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No single keystroke to find out the current Excel worksheet #6613

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Qchristensen opened this Issue Dec 2, 2016 · 4 comments

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Qchristensen commented Dec 2, 2016

There is no single command which tells you which worksheet you are on in Excel without performing an action.

Object navigation can be used: NVDA+numpad 8 / NVDA+shift+up arrow jumps immediately to the sheet and tells you, however for those not overly familiar with object navigation, pressing it again jumps to the parent of the worksheet (Excel itself) which could be confusing.

The elements list will also tell you, although it defaults to charts, so you need to press NVDA+f7, then alt+s.

Alternatively there are seveal commands which perform actions which can be used, control+page up then control+page down, as long as the worksheet isn't the first one.

Similarly alt+tab to another application and back.

Knowing which worksheet you are on is important, but is it worth adding a new keystroke to give extra context information? Possibly such information could be useful in other programs, such as knowing which section and page you are on in Onenote.

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It sounds like this one might be an easy win. Setting as a priority 2.

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feerrenrut commented Dec 15, 2016

It sounds like this one might be an easy win. Setting as a priority 2.

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Example output: "Sheet MyWorksheet, G11"

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feerrenrut commented Jan 16, 2017

Example output: "Sheet MyWorksheet, G11"

feerrenrut added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 16, 2017

Report current worksheet in excel
Provide a command to report the name of the worksheet and the cell
location while in MS excell.

Fixes #6613

feerrenrut added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 17, 2017

incubate #6736
Re issue #6613
Merge branch 'i6613-getCurrentExcelWorksheet' into next

@nvaccessAuto nvaccessAuto added this to the 2017.1 milestone Jan 31, 2017

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Report current worksheet in excel (PR #6736)
Provide a command to report the name of the worksheet and the cell
location while in MS excel. This can be triggered with `NVDA+numpadDelete` or for laptop layout `NVDA+delete`

Fixes #6613

feerrenrut added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 31, 2017

Update changes file for PR #6736
- Added a command to report the name of the worksheet and the cell location while in Microsoft Ecel. This can be triggered with `NVDA+numpadDelete` or for laptop layout `NVDA+delete`. (Issue #6613)
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