If you haven't turned off Protected View in a given
MS-Office program when you download a file opened by any program
in the suite it opens in Protected View.
On the Windows 10 group someone asked about how to
get to the Enable Editing button using JAWS, and I couldn't
(using JAWS 18). I thought it might be a JAWS bug so I fired up
NVDA, but get the same behavior.
My first thought on getting to that button was,
"Use the screen reader search for 'Enable Editing'," but when
you try to invoke the screen reader search in either JAWS 18 or
NVDA on a document in Protected View it consistently invokes the
navigation pane which is, in Word, the program's search
function. You cannot get yourself to a control like the "Enable
Editing" button from there and I have no idea of what the
correct and/or convenient way is to route oneself directly to
that button to enable editing if one wishes to do so.
One of my step-by-step instruction sets, Adjusting
Protected View Settings in MS-Office Programs,
focuses on turning off Protected View because it can be such a
PITA for screen reader users.
What am I doing wrong here? There has to be a way
to get to that control.
Yourself" is the worst advice you can give to some people.
~ Tom Masson