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Excel: NVDA does not announce when ENTER is pressed to move to a new line #6500
When adding data into an Excel spreadsheet, a convenient way of moving is by pressing TAB to move to the cell to the right, then ENTER to move to the next row, at the first column you pressed TAB from, announcing the new cell as it moves.
This works fine if you enter data into cells as you go. If you press ENTER without having typed anything into the last cell, the focus moves as expected, however, NVDA does not announce anything. If NVDA+TAB is pressed at this point, NVDA also does not read the correct cell (it reads the previous cell).
Immediate workaround is to recommend to use arrows to navigate if not editing cell contents, however this situation could be confusing if someone pressed ENTER, particularly if they then press NVDA+TAB to confirm where the focus is.
Tested in both Excel 2007 and 2016.
P2 because this could be very confusing and because the fix is ridiculously easy.
As a side note, I didn't realise enter worked in this situation. I assumed enter was only valid when editing. Pressing enter to move to the next row when not entering seems counter-intuitive to me, but maybe it's just me. :)
For the most part, if just reading, then yes, I would tend to use the
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