moderated Re: Ideas for handling color coded spreadsheets

Van Lant, Robin

Wow, that is crazy. It seems like Office used to report colors in plain names, but now the option in the ribbon will often read the hex code number, which is not really helpful to me. I found that when I went to edit the file that was reporting Khaki1 as the cell color, I was later hearing cells as Grey 50. So confusing. Part of for me is that I work in high contrast and I wonder if that messes up the color reporting for JAWS. I cannot see that a cell is colored, but JAWS will report a background color, but maybe it's not reporting the correct one. Ugh.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2020 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: Ideas for handling color coded spreadsheets

Be aware that when you change a color in Office, the color JAWS reports when you are moving through the colors dialog is *not what it reports when the color is applied. I chose orange from the color grid, and when it was in a cell JAWS called it "antique white". "Dark Blue" became "slate grey".

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