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Re: Complex tables: Scope AND id and header attributes

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From: Olaf Drümmer
Date: Oct 27, 2015 5:03PM


At least those who use Adobe InDesign for creation of accessible tagged PDF, may consider the problems solved: the MadeToTag plug-in from axaio software offers this type of table organization. It’s available for InDesign CS 5.5 through InDesign CC 2015 on Mac and Windows. More info and fully functional trial versions at www.axaio.com.

We did stay away from making the tool too smart and thus do not let it auto-guesstimate table structures, and instead focused on making the use of it highly efficient.

(Apologies for the shameless plug.)

Olaf Drümmer
CEO of axaio software (the maker of MadeToTag)

> On 27.10.2015, at 23:44, Jonathan Avila < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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>> We need better software tools that let us put these solutions into play right from the beginning, such as when the author is writing in MS Word. Not later in the workflow. Right from the beginning.
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> For complex tables, I envision a tool where you click/select the data cell you want to assign headers too and then you click/select each cell in order that you want to "label" that cell. Then you click "associate" and the tool adds the appropriate header attribute (and applies ids as needed). The tool could also predict cells that you might want headers and pre-select them for you. The tool could learn as you go -- to better predict what you might do for the next data cell.