Subject: [Nvda-devel] Accessing Text Boxes in Microsoft Excel

Dear all,
I am uncertain if this has already been reported as an issue, or if there
does exist any method to access text boxes in a Microsoft Excel sheet. I
have an Excel exercise to complete, in which upon my inability to locate the
questions, my instructor informed me that the questions were written in a
text box. I am clueless about how this text box could be accessed, because
through all the browse mode, Elements list and table navigation I tried,
there were no signs of the presence of a text box being indicated by NVDA.
Are Excel text boxes currently unsupported by NVDA, or is there any
work-around whatsoever to access them? Is this a known issue, or should I
file a ticket for the same?
I would truly appreciate any swift assistance in this regard!
Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Avid Enthusiast and User of the Free NVDA Screen Reader (www.nvaccess.org)

Contacting Me
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or www.twitter.com/BhavyaShah125 Mobile Number: +91 7506221750

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Hello

How can I define the entry of numbers in braille such as #abc to translate
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Re: Accessing Text Boxes in Microsoft Excel

Bhavya shah
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Hi Jamie,
No, the 'f' single letter navigation key command for form fields does
not indicate presence of any text boxes.

Cearbhall,
Thanks for the link. I will contact you privately for instructions on
macro creation. Thanks for your willingness to help.

Thanks.

On 11/15/16, Cearbhall O'Meadhra <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Bhavya
> I think this may be a similar problem to that which I reported this
> morning.
> Would you feel confident enough to create a macro? I'll put the link below
> and you can go to the web page and get the text there. If you would like
> help, please email me privately and I will talk you through he steps. It's
> not complicated!
>
> If this macro works, you will find it seeking the first text box and
> inviting you to open it. Pressing "no" moves it on to the next box. I found
> the box itself fully accessible. The difficulty is that the screen reader
> cannot as yet catch the box and move into it.
>
> I am recommending to the development team that they build in this macro or
> at least take the logic and call the text box like the macro does. This
> should make all text boxes manageable in the future.
> Here is the link to get you started
> ---------------------
> - Source:
> http://wordribbon.tips.net/T012249_Finding_Text_Boxes.html
> by Allen Wyatt (last updated May 27, 2015)
> -----------
>
>
> All the best,
>
> Cearbhall
>
> m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: [hidden email]
>
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bhavya shah [mailto:[hidden email]]
> Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 5:34 PM
> To: NVDA screen reader development <[hidden email]>
> Subject: [Nvda-devel] Accessing Text Boxes in Microsoft Excel
>
> Dear all,
> I am uncertain if this has already been reported as an issue, or if there
> does exist any method to access text boxes in a Microsoft Excel sheet. I
> have an Excel exercise to complete, in which upon my inability to locate
> the
> questions, my instructor informed me that the questions were written in a
> text box. I am clueless about how this text box could be accessed, because
> through all the browse mode, Elements list and table navigation I tried,
> there were no signs of the presence of a text box being indicated by NVDA.
> Are Excel text boxes currently unsupported by NVDA, or is there any
> work-around whatsoever to access them? Is this a known issue, or should I
> file a ticket for the same?
> I would truly appreciate any swift assistance in this regard!
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Best Regards
> Bhavya Shah
>
> Avid Enthusiast and User of the Free NVDA Screen Reader (www.nvaccess.org)
>
> Contacting Me
> E-mail Address: [hidden email] Follow me on Twitter
> @BhavyaShah125
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Re: Accessing Text Boxes in Microsoft Excel

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
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Bhavya,

It would help my research into managing text boxes if I could have a copy of
the Excel spread sheet containing the text boxes that you describe. I would
like to try out the macro that I recently reported on this list for MS Word
to see if it works in excel.

You could send me a Drop box link or send it directly to my personal email
at
[hidden email]

I will report as soon as possible to let you know if it helps to solve your
problem as well!


All the best,

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bhavya shah [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 5:34 PM
To: NVDA screen reader development <[hidden email]>
Subject: [Nvda-devel] Accessing Text Boxes in Microsoft Excel

Dear all,
I am uncertain if this has already been reported as an issue, or if there
does exist any method to access text boxes in a Microsoft Excel sheet. I
have an Excel exercise to complete, in which upon my inability to locate the
questions, my instructor informed me that the questions were written in a
text box. I am clueless about how this text box could be accessed, because
through all the browse mode, Elements list and table navigation I tried,
there were no signs of the presence of a text box being indicated by NVDA.
Are Excel text boxes currently unsupported by NVDA, or is there any
work-around whatsoever to access them? Is this a known issue, or should I
file a ticket for the same?
I would truly appreciate any swift assistance in this regard!
Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Avid Enthusiast and User of the Free NVDA Screen Reader (www.nvaccess.org)

Contacting Me
E-mail Address: [hidden email] Follow me on Twitter @BhavyaShah125
or www.twitter.com/BhavyaShah125 Mobile Number: +91 7506221750

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