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RE: Seems like a mistake in Table Header technique

From: <maryutt@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:43:30 -0500
Message-ID: <20110310154330.19816j5og3ib0n3m@webmail.onecommunications.net>
To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Cc: 'WCAG' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, akirkpat@adobe.com
Hi, David,

Good clarification: I made this change as the porting hasn't begun for  
PDF techniques (per Michael's email that he'll be porting post-20 Mar).

Thanks,

Mary

Quoting David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>:

>
> 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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