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Tabbing through tables instead of using cursor

Dec 19, 2013 8:00 AM

Tags: #edit #tables #accessibility #tab_order #adobe_acrobat_pro

I am working to make PDFs accessible and found that one user who is using a screen reader prefers to tab through tables instead of using the arrow keys. This helps her to know when the tables ends. Currently if you tab at any point in the table (instead of using the arrows) it takes her to the next link which is after a few paragraphs of text.

 

Tabbing through tables happens automatically in MS Word (where the document was created). I'm assuming there is a way to correct this.

 

Thanks for your help!

 
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    Dec 19, 2013 8:59 AM   in reply to tte1923

    There's no such concept as "tables" in a PDF form created in Acrobat (only in those created in LiveCycle Designer). The tab order of fields in such a form is on a field-to-field basis. You can change it in the Form Edit mode of Acrobat, or you can use a generic order (rows/columns) via the page properties.

     
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    Dec 19, 2013 9:19 AM   in reply to tte1923

    If it's not a part of a form then you can't tab to it at all...

     
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    Dec 19, 2013 1:37 PM   in reply to tte1923

    The tabbing order only applies for form fields and for links, yes. And no,

    you can't change the tab order of links, AFAIK.

     
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