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RE: Seems like a mistake in Table Header technique

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:24:34 -0500
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To: <maryutt@paciellogroup.com>
CC: "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <akirkpat@adobe.com>, <akirkpat@adobe.com>

Hi Mary... here's another suggested editorial change...

http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Tagging_incorrectly_merged_o
r_split_table_cells_in_PDF_documents 

---begin snip ----

Example One:

To check the table in the PDF document: 
1. Advanced > Accessibility > TouchUp Reading Order... 
2. Select the table (3 in the reading order)....

---end snip --

Step 2 in this process is confusing... users won't know to click the number
in the top left hand corner of the table to select it. (it is counter
intuitive that the selector drag technique doesn't work)

Suggest
2. Select the table by clicking the number in the top left hand corner of
the table.

Cheers
David MacDonald

-----Original Message-----
From: maryutt@paciellogroup.com [mailto:maryutt@paciellogroup.com] 
Sent: March-08-11 2:10 PM
To: David MacDonald
Cc: 'WCAG'; akirkpat@adobe.com
Subject: Re: Seems like a mistake in Table Header technique

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,

Mary

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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