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Use table markup to structure tabular data in PDF documents

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Make sure data tables in PDF documents are structured using table markup

Unless they are properly marked up, data tables in PDF documents are likely to cause important issues for people using screen readers, since the order in which data included in header and data cells is announced, as well as the relationships between cells is likely to be misinterpreted, if not completely overlooked. Tabular information must be presented in a way that preserves relationships within the information, even when users cannot see the table or when the presentation format [...]

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