First, check which table you are dealing with:
- a data table:
Contains column and/or row headers and data cells
- a layout table:
Used exclusively for a specific arrangement of text
- a definition list:
Two-column tables such as lists of abbreviations or symbols or glossaries
Assign then one of the following roles accordingly.
1. Data table
In the context-sensitive task pane axesWord - Role Mapping, you can use the role Default (should axesWord does not automatically recognize the element as a table, explicitly select the role Table).
- Assign customized styles for column and row headers. You could create the styles "Header Column", "Header Row".
- Assign the correct role for that styles in the axesWord Document Settings.
For more detailed information see our manual Create accessible tables with axesWord.
2. Layout table
In the task pane axesWord - Role Mapping change the role to Layout Table and define the reading direction.
3. Definition list
In the task pane axesWord - Role Mapping change the role to Definition List.
Role Definition List is only available for tables with exactly 2 columns.