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Re: Something About Formatting Word Docs Feels Wrong For Whatever Reason


From: Jim Homme
Date: Apr 24, 2019 8:04AM

I also think that some of what we are dealing with is educating others and ourselves about how to use Word as intended. I think if we teach beginning Word users to use styles before we teach them to use direct formatting, some accessibility is going to be taken care of. That and I like to watch kid movies, where things end happily ever after.


=========Jim Homme
Digital Accessibility
Bender Consulting Services

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From: L Snider < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Something About Formatting Word Docs Feels Wrong For Whatever Reason

I echo Elizabeth in terms of headings of Word documents. I wish Word would take out the title style, as it confuses people no end in terms of headings (the logical choice would be to choose title for the title, not heading 1...). You can also not include the Heading 1 in the options of the custom table of contents, makes it easier when the table has to be updated (which I do constantly).



On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 1:19 PM Elizabeth Thomas < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I do the document title as heading 1. Main sections are heading 2. I know that some people have multiple heading 1s per document, and it's not actually incorrect, but I try to stick to one heading 1 per document, which is the document's title. This does, however, result in needing to manual remove the heading 1 from the table of contents. Also, Word's title tag maps to a <p> tag in the PDF whereas heading 1 just maps to heading 1.
> -Elizabeth Thomas
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> > On Apr 23, 2019, at 9:10 AM, Jim Homme < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > I've been formatting my Word documents like this:
> >
> >
> > * Title of document using Title style
> > * Optional subtitle using Subtitle style
> > * Main sections with Heading 1 style
> >
> > I've done this to keep the document title out of the table of contents, if it has one.
> >
> > This feels wrong to me, because if the same document were a web document or a PDF document, I might have the document title duplicated as a heading 1, with document sections at heading 2. For documents I want to convert to PDF, I don't want to keep changing styles.
> >
> > I'm keeping this simple just to illustrate what I'm saying.
> >
> > Does this seem like I'm obsessing too much about this to you, or just how do you do this?
> >
> >
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