Re: Excel problem

Wideman, Donna J

I have this enabled but still am having issues.
It wasn't an issue until recently.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Dave Carlson
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: Excel problem

There's a setting in Tools/Options that might need to be enabled. Look for "Allow editing directly in cell" and see if that fixes the problem.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Chaffin" <chaffin102468@...>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 08:44 AM
Subject: Re: Excel problem

Like I said, I do not think this is a Jaws problem, unless it goes across
versions. I have tried restarting Jaws, even changing versions, restarting
excel, and even restarting my computer on occasions.
This is not something that just happens every now and then. It happens
every time I start Excel, no matter which spreadsheet I open.

I have also checked to make sure that the window is maximized.

Again, this is on a Windows 8.1 machine, Excel 2013, and I have tried both
Jaws 16 and 17 with the same results.

I was just hoping that there might be something that I missed or changed on
accident that someone could bring to my attention.


On May 11, 2016, at 9:12 AM, Amanda Berkley <amanda1226@...> wrote:

I've had the same happen to me in Excel 2010 and in 2013. Most of the time
of the following fixes the problem.
1. Restart Excel
2. Restart JAWS
3. Restart the computer.

I think it's a JAWS having issues thing, but I can't say for sure.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 8:03 AM
Subject: Excel problem

I am running Excel 2013, Jaws 16 and Jaws 17, and Windows 8.1.

In the past, I could hit f2 to edit the contents of a cell, whether it was
formula or text. But now after hitting f2, Jaws just says blank, even
though there is text in the cell. I think this is a setting or something
Excel or Windows, because I have tried using Jaws 16 and Jaws 17 with the
same result.
Any ideas or help with this problem would be greatly appreciated!!



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