axaio releases major update 2.3.112 of MadeToTag

Berlin/Germany – February 24, 2022 – axaio software, developer of solutions for print output automation as well as for creation of accessible PDF, announces the availability of the major update release 2.3.112 of MadeToTag. 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.

MadeToTag step 6: 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. For easy visualisation, these are marked with the help of a colour highlighting:

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. Also here, the visibility of the previously defined associations is emphasised for the user by coloured background highlighting:

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 tagged as real data tables, you 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.

The full list of release notes for the new MadeToTag version 2.3.112 can be found here

All customers are strongly recommended to download and install the major release version 2.3.112, for their specific InDesign version

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