Re: looking for two Excel keystrokes -- if they exist

Justin Williams

Insert c will tell you your cell coordinates.



From: [] On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:15 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] looking for two Excel keystrokes -- if they exist


There are two things I miss from using Window Eyes with Excel.  I’m wondering if an equivalent exists in JAWS. 


First, Is there a way, other than to arrow away and back, to have JAWS announce the current cell coordinates?  This is particularly helpful when in the middle of typing a formula and I need to recall the current cell I’m in.


Second, I sometimes need to count a subset of rows or columns in a file.  For example, today I was looking at a list of all employees and I just needed to count out the number in a particular team.  With Window Eyes, I would start at the first cell and arrow down till the last one.  By default, Window Eyes would announce the number of columns or cells selected, depending on which way I was moving.  Is there some way to ask JAWS how many rows, columns or cells are currently highlighted?  I tried reading the status line, but that didn’t’ seem to work.


Using JAWS 2019 latest build with Windows 10 and Excel 2016.



Robin Van Lant, Sr. Program Manager, Strategy & Performance Management

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