Checking and Remediating PDF Files for Accessibility
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Figure 73 – Moving tags
If it is not your lucky day you may need to create the table from scratch. To do this
find the location your table should go on the tag pane. Right click the tag right
before where your table will be inserted and choose New Tag. Use the drop down
menu on the dialog box that appears and choose Table (or type it in, but keep in
mind it is case sensitive).
Then follow the directions for creating <TR> and <TD> cells. You will need to go
back and drag the tags to where they belong.
Using the Table Editor to Add Markup
You should now have a well-structured table. You can check this by viewing it with
the table editor. The table editor is an easy method to view rows, cells and columns
in your table. It also is where you can easily add accessibility enhancements such
as Table Headers, Scope and ID tags.
Scope tells the screen reader that everything under the heading is associated with
the heading. ID tags associate a particular cell with its row and column header.
Open your table with the Table Editor. If you hand tagged your table, or if your
table was created from a Word file that didn’t identify table headers, you probably
have a table that looks similar to Figure 74 in Table Editor mode. (Remember the
colors may be different because you can change the color of the elements in the
Table Editor view.)