Re: Making a note in excel



Here's a suggestion for eliminating the speaking of your name along with

In Excel you designate your name or initials to be used in such comments or
giving creation credit. I think it's in the Options/General. Instead of your
name or initials, use some other variant of your name that you recognize,
but don't use anywhere else. Then try putting that variant into the
dictionary manager for Excel and other Office applications to speak nothing.
Let me know if that works.

Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sieghard Weitzel" <sieghard@...>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2018 08:27
Subject: Re: Making a note in excel

Hi Mario,

Thanks, that does work, however, it reads my name each time before it reads
the comment. I guess that is because I am the author of the comment. I'll
have to get in touch with Jaws and ask them to fix this or to add a setting
where this can be turned on or off. I can see how in a company where
multiple people edit an Excel sheet this is useful, but I just want to hear
the comment and I'm sure for most private users or those like me who have a
small business would prefer just to hear the comment and nothing else.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2018 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: Making a note in excel

I see an alt+shift+Apostrophe to make JAWS read a cell comment, but no
keystroke to have JAWS do what you suggest. when you hear that a cell has a
comment, alt+shift+apostrophe should read the comment.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard B. McDonald [mailto:richardbmcdonald@...]
Sent: Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 3:48 PM EST
Subject: Making a note in excel

No, that is not an *Excel* option. There is, I think, a *JAWS* option to
have a cell's note (if any) read along with its value and coordinates.

*From:* [] *On Behalf Of *Dave..
*Sent:* Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:23 PM
*Subject:* Re: Making a note in excel

I'm thinking that comments can be made to speak, but perhaps they need to be
enabled in the Excel options?

Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----

*From:*Sieghard Weitzel <mailto:sieghard@...>

*To:* <>

*Sent:*Saturday, January 20, 2018 13:21

*Subject:*Re: Making a note in excel

Hi Dave and Richard,

This is useful although if I go to Insert Comment and type something
pressing enter doesn't do anything and neither does tab, I have to press
escape first before I can navigate to a different cell, then if I go back it
will say the cell content along with "includes comment.

The Control+Shift+Apostrophy also works great, but it would be really nice
if Jaws could be made to speak the comment after the cell content, e.g. it
would say "2" or whatever value is in the cell and then
"Comment: Number of items in stock" or something along those lines.

This would allow you to still perform calculations including the value of
that cell but to have some more useful information, e.g. I could have the
names of products in column A and across the top I could have sizes and
maybe for this particular order some sizes are "In Stock" and some are
"Backordered". I have received Excel sheets where the person who made that
sheet colour coded this and then provided a legend as to what colour means
what, but it would be nice to be able to add a comment which Jaws then reads
automatically instead of having to check the colour of the cell content.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is possible, if anybody knows maybe they can
share it. If indeed it is not possible then I think FS should add this





*From:* <>
[] *On Behalf Of *Richard Turner
*Sent:* Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:05 AM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: Making a note in excel

Hi Brian,

Dave's write, if you use the application key you can arrow to insert comment
and hit enter.

Type your comment and hit enter.

Then, I believe you can tab to the next cell or arrow down, etc.

To bring up a list of cells with comments, its control+shift+apostrophe.

I do not know if there is a setting to have Jaws automatically read the



*From:* <>
[] *On Behalf Of *brian albriton
*Sent:* Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:36 AM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Making a note in excel

Excel not only has data but occasionally one needs to make a note about the
data. How would I do this in excel?

Brian Albriton

iPhone 2136103315

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