Re: JAWS Is Crashing My Excel
Van Lant, Robin
When I first moved to JAWS 2018 from Window Eyes, I was having issues with Excel 2016 crashing when I had large files with pivot tables and/or filters turned on. AS I recall, JAWS would go silent and then I may or may not be able to open the continue working with the file without closing it. I have not noticed this issue since upgrading to JAWS 2019 and do thing there was something about stability improvements for Excel or office overall in a later update to JAWS.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Evan Reese
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:51 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] JAWS Is Crashing My Excel
I’m using JAWS 2018, and the version of Microsoft Excel that I got with Office 2013.
I’m using Excel to time chess games with a macro that someone created with clocks that change each time a move is entered.
When running JAWS, every time I try to save the file I’m using, Excel crashes. I get several seconds of silence and then I’m asked if I want to load a recovery file. I’ve tried it four times so far.
I’m sure the issue must be with JAWS and not with Excel. I have never experienced this with Window Eyes. I saved the same file using Window Eyes that was crashing when running JAWS and it worked fine. I’ve timed 90 games with Excel and Window Eyes with no problems.
I need to start using JAWS more and more as Window Eyes becomes less usable with an increasing number of programs, so I need to figure out what’s going on with my JAWS and Excel spreadsheet.
Anybody heard of this before and has an idea?
Thanks for any advice.
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