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PowerPoint, text boxes and accessibility


From: Howard Kramer
Date: Jan 30, 2020 2:59PM

I've been playing around with PowerPoint (2013 for Windows) and NVDA. It's
always been emphasized not to use text boxes and instead to use the slide
layouts but I notice that NVDA reads the text boxes without
problem although you may need to rearrange the order in the selection pane.
I can see that the text boxes are missing from the outline view but I can't
see to get NVDA to read that pane in any case.

Does the admonition against text boxes still apply?


Howard Kramer
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