[Athen] Strikethrough formatting in MS Word and PDF?

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Fri Jan 11 12:35:50 PST 2019


I just created a document with some strike through text in it. Using JAWS, I did not figure out how to make the strike through attribute announce. However, I was able to get this with NVDA. To do this with NVDA:

1) Press NVDA-KEY+N to open the NVDA Menu.

2) Select Preferences.

3) Select Document Formatting.

4) Check the options you are looking for. In this case, I checked the attributes and colors box.

When I used the arrows to move to the line, the strike through text was announced. When I used the read all command (NVDA-KEY+DOWN-ARROW) the attribute was announced too.

I’m not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but HTH!

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913-288-7671
Email: rbeach at kckcc.edu<mailto:rbeach at kckcc.edu>

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Sean Keegan
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 10:10 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Strikethrough formatting in MS Word and PDF?

Hello all,

I was asked about the capabilities of screen-readers communicating the Strikethrough formatting in MS Word and PDF documents.

From my testing, I was not able to get either JAWS or NVDA to recognize and communicate the text content that had a Strikethrough effect. I was using recent versions of JAWS, NVDA, and Microsoft Word 365.

Has anyone been able to get JAWS or NVDA to recognize the Strikethrough formatting in MS Word (or PDF) documents?

I found a nice solution for HTML-based content from Adrian Roselli (see https://codepen.io/aardrian/pen/bYJrWe), but HTML is not an output option at this time.

Thanks for any feedback.

Take care,

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