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Re: incorrect guidance on creating accessible tables in PDFs made from Word files

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:39:18 -0500
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Cc: Karin Carlson <karininwinnipeg@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <f0532455-02fb-ddb9-8cca-77193468b43e@w3.org>
On 9/9/2019 8:43 PM, Karin Carlson wrote:
> Please share this with the appropriate person or newsgroup. Thanks.
> 
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> On this page: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/pdf#PDF6
> 
> ...there are two incorrect pieces of information in regards to creating a tagged table in a PDF from a Word table. I am using Word 2016 and Acrobat DC.
> 
> 1 - The guidance suggests using the "repeat header row across pages" feature, which does NOT make a TH tag in the result document (see the attached example file, where this was used on the first table, and note the tags in the PDF file -- pic below).
> No <TH> tags:
> image.png
> 2 - The page has this paragraph: /Note: /Microsoft Word can only mark up cells as column headings, not as row headings. Only the first row can be marked as heading for all table columns. When the table has row headings or a more complex heading structure, this mark-up must be added in a PDF editor such as Acrobat Pro.
> 
> This is wrong. The feature in Word that DOES work to create TH table headers (Table Style Options, Header Row, First Column) can certainly do both row and column headings.  See the table in the example files.
> image.png
> image.png
> 
> Neither table is perfect but it's clear (I'm hoping) that your page needs updating. Please reach out if you would like me to write up some content for you.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Karin
> -- 
> 
> Karin Carlson, MCT, MSOMS
> Instructor, Computer Professional
> (204) 997-3297 cell
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