[Athen] Nasty NVDA bug
lgreco at berkeley.edu
Fri Oct 18 11:31:38 PDT 2019
hello: i don't think this is an nvda bug er say i think its a word bug and
the numbers not showing up is a problem with wair the view port is for the
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On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 10:58 AM Robert Spangler <rspangler1 at udayton.edu>
> So to clarify, are you saying that if I use the automatic list feature,
> NVDA won't read the numbers that are automatically inserted upon pressing
> enter? That's strange, because mine does. I am on the latest version. I
> just did a simple test, though; I didn't use paragraphs and numbers with
> parentheses. I would recommend filing this bug with NVAccess so they can
> fix it. Thanks for letting us know!
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 1:42 PM Deborah Armstrong <
> armstrongdeborah at fhda.edu> wrote:
>> Don’t know if this has always been the case or is just a problem with the
>> current version, but I wanted to share it with anyone helping students.
>> I was typing something in Word this morning and using NVDA. My document
>> had numbers in the margins in parenthesis, but not every paragraph had
>> Word started automatically inserting numbers (I thought I had that pesky
>> “feature” turned off), but NVDA didn’t speak nor show those numbers on my
>> Braille display.
>> When I printed it a co-worker noticed all the extra numbers including a
>> final page with numbers running down the left margin with no text.
>> When I went back to review the document with JAWS, all the numbers
>> “appeared” but looking at it again with NVDA, only the numbers I’d
>> deliberately typed were displayed – none of the auto-numbering that Word so
>> “helpfully!” inserted.
>> This is a warning to anyone who takes an exam in word with NVDA, since if
>> you are adding fill in the blanks, and the instructor has numbered the
>> questions, simply pressing enter could add more numbers which would be
>> invisible to NVDA! Auto-numbering which is unfortunately on by default can
>> throw off the numbering of any exam as well, so I hope people turn it off
>> when the student taking the test is a newbie!
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