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Making PDF forms from Word forms styled as tables

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Sep 11, 2020

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When autotagging a form from a document, table tags often pop up when Acrobat reads the original design, as the layout in Word is made with help of tables. In the respective table tags, the structure is correct, with p and form tags. See enclosed picture.

I understand that the table structure in itself is of no use for the screenreader in this case. But are the table tags a problem, i.e. is it necessary to rebuild the structure with p tags on the top level and get rid of the table tags?

I read that screenreaders often go into form mode while finding form fields, som my idea was that they might ignore the table tags? If so, does that apply to other applications used by users?

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Ulrika

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Making PDF forms from Word forms styled as tables

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When autotagging a form from a document, table tags often pop up when Acrobat reads the original design, as the layout in Word is made with help of tables. In the respective table tags, the structure is correct, with p and form tags. See enclosed picture.

I understand that the table structure in itself is of no use for the screenreader in this case. But are the table tags a problem, i.e. is it necessary to rebuild the structure with p tags on the top level and get rid of the table tags?

I read that screenreaders often go into form mode while finding form fields, som my idea was that they might ignore the table tags? If so, does that apply to other applications used by users?

Best regards,

Ulrika

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