[Athen] Alt text locked? on MS Word for Mac 2011

Gibbons, Tom Tom.Gibbons at seattlecolleges.edu
Fri Feb 26 12:19:36 PST 2016

I have seen this in Word for PC, when a document is in compatibility mode (in other words, the file extension is .doc instead of .docx). The alt text option for tables is simply not available, and there’s no indication of where it might have gone. It’s very frustrating on first encounter.

If you save the .doc as .docx, the settings become available.

Tom Gibbons
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South Seattle College | LIB131
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>Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:29:32 +0000

>From: Maria Bohn <mbohn at bergen.edu>

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>Subject: [Athen] Alt text locked? on MS Word for Mac 2011

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>All of a sudden when I try to go into a table and enter Alt text I cannot enter anything it is ?locked? for want of a better word. I have never had a problem and have not chanegd anything to my knowledge as far as settings ? does anyone know how to fix this? I am on a mac running Office 2011 ? OS X 10.10.5


>Maria Bohn

>Senior Resource Accommodation Specialist

>Assistive Technology

>Office of Specialized Services

>Bergen Community College

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