Please provide tips on using Pivot tables in Excel with screen readers. Pivot tables are one of the most powerful features in Excel.
Pivot tables provide a superb feature set for analyzing data without having to develop complex formulae involving many ranges of data. I use a screen reader and am just starting to learn about them and am finding them wonderful, fascinating, and extremely useful. Sadly, screen reader vendors provide no information on pivot table use, and I believe that their lack of use by blind individuals stems from the fact that blind people don't learn about them, so they are never used. I think Microsoft has a wonderful opportunity here to expose information about one of the unsung heroes of Excel, and bring its knowledge to those who could use them.
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Thank you for reaching out to us about this issue. Another unother user has approached us about this very same situation, and we are having our engineering teams look into this.
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The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.
Does Microsoft offer any tutorials, to aid the blind user, on how to set-up and use pivot tables? I would love to learn, but I cannot find anything which does not require vision. Am I correct, Excel 2016 does not seem to work as earlier versions, since the instructions, for the earlier versions, do not seem to work the same and with no vision, it is impossible to determine why? Since I cannot find much on 2016, I was willing to give instructions, from earlier versions, a shot.
We forwarded your request to our product development team and they would like to know the answer to the following question and whether this suggestion also works for you:
Do we know what builds the users are working with?
I’ve attached a workbook that has data you can make a pivot with
Press Alt then N then V to bring up the dialog. Pressing enter should be enough to create a pivot at that point.
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The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk Team.
Hi..I use JaWS and have a lot of work to be done on excel.. kindly suggest some basic steps to create a pivot table and place the required fields in Rows and Columns and the Value fields.. thanks.. Ijlal