Bug 115335 - Formatted cell text is not exposed to assistive technologies
Summary: Formatted cell text is not exposed to assistive technologies
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
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Blocks: a11y
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Reported: 2018-01-31 16:15 UTC by Joanmarie Diggs
Modified: 2019-08-03 18:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Joanmarie Diggs 2018-01-31 16:15:33 UTC
Steps to reproduce:
1. Launch Calc
2. Type in a date in cell A1, e.g. 01/31/2018
3. Format the cell so the month name is displayed, e.g. January 31, 2018
4. Launch Accerciser and select the accessible associated with A1 in the panel on the left
5. In Accerciser's Interface Viewer, expand and view the "Text" content

Expected results: The displayed text ("January 31, 2018") would be exposed.

Actual results: The text which was entered ("01/31/2018") is exposed.

Impact: Orca doesn't present the contents on the screen.
Comment 1 Alex ARNAUD 2018-02-01 10:43:46 UTC
Hello all,

I can confirm the issue on Windows 10 with LibreofficeDev 6.1 and NVDA 2017.4.

FYI, I've followed a simple steps:
1) Open LibreOffice Calc
2) Type 25 on the A1 cell
3) Go for format, cell
4) Change the cell to currency
5) The cell content moves from 25 to $25

Result: NVDA reads 25.
Expected result NVDA should read $25.

Best regards.
Comment 2 Milton 2018-08-02 20:30:08 UTC
LibreOffice Calc version:
Ubuntu 18.04
bug confirmed
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2019-08-03 03:05:32 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Milton 2019-08-03 18:41:15 UTC
Hi all, bug still remains, LibreOffice Calc 6.2.5 Ubuntu 19.04 with Orca master. Milton