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Re: PDF Tagging - layout tables.


From: chagnon@pubcom.com
Date: Jul 13, 2022 8:12AM

As others have said, pull every tag out of the <Table> structure tags.

But the best solution is to go back to the source file and remove the table there. If in Word, select the table and convert it to text, and then style it appropriately for the tags.

And get the original content creator trained in how to make accessible documents. There's no good excuse today to let this type of crap into documents.

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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Laura Roberts
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] PDF Tagging - layout tables.

It's hard to say without seeing the table, but I agree - pulling the tags out of the table and changing to either headings and paragraph tags, or list tags is what I often do with layout tables.

On Tue, Jul 12, 2022 at 11:30 PM Murphy, Sean via WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> All,
> I have a request from one of our developers how to apply
> role="presentation" to a PDF document. From my research this appears
> not possible. The documents being created are dynamic in nature and
> the developer is creating a template. The table is being used for
> laying out information. Yes, might not be the best approach, but this
> is what we are working with.
> How can you simulate the role=presentation approach available in HTML
> for tables?
> Does anyone have development documentation to achieve this functionality?
> Any help here would be greatly welcomed.
> Regards
> Sean Murphy
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Best regards,
Laura Roberts