If you use save-as for the new sheets, it works.
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At 09:37 AM 6/9/2019, you wrote:
Iâ€™m not able to set this up by defining a name on a worksheet and then copying that sheet multiple times. Even if I set the scope to the worksheet rather than the workbook, Jaws doesnâ€™t read column or row headings on the next sheets.
What you want can be done easily manually by first creating copies of your first sheet 31 times, one sheet for each day of the month. Then, place your cursor in the cell of the first sheet where you want to define the name, press the applications key, up arrow to â€œDefine name…â€� and press enter. Type â€œTitleâ€�� if you wish both column and row headings to be read by Jaws and press enter. Now, move to sheet two and do the same, except this time type â€œTitle2â€� as the name. Continue doing this on subsequent sheets, each time increasing the number after â€œTitleâ€�. Note that there is no space between â€œTitleâ€� and the number.
Not sure if this helps or if you wanted a more automatic method, but I canâ€™t seem to do it any other way. I even tried grouping the sheets and then defining a name, but this doesnâ€™t work.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2019 12:08 AM
Subject: Re: Excel rows and columns
I attached a little sample spreadsheet I made. I thought I followed your steps to set it up so Jaws will read the column and row titles, but I canâ€™t get it to work, what am I doing wrong?
From: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com <<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: Excel rows and columns
Pardon my error, that last technique is the "when I only want it during this session" method with JAWS. This is how to set them in the spreadsheet itself such that JAWS will recognize their existence and announce them whenever you open a specific spreadsheet:
Assigning a Title Row (Column Titles) and/or Title Column (Row Titles) in Excel
You can assign column and row titles in Excel. These are nice because they always work with Excel and are saved to the workbook. There's no risk of losing a setting in your screen reader.
To add column and row title names:
* Focus on the first cell in the row or column or at the first cell where the title row and title column intersect
* Open the Name dialog:
i. Open the Formula ribbon (ALT-M)
ii. Activate the â€œDefine Nameâ€� command (M)
iii. Within the drop-down list, activate â€œDefine Nameâ€�
iv. The â€œNew Nameâ€� dialog opens
Focus is placed in the name field. Within the name field, you can name the focused cell or selected range of cells. In this case, weâ€™re naming the column or row title:
* Name the cell using the following rules
i. Start the range name with the label that tells Excel youâ€™re creating a title range
* Title â€“ This tells Excel the column and row that intersect at the active cell are a title row and column
* ColumnTitle – This tells Excel the focused column contains the titles for the rows within the range
* RowTitle – this tells Excel the focused row contains titles for thee columns in the range
ii. Add a name for the range
iii. Optional - Add the last cell in the range preceded by two periods
* Use this when you have multiple regions in a worksheet
* Remember the cell address referenced is the last cell in the range for which you are creating titles
The next field in the dialog sets the scope for the name. this is a combo box. Use UP and DOWN ARROW to choose from between:
* Workbook - the title Is unique and canâ€™t be used elsewhere in a workbook
* A Specific Worksheet - the name can be used elsewhere in a workbook
You can add a comment for the named cell or region, this is strictly for your personal reference and doesnâ€™t affect the echo of the column or row title name
The last field references the cell name or range of selected cells youâ€™re naming. You can leave this field alone.
Activate the OK button to save the name and close the dialog.
Save the workbook and the titles are permanently saved and will work on any computer.
If you have titles set to echo in JAWS, the titles will echo and you wonâ€™t lose the settings.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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