Adding Scope

The scope attributes in a table helps provide context to screen readers. A scope="col" identifies the header for all the cells in that column, and cells with a scope="row" identifies the header for all the cells in that row. To add column and row scope to a table created in the Rich Content Editor, first insert a table. 

  1. To add scope for a column, select the relevant cells of the table. 
  2. In the Table Menu, select Cell properties (See Fig 1).

    Figure 1: Cell properties option in table menu
  3. Set the Cell type to Header cell (See Fig. 2).
  4. Set Scope to Column (See Fig. 2).

    Figure 2: Setting the cell properties for a column
  5. To set scope for a row, repeat steps 1-3.
  6. Set Scope to Row (See Fig. 3).

    Figure 3: Setting the cell properties for a row

Captions

A caption can be used to associate a short description to the table. Captions are not required, but they may be helpful in providing additional context. Captions provide more context to tables and appear in a row above your table's content. Keep captions clear and concise.

  1. To add a caption to your table, select all of the cells.
  2. In the Table Menu, select Table properties .
  3. Click the box next to Caption (See Fig 4).

    Figure 4: Turning on captions in table properties
  4. Type in the caption (See Fig. 5)

    Figure 5: Caption in a table header row

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Modified on: Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 12:32 PM