Cannot Edit text within a Cell Using JAWS 2019 and MS Excel 2016


Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi!

 

In Excel 2016 using JAWS 2019, if I am on a cell with text in it I used to be able in earlier versions of Excel and JAWS to press F2 and navigate and edit such text like if I were in a normal text document, such as MS Word.  Now, with JAWS 2019 and Excel 2016 when I try this nothing seems to happen.  It seems like I do not go into edit mode.

 

I have checked the Excel option to allow editing directly within a cell.  Likewise, I have unchecked the Excel option to auto complete formulas.

 

Has anyone else experienced this?  Is there some solution?

 

Thanks,

Richard


Ann Byrne
 

The editing within a cell should *not be checked.

At 01:47 PM 11/16/2018, you wrote:
Hi!

In Excel 2016 using JAWS 2019, if I am on a cell with text in it I used to be able in earlier versions of Excel and JAWS to press F2 and navigate and edit such text like if I were in a normal text document, such as MS Word. Now, with JAWS 2019 and Excel 2016 when I try this nothing seems to happen. It seems like I do not go into edit mode.

I have checked the Excel option to allow editing directly within a cell. Likewise, I have unchecked the Excel option to auto complete formulas.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there some solution?

Thanks,
Richard


Richard B. McDonald
 

Ah, that did it. Thanks Ann!

Richard

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2016

The editing within a cell should *not be checked.
At 01:47 PM 11/16/2018, you wrote:
Hi!

In Excel 2016 using JAWS 2019, if I am on a cell with text in it I used
to be able in earlier versions of Excel and JAWS to press F2 and
navigate and edit such text like if I were in a normal text document,
such as MS Word. Now, with JAWS 2019 and Excel 2016 when I try this
nothing seems to happen. It seems like I do not go into edit mode.

I have checked the Excel option to allow editing directly within a
cell. Likewise, I have unchecked the Excel option to auto complete
formulas.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there some solution?

Thanks,
Richard