Re: Office 365 Excel 2016 and Jaws 2018 Issues


Van Lant, Robin
 

Yes, if you want to autofit the longest entry anywhere in the column, you would need to first select the column. Often I already know that I am in the cell with the longest entry, so I can just do the autofit option without selecting the whole column first.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 3:47 PM
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Subject: Re: Office 365 Excel 2016 and Jaws 2018 Issues

Robin, I think you mean. alt o c a. will auto fit. but doesn't the column have to be selected first to accommodate the longest entry in the column (with a control spacebar)?



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Subject: Office 365 Excel 2016 and Jaws 2018 Issues

I heavily use Excel 2016 in Windows 10 with JAWS 2018. I moved to JAWS from Window Eyes as the same time I moved to Win 10 and Office 2016, so I'm not really able to compare JAWS in the two versions of Excel. The only real issue I have in Excel is a noticeable lag when opening large files where autofilters are turned on.

As for column width, I use the old Excel 2003 keyboard shortcut that still works. Hit Alt C (think Column) and then w to open a small edit box that tells you current width and allows you to change the entry.
Also, Alt C then A will autofit the width.


Robin
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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Prewitt
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:34 AM
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Subject: Re: Office 365 Excel 2016 and Jaws 2018 Issues

I do agree that we will have to move to Excel 2016 sooner rather than later. So, it sounds like they have moved things from the context menu into the ribbon.
On Oct 16, 2018, at 11:03 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@live.ca> wrote:

Well, he will have to learn where to find it or remember the shortcut keys, column width is Alt+H followed by O and W Also, I believe there are ways to add things to the context menu with various ttweaks, you'd have to Google this, but I'm almost certain I read there is a way to add things to the context menu.
I found it took a bit to get used to Office 2013 and later 2016 which isn't so different, but it was quite a change from Office 2010, but you can't stay on 2010 forever so one might as well deal with it.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Prewitt
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:50 AM
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He uses Excel, Outlook, and Word primarily. The ribbon is in Excel 2010. He reports the column width is no longer in the context menu in Excel 2016.
On Oct 16, 2018, at 10:41 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@live.ca> wrote:

What other applications do you or your employee need to use? If it's primarily Office then upgrading to Windows 10 is fine, it is very stabil and Office works well.
I know you mentioned he can't change the width of columns and so on, if he came from Excel 2010, are you sure he knows how to do it, if I remember correctly, didn't Excel 2010 still use menus or di dit have ribbon menus already?
If he has to use older applications and if he uses the Jaws cursor a lot there is a good chance he will lose that in Windows 10.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Prewitt
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 7:29 PM
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Subject: Re: Office 365 Excel 2016 and Jaws 2018 Issues

I will attempt an Office repair. As for Windows 10, do others find better Jaws 2018/Excel 2016(Office 365) stability under Windows 10 rather than Windows 7? Are there any adjustments that I can make in Jaws or Excel to make them work better under Windows 7?

Thank you,

Brian
On Oct 15, 2018, at 9:17 PM, Brian Prewitt <bprewitt@msblind.org> wrote:

I have reported it. They tell me to do an Office repair and/or move to Windows 10.
On Oct 15, 2018, at 9:12 PM, Alyssa <lyssassong@gmail.com> wrote:

Contact FS, and report this. I also have issues with JAWS 2018 and Office 365. Mine are with Word. I cannot properly read information in tables, so I can see how this would transfer over to Excel.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Prewitt
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 10:05 PM
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Subject: Office 365 Excel 2016 and Jaws 2018 Issues

Hi List,

One of my executives is having quite a few issues with Jaws 2018 and Office 365 Excel 2016, the latest build of both under Windows 7. So much so that I have installed excel 2010 on his computer in order for him to get work done. He is reporting the following issues. Jaws becomes silent when saving files, formulas aren’t read to him, he will lose an hour of work randomly, he can’t widen columns, add new sheets, rename sheets, etc. All of these things and others I may not have mentioned he can do in Excel 2010. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Brian



























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