moderated Re: JAWS And Excel


Jim Pursley
 

If you are running JAWS 18 and above you would probably be better served, unless you just want a one time read of your spreadsheet, to use the Excel functionality that JAWS now recognizes.

 Hit control/end to find the bottom right corner of your spreadsheet.  remember this cell address.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Place the PC cursor at the upper left intersection of your row/column headers.


Hit the applications key and arrow up a few slots to Define Name.


You can specify  different headers for regions on your spreadsheet if you wish by naming the headers titleregion 1..n.   Or you can use any name you wish so long as all names for regions are unique  Mostly, though, you'll find simple spreadsheets with just one region.  If so, type titleregion1..(ending cell address or greater (or your name for the region plus ..and end cell.  and tab to the end and hit OK.


Your headers will be read AND can be saved with your spreadsheet.


The "Excel" way is now the only permanent way to save headers for JAWS-speak.


You can also go to define name by using the name manager in the Formulas menu.  You will need to use the name manager to revise or to delete your named headers.

On 12/19/2019 3:40 PM, John Doering wrote:

Go to the row with your headers.

Then hit alt, JAWS key, Control, and c at the same time.

 

HTH,

 

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES) via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: JAWS And Excel

 

Hi,

 

My spread sheet has column headers along the top, can someone remind me how to ask JAWS to read these column headers as I navigate around please?

 

Many thanks in anticipation,

 



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