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Re: Check reading order warning for tables in Word 365


From: David Farough
Date: Oct 12, 2022 9:44AM

Thanks Ryan;
I wondered about that!
The strange thing is that if I activate the checker after opening the document, everything is good. Only after progressing through the document do I see the reading order warnings.
In the most recent case it flagged all 20 tables.

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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Ryan E. Benson
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 5:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Check reading order warning for tables in Word 365

I've always treated that warning as something that always shows if a table is present due to how a table can be used. In the last few weeks I've seen a few documents that use a 1x1 table to create a centered box, for example..

Getting back to the question, I interpret the warning as needing a human to bless that the table is fine.

Ryan E. Benson

On Tue, Oct 11, 2022, 2:13 PM David Farough < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Can anyone help me figure out why I keep getting these warnings in a
> word document with multiple tables from the accessibility checker?
> I make it a point to mark heading rows, Turn off the break across
> pages option.
> Specify uniform top and bottom cell margins of 0.1
> The only recommendation that I get from the accessibility checker to
> fix this is to specify a style for the table.
> Doing this often removes changes I have made previously.
> Is there something I should look for or do to correct this?
> Thanks
> David
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