welcome to this list and thanks for sharing your experience from using
LibreOffice with NVDA. My comments on the aspects you mention are inline
On 10/01/2022 18.27, Christopher Mullins wrote:
In Excel, the cell in focus is always selected (highlighted) and if I use Control+c to copy it's
value to the clipboard, NVDA will announceCopied to clipboard. If I do the same thing in Calc,
NVDA will announceNo Selectionhowever, the cell value will be copied to the clipboard. This is
also the case if I use Control+Shift+Space toSelect all, all cells are copied to the clipboard but
NVDA announcesNo Selectionwhen I press Control+c.
On Windows, there are 2 different technologies that applications can use
to implement accessibility: UIA (User Interface Automation) and MSAA
(Microsoft Active Accessibility).
Microsoft Office uses UIA, while LibreOffice uses MSAA.
From what I can see, Excel triggers a UIA notification event after
finishing the copy operation and NVDA speaks "Copy" as a consequence.
I'm not aware of any equivalent in MSAA, so I think the reason why Excel
announces something while LibreOffice does not is basically that the two
applications are using different technologies to implement accessibility.
At least from a technical perspective, that looks OK to me.
The most annoying issue is how NVDA voices numbers. I formatted a column as Currency, 2 decimal
places, currency symbol £ and leading minus signs on negative numbers. NVDA does not voice the
currency symbol at all, even with symbol verbosity set toAlland trailing zeroes on the fractional
side of the decimal point are truncated.
That's actually something that should be improved, and there is already
a report for this in LibreOffice's issue tracking system, Bugzilla:
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