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Add accessible header rows and columns to a table

Renée Meloche
Renée Meloche
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Available on the following Venngage subscription plans: Premium, Business and Enterprise.

Use Venngage's Table Tools to indicate row and column headers in basic tables in a design in the upgraded Editor.

Add a table to your design canvas

Select the Charts menu from the left sidebar.

Click or press your spacebar (keyboard) on "Table" to add a basic table to your design canvas.

The default table is generated with a tagged header row at the top.

 

Indicate row and column headers

Select the table on the design canvas. (You must select the entire table; clicking into one of the cells will not bring up the header tool).

Click or spacebar (on a keyboard) Headers in the top toolbar:

A close-up of the top toolbar with the Header Tool icon, a black square with smaller cubes dividing it to resemble a table, highlighted by a dark red square.

From the Headers menu, toggle the Header Row and/or Header Column on or off. This applies different styling to the text or data in the header row and/or column, as well as meta-data that will flag the row and/or column as a header for screen readers and other accessibility tools. The styling changes will appear automatically in the table on your design canvas:

Note: Single-row headers and single-column headers are currently supported. If your data requires multiple header columns or rows, we recommend splitting it into multiple simple tables.

 

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