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How To Make A Microsoft Word Document 508 Compliant

508 Compliant Document Tables

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Here are some specific instructions in regards to making 508 Compliant tables inside Microsoft Word Documents:
  • Microsoft Word document tables must be used to create a tabular structure.
  • All tables must read from left to right, top to bottom.
  • Tables containing data must have the first row designated as a "Header Row" in table properties.
  • Tables must not use merged cells.
  • If tables are used they should be described and labeled.
  • Rows should not break across pages as it will make it more difficult. In Microsoft Word, Table properties, the "Allow to break across pages" must be unchecked.

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