Tagging Tables

How do I create an accessible table in Adobe Acrobat?

 Instructions

Section 4.23: Tables

  1. Upload your file, from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint into Adobe Acrobat

    Our example table of an Employee List.
  2. Go to the Options Menu and click New Tag, create a Heading 1 tag. Now highlight the heading you have for your document and right click your <H1> tag. Click Create Tag from Selection.

    Options Menu button.
    Tag Hierarchy with our H1 tag, Employee List.
  3. Go back to the Options Menu and create Table Header tags or <TH>. Highlight your Table Headers one by one and place them into their own <TH> tags.

  4. Go back to the Options Menu again and create Table Data tags or <TD>. Highlight your Table Data one by one and place them into their own <TD> tags.

  5. Create Table Row Tags or <TR> for each of your table rows. So if you have two table rows (including header rows, you need to make two <TR> tags. Place all of the <TH> tags in one <TR> tag and all of the <TD> tags in the other <TR> tag.

  6. Create a Table tag and place your <TR> tags inside it. Now open up all of your tags to be sure they are in order. If a data cell is skipped, be sure it is tagged correctly and get it into the right place in the hierarchy.