[Athen] Complex tables (splitting and merging cells)

chagnon at pubcom.com chagnon at pubcom.com
Thu Aug 23 14:47:35 PDT 2018

In PDF, it's pretty quick and easy for basic tables.

Just add scope and span in Acrobat's Table Editor.

And look for Word and InDesign to do this automatically in future releases
(hopefully..they know it's a problem). InDesign puts the span in already but
not the scope.

More complex tables with multi-line headers need IDs, and those tools are
being developed.


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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf
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Subject: Re: [Athen] Complex tables (splitting and merging cells)


You can't make split/merged cells accessible in Word. There are options in
HTML and maybe PDF (I'm not sure about that), but both take advanced skills
- and a lot more time.


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Subject: [Athen] Complex tables (splitting and merging cells)

Hi All,

We are training faculty!!! How do we make a table accessible with merged or
spli cells? THANKS! K-LEIGH

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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