Moderated Re: Google office and xlsx documents

Curtis Chong

Hello Murray:


My assumption is that the spreadsheet is a Google Sheets file. This is best read with the virtual cursor turned off. With the virtual cursor turned off, you can use some shortcut keys to navigate through the spreadsheet and, if necessary, make edits.


This link may be of help.




Curtis Chong


From: <> On Behalf Of Murray Peat
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 9:03 PM
Subject: Google office and xlsx documents


Hi there,

My work colleagues have asked me to do some work with them on a shared document. This takes the form of an xlsx document that appears to open in some kind of Google office online much like a web page.


Normally I have no problem navigating a spreadsheet however the controls on this shared document are confusing me. The document opens with Jaws seemingly bouncing in out of forms several times, I can tell this by the Jaws noises to indicate such. I sometimes find myself in the main document but more often that not I am stuck in some tool bar and can find no logical way of getting out of it.


I was wondering if anyone successfully uses these sort of things and what tips you may have.


The document also appears to slow down Jaws navigation. For example, I would normally jump from one cell to the next with automatic response whereas with this document sometimes it can take a second or so to pop to the next cell


Any help most welcome, it is sort of doing my head in J





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