Is it possible to assign Table Summary in Word?
In order to meet contract requirements at work, I need to convert Word documents into section 508-compliant PDFs on a regular basis. In order to pass the accessibility check in Adobe Acrobat, each figure needs to have alt-text assigned and each table needs to have a table summary assigned. I know how to do this in Adobe Acrobat, but I would like to assign these items in Microsoft Word for efficiency. We often have to create multiple PDFs of the same Word document during the revision/editing process, and having these items already assigned in Word would eliminate rework. Also, we often use one Microsoft Word file as a template for other files. I was able to figure out how to assign the figure alt-text in Microsoft Word and it works exactly as I would expect. However, I can't seem to figure out a way to assign a table summary in Word. Is it possible to do this and have it transfer to the PDF when the PDF is created?
I have tried right-clicking on the table in Word, selecting Table Properties, and clicking the Alt Text tab. I have tried entering information in the Title and Description fields. Neither of these seem to transfer into the table summary when the PDF is created. Is what I am trying to do even possible? It would save us so much time if we could assign the table summaries in Word.
If this is helpful, the versions I am running are:
Word: Version 2202 (Build 14931.20132)
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC: Version 2022.001.20085