Axaio Upgrades Document Export Solution

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Axaio Upgrades Document Export Solution

Axaio MadeToTag is an Adobe InDesign plug-in to properly prepare InDesign documents for export as accessible, tagged PDF files. The major update 2.3.112 of MadeToTag has been released.

Besides minor improvements, the new version includes a generous overhaul of the table feature to optimise the usability of this widely used MadeToTag feature. Recently, there had been restrictions in the handling of the table function with certain documents. For example, partially wrong or not set cell colour highlighting caused impairments, which meant that the cell assignments were not clearly recognisable when tagging. With the currently introduced version 2.3.112, this step 6 in MadeToTag has been completely revised to guarantee reliable table processing.

The Table Structure

To enable navigation in tables, and thus a logically accessible representation of the table content, MadeToTag allows differentiated assignment of tags used for the table structure. This mainly concerns the definition of header cells, i.e. column or row headers, compared to normal cells.

Axaio Upgrades Document Export Solution

Another table editing option is the Smart Header mode, which allows you to determine individually which cells are to be marked as headers. Starting from a selected table cell, complex cell associations can be defined in this way in order to make even widely related table contents correctly readable for, among others, screen readers.

Axaio Upgrades Document Export Solution

Another advantage of MadeToTag’s table function is the possibility to label a table as a layout table. Sometimes tables are used in the InDesign document simply as a layout aid, for design purposes and not to create an actual data table. To avoid these being mistakenly Axaio Upgrades Document Export SolutionAxaio Upgrades Document Export Solutiontagged as real data tables, users can define them as layout tables. This way the table does not show up in the document’s tagging tree, which is essential for PDF/UA compliance.

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