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Re: Seems like a mistake in Table Header technique

From: <maryutt@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:10:02 -0500
Message-ID: <20110308141002.14943wqzkuf27k0a@webmail.onecommunications.net>
To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Cc: 'WCAG' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, akirkpat@adobe.com
Thanks, David. Yes, you found an error: checking header row does not work.

The way to get table headers to translate properly to PDF is to  
specify "Repeat as header on the top of each page" in the Table  
Properties menu.

I'll fix this immediately.

Thanks again,


Quoting David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>:

> I've been going through the PDF techniques and there is an example of how to
> create proper table headers which shows how to make the table in MS Word,
> and check off the "Header Row" checkbox then export to PDF. I've tried this
> with two different machines in MS Word 2007, which is used in the example
> and it does not appear that checking "header Row" in MS Word, and exporting
> using PDF maker creates a <TH> in the Adobe Tag tree, as is demonstrated. I
> looked in the PDF preferences dialogue Box in MS Word and I don't think I
> missed anything.
> Perhaps we need to change this example or if there are further steps
> necessary we should add them. My sense it that it might just be an
> oversight, and that the Heading Row in MS Word does not translate to a <TH>
> in the PDF document. The example is here:
> http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Making_tables_accessible_in_
> PDF_documents_by_using_table_elements
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